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JESSICA ALBA (Sue Storm / Invisible Woman) fell in love with acting at a very early age, becoming active professionally at the age of 12. She began studying with acting coaches in Los Angeles and, shortly thereafter, landed at the Atlantic Theatre Company, where she studied with founders William H. Macy and David Mamet.
Alba’s first feature film credits include 20th Century Fox’s “Never Been Kissed,” starring and produced by Drew Barrymore, as well as the thriller “Idle Hands” for Sony Pictures. She later starred as the title character in Fine Line Features’ romance “The Sleeping Dictionary,” a period drama which co-starred Brenda Blethyn, Bob Hoskins, Emily Mortimer, Noah Taylor and Hugh Dancy.
She starred in three major motion pictures in 2005 and has a full slate of projects coming up. Last year, she co-starred in the critically-acclaimed “Sin City,” directed by Robert Rodriguez and featuring an all-star ensemble cast including Bruce Willis, Josh Hartnett, Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Nick Stahl and Michael Madsen. Alba portrayed Nancy, an exotic dancer who is the heart of the fictional Sin City, playing opposite Willis in one of three of the film’s intersecting stories. A sequel to the noir thriller is in the works.She next starred in the female lead role in Marvel Comics’ action-franchise blockbuster “Fantastic Four,” which was released by 20th Century Fox in July 2005 and became a worldwide box-office success. She also starred in the underwater action-adventure, “Into the Blue,” opposite Paul Walker. The combined worldwide box offices for all three films is over half a billion dollars.She has completed the psychological thriller, “Awake,” opposite Hayden Christensen, which will be released by The Weinstein Company in 2007. In addition to the sequels to “Fantastic Four” and “Sin City,” Alba has filmed a role in the independent comedy, “Bill,” with Aaron Eckhart and Elizabeth Banks, a cameo in “The Ten,” and will star opposite Dane Cook in the romantic comedy, “Good Luck Chuck,” also out in 2007.She is currently filming “The Eye” for Lionsgate Films and Cruise-Wagner Productions. Alba’s first starring role in a major studio film was the 2003 release, “Honey,” which grossed over $60-million worldwide. She starred as the title character, Honey Daniels, a dancer and choreographer working as a bartender/record store clerk until she gets her big break in the music industry and comes to realize what really matters to her. The contemporary urban drama featured Lil’ Romeo, Mekhi Phifer, and Joy Bryant, with appearances by hip hop/R&B stars Missy Elliott, Ginuwine, Sean Desmond, Tweet, and Jadakiss.Alba first achieved worldwide recognition as the lead character in James Cameron’s “Dark Angel,” Mr. Cameron’s first project after the history-making “Titanic” and his first television venture. In the series, Alba portrayed Max, a genetically-enhanced human prototype who escapes from her government captors only to live out her life in the underground of 21st Century Seattle.In the series’ first season, she was nominated for a Golden Globe and a People’s Choice Award. She was voted the TV Guide Award as Breakout Star of the Year by readers, and won Favorite TV Actress at the 2001 Teen Choice Awards. “Dark Angel” has been a success around the world, establishing her as an international star. It has been released globally on video and DVD and has spawned a soundtrack, successful video game and a line of action figures.
Although many would describe her as an exotic beauty, Alba was raised in a traditional American family in California. Her mother’s family has a French-Danish heritage, while her father is from Mexican-Indian and Spanish lineage.
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