Jessica Biel

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Jessica Biel

Born

3/3/1982, Ely, Minnesota, USA

Birth Name

Jessica Claire Biel

Gender

Female
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The role of Mary Camden (7th Heaven) is Jessica Biel's first television acting debut. Since then she has co-starred with Peter Fonda in the feature film Ulee's Gold and played Jonathan Taylor Thomas' love interest in the Disney movie I'll Be Home for Christmas. She began her career…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In 1998, Jessica was nominated for a YoungStar Award in the category of Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama TV Series for her role in 7th Heaven.

    • In 2000, Jessica, as part of the cast for 7th Heaven, was nominated for a YoungStar Award in the category of Best Young Ensemble Cast - Television.

    • In 1998, Jessica was nominated for two Young Artist Award in the category of Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Leading Young Actress for her role in 7th Heaven and in the category of Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress for her role in the movie Ulee's Gold (1997). She won in this last category.

    • Jessica was nominated six time for a Teen Award, but didn't win any. In 2002 in the category of TV - Choice Actress, Drama for 7th Heaven; in 2003 in the category of Choice TV Actress - Drama/Action Adventure also for 7th Heaven; in 2007 in the category Choice Movie Actress: Horror/Thriller for Next (2007); in 2010 for Choice Movie: Hissy Fit in the category Valentine's Day (2010); and  in 2013 in the category Choice Movie Actress: Romance for Playing for Keeps (2012) and in the category of Choice Movie Actress: Action for Total Recall (2012).

    • In 2005, Jessica won the ShoWest Award in the category of Female Star of Tomorrow.

    • In 2009, Jessica was nominated for a Golden Capital award by the Sannio FilmFest in the category of Best Actress for her role in the movie Easy Virtue (2008).

    • In 2007, Jessica was nominated for a Prism Award in the category of Performance in a Feature Film  for her role in movie Home of the Brave (2006).

    • In 2007, Jessica won the Rising Start Award by Palm Springs International Film Festival.

    • In 2006, Jessica won a Achievement Award by the Newport Beach Film Festival in the category of  Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking Acting for the movie The Illusionist (2006).

    • In 2008, Jessica was nominated for a MTV Movie Award in the category of Best Female Performance for her role in the movie I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007).

    • In 2004, Jessica ranked 2nd in the Chainsaw Award in the category of Best Actress for her role in the movie The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003).

    • In 2013, Jessica ranked 3rd in the Chainsaw Award in the category of Best Actress for her role in the movie The Tall Man (2012).

    • In 2013, Jessica, as part of the cast of the movie The Truth About Emanuel (2013), was nominated for a Ashland Independent Film Award in the category of Best Acting Ensemble: Feature.

    • In 2004, Jessica was nominated for a Saturn Award by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films in the category of Best Actress for her role in the movie The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003).

    • Jessica, while a child, wanted to be a singer, not an actress.

    • At the age of 9, Jessica got so star in several musical productions like Annie, The Sound of Music, and Beauty and the Beast.

    • In 1994, Jessica participated in a competition in the The International Modeling and Talent Association's Annual Conference, and consequently started getting modelling jobs and jobs on commercials.

    • Jessica attended Tufts University in Medford Massachusetts for a year and a half before moving to California.

    • Jessica is a animal right defender, having been involved with related charities like Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and PETA.

    • Jessica's hobbies are ballet, soccer, running, yoga and hiking.

    • Jessica has a collection of vintage glasses.

    • Jessica audtioned for American Beauty (1999).

    • Jessica is an amateur photographer.

    • Jessica was for a period of time a vegetarian, but longer is.

    • Jessica perfected her acting technic by studying with with the coach Ivana Chubbuck.

    • Jessica's parents are Kimberly (Kim) Biel (née Conroe) and Jonathan Edward Biel, an entrepreneur, international business consultant and school manager.

    • Jessica first professional acting job was in a commercial for Pringles, at the age of 11.

    • Jessica auditioned for two 2012 blockbuster movies The Dark Knight Rises(2012) and Les Misérables (2012), but both the roles went for Anne Hathaway.

    • On October 1, 2008, Jessica served as a bridesmaid in the wedding of Beverley Mitchell, her friend and co-star from 7th Heaven. It took place in Italy, and Jessica's boyfriend Justin Timberlake was in attendance, too. Mackenzie Rosman, who played Jessica and Beverley's youngest sister on 7th Heaven, was also a bridesmaid.

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

    • Jessica owns a dog named Tina.

