Jessica Chastain is among the leading delightful forces in the entertainment field. This actress, who started acting in 2004, has become renowned for her daunting portrayals of strong-willed and formidable women.
The American film producer and actress, Jessica Chastain, is an award-winning star who has gained so much attention since 2011 in her roles in Tree of Life, Zero Dark Thirty and The Help.
Jessica Chastain profile summary
- Birthname: Jessica Michelle Chastain
- Nickname: Jess
- Date of birth: March 24, 1977
- Place of birth: Sacramento, California, U.S.
- Biological father: Michael Monasterio
- Stepfather: Michael Hastey
- Mother: Jerri Renee Hastey
- Siblings: Juliet Chastain (younger sister), Nicole Monasterio (half-sister), Laci Smoot (half-Sister)
- Husband: Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo
- Children: Giulietta Passi Chastain
- Zodiac sign: Aries
- Profession: Actress, film producer
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: French, Dutch, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Irish
- Residence: New York City, New York, U.S.
- Eye colour: Green
- Hair colour: Red
- Height: 163 cm (5 ft 4)
- Weight: 56 kg
- Distinctive features: Red hair and chin dimple
Early life and education
Jessica Chastain, a Golden Globe Award winner, was born on March 24, 1977, in the United States, Sacramento in California. Jessica Chastain age is currently 42 years. As pertains to her ethnicity and nationality, she is White American. She is a daughter of a rock musician Michael Monasterio and a former vegan chef, Jerri Renee Hasty. She has two sisters and two brothers. The actress was brought up by her stepfather, Michael Hastey, a fireman, together with her mother.
Chastain’s interest in acting began when she was seven years old and started performing in productions of Shakespeare’s works such as Much Ado About Nothing. Jessica Chastain young enough joined El Camino Fundamental High School in Sacramento where she struggled in her academics.
She did not have many friends in the school, and she considered herself a misfit; she finally found her outlet in performing arts. Nonetheless, due to the many absences in her senior year, she did not qualify to graduate.
She later attended Sacramento City College for one year between 1996 and 1997. Jessica made her professional stage debut in a Romeo and Juliet production in 1998 in San Francisco as Juliet. This production made her audition for the Julliard School in New York City, where she was accepted on scholarship basis by actor Robin Williams.
Jessica Chastain movies
Starting from 2008, Chastain began focusing her efforts on significant roles. She also took part in small films like Jolene and Stolen and supporting roles in such movies as The Debt in 2010. 2011 began well for this actress since she starred in the Jessica Chastain film Take Shelter that made her get several accolades. Below is a list of Jessica Chastain filmography according to year:
- 2019: It Chapter Two (2019)
- 2019: Dark Phoenix
- 2017: Woman Walks Ahead
- 2017: The Zookeeper's Wife
- 2017: I Am Jane Doe
- 2017: Molly's Game
- 2016: The Huntsman: Winter's War
- 2016: Miss Sloane
- 2015: The Martian
- 2015: Crimson Peak
- 2014: Miss Julie
- 2014: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
- 2014: A Most Violent Year
- 2014: Interstellar
- 2013: Salomé
- 2013: Mama Annabel
- 2013: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her
- 2013: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him
- 2012: Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
- 2012: Lawless (2012)
- 2012: Zero Dark Thirty
- 2012: The Color of Time
- 2011: The Tree of Life
- 2011: The Help
- 2011: Take Shelter
- 2011: Wilde Salome
- 2011: Texas Killing Fields
- 2011: Coriolanus
- 2010: The Debt (2011)
- 2009: Stolen (2010)
Jessica Chastain net worth
Jessica is an actress whose net worth is approximated to be $40 million. She started acting professionally in 2004, appearing in various guest-starring roles on TV. In 2008, she also started adding film credits to her resume, as well as awards and nominations for her performances.
As a lifelong lover of animals, Jessica, for many years, was pescatarian, before she started practising veganism fully. This veganism made her invest early in a plant-based food firm – Beyond Meat. This company has one of the most successful IPOs in 2019. Chastain has made appearances in the company advertisements as well.
She has endorsed multiple products, most remarkably Yves Saint Laurent Manifesto perfume and the Woman by Ralph Lauren perfume.
In May 2019, Jessica spent around $8.875 million in acquiring a townhouse in New York City. This 6,600 square feet seven-bedroom house had been in the market for more than two years and was initially seeking $11.5 million. She also owns a New York City apartment that was bought in 2015 for an amount of $5.1 million. Also, she owns another house in the Pacific Palisades area in Los Angeles.
Jessica Chastain husband
In 2017, Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo and Jessica Chastain hot actress got married. Her fine-looking man is part of a noble Italian family. Gian’s family is renowned for making its Prosecco and has been outstanding in this field since the 17th century.
Jessica Chastain wedding was a very memorable day for all the people involved, and they have lived happily ever since this day. Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo is in the fashion industry. His career blossomed when he became the Public Relations director for Armani. Gian has many connections due to his success in matters to do with fashion. He is currently working with the renowned designer Moncler.
Jessica Chastain measurements
Jessica has a slim body stature. Jessica Chastain height is approximated to be 5 feet 4 inches, and she weighs 56 kgs. The petite figure is as a result of her practicing yoga often combined with her vegan diet.
Because of her prowess in the field, Jessica has acquired many accolades; some of which are highlighted below:
- 2018, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
- 2017, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
- 2017, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
- 2015, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Female: Nominee
- 2015, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
- 2015, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Critics' Choice MVP Award: Winner
- 2015, 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
- 2013, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actress: Winner
- 2013, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Leading Actress: Nominee
- 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
- 2012, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
- 2012, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Female: Nominee
- 2012, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
- 2012, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
- 2012, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
- 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
- 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
Jessica Chastain films, in most cases, become hits. Based on her outstanding performance in the acting career, Jessica Chastain promises nothing but the best. All her fans look forward to watching new movies featuring this top actress in Hollywood.