Jessica Chastain (who is Jessica Chastain?)

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Jessica Chastain is an American actress and producer known for her roles in a variety of films across different genres. She was born on March 24, 1977, in Sacramento, California. Chastain graduated from the Juilliard School in New York City in 2003, which she attended with a scholarship funded by Robin Williams.

Career Highlights:

Chastain made her film debut in the drama "Jolene" (2008), based on a short story by E.L. Doctorow. Her breakout role came with the 2011 film "The Help," for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. That same year, she also appeared in "The Tree of Life," "Take Shelter," and several other films, marking a significant breakthrough in her career.

She received further critical acclaim for her lead role in Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" in 2012, which earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama and her second Oscar nomination, this time for Best Actress. Throughout her career, Chastain has been known for her versatility, taking on roles in films ranging from period dramas to psychological thrillers to science fiction.

Notable Performances:

Aside from "The Help" and "Zero Dark Thirty," Chastain has had a number of other notable performances, including:

  • Maya in "Zero Dark Thirty" (2012)
  • Murph in "Interstellar" (2014)
  • Elizabeth Sloane in "Miss Sloane" (2016)
  • Molly Bloom in "Molly's Game" (2017), for which she received her fifth Golden Globe nomination
  • Beverly Marsh in "It Chapter Two" (2019)

Stage and Television:

In addition to her film work, Chastain has also appeared on stage, making her Broadway debut in "The Heiress" in 2012. Although primarily a film actress, she has appeared in television roles as well, including her part in the TV movie "Salomé" (2013).

Production Work:

Chastain is the founder of Freckle Films, a production company established with the aim of promoting diversity in film and providing opportunities for women in front and behind the camera. Through her company, she has also acted as a producer on several projects.

Advocacy and Personal Life:

Off-screen, Chastain is known for her advocacy for equal rights, particularly gender equality in Hollywood. She has been vocal about issues such as wage equity and sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.

Chastain married Italian fashion executive Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo in 2017, and they have children together.

Throughout her career, she has been lauded not only for her acting talents but also for her intelligence and commitment to important social causes.

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