Jessica Marie Alba was born on April 28, 1981 in in Pomona, California to Catherine Louisa and Mark David Alba.
Her paternal great grandparents were Mexican immigrants, while her mother’s side is of European ancestry. Jessica’s father, Mark, was in the Air Force and they moved around a lot when she was younger.
The actress grew up in a traditional Catholic, Latin American family.
Jessica Alba’s net worth is about $350 million.
Growing up, Jessica had a lot of health issues. Her lungs partially collapsed two different times, she had pneumonia 4-5 times a year, ruptured her appendix, and had asthma from a young age. Due to all of her hospitalizations, Jessica didn’t make many friends at school.
The actress has ADHD and battled OCD for some time.
Her mother was a lifeguard, so she could actually swim before she walked.
Jessica graduated from Claremont High School at age 16 and attended the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City.
The star has a no nudity clause in all of her contracts and has joked that she doesnt want her grandparents to see her boobs. She appears naked in Machete (2010) but her underwear was digitally removed.
Jessica attempted to sue Playboy magazine in 2006 after they used a photo of her on the cover without her permission. She dropped the lawsuit after Hugh Hefner personally apologized and donated to charities of her choice.
Jessica began acting when she was 11 and landed her first major film Camp Nowhere at age 13. She went on to act in television shows The Secret World of Alex Mack and Flipper.
Jessica earned her breakout role as the lead in the 2000 tv show Dark Angel. The show only lasted two seasons but established her as a star.
In 2011, the actress founded The Honest Company, which is a line of affordable, toxin-free products for families. The company is valued at around $1 billion.
The actress was kidnapped from the set of Flipper when she was just 15 years old. She was taken from the set in Australia, but found unharmed in a trunk later that day. Alba still refuses to talk about it.
The actress is married to actor Cash Warren. They met on the set of Fantastic Four (2005) and dated four years before getting married in 2008.
The couple have three kids together: Honor Marie (age 12), Haven Garner (age 9), and Hayes (age 3). The eldest two are girls and their youngest is a boy.
Jessica is a philanthropist who supports charities including The Children’s Foundation, March of Dimes and Healthy Child, Healthy World. She’s also a huge advocate for the social justice of women and children.
Alba wasn’t originally cast in Honey (2003). R&B singer Aaliyah was supposed to star in the film, but died tragically in a plane crash before filming even began. Alba stepped in and played the role.
She wrote a book called The Honest Life in 2013 that became a New York Times bestseller.
Alba loves Harley Davidson motorcycles.
In 2011, she played a major role in lobbying support for the Safe Chemicals Act.
The gorgeous Alba has ranked in several sexiest women lists including the top spot in Maxim’s 2001 “Hot 100 Babes List.”
The actress has gone on the record several times over the years saying that she’s tried her best not to be type-cast as a “sex kitten.”
What a beauty she is!