Jessica Marie Alba an American actress and businesswoman born on April 28, 1981 in Pomona, California, United States.
Alba expressed an interest in acting from the age of five. In 1992, the 11-year-old Alba persuaded her mother to take her to an acting competition in Beverly Hills, where the grand prize was free acting classes. Alba won the grand prize, and took her first acting lessons. Her first appearance on film was a small role in the 1994 feature Camp Nowhere as Gail.
She was originally hired for two weeks but her role turned into a two-month job when one of the prominent actresses dropped out.
She has won various awards for her acting, including the Choice Actress Teen Choice Award and Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television, and a Golden Globe nomination for her lead role in the television series Dark Angel. She rose to prominence as the lead actress in the James Cameron television series Dark Angel when she was 19 years old. Alba later appeared in Honey, Sin City, Fantastic Four, Into the Blue, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and Good Luck Chuck.
In 1998, she appeared as Melissa Hauer in a first-season episode of the Steven Bochco crime-drama Brooklyn South, as Leanne in two episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210, and as Layla in an episode of The Love Boat: The Next Wave. In 1999, she appeared in the Randy Quaid comedy feature P.U.N.K.S. After Alba graduated from high school, she studied acting with William H. Macy and his wife, Felicity Huffman, at the Atlantic Theater Company, which was developed by Macy and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and film director, David Mamet. Alba rose to greater prominence in Hollywood in 1999 after appearing as a member of a snobby high school clique in the Drew Barrymore romantic comedy Never Been Kissed, and as the female lead in the 1999 comedy-horror film Idle Hands, opposite Devon Sawa.
Residence - Los Angeles, California, United States
Net worth - Increase $340 million (May 2016)
Nicknames - Sky Angel Albz
Height - 5 ft. 6.5 in (1.69 m)
2001 ALMA Award - Breakthrough Actress of the Year
2005 Young Hollywood Awards - Superstar of Tomorrow
2007 Spike TV Guys Choice Awards - Hottest Jessica
2008 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards - Favorite Female Movie Star