Occupation : Actress
Birth Date : 28 April 1981
Birth Place : Pomona, California, USA
Birth Name : Jessica Marie Alba
Nationality : American
Sex : F
Height : 5' 6"
Education : high school graduated
Atlantic Theater Company in New York
Relationship : Cash Warren (assistant director), Michael Weatherly (actor; born on July 8, 1968; engaged in May 2001; broke up)
Father : Mark Alba (Spanish/Mexican-American; real estate owner, once joined US Air Force)
Mother : Cathy Alba (French/Danish; born in Montreal)
Brother : Joshua Alba (actor; born on July 8, 1982)
Claim to fame : as Max Guevara on TV Series
Fan Mail :
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10201 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Jessica Marie Alba was born in Pomona, California, on April 28, 1981. Jessica’s family moved to Biloxi, Mississippi while Jessica was very young. Her father, who was in the Air Force, moved the family to Del Rio, Texas, later. Eventually, the family settled in southern California when Jessica was nine. Jessica had always wanted to be an actress from the age of five. She took her first acting class at the age of 12. Shortly later, Jessica was signed by an agency.
Alba fell in love with acting at a very early age, and began acting professionally at the age of 12, studying with local Los Angeles acting coaches. Shortly thereafter, she landed commercial work, followed by various film and television roles. At 16, Alba attended New York's acclaimed Atlantic Theatre Company, where she studied with founders William H. Macy and David Mamet.
Alba's recent feature film credits include 20th Century Fox's "Never Been Kissed" with Drew Barrymore and David Arquette, and "Idle Hands" with Seth Green. She most recently completed the feature film "The Sleeping Dictionary" in Malaysia with Brenda Blethyn and Bob Hoskins and directed by Guy Ritchie.
In her spare time, Alba enjoys activities she learned for several of her acting roles such as scuba-diving, horseback-riding, bicycling and motorcycling.