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Top 10 Facts - Jessica Chastain
04.26.2017
Fact #1

Jessica Chastain is an American actress and film producer. Jessica Michelle Chastain was born March 24, 1977 in a small town near Sonoma, California.

Fact #2

She has two sisters and two brothers. Her sister Juliet committed suicide in 2003 following years of drug abuse.

Fact #3

Chastain made her film debut in the drama Jolene (2008), and gained wide recognition in 2011 for starring roles in half a dozen films, including the dramas Take Shelter and The Tree of Life.

Fact #4

Chastain is the founder of the production company Freckle Films, which was created to promote diversity in film.

Fact #5

Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012.

Fact #6

In the 2000s, Chastain was in a long-term relationship with writer-director Ned Benson that ended in 2010. Since 2012, she has been in a relationship with Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo, an Italian executive for the French fashion brand Moncler.

Fact #7

Chastain is a feminist, and has often spoken against the discrimination faced by women and minorities in Hollywood.

Fact #8

In 2013, Chastain won the Golden Globe for Best Actress (Drama) for her performance in "Zero Dark Thirty."

Fact #9

In 2014, she revealed that her involvement with the non-profit To Write Love on Her Arms was prompted by the suicide of one of her sisters.

Fact #10

She's also a ukulele player and loves jamming to Radiohead

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