She first gained international recognition at the age of 19 on the small screen as the lead character in James Cameron's Dark Angel, the filmmaker's sole television venture. In the series' first season, she was nominated for a Golden Globe and a People's Choice Award and won the TV Guide Award for Breakout Star of the Year and the Teen Choice Award for Favorite TV Actress. Two years later, she segued into studio features as a leading lady in the 2003 release Honey.
In 2005, Alba starred in the underwater action adventure Into the Blue, the provocative and critically acclaimed hit film Sin City, directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, and the first Fantastic Four film, which became a worldwide box office success. Alba reprised the role of Sue Storm in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, which was released in Summer 2007 and became another global hit. Her subsequent film credits include the psychological thriller Awake, the romantic comedy Good Luck Chuck, the psychological horror film The Eye, and the comedy The Love Guru, with Mike Myers and Justin Timberlake.
Alba has a wide range of films upcoming in 2010, including Michael Winterbottom's The Killer Inside Me, opposite Casey Affleck; Robert Rodriguez's Machete; and the highly anticipated Meet the Fockers sequel, with Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand.
In addition, Alba is a global spokesperson for Revlon.
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Jessica Alba Facts
|Birth Name||Jessica Marie Alba|
|Birthday||April 28, 1981 (42)|
|Birthplace||Pomona, California, USA|
|Height||5' 7" (1m70) How tall is Jessica Alba compared to you?|
|The Love Guru|
|Spy Kids: All the Time in the World|
|Good Luck Chuck|
|Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason|
|Escape From Planet Earth|