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Jessica Chastain


Jessica Michelle Chastain was born in Sacramento, California, and was raised in a middle-class household in a northern California suburb. Her mother, Jerri Chastain, is a vegan chef whose family is originally from Kansas, and her stepfather is a fireman. She discovered dance at the age of nine and was in a dance troupe by age thirteen. She began ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 76 wins & 108 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Zero Dark Thirty
(2012)
The Tree of Life
The Tree of Life Mrs. O'Brien
(2011)
Interstellar
Interstellar Murph
(2014)
Crimson Peak
Crimson Peak Lucille Sharpe
(2015)

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 2018 George and Tammy (pre-production)
Tammy Wynette
  Painkiller Jane (announced)
Jane Vasko
  Seducing Ingrid Bergman (announced)
Ingrid Bergman
 2018 Jay Z: Family Feud ft. Beyoncé (Video short)
 2017 Woman Walks Ahead
Catherine Weldon
 2017 Molly's Game
Molly Bloom
 2017 The Zookeeper's Wife
Antonina Zabinska
 2016 Miss Sloane
Elizabeth Sloane
 2016 Animals. (TV Series)
Sarah
- Turkeys (2016) ... Sarah (voice)
 2016 Ares III: Farewell (Video short)
Melissa Lewis
 2016 Ares III: The Right Stuff (Video short)
Melissa Lewis
 2015 Crimson Peak
Lucille Sharpe
 2015 The Martian
Melissa Lewis
 2014 A Most Violent Year
Anna Morales
 2014 Interstellar
Murph
 2014 Miss Julie
Miss Julie
 2013 Salomé
Salome
 2013/I Mama
Annabel
 2012 Zero Dark Thirty
Maya
 2012/II The Color of Time
Mrs. Williams
 2012 Lawless
Maggie Beaufort
 2011 Touch of Evil (Short)
The Fire Starter
 2011 Texas Killing Fields
Pam Stall
 2011 Wilde Salomé (Documentary)
Salome
 2011 The Help
Celia Foote
 2011 The Tree of Life
Mrs. O'Brien
 2011 Coriolanus
Virgilia
 2011 Take Shelter
Samantha
 2010 The Westerner (Short)
Daniel's Mother
 2010/I The Debt
Young Rachel
 2010 Agatha Christie's Poirot (TV Series)
Mary Debenham
- Murder on the Orient Express (2010) ... Mary Debenham
 2009 Stolen
Sally Ann
 2008 Jolene
Jolene
 2007 Journeyman (TV Series)
Tanna Bloom
- Friendly Skies (2007) ... Tanna Bloom
 2006 Blackbeard (TV Mini-Series)
Charlotte Ormand
- Episode #1.3 (2006) ... Charlotte Ormand
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Charlotte Ormand
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... Charlotte Ormand
 2006 The Evidence (TV Series)
Laura Green
- Pilot (2006) ... Laura Green
 2006 Close to Home (TV Series)
Casey Wirth
- The Rapist Next Door (2006) ... Casey Wirth
 2005-2006 Law & Order: Trial by Jury (TV Series)
A.D.A. Sigrun Borg
- Eros in the Upper Eighties (2006) ... A.D.A. Sigrun Borg
- Vigilante (2005) ... A.D.A. Sigrun Borg
- 41 Shots (2005) ... A.D.A. Sigrun Borg
 2005 Dark Shadows (TV Movie)
Carolyn Stoddard
 2004 Veronica Mars (TV Series)
Sarah Williams
- The Girl Next Door (2004) ... Sarah Williams
 2004 ER (TV Series)
Dahlia Taslitz
- Forgive and Forget (2004) ... Dahlia Taslitz
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Other Works:

Played "Anya" in "The Cherry Orchard", a play by Anton Chekhov (Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA), with Michelle Williams, Linda Emond, Ritchie Coster & Chris Messina. See more »

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11 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 11 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

As an actor, you approach the characters from what the script tells you. You don't think about "Well, what do I look like compared to what she looks like?" See more »

Trivia:

Based her performance of Annabel in Mama (2013) on Crystal Castles singer Alice Glass. See more »

Trademark:

Red hair See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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