Jessica Alba was born in Pomona, California to Catherine and Mark Alba. She spent a lot of her early childhood traveling due to her dad’s job with the Air Force. When she was nine, the family finally settled in southern California.
Jessica’s first step toward stardom came when she begged her mom to bring her to an acting competition in Beverly Hills when she was just 12 years old. Jessica won the top prize, which were free acting classes. Just nine months later, she signed with an agent.
In 1993 she made her first feature film debut in “Camp Nowhere”. She was originally cast for a minor role, but a principal actress had to drop out and Jessica was asked to step in.
Jessica landed a number of jobs on television shows and in films. Her first breakthrough role came in 2000 when director James Cameron cast her as Max Guevara in “Dark Angel”. Jessica went through intense training for the role and admitted to struggling with anorexia during that time, dropping down to a scary 100 lbs. “A lot of girls have eating disorders, and I did too,” “I got obsessed with it. When I went from a girl’s body to a woman’s body with natural fat in places, I freaked out.”
After the show ended, she moved into movies, starring in a number of hits including “Sin City” and the “Fantastic Four” films where she met Cash. In 2004 Jessica met Cash Warren on the set of “Fantastic Four”, where he worked as a director’s assistant, and the two started dating. In 2007, Jessica and Cash announce they are expecting their first child together. They become engaged and get married in May of 2008 in a small courthouse ceremony – just three weeks before welcoming their daughter, Honor Marie.
Jessica is involved with a number of charities including Habitat for Humanity, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and is an ambassador for the 1Goal movement to help provide education to children in Africa.
Jessica and Cash announced on 2/16/11 that they are expecting their second child together.
- DOB: 4/28/1981
- Marriage: Cash Warren 5/19/08
- Children: Honor Marie Warren 6/07/2008