Jessica Michelle Chastain
Sacramento, California, USA
Chastain attended and graduated from El Camino High School in Sacramento in 1995. Later, she enrolled herself in Sacramento City College. From 1996 to 1997, she served as a member of the debate team in the college. Afterward, she got a scholarship from Robin Williams (stand-up comedian, actor and voice actor), which made it possible to attend the Juilliard School, New York City from 1999 until 2003. She graduated from it with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree in 2003. Chastain attended Juilliard School as a member of the Drama Division’s Group 32.
Actress (Theatre, Film, Television)
- Father – Michael Monasterio (Aspiring Rocker) (Died of complications from bronchitis on February 5, 2013. He was aged 55 at the time of death)
- Mother – Jerri Chastain (Vegan chef)
- Siblings – Juliet Chastain (Younger Sister) (Died by committing suicide)
- Others – Michael Hastey (Step-father) (a fireman), Marilyn (Grandmother), Nicole Monasterio (Half-Sister), Laci Smoot (Half-Sister)
Jessica is no longer in contact with her half sisters, who are estranged for Jessica Chastain.
5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm
56 kg or 123.5 pounds
Boyfriend / Spouse
Chastain dated –
- Édgar Ramírez (2012) – In 2012, during the filming of Zero Dark Thirty (2012), the duo was RUMORed to be dating each other.
- Tom Hiddleston (2012-2013) – English actor, Tom Hiddleston was RUMORed to be dating Jess in 2012. They separated in January 2013.
- Gian Luca Passi De Preposulo (2013-Present) – An Italian-born executive who works for French fashion house Moncler, Gian Luca Passi De Preposulo started dating Jessica in 2013. They got married on June 10, 2017 in Italy. Jess Weixler, Anne Hathaway, and Emily Blunt were present in Jessica’s wedding.
Race / Ethnicity
36-25-35 in or 91.5-63.5-89 cm
8 (US) or 40 (EU) or 12 (UK)
7 (US) or 37.5 (EU) or 4.5 (UK)
She became the face of Yves Saint Laurent’s new women’s fragrance, Manifesto in 2012. She used this spicy Opium perfume at 12 when an aunt gave her a half-used bottle of the scent.
Best Known For
Winning over 35 critic awards and is regarded as a breakout star. She has acted in various films such as Zero Dark Thirty (2012), The Help (2011), Tar (2012).
First Theatre Play
In 2012, she played the role of Catherine Sloper in the play titled “The Heiress”, organized in Walter Kerr Theatre. The Heiress is a 1947 play by American playwrights Ruth and Augustus Goetz adapted from the 1880 Henry James novel, Washington Square.
2008 American drama film, Jolene. She is in the titular character, which means, she had acted in the movie for her role as Jolene.
First TV Show
She appeared in an American medical drama television series, ER for her role as Dahlia Taslitz in 2004. She acted just a single episode titled “Forgive and Forget”.
She is a vegan and is following a vegetarian diet for many years. She prefers to eat vegan ice-cream and has a strict well-calculated diet. Regarding workouts, she follows yoga. Read more about her fitness schedule and dieting habits.
“In the press, I like to be known for my work and not for whom I’m dating or what my favorite ice cream is.”
“I will never say my age because I’m an actress, and I want to play different ages.”
Jessica Chastain Favorite Things
- Movie – The English Patient (1996)
- TV Show – The Sopranos (1999-2007)
- Actor – Ralph Fiennes
Source – IMDb
Jessica Chastain Facts
- She was raised by her mother and stepfather.
- In 2012 and 2013, she attended the Oscar ceremony with her grandmother, Marilyn.
- Jessica was born when her mother, Jerri was 16 and her father, Michael was 17. Jessica’s sister, Juliet was born one and a half years later.
- She refused to attend the memorial of her biological father, Michael after his death at the age of 55 due to complications of bronchitis.
- Jessica has a dog, named Chaplin, which is a three-legged rescue dog.
- She is a vegan now. But, most of her life, she has been a pescatarian.
- Earlier, she was cast for the film Iron Man 3 for the role of Maya Hansen, which was later given to Rebecca Hall.
- She was among the 176 people, who were invited to come to The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in the year 2012.
- In 2013, she was ranked at #76 in AskMen’s “Top 99 Most Desirable Women”.
- She can play the ukulele (a member of the guitar family of instruments).