Guest Author - Tammy Cordani
Jessica Alba is one of Hollywood’s most recognizable and sought after younger talents in Hollywood today. We take a look at some interesting facts and tidbits as well as some of the action movies the actress has appeared in.
The actress was born April 28, 1981 in California and knew she wanted to be an actress at a very early age. She made her film debut, playing the character of Gail in the 1994 adventure/comedy “Camp Nowhere” that starred Christopher Lloyd.
Jessica Alba is no stranger to action/adventure movies. She made a very brief appearance as a young Eve in the sci-fi/action flick “Venus Rising” and went on to star as Molly in the comedy/horror/action mix “Idle Hands”. After “Idle Hands” Jessica next appeared as Chloe in the independent film “Paranoid” which also starred Mischa Barton.
Jessica would then star in the hit action/crime drama “Sin City” as the virtuous yet tough girl Nancy Callahan. She would win a MTV Movie Award (and also host the awards show) for sexiest performance for the role. Jessica is set to reprise the role of Nancy Callahan in the upcoming “Sin City” sequel.
The actress would then portray another iconic role when she starred as Sue Storm a.k.a. the Invisible Woman in the 2005 film Fantastic Four and its 2007 sequel “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” with co-stars Ioan Gruffudd, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis. In 2005 she also starred as Sam in the action water adventure “Into the Blue” with Paul Walker. Jessica was nominated for a MTV Movie Award for best hero and on-screen team for Fantastic Four but also received a Razzie nomination for the same role as well as her work on “Into the Blue”. She failed to receive the dubious distinction for either.
Jessica Alba has also ventured away from action movies, having starred on the sci-fi/action TV series “Dark Angel” for two seasons which was created by Oscar winning director James Cameron. She received critical acclaim and a Golden Globe nomination for her role as Max Guevera on the show. The role garnered Jessica a TV Guide Award in 2001 for Breakout Star of the Year as well as Teen Choice Award for favorite TV actress. She has also guest starred on episodes of TV’s “Chicago Hope”, “Beverly Hills 90210” and “MadTV”.
She has appeared in other films including “Never Been Kissed” which starred Drew Barrymore and the title character of Honey Daniels in the romantic drama “Honey”. Jessica will be starring in the upcoming horror flick “The Eye” co-starring Parker Posey, the romantic comedy “Good Luck Chuck” with Dane Cook and the dramatic thriller “Awake” with Hayden Christensen.
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