About Jessica Chastain
Her birth date may not be correct as she has never publicly revealed it. Also reported as March 29, 1981
Jessica Chastain is an American theater, film, and television actress. She is known for her roles in the films The Help, The Debt, Take Shelter, Coriolanus, The Tree of Life, and Lawless. She broke out in 2011 with seven films premiering. She won over 35 critics awards and was widely named as breakout star. For her role in the film The Help she received Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA and Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress. In 2012, Time Magazine included her in its annual list of "The 100 Most Influential People in the World".
Jessica Michelle Chastain was born on March 24, 1977, in a small town near Sonoma, California.[a] She is the daughter of Jerri Renee Hastey (née Chastain). Her biological father is Michael Monasterio (1957–2013), a rock musician. Her parents were both teenagers when she was born. Chastain is reluctant to publicly discuss this aspect of her childhood; she was estranged from Monasterio and has said that no father is listed on her birth certificate. She has two sisters and two brothers. Her sister Juliet committed suicide in 2003 following years of drug abuse. She was raised in Sacramento, California, by her mother and stepfather, Michael Hastey, a fireman. She considers her stepfather to be "one of the greatest people" she knows, and has said that he was the first person to make her feel secure. She shares a close bond with her maternal grandmother, Marilyn, whom she credits as someone who "always believed in me".