40 years old (Born on March 24, 1977)
American actress; She is famous from The Tree of Life, The Help, Zero Dark Thirty.She is devout yoga disciple. Ralph Fiennes is her favorite actor. Owns a three-legged dog named Chaplin. Attended The Juilliard School of Drama in New York and was in the graduating class of her best friend, Jess Weixler. Before her film career, she toured in a stage production of "Othello" with Philip Seymour Hoffman.
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Fun Facts About Jessica Chastain
Was personally handpicked by Al Pacino to play opposite him as the title character of the play 'Salome'. Pacino later recommended her to Terrence Malick, who gave her an audition for The Tree of Life (2011).
Graduated from El Camino Fundamental High School in Sacramento, California in 1995. One of her classmates was Mandisa Hundley.
Named PETA's 2012 sexiest vegetarian (June 28, 2012).
Completed work on Tar (2012) in one day.
In order to gain weight for the role of Celia Foote in The Help (2011), she ate soy ice cream melted in the microwave.
Was once roommates with Michelle Williams They were both nominated for Oscars in 2012 and have remained good friends.
Was named the Sexiest Smile by Victoria Secret's "What Is Sexy" list in 2012.
She plays the ukulele.
Was originally cast in Iron Man 3 (2013) as Maya Hansen but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.
One of 176 people invited to join AMPAS in 2012.
Jessica Chastain is a vegan.
Purchased a Greenwich Village co-op for $1.2 million to live in while on Broadway during the run of The Heiress. (2012).
One of five children of a fireman father and a vegan-chef mother with a food truck. Jessica was the first member of her family to attend college
Was named on the list of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world for 2012.
Her idols are Isabelle Huppert, Tilda Swinton and Julianne Moore.