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Born: March 29, 1977 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Sacramento, California, USA Profession:

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With her piercing gaze and a commanding presence, it came as no surprise that Jessica Chastain went from being a relative newcomer to acting in high-profile roles opposite seasoned actors like Brad Pitt and Helen Mirren seemingly overnight. The classically trained actress jumpstarted her career with appearances on hit television dramas, before landing the lead role in "Jolene" (2008), which centered on a brave woman's 10-year journey across America. Chastain then made a huge leap onto the big screen with a memorable performance as a morally conflicted Nazi hunter in 1960s Berlin in the thriller, "The Debt" (2010). The following year, Chastain became a near constant presence on the festival circuit and a critical darling with lauded performances in Terrence Malick's meditation on the meaning of existence "The Tree of Life" (2011), the hugely successful adaptation of the novel "The Help" (2011), the disturbing psychodrama "Take Shelter" (2011) and the critically hailed action thriller "Zero Dark Thirty" (2012). These prestigious efforts, made by some of cinema's most acclaimed filmmakers and alongside some of the brightest stars, marked only the beginning for the exceptionally talented Chastain. ...

With her piercing gaze and a commanding presence, it came as no surprise that Jessica Chastain went from being a relative newcomer to acting in high-profile roles opposite seasoned actors like Brad Pitt and Helen Mirren seemingly overnight. The classically trained actress jumpstarted her career with appearances on hit television dramas, before landing the lead role in "Jolene" (2008), which centered on a brave woman's 10-year journey across America. Chastain then made a huge leap onto the big screen with a memorable performance as a morally conflicted Nazi hunter in 1960s Berlin in the thriller, "The Debt" (2010). The following year, Chastain became a near constant presence on the festival circuit and a critical darling with lauded performances in Terrence Malick's meditation on the meaning of existence "The Tree of Life" (2011), the hugely successful adaptation of the novel "The Help" (2011), the disturbing psychodrama "Take Shelter" (2011) and the critically hailed action thriller "Zero Dark Thirty" (2012). These prestigious efforts, made by some of cinema's most acclaimed filmmakers and alongside some of the brightest stars, marked only the beginning for the exceptionally talented Chastain.

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 Crimson Peak (2015)
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 Blonde (2015)
4.
 Martian, The (2015)
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 Interstellar (2014)
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 Miss Julie (2014)
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During senior year at Juilliard, signed a contract with television producer John Wells to appear on some of his shows
2004:
Appeared on the shows "ER" (NBC) and "Veronica Mars" (UPN)
2004:
Cast as Anya in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of "The Cherry Orchard"
2005:
Played recurring role of an assistant DA named Sigrun Borg on NBC¿s "Law & Order: Trial by Jury"
2006:
Played opposite Al Pacino in Oscar Wilde's controversial play "Salome" at the Wadsworth Theatre in Los Angeles, CA
2008:
Made film debut as the title role in "Jolene"
2010:
Reprised title character in "Wilde Salome," based on Oscar Wilde¿s 1891 tragic play, directed by and co-starring Al Pacino
2011:
Cast as Brad Pitt¿s wife in Terence Malick¿s "The Tree of Life"
2011:
Landed featured role in the drama "The Help," based on Kathryn Stockett¿s 2009 novel
2011:
Played a young version of Helen Mirren's character, a Mossad agent who hunted down a former Nazi doctor in 1960s East Germany, in "The Debt"
2011:
Co-starred with Michael Shannon in "Take Shelter"
2012:
Cast as Virgilia in the feature adaptation of Shakespeare's "Coriolanus," directed by Ralph Fiennes
2012:
Voiced character of Gia in "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted"
2012:
Co-starred with Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy in Prohibition-era Western "Lawless"
2012:
Made Broadway debut in "The Heiress," based on Henry James novel <i>Washington Square</i>
2012:
Starred as a CIA analyst in Kathryn Bigelow directed "Zero Dark Thirty," based on the hunt for Osama bin Laden
2013:
Co-starred with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in horror feature "Mama"
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Education

El Camino Fundamental High School: Sacramento , California - 1995
The Juilliard School: New York , New York - 2003

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