Sunday, April 19, 2009

Jessica Marie Alba

Born on April 28, 1981
Jessica Marie Alba is an American television and film actress. She began her television and movie appearances at age 13 in Camp Nowhere and The Secret World of Alex Mack (1994). Alba rose to prominence as the lead actress in the television series Dark Angel (2000–2002). Alba later appeared in various films including Honey (2003), Sin City (2005), Fantastic Four (2005), Into the Blue (2005), Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and Good Luck Chuck both in 2007.
"I thought it was my job to give all the boys their first kiss."

"My first kiss was when
I was 7, and it was scandalous because he was 10! I only did it so he would pick me on our neighborhood baseball team. And at the time, I thought it was great, but then it sucked because he didn`t even pick me! "

"What happens when the looks fade?. If I don`t establish myself as someone who can act a part rather than look the part, I will soon be finished. "

"It`s porn [Good Luck Chuck (2007)]. There were all these actresses who got conned into being completely naked. Some were strippers, probably. But every day when I was done, I ran away. I was like, "Bye". As long as they didn`t disrespect me,
I could give a rat`s butt. "

"Men are much bigger divas than women. When I used to do the action scenes in "Dark Angel" (2000) I would have to play it rough. If you hit an actress accidentally, she would usually take it on the chin and say, "Don`t do that again." But with the guys, they would put ice on it, take a 20-minute break and ask for X-rays. It was unbelievable. I would tell them, "Come on, man, get over it." That`s actors for you. "

"Men`s magazines have nipples so why don`t women hav
e a magazine where men show their penises? There`s Playgirl but not a fashion magazine like Elle. If there was a magazine like that I`d buy it. Nudity`s not a big deal to me . . . I`ve said I won`t go naked in any of my movies, because I don`t want to. But that doesn`t mean I don`t want to see other people strip off!"
- Jessica Alba

Alba expressed interest in acting since the age of five. In 1992, the 11-year-old Alba persuaded her mother to take her to an acting competition in Beverly Hills, California whose grand prize was free acting classes. Alba won the grand prize, and took her first acting lessons. An agent signed Alba nine months later. Her first appearance on film was a small role in the 1994 feature Camp Nowhere as Gail. She was originally hired for two weeks but her role turned into a two-month job in a leading role when one of the prominent actresses dropped out.

Alba appeared in two national television commercials for Nintendo and J.C. Penney as a child. She was later featured in several independent films. She branched out into television in 1994 with a recurring role as the vain Jessica in three episodes of the Nickelodeon comedy series The Secret World of Alex Mack. She then performed the role of Maya in the first two seasons of the television series Flipper. Under the tutelage of her lifeguard mother, Alba learned to swim before she could walk, and she was a PADI-certified scuba diver, skills which were put to use on the show, which was filmed in Australia.

In 1998, she appeared as Melissa Hauer in a first-season episode of the Steven Bochco crime-drama Brooklyn South, as Leanne in two episodes of Beverly Hills 90210 and as Layla in an episode of The Love Boat: The Next Wave. In 1999, she appeared in the Randy Quaid comedy feature P.U.N.K.S.. After Alba graduated from high school, she studied acting with William H. Macy and his wife, Felicity Huffman, at the Atlantic Theater Company, which was developed by Macy and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and film director, David Mamet.

Alba's most notable film roles have included an aspiring dancer-choreographer in Honey, exotic dancer Nancy Callahan in Sin City and as the classic Marvel Comics character Sue Storm, the Invisible Woman in the Fantastic Four, of which movie critic Mick LaSalle said that her performance while talking for long periods of time was on "shaky ground". She then appeared in its sequel, in Into the Blue later that year, and Good Luck Chuck a few years later. Alba went on to host the 2006 MTV Movie Awards and performed sketches spoofing the movies King Kong, Mission Impossible 3, and The Da Vinci Code.

In 2008, Alba appeared in her first horror-film role in The Eye, a remake of the Hong Kong original. In February, she hosted the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences's Science and Technical Awards. Later in the year, she starred in The Love Guru. She has signed on to star in An Invisible Sign of My Own to be released in 2009

Charity and politics
Alba's charity work includes participation with Clothes Off Our Back, Habitat for Humanity, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Project HOME, RADD, Revlon Run/Walk for Women, SOS Children Villages, Soles4Souls, and Step up. Alba endorsed Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama during the 2008 primary season.

Alba posed for a bondage-themed print advertising campaign by Declare Yourself, a campaign encouraging voter registration among youth for the 2008 United States presidential election. The ads by photographer Mark Liddell, which feature Alba wrapped in and gagged with black tape, drew national media attention. Alba said of the advertisements, "It didn't freak me out at all."

In this age of instant information, it has become standard practice to measure the popularity of a celebrity by checking how often they are searched on the web. Here's a little insider information: She's one of the most searched women on Any wonder why?

