Jessica Chastain

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Jessica Michelle Chastain
  • Birth Place: California
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: March 29, Aries
  • Profession: Actor
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Jessica Chastain Fast Facts:
  • Started dancing when she was 9.
  • Was inspired to go into acting when she was a little girl after she attended a play with her grandmother, who later helped her move to New York.
  • A lover of Shakespeare, she chose to audition for Juilliard with a soliloquy from Romeo & Juliet. She was awarded a scholarship to the school from alumnus Robin Williams, whom she had never met.
  • In 2008, won the Seattle International Film Festival's Best Actress Award for her debut film performance in Jolene.
  • Starred opposite Al Pacino in a 2006 stage production of Oscar Wilde's Salome and also appeared in Pacino's drama documentary Wilde Salome (2011), which looked at his fascination with the play.
  • Jessica Chastain Relationships:
  • Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo - Significant Other
  • Jessica Chastain Awards:
  • 2012 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2011 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2012 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2013 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2015 Independent Spirit Awards: Best Supporting Female - Nominee
  • 2015 Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Best Supporting Actress - Nominee
  • 2011 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Supporting Actress - Nominee
  • 2012 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Leading Actress - Nominee
  • 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2015 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • College:
  • The Juilliard School, New York, New York, United States

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