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Jessica Alba stars in "Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 3D" as Marissa Cortez Wilson. Alba also recently starred in "Little Fockers," opposite Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller.

Alba 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 first achieved worldwide
Jessica Alba in "Into the Blue"
Jessica Alba Into the Blue
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, she portrayed Max, a genetically-enhanced human prototype who escapes from her government captors only to live out her life on the run in the underground of 21st Century Seattle. In the series' first season, Alba was nominated for a Golden Globe and a People's Choice Award. Alba 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, helping to establish her as an international star.

Alba's early 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. Alba's first starring role in a major studio film was the 2003 release, "Honey." The contemporary urban drama from Universal Pictures grossed over $60-million worldwide.

In 2005, Alba's film career began to catch fire. Jessica Alba starred opposite Bruce Willis and an all-star cast in the provocative and critically acclaimed "Sin City," directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller. Alba next starred as Sue Storm "The Invisible Girl" 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, with over $300 million in revenue. Later the same year, Alba starred in the 2005 underwater action-adventure, "Into the Blue."

In 2005, the combined worldwide box office for "Fantastic Four," "Sin City" and "Into the Blue" totaled over half a billion dollars. There is talk of a sequel to "Sin City" and the next installment of the popular comic book adaptation, "Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer" opened worldwide in June 2007.

Alba has also completed the psychological thriller, "Awake," with Terrence Howard, Hayden Christiansen and Lena Olin, which will be released by The Weinstein Company. She has also filmed a role in the independent comedy, "Bill," with Aaron Eckhart and Elizabeth Banks. Alba has most recently completed filming the starring role in the remake of Hong Kong's psychological horror hit, "The Eye," for Lionsgate Films and Cruise-Wagner Productions, to be released in early 2008.

Alba has appeared in a several iconic and lucrative endorsement campaigns including the famous Got Milk? "milk mustache" campaign and was featured in a star-studded 30th Anniversary campaign for The Gap, as well as other prestigious campaigns in the U.S. and internationally. She recently signed a global endorsement contract representing Revlon, joining an elite group of beauties representing the brand, including Halle Berry, Eva Mendes and Sheryl Crow.

Alba showcased her comedic talents as host of the 2006 MTV Movie Awards and she has appeared on countless prestigious magazine covers in the United States and throughout the world.

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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JESSICA ALBA: FACTS

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Age: 33 years old
Birthday: April 28, 1981
Height: 5' 7"
Nickname: Sky Angel
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Full Name / Real Name: Jessica Marie Alba
Birthplace: Pomona, CA
Husband: Cash Warren (5/19/2008, 1 child)





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