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Alba, Jessica 1981– (Jessica Marie Alba)

ALBA, Jessica 1981
(Jessica Marie Alba)


Full name, Jessica Marie Alba; born April 28, 1981, in Pomona, CA; raised in Biloxi, MS, Del Rio, TX, and southern California; daughter of Mark (served in the United States Air Force and worked as real estate broker) and Cathy Alba. Avocational Interests: Swimming, scuba diving, golf.

Addresses: Agent Endeavor, 9701 Wilshire Blvd., 10th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager Thurline Entertainment, 8840 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Publicist Bragman/Nyman/Cafarelli, 9171 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 300, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career: Actress. Appeared in television commercials for Nintendo (1993), J.C. Penney (1993), and L'Oreal products (2001).

Awards, Honors: YoungStar Award nomination, best performance by a young actress in a daytime TV program, 1998, for Flipper; Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a TV seriesdrama, Saturn Award, best actress on television, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, Special Achievement Award, breakthrough actress of the year, ALMA Awards, Young Artist Award nomination, best performance in a TV drama seriesleading young actress, Teen Choice Award, TVchoice actress, TV Guide Award, breakout star of the year, TV Guide Award nomination, actress of the year in a new series, 2001, ALMA Award nominations, outstanding actress in a television series, 2001, 2002, Saturn Award nomination, best actress in a television series, 2002, all for Dark Angel.


Film Appearances:

(Film debut; as Jessica Marie Alba) Gail, Camp Nowhere, Buena Vista, 1994.

Young Eve, Venus Rising, IRS Releasing, 1995.

Samantha Swaboda, P.U.N.K.S. (also known as Rebels ), APix Entertainment, 1998.

Kirsten Liosis (at South Glen South), Never Been Kissed, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1999.

Molly, Idle Hands, Columbia, 1999.

Chloe, Paranoid, 2000.

Selima, The Sleeping Dictionary, Fine Line, 2003.

Honey Daniels (title role), Honey, Universal, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Jessica, The Secret World of Alex Mack (also known as Alex Mack ), Nickelodeon, 19941995.

Maya Graham, Flipper: The New Adventures (also known as Flipper and The New Adventures of Flipper ), syndicated, 19951997.

Max Guevara/X5452 (title role), Dark Angel (also known as James Cameron's Dark Angel ), Fox, 20002002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Christy, Too Soon for Jeff, ABC, 1996.

The Teen Choice Awards 2000, Fox, 2000.

Nickelodeon's 14th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 2001.

The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, CBS, 2001.

Herself, The 2001 Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 2001.

Presenter, Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '02, Nickelodeon, 2002.

Herself, The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2002.

The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2002.

Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards 2003, Nickelodeon, 2003.

The 4th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, CBS, 2003.

Herself, MTV Video Music Awards 2003, MTV, 2003.

The 2003 Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 2003.

The 2003 Espy Awards, ESPN, 2003.

Women Rock! Songs from the Movies, Lifetime, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Maya Graham, Flipper: The New Adventures (also known as Flipper ), syndicated, 1995.

Max Guevara, Dark Angel, Fox, 2000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Florie Hernandez, "Sexual Perversity in Chicago Hope," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1996.

Herself, Dini Petty Show, 1997.

Melissa Hauer, "Exposing Johnson," Brooklyn South, CBS, 1998.

Leann, "Making Amends," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1998.

Leann, "The Nature of Nurture," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1998.

Layla, "Remember?," The Love Boat: The Next Wave, UPN, 1998.

Herself/#17, "25 Toughest Stars," E! Rank, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001.

Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 2002.

Herself, Punk'd, MTV, 2003.


Video Games:

Voice of Max (X5452) Dark Angel, Microsoft, 2002.



Newsmakers, Issue 2, Gale Group, 2001.


Entertainment Weekly, March 16, 2001, p. 26; December 22, 2000, p. 47.

Hollywood Reporter, April 8, 1999, p. 2.

Parade Magazine, November 26, 2000, p. 26.

People Weekly, October 27, 2003, p. 55.

Teen Magazine, April, 2002, p. 52.

Vanity Fair, February, 1999, p. 107.

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