Jessica Chastain (born March 29, 1981) is an American film and television actress.
Jessica Chastain was born Jessica Howard in Northern California. She is one of five children. Her stepfather is a firefighter and her mother is a vegan chef. She took her mother's maiden name as her stage name. She attended The Juilliard School in New York City, where she was an active participant in the drama department and starred in several theatrical productions and student film projects.
Her first professional role came in 2004 for a TV movie adaptation of Dark Shad Read his whole biography