    • Jessica ranked #24 on FHM UK's 100 Sexiest Women in the World of 2007.
      Jessica ranked #6 on FHM Online's 100 Sexiest Women in the World of 2007.
      Jessica ranked #5 in Maxim's 2007 Hot 100 List.
      Jessica was chosen as one of People Magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful People in May 2007.
      Jessica was ranked #98 on VH1's hottest hotties list.
      Jessica ranked #2 on FHM Online's 100 Sexiest Women in the World of 2008 list.
      Jessica ranked #13 on FHM UK's 100 Sexiest Women in the World of 2008 list.
      Jessica Biel was ranked #3 in Maxim's Hot 100 Women 2008.
      Jessica is ranked #17 in the "100 Hottest Brunettes of AIM".
      Jessica ranked #11 in Premiere.com's "The 40 Most Beautiful Hollywood Women (Right Now)" list in 2009.

    • Her height is 5' 7" (1.70 m).

    • It has been reported that Jessica is very close friends with actress Beverley Mitchell, her on-screen sister from 7th Heaven. "I like to call her and make fun of her!" Mitchell has joked about the rumors that swirled in 2007 about Jessica's affair with Cameron Diaz's former boyfriend Justin Timberlake.

    • Jessica got on the cover of the Dutch magazine TV/Film in issue #22, November 2006.

    • Jessica has a contract in which she says never to do nude scenes. She had a body double for her nude scene in the film London, because the director wanted a close-up of her breasts and bottom.

    • Jessica put herself up for bid to help a teenager who lost her leg in a prom night limousine accident. A man named John made the winning bid of $30,000 and won a date with Biel.

    • Jessica Biel reprised her role as Mary Camden-Rivera for the first time in nearly three years when she appeared in the season 8 episode An Early Fall. She shocked many audiences when she consented to be in the the Season 10 finale episode 'And Thank You'. Jessica agreed to do it because it was slated to be the series finale, and they wanted the entire original cast to be together for that last episode (which they were), but the show ended up being renewed at the last second for an 11th season. Jessica did not come back for the actual series finale in 2007.

    • Jessica received the Young Artist Award - Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress in Ulee's Gold.

    • Jessica's family is of German, French, Irish, English and Choctaw Native American descent.

    • On 7th Heaven, Jessica plays Mary, Lucy's (Beverley Mitchell) older sister, but in reality she's actually fourteen months younger than her.

    • Jessica was turned down for the lead role in American Beauty because of her "good girl" image on 7th Heaven.

    • Jessica is scared of spiders.

    • Jessica once dated actor and 7th Heaven and I'll Be Home For Christmas co-star Adam LaVorgna.

    • In 2002, Jessica appeared in the Major League Baseball commercials, her ad, "Why Biel watches baseball players? You know the answer. It's their butts."

  • Quotes

    • Jessica: (on her trust on her brother) My brother is one of those people that I just have total, 100 percent faith in.

    • Jessica: (on decided with roles to take) It's really tough. It's so easy to be a Monday morning quarterback and say, 'Oh, that was a bad idea'. The thing is you give up so much control. You do your job while you're shooting, and then that's it. I'm not in the editing room, I'm not sitting there with the director, and I'm not sitting with the producers. I don't have any of that capacity

    • Jessica: (on the factors in a decision on a role) It's such a gamble that everybody takes when you agree to do something. And sometimes you make a decision because you need to pay your rent, sometimes you make decisions because people are talking to you about "international value," and to do a movie that would do well internationally, even though it's not the right creative choice for you because if you can do that, then maybe you can do that small character piece that you really want to do.

    • Jessica: (on the first movie she ever saw) The first movie I remember seeing is The Goonies (1985). I never identified with girls, and the cast was all boys. Girls were nervous about going into caves; they were scaredy-cats--and I wasn't into that at all. I loved the idea of being with a crew and having an adventure. I was really interested in pits full of snakes.

    • Jessica: (on her name) I think my parents were originally going to name me 'Snowmo Biel', so I guess in that respect 'Jessica' was a real win for me!

    • Jessica: (on the pressure to get a type of look) There is so much pressure to look a certain way in this town. But it's nice to have a little meat on you, and I hope I inspire women to appreciate their muscular calves.

    • Jessica: (on not getting many romantic comedies offers) I've never gotten to do romantic comedy like most of the girls. Maybe because I'm fit, people assume that I'm not funny?

    • Jessica: (about being in school) It's pretty good, actually. People treat me pretty normally. I think most of all, people just won't talk to me. That's the kind of thing that happens. I wouldn't necessarily say that they're ignoring me on purpose; I just think it's kind of like they don't really know what to say, and I sometimes don't know what to say either. So I'll just sit there. If I'm in a class where I don't know anybody, I sometimes just won't talk to that many people. But people treat me really cool, and they don't bug me. They're great. They're really great.

