Jessica Alba

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Jessica Alba

Born

4/28/1981, Pomona, California USA

Birth Name

Jessica Marie Alba

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Sky Angel
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Biography

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Jessica Marie Alba was born in Pomona, California, April 28, 1981. As a young girl, Jessica moved with her family to Biloxi, Mississippi. Three years later they moved to Del Rio, Texas, before they finally settled down in southern California when Jessica was nine. By the age of…more

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  • Trivia

    • Favorites:

      - Sports: Golf and Swimming
      - Pasttime: Cooking (her specialty chicken enchiladas and tortillas)
      - TV Show: The Simpsons
      - Color: Purple
      - Day of the Week: Friday
      - Brands: Dolce & Gabana and Prada.

    • Honors:

      - Jessica was #1 on Maxim's Hot 100 Babe List in 2001.
      - In FHM's Sexiest Girls of 2002 Jessica came in at number 6.
      - In the Top 10 Sci-Fi Babes of 2002 Jessica, was voted 4th for her role as Max in Dark Angel.
      - In Stuff Magazine's 102 Sexiest Women in the World of 2002, Jessica ranked 12th.
      - Jessica ranked #20 on Maxim's Hot 100 list in 2003
      - Jessica ranked #9 on Maxim's Hot 100 list in 2004
      - Jessica was among Teen People's 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 in 2005.
      - Jessica ranked #5 on Maxim's Hot 100 list in 2005
      - Jessica ranked #2 on Maxim's Hot 100 list in 2006
      - In March 2006, Jessica was named the "Sex Star of the Year" by the Playboy Magazine.
      - Jessica was voted as the #3 fantasy girlfriend in a poll conducted by AskMen.com for the Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2007.
      - Jessica Alba has been named as "The Sexiest Women Of 2007" in FHM.
      - Jessica was chosen as one of People Magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful People in May 2007.
      - Jessica ranked #2 on Maxim's Hot 100 list in 2007
      - Jessica was ranked #3 on FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World of 2008 list.
      - Jessica is ranked #72 in the "100 Hottest Blondes of AIM".
      - Jessica is ranked #19 in the "100 Hottest Brunettes of AIM".

    • In November 2008 Jessica joined Scarlett Johansson, Jared Leto and Hayden Panettiere, among others, in featuring in a line of celebrity trading cards, with sale proceeds going to charities selected by the stars.

    • Jessica and her husband, Cash Warren, welcomed their daughter, Honor Marie Warren, on June 7, 2008 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.

    • Jessica and Cash Warren wed on May 20th, 2008. The private ceremony took place in secret, catching the media by surprise when Jessica's publicist revealed the news the following day.

    • She is good friends with Eva Longoria Parker, Eva Mendes, and Kate Hudson.

    • In April 2007, as part of the Kids Wish Network charity, Jessica accompanied a young girl on a shopping spree. In return, the ill girl presented Jessica with a coin saying, You're an official guardian angel.

    • Jessica was actually kidnapped while filming the Flipper TV series.

    • Sci-fi fans bought 50,000 Jessica Alba "Dark Angel" action figures.

    • After graduating from high school, Jessica studied acting with William H. Macy and his wife, Felicity Huffman, at the Atlantic Theater Company. "Felicity was very hard on me. She's a tough cookie, that one," Alba told a Boston TV reporter. "I just remember her making me cry because I didn't prepare a scene right, or I didn't talk loud enough."

    • In May 2007, Jessica and her Fantastic Four co-stars, Ioan Gruffudd and Michael Chiklis, presented awards at the 2007 TV Week Logie Awards in Australia.

    • Jessica is a PADI-certified scuba diver.

    • In the year 2000, Jessica won TV Guide's Breakout Star of the Year award.

    • In the year 2001, Jessica became a spokeswoman for L'Oréal hair products.

    • She has appeared in magazine ads for L'Oreal Studio Line FX Melting Gel and L'Oreal Feria.

    • Jessica has worked in TV commercials for L'Oreal hair color, The Los Angeles Mentoring Partnership, J.C. Penney and Nintendo.

    • Jessica had asthma when she was a child.

    • Jessica owns two pup dogs named, Nancy and Sid.

    • Jessica loves Harley Davidson motorcycles.

    • The bra that she wore in Sin City drew a bid of $1,025 in an eBay auction.

    • She is 5 feet 6.5 inches (1.69 meters) tall.

    • According to the Rolling Stone Magazine, her measurements are 34-24-34.

