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Jessica Chastain

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.


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Jan 2012, Jessica Chastain to make Broadway debut in ‘The Heiress’

U.S. actress Jessica Chastain arrives at the 11th International Film Festival of Marrakech (FIFM), December 7, 2011.The festival runs from December 2 to 10. REUTERS/Jean Blondin (MOROCCO - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

Jan 2012, Jessica Chastain was 'shocked' when she met Meryl Streep

This may come as a surprise, but movie stars are people too! Just like us, they go numb, start balling their eyes out, or become giddy at the sight of a celebrity. Jessica Chastain proved this when she became incredibly starstruck when meeting the legendary Meryl Streep. After her performance in a play, Chastain was standing in the lobby and noticed Streep. The Huffington Post reported that during an interview with Vanity Fair, The Help star recounted the nerve-wrecking event.

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