Jessica Alba is smokin' hot. Whether she was kicking butt as Max on Dark Angel or kicking it to hip-hop as Honey in the movie of the same name, Jessica Alba has the body, booty and beauty to make us want to be her slaves.

Anyone with strawberry-like lips will always score well with us. There are a million and one analogies we can use to better describe her, but why bother? She was gorgeous as a dark-haired "angel," and she's even sexier with her honey-colored hair and tanned skin as a pole dancer in Sin City. It's that simple. And who can resist a gal who can poke fun at herself, as she did in Good Luck Chuck?

Alba appears frequently on the "Hot 100" section of Maxim and was voted's number one on their list of "99 Most Desirable Women" in 2006, as well as "Sexiest Woman in the World" by FHM in 2007. The use of her image on the cover of the March 2006 Playboy sparked a lawsuit by her, which was later dropped. Alba has won various awards for her acting, including the Choice Actress Teen Choice Award and Saturn Award for Best Actress (TV) for her acting in the series Dark Angel, though her acting has also been criticized, as she has been nominated for numerous Razzie Awards as well.

Jessica Alba Filmography
1994 - Camp Nowhere - Gail
1996 - Venus Rising - Young Eve
1999 - P.U.N.K.S.
1999 - Never Been Kissed - Kirsten
1999 - Idle Hands - Molly
2000 - Paranoia - Chloe
2001 - The Sleeping Dictionary - Selima
2003 - Honey - Honey Daniels
2005 - Sin City - Nancy Callahan
2005 - Into the Blue (completed) - Sam
2005 - Fantastic Four (post-production) - Susan Storm/The Invisible Woman
2006 - Sonic (announced)

2002 - "E! News daily" - herself
2002 - "Access Hollywood" - herself
2002 - "Extra" - herself
2002 - "Rosie O'Donnell Show" - herself
2002 - "Late Show" with David Letterman - herself
2002 - "Rank" - herself (episode: "25 Toughest Stars" 24 April 2002)
2003 - "Punk'd" - herself (episode # 1.3, 31 March 2003)
2003 - "Tinseltown TV" - herself
2003 - "Mad TV" - "Jessica Simpson" (episode # 9.5, 1 November 2003)
2003 - "Live in Hollywood" - herself as a guest host ( November 15, 2003)
2003 - "Rock Me Baby" - herself (episode: "The Difference Between Men and Women", 18 November 2003)
2003 - "The Sharon Osbourne Show" - herself (5 December 2003)
2004 "Last Call with Carson Daly" - herself (23 February 2004)
2004 - "The View" - herself (7 July 2004)
2004 - "Entourage" - herself (episode: "The Review", 25 July 2004)
2005 - "Late Show with David Letterman" - herself (22 March 2005)
2005 - "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" - herself (25 March 2005)
2005 - "Last Call with Carson Daly" - herself (1 April 2005)

1995 - "Teen" - August
1999 - "Teen People" - March
1999 - "Glamour" - March
1999 - "Allure" - March
1999 - "Bikini" - March
1999 - "Detour" - May
1999 - "Latingirl"
2000 - "Stuff" - February
2000 - "Ralph" - February
2000 - "Interview" - February
2000 - "Maxim" - Hot 100 insert - May
2000 - "Mademoiselle" - June
2000 - "Maxim" - October
2000 - "Entertainment Weekly" - 12.15.00
2001 - "Glamour" - February
2001 - "Us Sky Magazine" - April 2001
2001 - "Maxim's Top 100" - May
2001 - "Celebrity Cuts" - December 2002
2002 - "Allure"- April 2002
2002 - "Cosmopolitan"- April 2002
2002 - "Bravo"- May 2002
2002 - "Cosmopolitan"- April 2002

1999 - "Seventeen" on-line chat - 12.09.99
1999 - "Vagina Monologues" - 02.16.99
2002 - "Loreal Winter campaign" - 2001 / 2002
2002 - "Toy Festival" - February
2002 - "Marc Jacobs Fall Fashion Shows 2001" - February
2002 - "Got Milk?" Ad - 2002

Awards and nominations
Golden Globe Award
* Nominated: Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Drama for Dark Angel (2000)

ALMA Awards
* Winner: Breakthrough Actress of the Year (2001)

Young Hollywood Awards
* Winner: Superstar of Tomorrow (2005)

Premios Juventud
* Nominated: "Actríz que se roba la pantalla" for: Awake, Good Luck Chuck, Fantastic Four and The Eye (2008)

TV Land Awards
* Nominated: Little Screen/Big Screen Star (Women) (2007)

Spike TV Guys' Choice Awards
* Winner: Hottest Jessica (2007)

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards
* Winner: Best Movie Actress for Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer as Susan Storm (2008)

Name Jessica Alba
Height 5' 6" (168 cm)
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Light
Date of Birth April 28, 1981
Birthplace Pomona, CA
Star Sign Taurus
Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Category American Actress
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