    • Jessica: I don't really care about, you know, changing my image. I just want to do different things. That kind of was the draw for me - when I thought about being an actor as a little kid - is that I can be a princess, I can be an archeologist, I can play this person, I could be anything. It doesn't have to be me, and that's the great thing about the job.

    • Jessica: (about posing in skimpy bikinis) I figure that someday, I'll be able to tell my grandchildren, "Granny used to be a hottie!"

    • Jessica: (referring to her breakout role) This guy came up to me and said, "Do you remember that one time on 7th Heaven when you barked like a dog?" That was my favorite episode!

    • Jessica: (on Adam Sandler touching her breasts in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry) I was definitely freaked out about filming that scene where Adam has to inspect my boobs to see if they are natural. I knew it was coming, I thought, 'I've only got a month, three weeks, then two weeks.' I had to train pretty hard and stay on a structured diet. I don't like the word 'diet' though, I just kept my eating in check to get to a place with my body where I felt, 'OK, its cool, I can be in a movie in my underwear.

    • Jessica: (revealing she believes marriage is just a piece of "paperwork") I don't feel the need to settle down right now. And if I do meet somebody, I don't feel the need for the paperwork of marriage. For me, a verbal agreement is enough. I don't know if I want to get married.

    • Jessica: (on modeling) It's never nearly as sexy doing it as it appears in a magazine. You're sort of laughing through the photo shoot because it's funny to take yourself so seriously. I could never be a model because you're always standing in an awkward position and your back hurts, and you're wearing heels lying on a rock or in the sand or something. You're like, 'This is weird. I'm uncomfortable. I'm itching. I need to scratch.'

    • Jessica: I can't even go to the dry cleaner by myself anymore. You're seen in public with anybody that you might not even know, and you're speculated about.

    • Jessica: There's a vulnerability to being photographed without having your eyes defined or your eyebrows filled in, but I don't wear a lot of makeup in my personal life...I find that men in my past, have preferred me without it. They always said, 'No, take that off.'

    • Jessica: I'm on this nutritional plan--no salt, no sugar, no bread. Just some fruits, every vegetable you can think of, lean meat, and water. They say they want me to have a six-pack stomach, but I think they really want me to have a twelve-pack.

    • Jessica: My definition of sexy is not just using what you got from God, but also that you represent what you believe in. I don't want people to think I'm sexy for what I look like, I want them to find me sexy for who I am and what I do.

    • Jessica: People are often afraid of me, but I'm not scary at all, I'm actually pretty sweet.

    • Jessica: The best part of acting, is that you can crawl in somebody else's body, every time.

    • Jessica: I seldom go to clubs and I always make sure that I can look in the mirror the next morning, and be proud of who I see. You will never find me drunk behind the wheel, and when there are drugs on a party, I'm out.

    • Jessica: Is there anything better you can do as an actress, than to use your fame for charities? I don't have the illusion that I can change the world on my own, but every little helps.

    • Jessica: When I was little, I wanted to become a surgeon. A dead squirrel was my first patient. My mother gave me a knife which i cut his head open with to look at his brains. I really thought it was very interesting. I still love to watch surgeries on TV, too.

    • Jessica: You've got to love this business. You have to be able to take rejection.

    • Jessica: Being someone I'm not for a period of time and loving every minute of being in someone else's skin.

    • Jessica: All of this excitement and success was the culmination of years of training and commitment and from being surrounded by great supportive people.

    • Jessica: I come from a very outdoorsy, adventurous, and extremely active family!

    • Jessica: Smile...Even when you life is at its worst, you never know when you'll meet the one who takes your breath away!

    • Jessica: (describing the movie The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) We worked really, really hard to make it incredibly realistic, so hopefully the audience will think it could happen to them or that it could be your neighbor who could, you know, be a psychotic maniac.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Not the best actress but...

    9.0
    I still love her.Beautiful.
  • Talented, Charismatic and Beautiful!

    9.0
    Great actress! Loved her as bad girl Mary Camden in 7th Heaven and also in the movie Valentines Day as well as Texas Chainsaw Massacre. She is stunning and very physically fit and I also love the delivery of many of her lines throughout all the different shows and movies I've seen her in. It would be nice of her and the other cast members of 7th Heaven to appear in a reunion sometime, I'd be really interested in seeing them together again. I just wish she stuck around with the series more instead of the random guest appearances she did later on in the end. I hate how I always have to write 100 words minimum so I end up writing about crap!moreless
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