Jessica Biel, with her good looks and talent, has become one of Hollywood's most sought-out actresses. She was born in Ely, Minnesota, to Kimberly (Conroe) and Jonathan Edward Biel, who is a business consultant and GM worker. Biel was raised in Boulder, Colorado. She is of Hungarian Jewish, Danish, English, and German descent.
As a child, Jessica initially pursued a career as a vocalist, performing in musical theater. Beginning at age nine, she starred in such productions as "Annie," "The Sound of Music," and "Beauty and the Beast." A natural beauty, Jessica soon turned to modeling and commercial work by competing in The International Modeling and Talent Association's Annual Conference in 1994.
Her television series acting debut, playing Mary Camden on the WB's #1-rated show,7th Heaven(1996), helped her emerge as a breakout star. She then excited and terrified moviegoers with her portrayal of Erin, "Leatherface's" greatest nemesis to date, in New Line Cinema'sThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre(2003), a remake of the famous original. Having finished filming,Blade: Trinity(2004) in Vancouver withWesley Snipes,Ryan Reynolds, andKris Kristofferson, she transported her toned and trained body of a vampire hunter/killer to Australia to fill the uniform and project the integrity of one of filmdom's first female jet-fighter pilots in Columbia/Sony Pictures new film,Stealth(2005), starringJosh Lucas,Jamie Foxx, andSam Shepherd, for directorRob Cohen. Jessica's film career began at age 14 when she played alongsidePeter Fondain his Golden Globe-winning performance inUlee's Gold(1997). Her other film credits includeI'll Be Home for Christmas(1998),Summer Catch(2001),Roger Avary'sThe Rules of Attraction(2002), andCellular(2004), which starsChris Evans,Kim Basinger, andWilliam H. Macy.
In her spare time, Biel is involved with charities such as Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and PETA. Her hobbies include ballet, soccer, running, yoga and hiking with her dog "East." She resides in Los Angeles.
In 2012, Jessica married actor and singerJustin Timberlake. The two have a son.