Jessica Marie Alba is an American actress and business woman. She was born on the 28th of April, 1981.The road to Jessica Alba net worth began when she started appearing on television and in movies.
At age 13, she starred in Camp Nowhere and The Secret World of Alex Mack (1994). However, she came to the limelight at the age of 19, when she was cast as the lead actress in the television series – Dark Angel (2000–2002).
As a result of this, she received a Golden Globe nomination. Jessica Alba has been active in the movie industry since 1992. Her big screen breakthrough came in 2003 when she acted in the movie – Honey. She has starred in a lot of box office hits in the entire course of her acting career.
She is the co-founder of The Honest Company; a consumer goods company that sells baby, personal, and household products. Beautiful Jessica Alba has also been listed as one of the most beautiful women in the world in Men’s Health, Vanity Fair, and FHM magazines.
Jessica Alba Early Life
She was born in Pomona, California on April 28, 1981, to Catherine Louisa (née Jensen) and Mark David. Her mother’s ancestry was a blend of Welsh, French, German, English, and Danish. However, her parental grandparents, although born in California, were both children of Mexican immigrants.
Her father had a career in the air force, and this took the family to Biloxi, Mississippi, and Del Rio,Texas, before they went back to Claremont, California, when Jessica was nine years old.
In her description, Alba considered her family as being a “very conservative family – a traditional, Catholic, Latin American family”. She described herself as very liberal; she claimed she had identified herself as a ” feminist” as early as age five.
In her early life, she suffered a plethora of physical maladies. During her younger age, she also suffered from partially collapsed lungs twice, pneumonia four to five times a year, as well as a ruptured appendix, and a tonsillar cyst.
She had also suffered from asthma since she was just a little girl. As a result of these constant health challenges, Alba became distanced from other children at school, because she spent a lot of time frequenting the hospital, and thus no one knew her well enough to be friends with her.
No wonder, she said that her family’s frequent moving also contributed to her isolation from her peers. At the age of 16, Jessica graduated from Claremont High School and subsequently went ahead to attend the Atlantic Theatre Company.
Jessica Alba Career
As young as five years old, Jessica Alba had already expressed her interest to be an actress. And in the year 1992, when she was 11 years old, she convinced her mother to take her to an acting competition in Beverly Hills, where the grand prize was free acting classes.
Alba won the grand prize and took her first acting lessons. Nine months later, Alba was signed up by an agent, and her first film appearance was a minor role in the 1994 feature – Camp Nowhere, as Gail. Originally, Alba was hired for two weeks, but her role turned into a two-month job when one of the leading actresses dropped out.
As a child, Jessica Alba appeared in two different television commercials for Nintendo and J. C. Penney. Jessica Alba’s big break came when James Cameron picked Alba from a pool of over one thousand candidates for the role of the genetically engineered super-soldier, Max Guevara, on the FOX sci-fi television series Dark Angel.
The series ran for two seasons until 2002. It earned Alba critical acclaim, a Golden Globe nomination, the Teen Choice Award for Choice Actress, and Saturn Award for Best Actress.
Jessica Alba has also portrayed the Marvel Comics character – Invisible Woman in Fantastic Four (also 2005), alongside Ioan Gruffudd , Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis , and Julian McMahon. At the 2006 MTV Movie Awards, she earned nominations for Best Hero and Best On-Screen Team.
She also hosted the 2006 MTV Movie Awards and performed sketches spoofing the movies King Kong ,Mission: Impossible III , and The Da Vinci Code.
Jessica Alba Businesses
In January 2012, Alba and business partner Christopher Gavigan launched The Honest Company, a collection of household goods, diapers, and body care products. As of 2014, the company was valued at $1 billion. It was estimated that Alba owned 15 to 20 percent of the company, in 2015. In October of the same year, Jessica launched a collection of skincare and beauty products called Honest Beauty.
Jessica Alba Personal Life
Jessica Alba has been married to Cash Warren, since 2008. And the couple is blessed with 3 children. However, she has prior been engaged to Michael Weatherly (2001 – 2003). She has also been in a relationship with Christopher Lakkees (1994 – 1998). Alba is rumored to have hooked up with Derek Jeter (2004) and Mark Wahlberg (2003).
Jessica Alba Net Worth
Jessica Alba net worth is estimated at $350 million. She owns a 3,035 square feet Beverly Hills house up on the market, not for sale but on rent. The best part is that the house comes fully furnished, and also carries the typical Balinese decor it was originally inspired from.
The luxurious home is located in celebrity-infested area of Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, California. When it comes to her cars, Alba owns a GMC Yukon Hybrid that is currently available for a price of $50,000. She also owns a Toyota Prius.