Jessica Marie Alba was born upon April 28, 1981, in Pomona, CA, to Catherine (Jensen) as well as Mark David Alba, who offered in the United States Flying Force. Her mommy has Danish, Welsh, German, English, and also French ancestry, while her father is of Mexican descent (consisting of Spanish and Aboriginal Mexican roots). Her family members transferred to Biloxi, MS, when she was an infant. 3 years later her father's career brought the household back to The golden state, after that to Del Rio, TX, before finally resolving in Southern The golden state when Jessica was 9. In love with the idea of becoming a starlet from the age of 5, she was 12 before she took her first acting class. Nine months later she was signed by a representative. She researched at the Atlantic Theatre Company with creators William H. Macy as well as David Mamet.
A talented young actress, Jessica has played a selection of roles varying from light funny to abrasive dramatization considering that beginning her profession. She made her feature film launching in 1993 in Hollywood Pictures' comedy Camp Nowhere (1994 ). Initially employed for two weeks, she obtained her break when a starlet in a principal role instantly left. Jessica cheerfully admits it had not been her prodigious talent or appeal that inspired the supervisor to tap her to take control of the part-- it was her hair, which matched the initial performer's. The two-week job stretched to 2 months, as well as Jessica finished the film with an outstanding very first credit report. 2 national TELEVISION commercials for Nintendo and also J.C. Penney swiftly followed before Jessica was featured in numerous independent movies. She branched out into TV in 1994 with a persisting duty in Nickelodeon's prominent comedy collection The Secret Globe of Alex Mack (1994 ). She played an unbearable young pretender, dedicated to making life unpleasant for the the title personality, played by Larisa Oleynik. That same year, she won the function of "Maya" in Flipper (1995) as well as shot the pilot for the series. She invested 1995 shooting the initial period's episodes in Australia. An avid swimmer and PADI-certified DIVING scuba diver, Jessica was delighted to be doing a program that permitted her to play with dolphins. The show's success guaranteed it a second period, which she also starred in. Her participation in the program lasted from 1995 to 1997.
In 1996 she appeared in Venus Rising (1995) as "Youthful Eve". The next year she appeared on The Dini Petty Program (1989 ), a Canadian talk show, as well as spoke about her role in "Flipper" and her general acting career. She began servicing P.U.N.K.S. (1999 ), featuring Randy Quaid, in 1998. In early 1998 she appeared in Brooklyn South (1997) as "Melissa". That exact same year she was in two episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) as "Leanne" and also in two episodes of Love Boat: The Next Wave (1998 ).
She showed up in "Teen Magazine" in 1995 and different European publications over the following years. Extra notably, she was included in the February 1999 concern of "Vanity Fair" publication. She additionally had major functions in two motion pictures that year: Never ever Been Kissed (1999) and Still Hands (1999 ). In 2000 she had roles in Paranoid (2000) as well as starred in the sci-fi TV series Dark Angel (2000 ), obtaining worldwide acknowledgment.
Her initial starring role in a major studio movie was the Honey (2003 ), Universal Photo' modern metropolitan dramatization that earned over $60 million around the world. She has considering that transformed 25 attribute movies that have actually made a consolidated box-office total of over $800 million, consisting of funnies as well as dramas, from sandy independents to significant workshop smash hits. In 2005 she starred opposite Bruce Willis and an all-star cast in the intriguing and seriously acclaimed Sin City (2005 ), routed by Robert Rodriguez as well as Frank Miller. She next off starred as Sue Storm--"The Undetectable Girl"-- in Wonder's action-franchise smash hit Amazing Four (2005 ), which was launched by 20th Century-Fox in July 2005 as well as ended up being an around the world box-office success with over $300 million in income.
Jessica was part of Garry Marshall's all-star set enchanting comedy, Valentine's Day (2010 ), which damaged box-office records with the biggest opening on a four-day Head of state's Day weekend in background. She starred contrary Casey Affleck and Kate Hudson in supervisor Michael Winterbottom's debatable screen adaptation of The Awesome Inside Me (2010 ), based on Jim Thompson's unique, as well as Robert Rodriquez's Machete (2010 ). She co-starred in the third installation of the hit "Meet the Moms and dads" franchise Little Fockers (2010 ), in addition to the 4D family experience Spy Youngsters 4: All the Time in the Globe (2011 ), noting her third of five cooperations with Robert Rodriguez. Jessica became part of an all-star voice cast for The Weinstein Business's computer animated journey, Retreat from Earth Planet (2013 ), also including Sarah Jessica Parker, Brendan Fraser and also James Gandolfini.
She appeared in the comedy A.C.O.D. (2013 ), which premiered at the Sundance Movie Event and also starred Adam Scott, Jane Lynch and Amy Poehler. She made a cameo appearance in Machete Kills (2013) and also co-starred in Robert Rodriquez's highly-anticipated, star-studded follow up Wrong City: A Dame to Eliminate For (2014 ). That year she had a full slate of acting jobs, consisting of the period drama Dear Eleanor celebrities past and present (2016 )"; The Englishman opposite Pierce Brosnan and Salma Hayek; the IFC apology mini-series The Spoils of Babylon (2014 ), produced by Funny or Pass away, with an outstanding cast consisting of Will certainly Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Tobey Maguire, Michael Shine and Tim Robbins; and Stretch (2014 ), co-starring Patrick Wilson, Chris Pine, Ray Liotta, Ed Helms and Brooklyn Decker.
Jessica has actually obtained Golden World as well as People's Selection Award elections, was voted TV Guide viewers' Breakout Celebrity of the Year, and also won Fave TV Actress at the 2001 Teenager Choice Honors for "Dark Angel." She won the Nickelodeon Kids' Option Award for Fave Female Starlet for her efficiency in "Amazing Four" and also an MTV Motion Picture Honor for Sexiest Performance in "Wrong City." She received an additional Teen Option Honor for Choice Flick Actress in a Horror/Thriller for The Eye (2008) as well as was recognized by the Youthful Hollywood Awards as Super Star of Tomorrow in 2005. She has received ALMA Honors for her efficiencies in "Dark Angel" and "Machete," in addition to a Style Icon in 2009.