Jessica Alba was born on April 28, 1981 in Pomona, California. Her family moved to Biloxi, Mississippi while Jessica was very young.
Biography and Career :
Jessica Alba's father, who was in the Air Force, moved the family to Del Rio, Texas, later. Eventually, the family settled in southern California when Jessica Alba was nine.
She had always wanted to be an actress from the age of five. She took her first acting class at the age of 12. Shortly later, Jessica was signed by an agency.
In 1993, she made her movie debut in Camp Nowhere. Jessica Alba was originally hired for a short time but got lucky when one of the main actresses dropped out.
Jessica Alba , who had the same color hair as the actress, eagerly took over the spot. After
her first movie, Jessica Alba appeared in two commercials for Nintendo and J.C. Penny and a few independent films. In 1994, she landed a reoccurring role in "The Secret World of Alex Mac." Jessica Alba played a snob who made life hard for the main character with magical powers.
Also in 1994, she landed the role of Maya for a pilot of "Flipper." Jessica Alba spent 1995 filming the first season of "Flipper" in Australia. Jessica Alba is a PADI-certified diver and the "Flipper" show allowed her to have fun and play with the dolphins. The success of the first season of "Flipper" lead to the filming of the second season, which Jessica also starred in. Jessica involvement in "Flipper" lasted from 1995-1997. Since "Flipper" Jessica has appeared in a number of television shows and movies.
In 1996, she appeared in Venus Rising as Young Eve. Also in 1996, Jessica Alba appeared in an episode of "Chicago Hope", as Maria. In 1997, Jessica appeared on the "Dini Petty Show", a Canadian talk show, and talked about her role in Flipper and her general acting career.
Jessica Alba began working on P.U.N.K.S., featuring Randy Quaid, in 1998. P.U.N.K.S. was just recently released on video in early January, 1999.
In 1998, she appeared in several TV shows for an episode or two. In early 1998, she appeared in "Brooklyn South", as Melissa. A few months later, Jessica Alba appeared in two episodes of "Beverly Hills 90210", as Leanne. And finally, she appeared in an episode of "Love Boat: The Next Wave."
In 1999 she appeared a huge number of magazines. Jessica Alba had a small role in Never Been Kissed which was released in the Spring. A month later Jessica Alba could be found with a larger role in Idle Hands. Her two performances in those movies started a buzz in the entertainment industry. Many more magazines would come knocking on her door. Shortly after the release of those two movies, Jessica Alba landed the starring role in Paranoia. Jessica Alba finished filming Paranoia in June. The movie is in post-production now.
Shortly later Jessica Alba started working on what will potentially be her biggest work ever. Jessica Alba auditioned for the leading role in Dark Angel.
Jessica Alba caught the eye of James Cameron and will now star in the post anticipated TV show of 2000, Dark Angel. With the huge success of Dark Angel and its legion of fans, Jessica will no longer be a rising star, she will be among the hollywood elite, a star.
She made a comeback in 2003 with the title role in Honey. In 2005 Jessica Alba appeared opposite Bruce Willis in the movie "Sin City", the down-and-dirty feature-film version of Frank Miller's popular graphic novels. Alba played Nancy, a stripper with a tortured past who's about as close to innocence as it gets in a grisly black-and-white world.
1994 - Camp Nowhere - Gail
1996 - Venus Rising - Young Eve
1999 - P.U.N.K.S.
1999 - Never Been Kissed - Kirsten
1999 - Idle Hands - Molly
2000 - Paranoia - Chloe
2001 - The Sleeping Dictionary - Selima
2003 - Honey - Honey Daniels
2005 - Sin City - Nancy Callahan
2005 - Into the Blue (completed) - Sam
2005 - Fantastic Four (post-production) - Susan Storm/The Invisible Woman
2006 - Sonic (announced)
TV Shows :
1994 - "The Secret World of Alex Mack" - Jessica
1995-1997 - "Flipper" - Maya
1996 - "Too Soon for Jeff" - Christy
1996 - "Chicago Hope" - Maria
1997 - "Dini Petty Show" - herself
1998 - "Brooklyn South" - Melissa
1998 - "Beverly Hills 90210" - Leanne
1998 - "Love Boat: The Next Wave" - Layla
1998 - "E! News" - herself
1999 - "E! News" - herself
1999 - "E! Behind the Scenes: Never Been Kissed" - herself
1999 - "MTV News" - herself
2000 - "Dark Angel" - Max
2000 - "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno - herself
2001 - "Rosie O'Donnell" - herself
2001 - MTV's "TRL" - herself
2001 - "Daily Show" withJohn Stewart - herself
2001 - "Late Night" with Conan O'Brian
2001 - "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno - herself
2001 - "Access Hollywood" - herself
2001 - "The View" - herself
2001 - "Late Night" with Conan O'Brian - herself
2001 - "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno - herself
2002 - "E! News daily" - herself
2002 - "Access Hollywood" - herself
2002 - "Extra" - herself
2002 - "Rosie O'Donnell Show" - herself
2002 - "Late Show" with David Letterman - herself
2002 - "Rank" - herself (episode: "25 Toughest Stars" 24 April 2002)
2003 - "Punk'd" - herself (episode # 1.3, 31 March 2003)
2003 - "Tinseltown TV" - herself
2003 - "Mad TV" - "Jessica Simpson" (episode # 9.5, 1 November 2003)
2003 - "Live in Hollywood" - herself as a guest host ( November 15, 2003)
2003 - "Rock Me Baby" - herself (episode: "The Difference Between Men and Women", 18 November 2003)
2003 - "The Sharon Osbourne Show" - herself (5 December 2003)
2004 "Last Call with Carson Daly" - herself (23 February 2004)
2004 - "The View" - herself (7 July 2004)
2004 - "Entourage" - herself (episode: "The Review", 25 July 2004)
2005 - "Late Show with David Letterman" - herself (22 March 2005)
2005 - "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" - herself (25 March 2005)
2005 - "Last Call with Carson Daly" - herself (1 April 2005)
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