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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 78 wins & 110 nominations. See more awards »

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              The Tree of Life Mrs. O'Brien
              Interstellar Murph
              Crimson Peak Lucille Sharpe


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                George and Tammy (pre-production)
              Tammy Wynette
                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 "Catherine Sloper" in the Broadway production of "The Heiress", a play by Augustus Goetz and Ruth Goetz (Walter Kerr Theatre, NYC, NY, USA), with Daniel Stevens and David Strathairn. See more »

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              I'm scared that I'll be on a talk show and David Letterman is going to whip out a ukulele and make me play, so I'm going to put it out there: I'm not that good. I nearly got into trouble at Claridge's the other night; I was jet-lagged so at 4 a.m. I pulled out my ukulele and started strumming. Suddenly, there was a loud banging on my door. I was too scared to open it, so I called reception to ... See more »


              (February 5, 2013) Her estranged father, Michael Monasterio, passed away at age 55 due to complications from bronchitis. See more »


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