Jessica Alba is a globally acclaimed Hollywood actress who raised to popularity with her brilliant performance in the television series ‘Dark Angel’. Being a versatile actress she hasn’t limited herself to working in films of one particular genre and loved experimenting by taking challenging roles in movies across multiple genres including horror, supernatural, thriller, romance, drama, and comedy. She strives continuously to improve her acting skills and her finely polished acting skills are visible in her work. She gained international popularity after portraying the role of Sue Storm in the famous Fantastic Four series. She also got her name listed as the world’s most beautiful woman.
Jessica Alba’s Early Life:
Jessica Marie Alba, professionally known as Jessica Alba was born on 28 April 1981 in Pomona, California, the U.S. to Catherine Louisa who is a lifeguard by profession and her father Mark David Alba is an air force officer. She has a younger brother Joshua. When she was a child, her family traveled a lot because of her father’s profession. The family lived in various cities including Biloxi, Mississippi, and Del Rio, Texas, before finally settling in Claremont, California. As a child, Jessica suffered from a lot of ailments like partially collapsed lungs, ruptured appendix, and also experienced the obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Jessica developed an interest in acting at a tender age and won she took part in an acting competition in Beverly Hills when she was just 11 years old. As a reward, she was given free acting classes and after the first nine months of her acting classes, she was signed by an agent.
Jessica Alba’s Acting Career:
Jessica Alba made her acting debut at an early age by doing a small role of Gail in the 1994 feature film ‘Camp Nowhere’. However, she happened to replace a prominent actress who dropped out of her role. She also took the recurring role as Jessica for the Nickelodeon comedy series ‘The Secret World of Alex Mack’ and also did commercials for Nintendo and JC Penny.
Jessica Alba’s Career Breakthrough with ‘Dark Angle’:
After working in a lot of television series and commercials, Jessica Alba got her breakthrough as an actress after getting selected from 1200 odd candidates during the audition for the role of Max Guevara, for the Fox sci-fi television series ‘Dark Angel’ in 2000. The series was very successful with critics praising the performance of Jessica. She won many awards for her brilliant display of acting in the series also landed her a Golden Globe nomination. This series helped her in getting a lot of film offers.
She then played the role of an exotic dancer Nancy Callahan in ‘Sin City’ for which she was given the MTV Movie Award for ‘Sexiest Performance’.
Jessica Alba’s ‘Fantastic Four’:
Jessica gained international popularity when she was cast by Marvel studies to play the character of Sue Storm, the Invisible Woman, in ‘Fantastic Four’ and its sequel. Her performance in the series was praised by the critics and the film audience.
Over the years, she appeared in a number of successful films like ‘The Killer Inside Me’, romantic comedy ‘Valentine’s Day, action film ‘Machete’, ‘Spy Kids: All the Time in the World’, action comedy film ‘Barely Lethal’, and ‘Mechanic: Resurrection’.
Jessica Alba’s Relationships:
In 2000, Jessica Alba was in a relationship with Michael Weatherly, her co-star from ‘Dark Angel’. The couple broke up after the first three years of their relationship. She then got married in 2008 to Cash Warren and the couple has two daughters whom they named Honor Marie Warren and Haven Garner Warren.
Jessica Alba’s Net Worth:
Jessica Alba is expected to have a net worth of $340 million as of 2021.