Jessica Chastain Biography
Born in Sacramento, California, Jessica Chastain is an American actress and film producer. She is famously known for starring in films with feminist themes.
Jessica earned various accolades throughout her career, including a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards and two British Academy Film Awards. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012.
In 1998, Jessica made her professional stage debut as Shakespeare’s Juliet. Jessica went to Juilliard School. Upon her graduation, she was signed to a talent holding deal with the television producer John Wells.
She was a recurring guest star in several television series, including Law & Order: Trial by Jury. Jessica also took on roles in the stage productions of Anton Chekhov’s play The Cherry Orchard in 2004 and Oscar Wilde’s tragedy Salome in 2006.
In 2008, she made her film debut in the drama Jilene. This role earned her wide recognition in half a dozen films, including the dramas Take Shelter and The Tree of Life.
In 2012, Jessica won a Golden Globe Award and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress for playing a CIA analyst in the thriller Zero Dark Thirty. That same year, she made her Broadway debut in a revival of The Heiress. Jessica is the founder of the production company Freckle Films. Freckle Films was created to promote diversity in film.
Jessica Chastain Age
Jessica is 44 years old as of 2021. She was born Jessica Michelle Chastain on March 24, 1977, in Sacramento, California, USA.
Jessica Chastain Height
Jessica measures a standing height of 5 feet 4 inches tall which is equivalent to 1.63 meters tall. She weighs 56 kg which translates to 123 lbs.
Jessica Chastain Education
Jessica went to the El Camino Fundamental High School in Sacramento, Chastain struggled academically. With too many absences during her senior year in school, Chastain did not qualify for graduation but later obtained an adult diploma. She later joined Sacramento City College from 1996 to 1997, during which she was a member of the institution’s debate team. Jessica completed her education at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1998.
She later made her professional stage debut as Juliet in a production of Romeo and Juliet staged by TheatreWorks, a company in the San Francisco Bay Area. The production led her to audition for the Juilliard School in New York City, where she was soon accepted and granted a scholarship funded by actor Robin Williams.
In her first year at the school, she suffered from anxiety and was worried about being dropped from the program, spending most of her time reading and watching films. In 2003, she graduated from the school with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Jessica Chastain Family
Jessica is the loving daughter of Jerri Renee Hastey (née Chastain) and rock musician Michael Monasterio. Her parents were both teenagers when she was born. Jessica has two sisters and two brothers. Her younger sister Juliet committed suicide in 2003, aged 24, following years of drug addiction. Chastain was raised in Sacramento by her mother and stepfather, Michael Hastey, a firefighter.
Jessica Chastain Husband
Chastain is currently married to Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo, an Italian count of the Passi de Preposulo noble family, who is an executive for the fashion brand Moncler. She began dating Gian in 2012. The couple tied the knot on June 10, 2017, at Gian’s family’s estate in Carbonera, Italy. Together, the couple has been blessed with two kids. In 2018, they had a daughter through surrogacy. Their second child was born in 2020. Jessica currently resides in New York City with the family.
Jessica Chastain Oscar Isaac
Jessica’s final release of 2014 was the J. C. Chandor-directed crime drama A Most Violent Year. A Most Violent Year was set in New York City in 1981, the year in which the city had the highest crime rate. The talks about the story of a heating-oil company owner (Oscar Isaac) and his ruthless wife (Chastain).
Jessica Chastain Movies and TV Shows
- Interstellar (2014)
- The Help (2011)
- The Martian (2015)
- Miss Sloane (2016)
- Molly’s Game (2017)
- Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
- Take Shelter (2011)
- Lawless (2012)
- The 84th Annual Academy Awards (2012)
- It Chapter Two (2019)
- The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)
- The Debt (2010)
- A Most Violent Year (2014)
- The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her (2013)
- The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (2013)
- The Tree of Life (2011)
- Salomé (2013)
- Seduced and Abandoned (2013)
- Crimson Peak (2015)
- Jolene (2008)
- The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
- Mama (2013)
- Coriolanus (2011)
- The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016)
- Dark Phoenix (2019)
- Stolen (2009)
- Texas Killing Fields (2011)
- Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005)
- Ares III: Farewell (2016)
- Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012)
- Woman Walks Ahead (2017)
Jessica Chastain Net Worth
Jessica has made a great fortune from her career. She has an estimated net worth of $50 million.