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Jessica Alba - Biography

Jessica Alba's Biography

Jessica Alba (Jessica Marie Alba) was born on April 28, 1981 in Pomona, California, USA. Jessica's father Mark Alba is with a Spanish and Mexican descent. Her father was in Air Force, so that the family is moved to many parts of America like Biloxi, Mississippi, and Del Rio, Texas. Her family is settled in California when she was 9. Jessica's mother, Cathy Jensen, is with a French and Danish descent. Jessica has younger brother Joshua Alba, born just one year after Jessica on July 8, 1982.

Jessica's acting interest starts from the age of five years. At the age of 12, she started taking acting classes in Southern California. Nine months later an acting agent signed her. In 1994, Jessica made her acting debut with small role in "Camp Nowhere" as Gail. Later she appeared in TV commercials "Nintendo" and "J.C. Penney" and several independent films. In 1994, she landed in Nickelodeon comedy series "The Secret World of Alex Mack", where she played an insufferable young snob.

The same year, in 1994, she landed in TV series "Flipper" as Maya, which was filmed in Australia. Jessica is a PADI-certified scuba diver. She got a chance to use her skills in the show. After the success of first season of "Flipper", she gets landed in second season of "Flipper". Te project lasts in 1997. Since then she appeared in many TV shows and movies.

In 1995, Jessica starred as Young Eve in "Venus Rising". After completing graduating from high school, she takes acting classes from Atlantic Theater Company. In 1996, she appeared in "Chicago Hope". In 1997, appeared on the "Dini Petty Show". Her 1998 projects include a crime drama "Brooklyn South", "Beverly Hills 90210" and "The Love Boat: The Next Wave". In 1999, Jessica started working in the Randy Quaid comedy "P.U.N.K.S.". The same year she appeared with a small role in "Never Been Kissed" and later with big role in "Idle Hands". Shortly after starred in "Paranoia" in 2000.

Jessica's big break comes up in 2000, with director James Cameron's Fox sci-fi TV series "Dark Angel", where she played a lead role of genetically-engineered super-soldier, as Max Guevera. She was selected from 1,200 candidates. She played two seasons of Dark Angel, the show was lasted in 2002. it was her biggest role ever.

Later she appeared in "Honey (2003)" as an aspiring dancer/choreographer, in "Sun City (2005)" as dancer Nancy Callahan, as Sue Storm (Invisible Woman) in "Fantastic Four (2005)"and as Sam in "Into the Blue (2005)". Jessica's upcoming projects include "Awake", "Good Luck Chuck", "Bill", "The Ten", "Sin City 2" and "Fantastic Four 2".

At her early life she was suffered by many physical disorders including collapsed lungs twice, a burst appendix, had pneumonia 4-5 times a year, asthma, and a cyst on her tonsils.


  • Jessica was engaged to Michael Weatherly (co-star of "Dark Angel") for more than year, but now they called it off.
  • There are rumors that she is currently dating the Fantastic Four director's assistant Cash Warren from January 2005, but Jessica has denied that.
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