Jessica Michelle Chastain is an American actress and producer. She is known for her roles in films with feminist themes. She was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012. She has a daughter with fashion executive Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo. Her sister Juliet died by suicide in 2003 following years of drug addiction.
About Jessica Chastain in brief
Jessica Michelle Chastain is an American actress and producer. She is known for her roles in films with feminist themes. In 2012, she won a Golden Globe Award and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress for playing a CIA analyst in the thriller Zero Dark Thirty. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012. She has a daughter with fashion executive Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo, with whom she has a daughter with. Her sister Juliet died by suicide in 2003 following years of drug addiction. She was raised in Sacramento, California, by her mother and stepfather, Michael Hastey, a fire-fighter. She shares a close bond with her maternal grandmother, Marilyn, whom she credits as someone who “always believed in me” She is the founder of the production company Freckle Films, which was created to promote diversity in film. Her highest-grossing releases came with the science fiction films Interstellar and The Martian, and the horror film It Chapter Two. She has said that she was a loner and considered herself a misfit in school, eventually finding an outlet in the performing arts. In her first year at the Juilliard School, she suffered anxiety and was worried about being dropped from the program, spending most of her time reading and watching movies. She graduated from the school with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts in 2003. Her mother and father were both teenagers when she was born, and she was estranged from her father, Michael Monasterio, and her mother, Jerri Renee Hastey.
She had two sisters and two brothers; she was raised by a single mother who worked very hard to put food on her table. She said: “It was a very difficult upbringing. Things weren’t easy for me growing up. We did not have money. There were many nights when we had to go to sleep without eating” She has two daughters with a daughter, who she has with fashion exec Gian LucA Passi De PrePOSulo, and a son with another woman, who is also a fashion executive. She also has a step-son, who was born in Sacramento and grew up in Los Angeles. She and her husband have two children, a son and a daughter-in-law. Her husband is a former NFL player who played for the San Francisco 49ers and the San Diego 49ers. Her daughter is an aspiring actress and has appeared in a number of films, including The Martian and The Fault in Our Stars. She currently lives in New York City with her husband and their daughter. She works as a producer and director at Freckles Films, a production company that promotes diversity in the film industry. Her first major role was in the drama Jolene, in which she starred as an aspiring socialite. She made her professional stage debut as Juliet in a production of Romeo and Juliet in 1998. In 2003, she was signed to a talent holding deal with the television producer John Wells.