Actress Jessica Chastain became a household name in 2011 after her breakthrough in the 2011 film The Help. Keep reading for more information about IT: Chapter 2 star and her assets.
Jessica Chastain was born on March 24, 1977 in Sacramento, California. Her mother, Jerri Chastain, is a vegan chef and her father, Michael Monasterio, is a rock musician. Chastain is alienated from her biological father, who felt closer and safer to her stepfather, Michael Hastey, who is a firefighter.
Jessica Chastain’s interest in the entertainment industry started early. She started dancing when she was nine years old and joined her first dance group at the age of 13. As a teenager, she started performing in Shakespeare productions in the Bay of California.
Jessica Chastain was the first in her family to go to college after a fellow actor encouraged her to audition for Juilliard as a drama major. She joined Crew 32 with the help of a scholarship from Juilliard alumnus Robin Williams. The acting career of Jessica Chastain started in the theater before going to television roles in shows like ER, Veronica Mars and Dark Shadows.
Chastain went from the television screen to the silver screen in 2008 when she played in Jolene, where she plays a traveling orphan who’s out to explore the world, experiencing love and a broken heart along the way. Her career began in 2011 when she played in two Academy Award-nominated photos, The Help, where she played Celia Foote, and The Tree of Life, where she played Mrs. O’Brien.
Jessica Chastain received a nod to the Academy Awards when she was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in The Help, a film based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett about an aspiring writer who decides to write a book about the experience of African-American girls during the civil rights movement of the sixties. A year later she also received a nomination at the Academy Awards for the best performance by an actress in a leading role for her role in Zero Dark Thirty, the story of the hunt for terrorist leader Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden and his death.
Chastain is known for displaying women with a strong will in films with feminist themes. “I always try to play characters that are very different from what I am. If the character was a good swimmer or a diver, I would be interested, because in my real life I am completely afraid of water. I would immediately feel compelled to do it, because I always try to tackle every fear that I have, “Chastain said in an interview,” I don’t want my life to be dominated by fear, whether it’s the fear of to be rejected, fear of being loved; I want to live my life with open arms. I also never want to play the same character twice. For me that is soul-expanding. “
Jessica Chastain recently completed the production on IT: Chapter 2, the sequel to the movie IT of 2017, about a form-changing monster that hunts the children of a small town in Maine every 27 years. Chastain plays the adult Beverly Marsh.
Jessica Chastain is currently filming 355, a spy thriller about a group of female international agents.
In the 2000s Jessica Chastain had a long-term relationship with writer and director Ned Benson. The couple broke up in 2010. A few years later, Jessica Chastain started dating Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo, an Italian count of the noble Passi de Preposulo family and director of the fashion brand Moncler.
The two married on 10 June 2017 on the estate of the Preposulo family in Carbonera, Italy. In 2018 the two had a daughter through surrogacy. The couple currently lives in New York.
Jessica Chastain’s Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jessica Chastain has a net worth of $ 40 million.