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.

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
  • 2015, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Female: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Critics' Choice MVP Award: Winner
  • 2013, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
  • 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
  • 2011, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2012, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Leading Actress: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
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  • 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

Relationships

  • Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo — Significant Other

College

  • The Juilliard School, New York, New York, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: Jessica Michelle Chastain
  • Birth Place: California
  • Birthday: March 29, 2015, Aries
  • Profession: Actor
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