Born: 28 April 1981
Birthplace: Pomona, California
Best known as: The star of TV's Dark Angel
Jessica Alba is best known as TV's Dark Angel (2000-02, produced by James Cameron) and as Sue Storm in the movie version of The Fantastic Four (2005, starring Michael Chiklis). Alba began working in front of the camera in the mid-1990s, appearing in television commercials and small roles in feature films. She had a recurring role in the Nickelodeon series The Secret World of Alex Mack, followed by her first starring role in the 1995 series Flipper. She scored a double whammy in 1999 with appearances in the teen-friendly films Never Been Kissed and Idle Hands, and filmmaker Cameron cast her as the title lead in his TV project Dark Angel. Since then she has worked mostly in feature films, usually playing a tough-but-vulnerable babe, as in Honey (2003, with Lil' Romeo) and in the film version of Frank Miller's Sin City (2005, with Bruce Willis). Alba's other films include The Sleeping Dictionary (2003), the ocean-diving suspense film Into the Blue (2005, with Paul Walker), the Fantastic Four sequel Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), and a role as a klutzy penguin-keeper in Good Luck Chuck (2007).
Extra credit: Alba married Cash Warren on 19 May 2008; the pair met when he was a director's assistant on her 2004 movie Fantastic Four. They have two daughters: Honor Marie Warren (born 7 June 2008) and Haven Garner Warren (born 13 August 2011).
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