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Jessica Alba

Jessica AlbaAKA Jessica Marie Alba

Born: 28-Apr-1981
Birthplace: Pomona, CA

Gender: Female
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor, Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Dark Angel

Raised in a military family, Jessica Alba grew up in Mississippi, Texas, and California. She took her first acting lessons at 11, and soon burst out as a gifted actress. Within months, Alba had an agent, and soon she was featured prominently in commercials for JC Penny and Nintendo. At 13, she was hired for a tiny role in Disney's Camp Nowhere, but her big break came when a girl with a larger role backed out after filming had begun. Alba had similar hair, so recasting her in the more prominent role required few re-shoots. She quickly landed a recurring role on Nickelodeon's The Secret World of Alex Mack, and at 14, she did a schlocky direct-to-video film with Morgan Fairchild called Venus Rising. On her second TV series, she wore bikinis in the mid-1990s redux of Flipper. She says she received the role on account of her swimming ability.

At 15, she was the pregnant teen in an abysmal Afterschool Special, Too Soon for Jeff with Freddie Prinze, Jr.. She was more lifelike as one of the high school kids in Never Been Kissed with Drew Barrymore, and as the object of Devon Sawa's affections in Idle Hands. In James Cameron's Dark Angel, she pouted, kicked ass, and did some genuine acting as the "genetically enhanced" Max Guevara for two enjoyable years. She has since starred on the big screen as Sarawak tribal translator in The Sleeping Dictionary, as a hip-hop dancer in Honey, and as a stripper in Sin City. In Fantastic Four and its sequel she was the invisible woman, Susan Storm.

More recently, after marrying and becoming a mother, Alba co-founded The Honest Company, which bills itself as "a trusted source for stylish, eco-friendly baby diapers, wipes, bath & body care products and non-toxic cleaning products." The business has been very successful, with $10-million in revenue in its first year, 2012, and climbing to $150-million in 2014. She says she works full-time at the company, overseeing marketing and brand development, any time she's not working as an actress. As of 2015, The Honest Company is valued at $1-billion.

Father: Mark Alba (real estate agent)
Mother: Cathy Jensen (housewife)
Brother: Joshua Alba (actor, b. 8-Jul-1982)
Boyfriend: Chris Lakkees (high school sweetheart, together 1994-98)
Boyfriend: Michael Weatherly (Dark Angel costar, engaged May-2001, broken 2003)
Husband: Cash Warren (film producer, b. 1979, dated-cohabited 2005-08, m. 19-May-2008, two daughters)
Daughter: Honor Marie Warren (b. 7-Jun-2008)
Daughter: Haven Warren (b. 13-Aug-2011)

    High School: Claremont High School, Claremont, CA (1998)

    Endorsement of L'Oreal 2001
    Endorsement of Revlon 2007
    Mexican Ancestry Paternal
    French Ancestry Maternal
    Danish Ancestry Maternal
    Risk Factors: Tonsillitis, Asthma

    Dark Angel Max Guevera (2000-02)
    The New Aventures of Flipper Maya Graham (1995-2000)

    Entourage (27-May-2015)
    Barely Lethal (23-Apr-2015)
    Stretch (7-Oct-2014)
    Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (19-Aug-2014)
    Escape from Planet Earth (15-Feb-2013) [VOICE]
    A.C.O.D. (23-Jan-2013)
    Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (18-Aug-2011) · Marissa Wilson
    Little Fockers (22-Dec-2010) · Andi Garcia
    An Invisible Sign (7-Oct-2010) · Mona Gray
    Machete (1-Sep-2010) · Sartana
    Valentine's Day (10-Feb-2010) · Morley Clarkson
    The Killer Inside Me (24-Jan-2010)
    The Love Guru (20-Jun-2008)
    The Eye (30-Jan-2008)
    Awake (30-Nov-2007) · Sam Lockwood
    Meet Bill (8-Sep-2007) · Lucy
    Good Luck Chuck (13-Jun-2007)
    Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (13-Jun-2007)
    The Ten (19-Jan-2007) · Liz Anne Blazer
    Into the Blue (30-Sep-2005)
    Fantastic Four (6-Jul-2005)
    Sin City (1-Apr-2005)
    Honey (24-Nov-2003) · Honey Daniels
    The Sleeping Dictionary (31-Jan-2003)
    Paranoid (30-Mar-2000)
    Idle Hands (30-Apr-1999)
    Never Been Kissed (9-Apr-1999) · Kirsten
    P.U.N.K.S. (5-Jan-1999)
    Venus Rising (1995)
    Camp Nowhere (26-Aug-1994)

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