More Jessica Biel Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry)Jessica Biel has become one of Hollywood's most coveted actresses. Biel was most recently noted for her performance in the critically acclaimed film The Illusionist, alongside Edward Norton and Paul Giamatti. Entertainment Weekly reported that "Jessica Biel pulls off her most impressive trick yet: transforming herself into a turn-of-the-century Austrian duchess-and a serious art-house actress."
Having emerged as a breakout star through her television series debut on the number-one-rated WB/CW show 7th Heaven, Biel has starred in many additional films. In addition to the sci-fi thriller Next, opposite Nicolas Cage and Julianne Moore, her other recent roles include the return-from-war drama Home of the Brave, with Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci and 50 Cent; Cameron Crowe's Elizabethtown, with Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst and Susan Sarandon; and Stealth, in which she starred alongside Josh Lucas and Jamie Foxx.
As a child, Biel initially pursued a career as a vocalist, performing in musical theater. Starting at the age of nine, she starred in such productions as Annie, The Sound of Music and Beauty and the Beast. A natural beauty, she soon turned to modeling and commercial work by competing in The International Modeling and Talent Association's Annual Conference in 1994.
In her feature film debut at age 14, Biel garnered raves for her portrayal as the rebellious daughter in Victor Nunez's acclaimed film Ulee's Gold, starring Oscar nominee Peter Fonda. She went on to appear in such films as Disney's I'll Be Home for Christmas, with Jonathan Taylor Thomas; Warner Bros.' romantic comedy Summer Catch, co-starring Freddie Prinze Jr.; Lionsgate's The Rules of Attraction, for director Roger Avary; New Line's hit remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre; New Line's Cellular, co-starring Kim Basinger and Chris Evans; and New Line's Blade: Trinity, with Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson and Ryan Reynolds. In 2005, she was named Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire magazine.
In her free time, Biel is active with the Make the Difference Network, a nonprofit organization she started with her father. MTDN is a national wish list where people can search, find and fund specific wishes and needs that have been listed by nonprofit organizations. Through MTDN, Biel has become involved in such charities as Serving Those Who Serve, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and PETA. Her hobbies include ballet, soccer, running, yoga and hiking with her dogs, Tina and Tevy.
Bio courtesy Universal Pictures for "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" (16-Sep-2007)
Biography #3 (for Blade: Trinity)Jessica Biel, with her striking good looks and wide range of talent, has become one of Hollywood's most sought out actresses. Her television series-acting debut on the WB's number one rated show 7th Heaven, has helped her emerge as a breakout star. Jessica can currently be seen making her first cameo appearance in New Line Cinema's Cellular starring Kim Basinger and Chris Evans.
Currently, Biel is in production on Cameron Crowe's Elizabethtown, starring opposite Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst, and Susan Sarandon. Biel will portray 'Ellen,' the girlfriend of Drew Baylor (Bloom) in the film that takes place during an outrageous memorial for a Southern patriarch, where an unexpected romance blooms. Jessica recently wrapped filming Stealth for Columbia Pictures in New Zealand. Biel stars opposite Josh Lucas and Jamie Foxx in the drama about three pilots in a top-secret military program struggle to bring an artificial intelligence program under control before it initiates the next world war. Stealth is slated for release in July 2005.
Jessica was most recently seen in New Line Cinema's hit remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Jessica stars in the film as 'Erin,' a teenager on a road trip with a group of friends who get caught up in a bloody massacre. Jessica stars opposite Eric Balfour, Jonathan Tucker and Mike Vogel.
Jessica was also seen in Lions Gate Films' The Rules of Attraction for director Roger Avary. The movie follows the lives of college students entangled in a curiously surreal romantic triangle.
In an impressive display of versatility, Jessica garnered rave notices for her portrayal as the rebellious daughter in Victor Nunez's critically acclaimed film, Ulee's Gold, with Peter Fonda. Selected as the Centerpiece Premiere for the '97 Sundance Film Festival and presented at Cannes, the movie opened to glowing reviews. Jessica also starred on the big screen in the Warner Brothers romantic comedy Summer Catch, co-starring Freddie Prinze Jr. and in the Disney holiday film, I'll Be Home For Christmas, with Jonathan Taylor Thomas.
As a child, she initially pursued a career as a vocalist, performing in musical theatre. Starting at age nine, she starred in such productions as Annie, The Sound of Music, and Beauty and the Beast. A natural beauty, Jessica soon turned to modeling and commercial work by competing in The International Modeling and Talent Association's Annual Conference in 1994.
After completing a year and a half of college at Tufts University in Boston, Jessica plans on going back to school in California for the remainder of her college years. In her spare time Jessica is involved with charities such as Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and PETA. Her hobbies include ballet, soccer, running, yoga and hiking with her dog 'East.' Jessica currently resides in Los Angeles.
Bio courtesy New Line Cinema for "Blade: Trinity" (12-Dec-2004)