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Jessica Alba Biography

Birth Name:
Jessica Marie Alba
Birth Place:
Pomona, California, United States

Fast Facts

  • Is of Mexican, French and Danish descent
  • Moved frequently in the first nine years of her life due to her father's military career
  • Lived in Mississippi, Texas and California
  • Loved the idea of acting since she was 5
  • Took her first acting class at age 11
  • Appeared in commercials for Nintendo and J
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  • Penney as a teen
  • Won TV GUIDE's Breakout Star of the Year award in 2000 for her turn as a genetically engineered teen fatale in James Cameron's sci-fi series Dark Angel
  • Moved on to the horror genre in 2008's The Eye, earning both praise (a Teen Choice award) and criticism (a Razzie nomination) for her performance
  • Enjoys golf and swimming, and is a PADI-certified scuba diver
  • Founded the Honest Company, which sells organic baby items


  • 2006Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 2001Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: nominated