Jessica Alba : Biography
One of the
crop of bright-eyed, dewy-skinned young actors to attain teen idoldom
and a regular paycheck during the late 1990s, Jessica Alba closed out
the century as one of Hollywood's more promising new talents. Born in
Pomona, California, on April 28, 1981, Alba, whose father was in the Air
Force, moved with her family to Biloxi, Mississippi, when she was an infant,
but she eventually moved back to California nine years later. It was back
in California that she embarked on an acting career; having been in love
with the idea of acting since she was five, Alba took her first acting
class at the age of 12, and nine months later, she landed her first agent.
She got her start on television, making appearances on shows like Beverly
Hills 90210, and she made her film debut in the 1994 kids comedy Camp
Jessica Alba: Career
Jessica made her movie debut in Camp Nowhere. She was originally hired
for a short time but got lucky when one of the main actresses dropped
out. Jessica, who had the same color hair as the actress, eagerly took
over the spot. After her first movie, Jessica appeared in two commercials
for Nintendo and J.C. Penny and a few independent films. In 1994, she
landed a reoccurring role in "The Secret World of Alex Mac." She played
a snob who made life hard for the main character with magical powers.
Also in 1994, she landed the role of Maya for a pilot of "Flipper." Jessica
spent 1995 filming the first season of "Flipper" in Australia. Jessica
is a PADI-certified diver and the "Flipper" show allowed her to have fun
and play with the dolphins. The success of the first season of "Flipper"
lead to the filming of the second season, which Jessica also starred in.
Jessica involvement in "Flipper" lasted from 1995-1997. Since "Flipper"
Jessica has appeared in a number of television shows and movies. In 1996,
Jessica appeared in Venus Rising as Young Eve. Also in 1996, she appeared
in an episode of "Chicago Hope", as Maria. In 1997, Jessica appeared on
the "Dini Petty Show", a Canadian talk show, and talked about her role
in Flipper and her general acting career. She began working on P.U.N.K.S.,
featuring Randy Quaid, in 1998. P.U.N.K.S. was just recently released
on video in early January, 1999. In 1998, Jessica appeared in several
TV shows for an episode or two. In early 1998, she appeared in "Brooklyn
South", as Melissa. A few months later, she appeared in two episodes of
"Beverly Hills 90210", as Leanne. And finally, she appeared in an episode
of "Love Boat: The Next Wave."
Jessica Alba: Movies
Blue (2005), Fantastic Four (2005), Sin City (2005), Honey (2003), The
Sleeping Dictionary (2002), Paranoid (2000), Idle Hands (1999), Never
Been Kissed (1999), Punks (1997), Venus Rising (1995), Camp Nowhere (1994)