Jessica Chastain Husband, Net Worth, Age, Height and Body Measurements 

Jessica Chastain has proven to be a delightful force in the entertainment industry. The actress, who has been acting professionally since 2004, has become known for her frequent portrayals of formidable and strong-willed women.

In 2012, she was listed as one the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine.

Who is Jessica Chastain? Bio & Age

Jessica Michelle Chastain was born in Sacramento, California on the 24th of March, 1977 to Jerri Renee Hastey (née Chastain) and Michael Monasterio. Her parents were teenagers when she was born and growing up, she was estranged from her father. She has two brothers and two sisters; sadly, one of her sisters committed suicide after years of drug abuse. In view of this, Jessica Chastain is always reluctant to disclose family information.

The actress learnt to accept the love shown to her by her maternal grandmother, Marilyn, who is said to be her source of inspiration.  At a young age, Jessica became interested in acting after her grandmother took her to a production of Joseph and Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

She attended the El Camino Fundamental High School in Sacramento but struggled with school work. She felt out of place when in school but felt at home when she read Shakespeare. She eventually got an adult diploma after missing out on graduation. She later attended Sacramento City College from 1996-1997.

At age 21, Jessica Chastain played the role of Juliet, in a production of Romeo and Juliet staged by Theatre works, marking her professional stage debut. This performance gave rise to her audition and eventual scholarship to Julliard fully sponsored by actor Robin Williams. She graduated, in 2003, with Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Chastain has starred in movies such as Molly’s Game (2017), Miss Sloane (2016), The Help (2011), Zero Dark Thirty (2012) and a host of others. Her work has been recognized with a Golden Globe Award and two Academy Award nominations. In relation to her usual roles of strong-willed women, she happens to be a stern feminist who believes in equal gender relations in the corporate setting and in the industry. Owing to health issues, she practices veganism and enjoys dog-walking and playing the ukulele.

Career

Upon graduation, she started auditioning for jobs which she found to be a difficult experience. She eventually made her television debut in the pilot remake of Dark Shadows where she played the role of Carolyn Stoddard. The series, however, was not picked up for broadcast. She went on to feature in other television series such as Veronica Mars (2004), Close to Home (2006) and Law and Order: Trial by Jury.

Jessica Chastain, who started out by acting in plays got a role in a Williamstown Theatre Festival Production of The Cherry Orchard and also the Playwrights Horizons production of Rodney’s Wife. In 2008, she made her film debut as the titular character of the film Jolene which tells the story of the life of an abused teenager for over a decade. This earned her the Best Actress Award at Seattle International Film Festival.

Having searched for a major breakthrough in the industry, Jessica worked tirelessly making films with six of them premiering in 2011 – The Help, The Tree of Life, Wilde Salome, Take Shelter, Coriolanus and Texas Killing Fields. In 2012, she appeared in the thriller Zero Dark Thirty – a fictionalized narration of the hunt of the Al-Qaeda leader, Osama Bin Laden. She played the role of an intelligence analyst, Maya, and her performance was met with critical acclaim and even earned her the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama.

She sought to meet with more female directors which led to her starring in Niki Caro’s The Zookeeper’s Wife and Susanna White’s Woman Walks Ahead. In 2018, she joined the countless number of celebrities to host an episode of NBC’s Saturday Night Live. She also landed starring roles in Dark Phoenix and It: Chapter Two.

In 2016, Jessica Chastain launched a production company called Freckle Films.

Personal Life: Husband

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Jessica & Husband: Image Source

Jessica Chastain is married to Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo. Her husband is from an ancient Italian noble family and is a well-recognized fashion mogul. Jessica began dating the Italian Count in 2012. They eventually tied the knot on the 10th of June 2017 at Preposulo’s family estate in Carbonera, Italy. With his high profile, he is able to mingle effortlessly with actors and other celebrities, making them a perfect fit.

Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Jessica Chastain has a slim body build. Her height is recorded to be 5 feet 4 inches while she weighs 56 kg. Her petite figure is as a result of her vegan diet and practising yoga regularly.

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Jessica Chastain’s Net Worth

The award-winning actress has an accumulated net worth of $20 million having worked her way through the industry with successful films like The Martian, The Help and Zero Dark Thirty. She has certainly built a successful career since her professional debut in 2004.

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