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Jessica Chastain

Jessica Michelle Chastain is an American actress and producer. Known for her roles in films with feminist themes, her accolades include a Golden Globe Award and nominations for two Academy Awards. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012.

Chastain developed an interest in acting from an early age. In 1998, she made her professional stage debut as Shakespeare's Juliet. After studying acting at the Juilliard School, she was signed to a talent holding deal with the television producer John Wells. She was a recurring guest star in several television series, including Law & Order: Trial by Jury. She also took on roles in the stage productions of Anton Chekhov's play The Cherry Orchard in 2004 and Oscar Wilde's tragedy Salome in 2006.

Chastain made her film debut in the drama Jolene (2008), and gained wide recognition in 2011 for starring roles in half a dozen films, including the dramas Take Shelter and The Tree of Life. Her performance as an aspiring socialite in The Help earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2012, she won a Golden Globe Award and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress for playing a CIA analyst in the thriller Zero Dark Thirty. Chastain made her Broadway debut in a revival of The Heiress in the same year. Her highest-grossing releases came with the science fiction films Interstellar (2014) and The Martian (2015), and the horror film It Chapter Two (2019), and she continued to receive critical acclaim for her performances in the dramas A Most Violent Year (2014), Miss Sloane (2016), and Molly's Game (2017).

Chastain is the founder of the production company Freckle Films, which was created to promote diversity in film. She is vocal about mental health issues, as well as gender and racial equality. She is married to fashion executive Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo, with whom she has a daughter.

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Scenes from a Marriage (2021)
Starring as Mira Levy (5 episodes)
Guest starring as Jessica Chastain (3 episodes)
Live with Kelly & Ryan (2017)
Guest starring as Jessica Chastain
Chelsea (2016)
Guest starring as Jessica Chastain
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)
Guest starring as Jessica Chastain (2 episodes)
Hollywood Sessions (2014)
Guest starring as Jessica Chastain
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)
Guest starring as Jessica Chastain
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)
Guest starring as Jessica Chastain (4 episodes)
The Talk (2011)
Guest starring as Jessica Chastain (2 episodes)
Conan (2010)
Guest starring as Jessica Chastain
The Project (2009)
Guest starring as Jessica Chastain
Journeyman (2007)
Guest starring as Tanna Bloom
The Andrew Marr Show (2007)
Guest starring as Jessica Chastain
Blackbeard (2006)
Starring as Charlotte Ormand (2 episodes)
  • Episode 1x02: Part 2 (Jun 18, 2006)
  • Episode 1x01: Part 1 (Jun 17, 2006)
Close to Home (2005)
Guest starring as Casey Wirth
Veronica Mars (2004)
Guest starring as Sarah Williams
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Guest starring as Jessica Chastain
Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003)
Guest starring as Jessica Chastain (3 episodes)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)
Guest starring as Jessica Chastain
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Guest starring as Mary Debenham
Entertainment Tonight (1981)
Guest starring as Jessica Chastain
Saturday Night Live (1975)
Guest starring as Jessica Chastain
George & Tammy ()
Starring as Tammy Wynette
Oscars (1953)
Guest starring as Jessica Chastain (3 episodes)
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