    • As a child, she used to cook her own meals to control her weight and maintain her health. She used to avoid the food cooked in her family because it caused her health and weight problems.

    • In April 2007, it was revealed that Jessica had signed on to be the new face of cosmetic company, Revlon. The deal is worth $5 million.

    • Jessica was spotted flashing a ring on her wedding finger as she rang in the new year in Miami, Florida, with long-time boyfriend, Cash Warren. The smitten pair enjoyed a two-minute-long kiss when the clock struck midnight at a DKNY Jeans New Year's Eve party at Casa Casuarina.

    • Jessica has tattoos of a daisy with a ladybug on it on the back of her neck, a bow on her lower back and the Sanskrit symbol for lotus flower, a padma, on her wrist.

    • Jessica was so terrified about stripping off for revealing scenes in new comic book adaptation of Sin City that she got drunk and visited strip clubs to prepare.

    • Jessica has said that she is embarrassed about her performances in her early movies Paranoid and Sleeping Dictionary and wishes she had stood up more to film-makers.

    • As a child, Jessica had her lungs collapse twice and also had pneumonia 4-5 times a year.

    • As a child, Jessica suffered from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

    • Jessica grew up as a sports fanatic.

    • Jessica has said that she became a born again Christian when she was a teenager in rebellion against her parents.

    • She is a self professed animal lover but she has also said she hates reptiles, rodents, and cats.

    • In 2006, Jessica was nominated for the worst actress award for her performance in Into The Blue and Fantastic Four.

    • Jessica is mentioned in the D12 song "My Band".

    • Jessica starred in an episode of Dark Angel entitled "And Jesus Brought A Casserole" with her brother Joshua Alba.

    • Her second cousin is skateboarder Steve Alba.

    • Her father is Mexican and her mother is of French and Danish descent.

    • In the future Jessica would like to have four children; two of her own and two adopted.

    • Jessica was considered for a role in Mission Impossible 3.

    • Jessica had a kidney infection in 2001.

    • Jessica hosted the 2006 MTV Movie Awards.

    • Cash Warren, Jessica's boyfriend of 15 months, proposed to her in early June 2006. Jessica has yet to give a response to his proposal, as she was planning on moving to LA to New York in hopes of boosting her career.

    • Jessica was a presenter at the 2006 Academy Awards, along with Eric Bana.

    • Jessica has been named "the Hollywood star most men would like as a girlfriend". Jessica beat Charlize Theron and Eva Longoria as well as Angelina Jolie.

    • Jessica was nominated for a Razzie Award for 'Worst Actress,' for Fantastic Four.

    • Refuses to strip on screen, as she wants to be praised for her acting prowess instead of her body.

    • Jessica refuses to do nude scenes in movies. She says, "... a whore can do that."

    • Jessica is developing her own videogame called X-Game Sports, which is being launched on mobile phones in Korea.

    • At age 11, Jessica won several acting classes in Beverly Hills and was cast in a movie, Camp Nowhere less than a year later.

    • Was "Punk'd" (2003) on the Ashton Kutcher-hosted MTV show in 2003. Dax Shepard showed up fully nude at a clothing store Jessica was patronizing, following Miss Alba around the store and exposing his "business" to the blushing actress as she tried to shop for clothes. The soon-to-be Mrs. Michael Weatherly was a good sport after being informed it was all a practical joke, taped for the short-lived MTV show.

    • Jessica became anorexic the same year she had a kidney infection.

    • Jessica's nicknames are Sky Angel and Albz.

    • Jessica started training in dance and Tae Bo two months prior to the start of scheduled filming on her film, Honey. She also took six months of yoga classes to prepare herself for this movie.

    • Graduated high school at age 16.

  • Quotes

    • Jessica Alba: I was always annoyed that my name was Jessica. There were, like, 800 Jessicas at every school I went to! The great thing about having a different name is that it's part of your identity.

    • Jessica Alba: I never believed women had to be virgins when they got married, or that a woman has to fall in love with a guy just because they're having sex. I don't think sex is a big deal.

    • Jessica Alba: Hollywood always play[s] up your sexuality, because that's what gets men into the theaters. It's nothing to be ashamed of. But it is definitely not what I am about by any means! I don't think I was comfortable with my sexuality until I was an adult, probably, like, 22 - that's when I stopped apologizing and stopped feeling ashamed.

    • Jessica Alba: I thought it was my job to give all the boys their first kiss.

