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Jessica Alba

Birth Name: 
Jessica Marie Alba
Birthday: 
Tuesday, April 28, 1981
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Birth Place: 
Pomona, California, USA
Height: 
5' 6"

Born in Pomona, California, on April 28, 1981, Jessica Alba and her family moved to Biloxi, Mississippi, when she was an infant. Three years later, her Air Force father brought the family back to California, then to Del Rio, Texas, before finally settling in Southern California when Jessica was nine. In love with the idea of becoming an actress from the age of five, she was 12 before she took her first acting class. Nine months later, she was signed by an agent. A gifted young actress, Jessica has already played a variety of roles ranging from light comedy to gritty drama since beginning her career. She made her feature film debut in 1993 in Hollywood Pictures' comedy Camp Nowhere (1994). Originally hired for two weeks, she got her break when an actress in a principal role suddenly dropped out. Jessica cheerfully admits it wasn't her prodigious talent or charm that inspired the director to tap her to take over the part - it was her hair, which matched the original performer's. The two-week job stretched to two months, and Jessica ended the film with an impressive first credit. Two national TV commercials for Nintendo and J.C. Penney quickly followed before Jessica was featured in several independent films. She branched out into TV in 1994 with a recurring role in Nickelodeon's popular comedy series "The Secret World of Alex Mack" (1994). She played an insufferable young snob, devoted to making life miserable for the the title character, played by Larisa Oleynik. That same year, she won the role of "Maya" in "Flipper" (1995) and filmed the pilot for the series. She spent 1995 shooting the first season's episodes in Australia. An avid swimmer and PADI-certified scuba diver, Jessica was delighted to be doing a show that allowed her to play with dolphins. The show's success guaranteed it a second season, which she also starred in. Her involvement in the show lasted from 1995 to 1997. Since the show ended, she has appeared in a number of TV shows and films. In 1996, she appeared in Venus Rising (1995) as "Young Eve". The next year, she appeared on the "The Dini Petty Show" (1989), a Canadian talk show, and spoke about her role in "Flipper" (1995) and her general acting career. She began working on P.U.N.K.S. (1999), featuring Randy Quaid, in 1998. In early 1998, she appeared in "Brooklyn South" (1997) as "Melissa". That same year, she was in two episodes of "Beverly Hills, 90210" (1990) as "Leanne" and in two episodes of "The Love Boat: The Next Wave" (1998). She appeared in "Teen Magazine" in 1995 and various European magazines in the following several years. More importantly, she was featured in the February 1999 issue of "Vanity Fair" magazine. She also had major roles in two movies that year: Never Been Kissed (1999) and Idle Hands (1999). In 2000, she had roles in Paranoid (2000/I) and starred in the sci-fi TV series "Dark Angel" (2000).

Interviews

Jessica Alba: The Interview

Jessica Alba has come a long way from her days on the short-lived Flipper television series.  From girl-next door in the slapstick horror Idle Hands to genetically engineered vixen in the cult series Dark Angel to the Invisible Woman in Fantastic Four, Alba knows how to turn heads wherever she go... Read more
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News

Joel McHale On For Spy Kids 4

Robert Rodriguez’ latest Spy Kids adventure – which, despite its titular number 4 will also reboot the series – has just landed a star that should make it at least 73% funnier, with The Informant’s Joel McHale agreeing to one of the lead roles.... Read more
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Jessica Alba Set For Spy Kids 4

It looks like her experiences working on Sin City and Machete for Robert Rodriguez have convinced Jessica Alba to stay on his team: she’s signed on to the latest film in the Spy Kids series, now titled Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World.... Read more
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Robert Rodriguez's Machete gets a release date

While it seemed like MACHETE  was destined to go directly to DVD when we first heard it would be expanded from faux trailer to feature length, nothing could be further from the truth.... Read more
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Jessica Alba in talks to join 'Parents'

Jessica Alba is in talks to join the cast of the third installment of the "Meet the Parents" franchise, which is being prepped by director Paul Weitz for Universal Pictures and Tribeca Productions.... Read more
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Robert Rodriguez sharpens up 'Machete' cast

Robert Rodriguez has cast Jessica Alba (“Sin City”), Robert De Niro, Michelle Rodriguez ("Fast & Furious"), Lindsay Lohan ("Mean Girls"), Cheech Marin ("Once Upon a Time in Mexico”), Jeff Fahey (Lost), Don Johnson and Steven Seagal ("Under Siege") alongside Danny Trejo in the highly anticipat... Read more
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Reviews

An Invisible Sign (BLU-RAY)

Mona Gray (played by Jessica Alba) has only one passion in her life, numbers. Everything else for Mona has been sacrificed in the hopes that her father will get better. As she grew into a woman, Mona becomes a isolated woman in a world that thinks of her as odd and weird.... Read more
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Little Fockers (BLU-RAY)

By the time Meet The Parents had arrived in theaters I was through watching Robert DeNiro flush his legacy down the toilet and Ben Stiller having never really done much to impress me in the comedy genre I knew this was a film that I would pass on.... Read more
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Little Fockers

First we met the parents in 2000. Next we met the Fockers in 2004. Now, it's time to meet the offspring of Greg and Pam with Little Fockers.... Read more
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The Killer Inside Me (BLU-RAY)

Adapted from Jim Thompson’s novel The Killer Within Me takes place in the 1950’s in a small-town Texas community where Deputy Lou Ford (Casey Affleck) is asked to run small time prostitute Joyce (Jessica Alba) out of town.... Read more
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Machete

Machete is proof that if fans are passionate enough about a film, then it can become a reality. A fake trailer for the hack-and-slash B movie was produced for Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's 2007 Grindhouse.... Read more
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Videos

Escape From Planet Earth TRAILER

Escape From Planet Earth TRAILER

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Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The World 4D TRAILER

Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The World 4D TRAILER

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Little Fockers TRAILER

Little Fockers TRAILER

The test of wills between Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) and Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) escalates to new heights of comedy in the third installment of the blockbuster series—Little Fockers.  Laura Dern, Jessica Alba and Harvey Keitel join the returning all-star cast for a new chapter of the worldwid... Read more
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Project Runway CLIP (4/1/10)

Project Runway CLIP (4/1/10)

Tune in this Thursday at 10PM/9C on Lifetime to watch as the pressure actually forces one designer to walk away from the competition!  With only four episodes left, things will get shaken up as one former designer comes back to prove themselves!  Actress Jessica Alba guest judges! ... Read more
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