Biel, Jessica 1982–

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BIEL, Jessica 1982


Full name, Jessica Claire Biel; born March 3, 1982, in Ely, MN; daughter of Jon (an entrepreneur) and Kim Biel. Education: Attended Tufts University; studied acting at Young Actors Space, Los Angeles, CA. Avocational Interests: Soccer, snowboarding, photography, and inline skating.

Addresses: Agent Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actress. Appeared in television commercials for L'Oreal products, 200203; worked as a teen model for two years.

Awards, Honors: YoungStar Award nomination, best performance by a young actress in a drama TV series, Young Artist Award nomination, best performance in a TV drama seriesleading young actress, 1998, Young Artist Award nomination (with others), best performance in a TV seriesyoung ensemble, 1999, YoungStar Award nomination (with others), best young ensemble casttelevision, 2000, all for 7th Heaven; Young Artist Award, best performance in a feature by a supporting young actress, 1998, for Ulee's Gold.


Television Appearances; Series:

Mary Camden, 7th Heaven (also known as Seventh Heaven and Seventh Heaven Beginnings ), The WB, 19962003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The WB's Second Annual New Year's Eve Jam, The WB, 1997.

Presenter, Kids Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 1999.

The 2002 Billboard Music Awards, Fox, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Herself, "Bali," Celebrity Adventures, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Herself, "Young Hollywood," E! Rank, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Herself, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2002.

Herself, "Los Angeles: Seventh Street," Trading Spaces, The Learning Channel, 2003.

Herself, Punk'd, MTV, 2003.

Host, Pepsi Smash, The WB, 2003.

Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, 2003.

Also appeared as herself, Total Access 24/7.

Film Appearances:

Casey Jackson, Ulee's Gold, Orion, 1997.

Allie, I'll Be Home for Christmas, Buena Vista, 1998.

Tenley Parrish, Summer Catch, Warner Bros., 2001.

Lara Holleran, The Rules of Attraction (also known as Die Regeln des Spiels ), 2002.

Erin, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, New Line Cinema, 2003.


Music Videos:

Appeared in "Fly Away from Here" by Aerosmith and "Next to You" by 8006.



Entertainment Weekly, December 25, 1998, p. 22.

Interview, November, 2003, p. 98.

Parade, November 15, 1998, p. 26.

People Weekly, May 10, 1999, p. 141.

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