    • Jessica Alba: (claiming a ghost attacked her when she was 17) I had no idea what it was. I felt this pressure and I couldn't get up, I couldn't scream, I couldn't talk, I couldn't do anything. There was definitely something in my parents' old house - I don't know what it was. I can't really explain it. But they got it blessed and they burned sage and stuff since then.

    • Jessica Alba: (What she learned about serious relationships) I've learned that if you're not going to change as a person, you're going to be unfulfilled later in life. You're going to different at 18 than you are at 25. So if you make a decision to be in a relationship, it has to be conductive with you developing as a person instead of staying sort of paralyzed. You have to allow yourself to grow. The most beautiful thing to me is when you find someone you can truly grow with.

    • Jessica Alba: (Being a girly girl and a tomboy) Yeah, but I've always been sort of a combo because I'm also a tomboy. I dyed my hair and got a perm when I was 8, did my nails, and hung out with girls and played dress-up. But I'd also go outside and play football and baseball. Now I love sports, hanging out with my dad, playing golf, and all that. But it's one thing to be a guy's girl and another thing to be looked at as a "sexy girl." It's a funny thing. Hopefully I'll be able to find some kind of balance in it all.

    • Jessica Alba: (revealing she will never strip for a film role due to her strict Catholic upbringing) I will never do a nude scene in a movie, not ever. I can act sexy and I can wear sexy clothes but I can't go naked. I think I was always very uncomfortable about the way my body developed.

    • Jessica Alba: I'm so not cool. I used to feel like a reject, like I didn't belong in Hollywood because I wasn't a cool kid and I didn't go out to the hottest clubs. But now I embrace the fact that I'm not cool.

    • Jessica Alba: Men's magazines have nipples so why don't women have a magazine where men show their penises? There's Playgirl but not a fashion magazine like Elle. If there was a magazine like that I'd buy it. Nudity's not a big deal to me.

    • Jessica Alba: I think the physicality of the Wii gets people off the couch. Sometimes you can just sit there playing a video game for hours and never move and you're brain is just zapped from playing the game. With the Wii, you're up on your feet and moving around. The physical aspect of it is great, especially for kids. They actually call it the Wii Diet, since active players can burn calories!

    • Jessica Alba: I have seen myself in video games, like in Dark Angel or the first Fantastic Four game. It's totally weird. It's like having an action figure.

    • Jessica Alba: (How she has grown over the years) I'm now at a place where I don't think I have to prove things to people all the time, and I don't have to be such a ballbuster. I was in such a "work mode" for so much of my life that I just didn't enjoy the moments. So I'm trying to live in the moment and not always be so careful with everything and not think about the results of every single decision I make. It hurts your brain! It hurts your soul too.

    • Jessica Alba: I actually started wanting to do movies when I was little because it felt like all the cool heroes I looked up to were always men. The men saved the day and the women were just the damsels in distress. I wanted to be the superhero. I didn't want the superhero to come save me!

    • Jessica Alba: (Her guilty pleasure) I love shopping at Target. I've spent many hours there in bliss. You can buy everything- all the cooking appliances you could ever want, the cute clothes…and the list goes on. At the Target in Albuquerque, New Mexico [where she filmed the upcoming horror flick The Eye], you can buy groceries there too. So you can get ice cream sandwiches and nail polish at the same store. That's the American dream!

    • Jessica Alba: I try not to make the headlines. I'm self-conscious about this. I try to not make my presence known. I have my own fashion style and do not try to fit in. I don't have my breasts under my chin, I'm not showing butt cheeks, nor much legs. I don't go for the trendiest look.

    • Jessica Alba: The most important thing I have learned in life was that being a teenager wasn't forever. I had a hard time being a teenager.

      "I don't hang out with the Hollywood cool people. I'm not out trying to make friends with people because they're famous."

      "I have my own spiritual thing, but am not part of an organized religion. I think religion is very special and individual to each person."

    • Jessica Alba: I have my own fashion style and do not try to fit in. I don't have my breasts under my chin, I'm not showing butt cheeks, nor much legs. I don't go for the trendiest look.

    • Jessica Alba: I'm really girly when it comes to kids. I've been surrounded by kids my whole life because I'm the oldest of 15 cousins - I've been changing diapers since I was six. I want to have a couple, for sure.

    • Jessica Alba: (On her body image) My mom is white, so I grew up thinking that women should be fair and blonde. Things I was made fun of for-thick lips and a curvy body- got better as I got older.

    • Jessica Alba: I don't hang out with the Hollywood cool people. I'm not out trying to make friends with people because they're famous.

