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Mix Up Star: JESSICA CHASTAIN


Age: 44

Birthday: 24th March


Jessica Chastain is an American actress and producer. Known for her roles in films with feminist themes, she is the recipient of various accolades, including a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards and two British Academy Film Awards.


Born and raised in Sacramento, California, 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 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 drama 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 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).





ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS: 2

2013 - Best Leading Actress: ZERO DARK THIRTY

2012 - Best Supporting Actress: THE HELP


BAFTA AWARD NOMINATIONS: 2

2013 - Best Leading Actress: ZERO DARK THIRTY

2012 - Best Supporting Actress: THE HELP


GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD NOMINATIONS: 5 WIN: 1

2018 - Best Leading Actress: MOLLY'S GAME

2017 - Best Leading Actress: MISS SLOANE

2015 - Best Supporting Actress: A MOST VIOLENT YEAR

2013 - WINNER: Best Leading Actress: ZERO DARK THIRTY

2012 - Best Supporting Actress: THE HELP




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WATCH JESSICA CHASTAIN THIS WEEK




ON TV:


FILM: Interstellar (2014) (Age 12)

Sunday 17th October, Sky Cinema Sci-Fi/Horror, 8:30am

Chastain stars in this sci-fi film in the latter half as astronaut Matthew McConaughey's grown up daughter.


Scenes from a Marriage

Monday 18th October, Sky Atlantic, 10:05pm

Chastain stars alongside her good friend Oscar Isaac - who she studied drama with in this brooding family drama.


ON NETFLIX...

FILM: Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)

Chastain provides the voice of Gia in this animated sequel.



ON AMAZON PRIME...

FILM: The Help (2011) (Age 12)

ALSO ON DISNEY+

Chastain was Oscar nominated for her excellent work in this race related comedy drama.


ON DISNEY+

FILM: The Martian (2015) (Age 12)

Chastain stars in another fantastic space drama.





What's your favourite Jessica Chastain performance?








 

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