Jessica Marie Alba was born on April 28, 1981, in Pomona, CA, to Catherine (Jensen) and also Mark David Alba, that offered in the United States Air Force. Her mother has Danish, Welsh, German, English, as well as French ancestry, while her father is of Mexican descent (consisting of Spanish and Native Mexican roots). Her family members relocated to Biloxi, MS, when she was a baby. Three years later on her daddy's occupation brought the family back to The golden state, after that to Del Rio, TX, before finally clearing up in Southern The golden state when Jessica was nine. In love with the concept of becoming an actress from the age of 5, she was 12 before she took her initial acting course. Nine months later on she was signed by an agent. She researched at the Atlantic Theatre Firm with owners William H. Macy and David Mamet.
A talented young actress, Jessica has played a variety of functions varying from light comedy to gritty dramatization since starting her job. She made her attribute movie launching in 1993 in Hollywood Pictures' comedy Camp No place (1994 ). Originally employed for 2 weeks, she got her break when a starlet in a primary duty unexpectedly quit. Jessica cheerfully confesses wasn't her vast ability or charm that motivated the director to tap her to take over the component-- it was her hair, which matched the original performer's. The two-week task stretched to two months, and Jessica ended the movie with an impressive very first credit. 2 nationwide TV commercials for Nintendo as well as J.C. Penney swiftly followed prior to Jessica was featured in numerous independent movies. She branched off into TV in 1994 with a repeating function in Nickelodeon's prominent funny collection The Secret Globe of Alex Mack (1994 ). She played an unbearable young pretender, committed to making life unpleasant for the the title personality, played by Larisa Oleynik. That same year, she won the duty of "Maya" in Fin (1995) as well as filmed the pilot for the series. She invested 1995 firing the very first season's episodes in Australia. An avid swimmer and also PADI-certified SCUBA scuba diver, Jessica was thrilled to be doing a show that permitted her to have fun with dolphins. The program's success ensured it a second period, which she likewise starred in. Her participation in the program lasted from 1995 to 1997.
In 1996 she showed up in Venus Increasing (1995) as "Young Eve". The next year she showed up on The Dini Petty Show (1989 ), a Canadian talk show, as well as mentioned her function in "Flipper" as well as her general acting career. She started servicing P.U.N.K.S. (1999 ), including Randy Quaid, in 1998. In early 1998 she showed up in Brooklyn South (1997) as "Melissa". That same year she remained in two episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) as "Leanne" as well as in two episodes of Love Boat: The Next Wave (1998 ).
She appeared in "Teen Publication" in 1995 and numerous European publications over the complying with years. Much more significantly, she was featured in the February 1999 issue of "Vanity Fair" magazine. She also had significant roles in 2 movies that year: Never ever Been Kissed (1999) as well as Idle Hands (1999 ). In 2000 she had roles in Paranoid (2000) and also starred in the sci-fi TELEVISION series Dark Angel (2000 ), gaining globally recognition.
Her very first starring role in a significant studio film was the Honey (2003 ), Universal Pictures' modern urban drama that earned over $60 stars past and present million worldwide. She has because transformed 25 attribute films that have actually gained a consolidated box-office total of over $800 million, consisting of comedies and also dramas, from sandy independents to major workshop blockbusters. In 2005 she starred opposite Bruce Willis and also an all-star cast in the intriguing and also critically well-known Transgression City (2005 ), directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller. She next off starred as Sue Tornado--"The Unnoticeable Woman"-- in Marvel's action-franchise hit Superb Four (2005 ), which was released by 20th Century-Fox in July 2005 and came to be a worldwide box-office success with over $300 million in earnings.
Jessica belonged to Garry Marshall's all-star ensemble enchanting funny, Valentine's Day (2010 ), which broke box-office records with the largest opening on a four-day Head of state's Day weekend break in history. She starred opposite Casey Affleck as well as Kate Hudson in supervisor Michael Winterbottom's controversial screen adjustment of The Killer Inside Me (2010 ), based upon Jim Thompson's unique, in addition to Robert Rodriquez's Machete (2010 ). She co-starred in the third installment of the hit "Meet the Parents" franchise business Little Fockers (2010 ), in addition to the 4D family adventure Spy Children 4: All the Time in the World (2011 ), noting her third of five partnerships with Robert Rodriguez. Jessica was part of an all-star voice cast for The Weinstein Firm's computer animated journey, Getaway from World Earth (2013 ), also featuring Sarah Jessica Parker, Brendan Fraser as well as James Gandolfini.
She showed up in the comedy A.C.O.D. (2013 ), which premiered at the Sundance Movie Event and also starred Adam Scott, Jane Lynch as well as Amy Poehler. She made a cameo look in Machete Kills (2013) and also co-starred in Robert Rodriquez's highly-anticipated, star-studded follow up Wrong City: A Dame to Kill For (2014 ). That year she had a full slate of acting tasks, including the duration drama Dear Eleanor (2016 )"; The Englishman opposite Pierce Brosnan and Salma Hayek; the IFC apology mini-series The Spoils of Babylon (2014 ), generated by Funny or Die, with an outstanding actors consisting of Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Tobey Maguire, Michael Luster as well as Tim Robbins; and also Stretch (2014 ), co-starring Patrick Wilson, Chris Pine, Ray Liotta, Ed Helms and also Brooklyn Decker.
Jessica has actually received Golden World and also Individuals's Option Award elections, was elected TELEVISION Overview viewers' Breakout Celebrity of the Year, and also won Favorite TV Starlet at the 2001 Teenager Selection Honors for "Dark Angel." She won the Nickelodeon Children' Selection Honor for Favorite Women Actress for her performance in "Fantastic 4" and also an MTV Motion Picture Award for Sexiest Performance in "Transgression City." She obtained one more Teen Selection Award for Choice Film Actress in a Horror/Thriller for The Eye (2008) and also was honored by the Youthful Hollywood Honors as Super Star of Tomorrow in 2005. She has actually gotten ALMA Honors for her efficiencies in "Dark Angel" as well as "Machete," as well as a Style Icon in 2009.