    • Jessica Alba: (revealing she visited strip clubs to prepare for her role in "Sin City") I was worried about lots of things, including my top falling down, my chaps splitting or even hitting myself in the face with the rope I had to use. I saw the pictures in the comic book and thought, 'How could I get such great breasts?' But then I went to lots of strip clubs and watched and learned.

    • Jessica Alba: (recalling the days she worked on "Beverly Hills 90210") You wouldn't be allowed to talk to them [the actors] unless they spoke to you first. It was bizarre. I don't really know why. Maybe because the leading characters were so popular they didn't want other actors looking at them. But I guess that's what happens when you become a big star.

    • Jessica Alba: I never dress for men - I dress for women.

    • Jessica Alba: Living in L.A., everyone likes to mold you and change you. I don't care about fame, I don't care about being a celebrity. I know that's part of the job, but I don't feed into anyone's idea of who I should be.

    • Jessica Alba: Most nights I end up wearing a wife beater T-shirt and boxers.

    • Jessica Alba: (On learning Spanish) I have a great accent because I grew up hearing it in the neighborhood. But I have no idea what I'm saying.

    • Jessica Alba: You want me to be quiet? Then I'm going to be louder. Frankly, you have to have that kind of entitlement being a woman in this business.

    • Jessica Alba: I could never have a one night stand… I'm the kind of girl who looks over in the morning and is like, Do you really have to be here?

    • Jessica Alba: My theory is that if you look confident you can pull off anything - even if you have no clue what you're doing.

    • Jessica Alba: I can now hold my breath under water longer than [Into the Blue co-stars] Paul Walker, Scott Caan, and Josh Brolin!

    • Jessica Alba: (On who she would most like to be stuck in a lift with) Michael Caine. He's one of my favorite actors. I met him once, and he's so witty and intelligent. I think we'd have a fun time.

    • Jessica Alba: (On her awkward stage when she was growing up) I had braces... and I was pigeon-toed. I really had my moments with the ugly gene.

    • Jessica Alba: There's no such thing as a perfect guy. I think it would be strange if somebody was absolutely everything you always wanted, because then there'd be no challenge. Also, you'd feel inferior.

    • Jessica Alba: I've got cousins galore. Mexicans just spread all their seeds. And the women just pop them out.

    • Jessica Alba: I'm good at being sarcastic with guys. They don't want the quiet, prissy little things.

    • Jessica Alba: Guys are stimulated easily. They are easy to manipulate. All you have to do is wear a sexy outfit.

    • Jessica Alba: I have my own spiritual thing, but I am not part of an organized religion. I think religion is very special and individual to each person.

    • Jessica Alba: I like Spongebob Squarepants, he's goofy like me.

    • Jessica Alba: I don't need to be in the press or seen. Just because I'm not in a movie or magazines doesn't mean I'm going away. It just means I have some integrity.

    • Jessica Alba: I couldn't do commercials. I was like why should I smile all the time?

    • Jessica Alba: It's not always so great to be objectified but I don't feel I have much of a choice right now. I'm young in my career. I know I have to strike when the iron is hot. I look forward to the day when I can do a small movie and act and it's not about me wearing a bathing suit or chaps.

    • Jessica Alba: When I used to do the action scenes, I would have to play it rough. If you hit an actress accidentally, she would usually take it on the chin and say, `Don't do that again.' But with the guys, they would put ice on it, take a 20-minute break and ask for x-rays. It was unbelievable.

    • Jessica Alba: (On if she see a sex symbol when she looks in the mirror) Are you kidding? I actually don't think I'm attractive. The public only sees me after I've had my hair and make-up done. Or I'm in photos that have been airbrushed or lit a certain way. It's all an illusion.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Highly overrated, but I'm jealous that she was with Michael Weatherly :)

    1.0
    She's nice to look at... That's about it really. The only thing I envy her for is that she had a relationship with Michael Weatherly :) I really don't like that she's badmouthing him because any woman would be lucky to be with Michael. Now she's saying she never should have gotten engaged to him because he's 12 years older and she was very religious. Maybe she just recently learned how to count, but she could have figured that one out when they met, right? I've never liked her in any role she played. I only liked Dark Angel because of Michael Weatherly to be honest. And he's only gotten better now he's on NCIS. Her acting abilities have never grabbed me. Just a pretty face. I'd like to see more of MW and less of her. She's just not as good as she thinks she is.moreless
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    9.0
    She is a reliable performer and can do comedy and dark. It's good she steered away from ethnic stuff because who needs that anyway but she also seems to avoid it a little bit. She's hot, beautiful, talented and has great range.
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