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Jessica Chastain
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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 performing in Shakespearean productions all over the Bay area.

An actor in a production of "Romeo & Juliet" encouraged her to audition for Juilliard as a drama major. She became a member of "Crew 32" with the help of a scholarship from one of the school's famous alumni, Robin Williams.

In her last year at Juilliard, she was offered a holding deal with TV writer/producer John Wells and she eventually worked in three of his TV shows. Jessica continues to do theatre, having played in "The Cherry Orchard", "Rodney's Wife", "Salome" and "Othello". She spends her time between New York and Los Angeles, working in theater, film and TV.

In 2011, she had a prolific year in film. She was nominated for and won a number of awards, including a 2012 Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for The Help (2011).

Jessica Chastain stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Scene On Rating
The Help 2011 Suzy 2012-01-02 *** 1/2
Interstellar 2014 Suzy 2015-07-07 *** 1/2
The Martian 2015 Suzy and Hanna in Middletown 2015-10-30 *** 1/2
The Huntsman: Winter's War 2016 Suzy and Hanna 2016-08-28 **
Molly's Game 2017 Suzy & Kendra 2018-01-17 ***
Dark Phoenix 2019 Hanna 2019-08-31 **
Ava 2020 Suzy 2020-09-15 ** 1/2