Jessica Chastain - Updated Feb 2024

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Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain is an amazing American actress and film producer who has made a strong profile in the Film industry. Jessica Chastain is famous and known for her distinct role in films with feminist themes.

Early life and childhood

Jessica Chastain was born Jessica Michelle Chastain on March 24, 1997, as a daughter of Jerri Chastain, a vegan chef, and father Michael Monasterio, in Sacramento, California. she is 45 years old and in 2022 according to her birth date. Her parents lived separately for a year since her sister Juliet was born.

Michael Monasterio, the biological father of Jessica Chastain was a rock musician but, she didn’t have a healthy relationship with her father with no communication at all. Her father’s name is not even mentioned on her birth certificate. He died in 2013 because of bronchitis complications. She lived with her mother and stepfather Michael Hastey in Northern California where she was brought up in a middle-class family. Her siblings  Nicole and Laci are from her stepfather.

Talking about her educational background she went to EI Camino High School in Sacramento and then joined Sacramento City College. Similarly, as part of Drama Divisions School, she joined Julliard School in New York funded by William Scholarship, and finally graduated with B.F.A degree and right after a year she got her bachelor’s degree her sister Juliet died as she was struggling with drug abuse.

Jessica Chastain – Career and Professional Life

She started her acting career at an early age with her first debut in 1988 as Shakespeare’s Juliet. She started her first onscreen journey in 2004 while playing TV series in guest roles such as ‘Law and Order’ with her 1st debut film in the titular role in ‘Jolene ‘in 2008. In 2010 she played a supporting role in mystery films Stolen’, ‘The Westerner, and ‘The Debt’.

In 2011 her role in the film ‘The Help’ gave her the biggest success. she played in the psychological thriller drama ‘Take Shelter.  Similarly in 2013, she gave the voice for a character ‘Madagascar’. In the same year, she was seen in the crime drama film ‘Lawless and the political thriller film ‘Zero Dark Thirty.

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caption: Jessica Chastain enjoying her award moment. Source: Instagram

In 2015, she was a narrator in a documentary film, ‘Unity’. And then, she played in the science and fiction survival film ‘The Martian’ and then in the film ‘Crimson Peak’ in the leading role. Similarly, in 2016, she played a leading role in the political thriller ‘Miss Sloane’. Likewise in 2017, she was seen in films such as ‘The Zookeeper, ‘Molly’s Game’ and ‘Woman Walks Ahead’ in the lead role.

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caption: Jessica Chastain in an award ceremony. source: Instagram

Jessica Chastain – Awards and Nominations

She received a Best Actress Award at Seattle International Film Festival with her first debut ‘Jolene’. Her breakthrough film ‘The Help ‘got her an Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA Award. She again received Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress for her role as a CIA agent in Zero Dark Thirty along with her nomination for the Best Actress Oscar.

She earned the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress and Golden Globe nominations for the crime film ‘A Most Violent Year’. In 2012, she won the Next Future Icon Award at The Elle Style Awards. She got a nomination for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. She won a role as an astrophysicist in the film ‘Interstellar’ and again received a nomination for the same category for her role in ‘The Martian’ in 2015.

Further, she was nominated for a Golden Globe nomination for her character in Miss Sloane, along with Molly’s Game, and Scenes from a Marriage. In 2021, she won the Academy Award, and Screen Guild Awards. Similarly, the Critic’s Choice Award for Best Actress in the biopic The Eyes of Tammy Faye.

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caption: Jessica Chastain winning an award. source: celeb mafia


She is a founder of a production company, Freckles Film. It has helped to create many ideas to promote diversity in films. In addition, she is an investor in the soccer club Angel City FC. She was on the list of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2012 along with Victoria’s Secret’s ‘What Is Sexy’ list in 2012 for Sexiest Smile.

In 2012 She was 86th on Ask Men’s list of top 99 women. In the same year, she was on the list of  Topped Vanity Fair’s International Best Dressed List. She was listed as one of the top 25 Style Icons of the season by the UK’s Stylist Magazine in 2012.

She is a great fan of Marion Cotillard is French actress, musician, Songwriter- Singer, and environmentalist. Her favorite actresses are Clara Bow, Greta Garbo, and Greer Garson.

Jessica Chastain – Net worth 2023

She has earned a luxurious life and fame with her notable achievements. Her net worth as of March 2022 is $45 million.

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caption: Jessica Chastain enjoying vacation with her best friend. Source: Instagram

Relationship status

She married Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo in 2017 whom she has been dating since 2012. According to the sources, she was in a long-term relationship with Writer-director Benson in 2000 which came to an end in 2010. And then she started dating her current husband.

According to published reports, She gave birth to her first daughter Giulietta Chastain Passi in April 2018 via surrogacy.  Likewise in 2020, she welcomed her second daughter though we don’t have much of her information.

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caption: Jessica enjoying the moment with her husband. Source: aww

Body measurement

The beautiful actress has been a charming beauty and has lured her fans with her body structure. She is 5 feet 4 inches with a weight of 56kg.  She has a waist size of 25 inches and her bodily measurement is 36-25-35. Her bra size is 36 B with her dress size 6US. She has blonde hair with dimple chi and her eye color is green.

Social media

She has a huge fan following on her Instagram account. She currently has 4.4 million followers on her Instagram and 901.3k Twitter followers. However we could not handful of achieving information regarding her social media updates.