Jessica Alba is an American actress, businesswoman and model. She rose to fame in the early 2000s after appearing in a string of successful films such as Honey (2003), Fantastic Four (2005) and Sin City (2005). Since then she has established herself as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after leading ladies.
Alba was born on April 28th 1981 in Pomona, California. She started her performing career at the age of 12 when she appeared in Camp Nowhere and The Secret World Of Alex Mack television series. In 1998, she made her feature film debut with a role in Never Been Kissed alongside Drew Barrymore; this was followed by roles in Idle Hands and Paranoid Park. However it wasn’t until 2003 that Alba shot to stardom thanks to her performance as exotic dancer Honey Daniels in the dance movie Honey which made over $60 million worldwide at the box office.
In 2005, Alba starred opposite Ioan Gruffudd as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman for Marvel Comics blockbuster adaptation Fantastic Four; this earned her two Teen Choice Awards nominations for Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Breakout Female Star. Later that year she played Nancy Callahan in Frank Miller’s highly stylized neo-noir crime drama Sin City which won critical acclaim from both fans and critics alike with Empire magazine calling it “the best comic book adaptation ever”. Her performance earned her positive reviews from numerous film critics including Roger Ebert who praised “Alba’s striking presence” within the movie.
Since then Jessica has gone on to appear in various other projects including Good Luck Chuck (2007), Valentine’s Day (2010) and Spy Kids 4D: All The Time In The World (2011). Outside of acting Alba co-founded ‘The Honest Company’ which produces eco friendly household products designed specifically for families with children; Forbes listed Jessica among America’s Richest Self Made Women 2016 list estimating her net worth at around $340 million dollars due largely to this venture.
Jessica is also heavily involved with charitable causes such as Habitat For Humanity where she volunteers regularly helping to build homes for those less fortunate than herself. She also serves on board of trustees for Baby2Baby, an organization providing basic necessities to low income families living below poverty level across Los Angeles County.
From starring roles across multiple genres ranging from comedy to sci fi, through fashion modeling gigs, philanthropy work and becoming a self made multi millionaire entrepreneur all before turning 40 years old – It can be said without doubt that Jessica Alba truly is a force of nature!
Born on April 28th 1981 in Pomona California she was raised by her father Mark who was an Air Force mechanic and mother Catherine who worked as a lifeguard at the YMCA.
Alba began acting at the age of twelve when she landed a role on TV show Flipper. This led to more roles including Camp Nowhere, Idle Hands, Never Been Kissed, Little Fockers and Machete Kills among many others over the years. In 2000 she made it big with her lead role in Dark Angel which lasted two seasons before cancellation due to low ratings.
In 2005 Alba gained worldwide recognition for her performance in Sin City where she played Nancy Callahan alongside Bruce Willis, Clive Owen and Mickey Rourke – this film also earned her several awards including an MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team (shared with co-stars). Her career continued to skyrocket after starring roles in Fantastic Four (2005), Into The Blue (2005) and Valentine’s Day (2010).
Aside from acting Jessica is also involved with various charities such as Project HOME which works towards ending homelessness; Operation Smile which helps children born with facial deformities get medical care; Clothes Off Our Back Foundation which donates designer clothing items to children’s charities; Skydance Productions’ Earth To Echo campaign that promotes clean energy initiatives among other things. Additionally she has become a vocal advocate against animal cruelty through organizations like Humane Society International & PETA USA campaigns.
In 2012 Jessica launched “The Honest Company” – an eco friendly lifestyle brand focused on creating safe products for families all over the world without sacrificing style or convenience along the way! As CEO of this company she has grown it into one of America’s most successful start ups having been valued at $1 billion dollars just four years after its launch date making Alba one of Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women list twice already!
Overall there are few people more recognizable than Jessica Alba today due not only to her stunning beauty but also because of how much success & influence that comes along with being both an actress & entrepreneur simultaneously!