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Born: March 24, 1977
Birthplace: Sacramento, California
Chastain played the younger version of Helen Mirren’s character in The Debt as a young Mossad agent in her first mission to retrieve a Nazi. She also appeared in The Tree of Life and Texas Killing Fields. Chastain will be seen next in Salome with Al Pacino.
Chastain has also won critical acclaim for her role in the in the controversial 2012 military movie Zero Dark Thirty. She won the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress-Motion Picture Drama.
Chastain earned an Oscar nod for her supporting role in The Help. She also stars in Lawless, which opens in August 2012.