Jessica Michelle Chastain
is an American actress and film producer, best known for her portrayals of women in films with feminist themes. Her accolades include a Golden Globe Award
and two Academy Award
nominations. She received critical acclaim for her role as Maya in the 2012
war thriller film Zero Dark Thirty
, which earned her the Broadcast Film Critics Association for Best Actress
and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
, as well as an Academy Award for Best Actress
nomination. She also voiced Gia
in Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
. She also portrayed the older Beverly Marsh
in It: Chapter Two
For Disney, she played Celia Foote in the 2011 DreamWorks/Touchstone Pictures film adaptation of The Help, which earned her a Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination, and recently posed as Merida in the Disney Dream Portrait Series.
She played Vuk in Fox's Dark Phoenix .
Jessica Chastain attending the 66th annual Cannes Film Fest in May 2013.
Jessica Chastain speaks at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con.
Jessica Chastain visiting The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon in March 2016.
Jessica Chastain poses at her Chinese Theatre Handprint ceremony in Hollywood in November 2016.
Jessica Chastain attending the 76th annual Golden Globes in January 2019.
- Chastain was originally cast in the role of Maya Hansen in Iron Man 3, but at the end, she passed the role to Rebecca Hall due to scheduling conflicts.