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        Jessica Chastain

        Jessica Michelle Chastain was born in Sacramento, California, and was raised in a middle-class household in a northern California suburb. Her mother, Jerri Chastain, is a vegan chef whose family is originally from Kansas, and her stepfather is a fireman. She discovered dance at the age of nine and was in a dance troupe by age thirteen. She began ... See full bio »
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        Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 79 wins & 110 nominations. See more awards »

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        The Tree of Life Mrs. O'Brien
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          George and Tammy (pre-production)
        Tammy Wynette
          The Eyes of Tammy Faye (pre-production)
        Tammy Faye Bakker
          Eve (post-production)
         2019 It Chapter Two (post-production)
        Beverly Marsh
         2018 Spheres (Short)
        Narrator (segment "Spheres: Songs of Spacetime")
         2018 Jay Z: Family Feud ft. Beyoncé (Video short)
         2017 Woman Walks Ahead
        Catherine Weldon
         2017 Molly's Game
        Molly Bloom
         2017 I am Little Red (Short)
        Little Red (voice)
         2017 The Zookeeper's Wife
        Antonina Zabinska
         2016 Miss Sloane
        Madeline Elizabeth Sloane
         2016 Animals. (TV Series)
        - Turkeys (2016) ... Sarah (voice)
         2015 Crimson Peak
        Lucille Sharpe
         2015 The Martian
        Melissa Lewis
         2015 Ares III: The Right Stuff (Video short)
        Melissa Lewis
         2015 Ares III: Farewell (Video short)
        Melissa Lewis
         2014 A Most Violent Year
        Anna Morales
         2014 Interstellar
         2014 Miss Julie
        Miss Julie
         2013 Salomé
         2013/I Mama
         2012 Zero Dark Thirty
         2012/II The Color of Time
        Mrs. Williams
         2012 Lawless
        Maggie Beaufort
         2011 Touch of Evil (Short)
        The Fire Starter
         2011 Texas Killing Fields
        Pam Stall
         2011 Wilde Salomé (Documentary)
         2011 The Help
        Celia Foote
         2011 The Tree of Life
        Mrs. O'Brien
         2011 Coriolanus
         2011 Take Shelter
         2010 The Westerner (Short)
        Daniel's Mother
         2010/I The Debt
        Young Rachel
         2010 Poirot (TV Series)
        Mary Debenham
        - Murder on the Orient Express (2010) ... Mary Debenham
         2009 Stolen
        Sally Ann
         2008 Jolene
         2007 Journeyman (TV Series)
        Tanna Bloom
        - Friendly Skies (2007) ... Tanna Bloom
         2006 Blackbeard (TV Mini-Series)
        Charlotte Ormand
        - Episode #1.3 (2006) ... Charlotte Ormand
        - Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Charlotte Ormand
        - Episode #1.1 (2006) ... Charlotte Ormand
         2006 The Evidence (TV Series)
        Laura Green
        - Pilot (2006) ... Laura Green
         2006 Close to Home (TV Series)
        Casey Wirth
        - The Rapist Next Door (2006) ... Casey Wirth
         2005-2006 Law & Order: Trial by Jury (TV Series)
        A.D.A. Sigrun Borg
        - Eros in the Upper Eighties (2006) ... A.D.A. Sigrun Borg
        - Vigilante (2005) ... A.D.A. Sigrun Borg
        - 41 Shots (2005) ... A.D.A. Sigrun Borg
         2005 Dark Shadows (TV Movie)
        Carolyn Stoddard
         2004 Veronica Mars (TV Series)
        Sarah Williams
        - The Girl Next Door (2004) ... Sarah Williams
         2004 ER (TV Series)
        Dahlia Taslitz
        - Forgive and Forget (2004) ... Dahlia Taslitz
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        Played "Anya" in "The Cherry Orchard", a play by Anton Chekhov (Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA), with Michelle Williams, Linda Emond, Ritchie Coster & Chris Messina. See more »

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        I always try to play characters who are very different from what I am. If the character was a good swimmer or a diver, I'd be interested because in my real life, I am totally scared of water. I would immediately feel compelled to do it because I'm always trying to tackle any fear I have. I don't want my life to be controlled by fear, whether it's the fear of being rejected, fear of being loved; I... See more »


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