Full Name: Jessica Marie Alba
Date of Birth: Tuesday, April 28, 1981
Place of Birth: Pomona, California USA
Background: Father (Spanish/Mexican-American) Mother (French/Danish)
Height: 5'6 1/2"
Weight : 125 lbs
Hair: Light Brown
Horoscope Sign: Taurus
Love Life: Fianco Michael Weatherly, actor, co-starr on Dark Angel
Education: Graduated high school at age 16; attended the Atlantic Theater Company
Ancestral Origin: Of Spanish/Mexican (Father) and French/Danish (Mother) descent.
Jessica Marie Alba was born in Pomona, California, April 28, 1981. Jessica was bitten by the acting bug at the age five, but it wasn't until she was twelve that she took her first acting class in Southern California. With drama and acting lessons under her young thespian belt, Jessica saw the realization of her dreams when she was signed to an talent agency nine months later.
Jessica has quickly become one of the hottest female properties in showbiz. At 127 lbs., she is 5' 7" with a wonderful 35-24-35 anatomy. Jessica has already played a variety of roles ranging from light comedy to gritty drama since beginning her career.
Her lucky break would come when she landed a part in the 1993 comedy "Camp Nowhere", when the actress hired to play the part suddenly dropped out. Nabbing that part in a feature film was a great start for her career, but she was still not considered a hot ticket by Hollywood standards. Jessica took a couple of steps back and turned her attention to commercial work. Jessica has starred in two different commercials, for both JC Penny and Nintendo.
Destined to succeed, Jessica branched out into the realm of series television earning herself a recurring role in Nickelodeon's comedy series, "The Secret World of Alex Mack". Her next major role was in the "Flipper" series as Maya. Jessica is an avid swimmer and a PADI certified diver which allows her a great latitude and enjoyment in her acting career.
It was during this time that Jessica found out firsthand just how deranged some fans can get. After receiving numerous threatening calls, Jessica was abducted in the middle of the night by a group of men. Fortunately, she was found in the trunk of a car, bound and gagged, but physically unharmed.
Jessica broke out in 2000 when James Cameron, the Academy Award winning producer of Titanic tapped her to star in "Dark Angel", his FOX television series about a genetically enhanced human prototype who escaped her military handlers as a child who lives in a dreary, futuristic version of Seattle named Max Guevara.
"I'm good at being sarcastic with guys. They don't want the quiet, prissy little things."