Bio / Info
Jessica Chastain was raised in a middle-class family in a northern California suburb. She discovered dance at the age of nine. By the age of 13, she was in a dance troupe. She took her mother's maiden name and began performing in Shakespearean productions all over the Bay area. Until 2010, Chastain remained in small roles on television programs until breaking out in THE DEBT, TAKE SHELTER, THE TREE OF LIFE and THE HELP, for which she received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.