Jessica Alba
actress
Jessica Alba
Jessica Marie Alba is an American television and film actress. She began her television and movie appearances at age 13 in Camp Nowhere and The Secret World of Alex Mack (1994). Alba rose to prominence as the lead actress in the television series Dark Angel (2000–2002). Alba later appeared in various films including Honey (2003), Sin City (2005), Fantastic Four (2005), Into the Blue (2005), Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and Good Luck Chuck both in 2007.
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Jessica Alba Was Told She Wasn't 'Caucasian Enough' To Be A Leading Lady
Huffington Post - 17 days
It’s been nearly two decades since Jessica Alba’s breakthrough role in James Cameron’s series “Dark Angel,” but landing a lead on television was no easy task. The star recently sat down for PopSugar’s “Pretty Unfiltered” series to discuss her Latina heritage, her company The Honest Company and her experiences in the entertainment industry. In the video, Alba described how the industry tried to box her in.  “They couldn’t figure out my ethnicity,” Alba, whose father is of Mexican descent, told the website. “They were like, ‘You’re not Latin enough to play a Latina, and you’re not Caucasian enough to play the leading lady, so you’re going to be the ‘exotic’ one.’ Whatever that was.” Alba said that while she struggled with being defined in any specific way when it came to roles, it motivated her to succeed in front of the camera.  “That was kind of a weird thing to wrestle with because I never had to look at myself that way or had to stick myself in a bucket, ...
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Jessica Alba's Honest Company Recalls Organic Baby Powder After Concerns of Eye and Skin Infections - PEOPLE.com
Google News - about 2 months
PEOPLE.com Jessica Alba's Honest Company Recalls Organic Baby Powder After Concerns of Eye and Skin Infections PEOPLE.com Jessica Alba's The Honest Company is conducting a voluntary recall of their organic baby powder after concerns that the product caused eye and skin infections. The recall comes after testing revealed possible microorganism contaminations during ... Jessica Alba's The Honest Company Voluntarily Recalls Organic Baby Powder Due To Concerns Of Skin & Eye InfectionsPerezHilton.com Jessica Alba's Honest Co recalls organic baby powder in USFox News Jessica Alba's Honest Company Issues Recall for Possible Contaminated Baby PowderJezebel Health.com -WTOP -Glamour -WWBT NBC12 News all 20 news articles »
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Jessica Alba's Honest Co recalls organic baby powder in U.S.
Yahoo News - about 2 months
(Reuters) - Honest Co, co-founded by actress Jessica Alba, voluntarily recalled all bottles of its organic baby powder in the United States due to concerns of eye and skin infections. The Santa Monica, California-based company said that during recent tests conducted on the product, possible contaminations from microorganisms that could cause skin or eye infections were found. "With the full knowledge and under the guidance of the FDA, we've decided to voluntarily recall this product out of an abundance of caution," Christopher Gavigan, co-founder, said in a video posted on the company's website on Wednesday.
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The New Celebrity Apprentice: all you need to know about the new season.
Yahoo News - 2 months
The New Celebrity Apprentice has a whole lot new about it: a new title and a new "Chairman of the Board," as the show calls him, Arnold Schwarzenegger. What else is new? Here's all you need to know about the new season. The top 3 most anticipated new winter TV shows The 16 contestants hoping to win $250,000 for their charity - Retired boxer Laila Ali: The Women's Sports Foundation, which ensures girls' access to sports - Actor/comic Jon Lovitz: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for childhood cancer - '80s icon Boy George: Safe Kids Worldwide, which helps prevent childhood injuries - Football Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson: Young Warriors , a program for fatherless boys - Former Dancing with the Stars winner and host Brooke Burke-Charvet: Operation Smile , for kids with facial deformities - Kyle Richards of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Children's Hospital Los Angeles - Matt Iseman of American Ninja Warrior: The Arthritis Foundation - Former host of Big Morning Buzz Live with Carr ...
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Beware of This Nude Celebrity Photo Facebook Scam
Yahoo News - 3 months
The scam first appears as a message in a Facebook group, promising nude videos of a female celebrity. Possible choices include Jessica Alba, Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lawrence. Credit: Twocoms/ShutterstockThat's tempting, perhaps, but the accompanying text is anything but promising: “found it on youtube... if you are on mobile you need to install Google PDF viewer from play store to watch this video.
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Jessica Alba's Honest Co. plans to reorganize operations, cut 80 jobs in early 2017
LATimes - 3 months
Jessica Alba’s Honest Co. is cutting staff and reorganizing operations to take on more of an omnichannel positioning, capitalizing on its digital momentum with a broader push into wholesale and other growth areas. Brian Lee, a co-founder and chief executive officer, told WWD the company would eliminate...
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Q AND A: How the Actress and Entrepreneur Jessica Alba Stays Healthy on a Trip
NYTimes - 4 months
The actress, the co-founder of the brand the Honest Company, often travels with her daughters. Hydration is a priority.
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13 Celebrities (And Counting) Who Totally Killed It This Halloween
Huffington Post - 4 months
Halloween in Hollywood is no joke. While you were digging through your closet for a passable last-minute “Stranger Things” costume (guilty), celebrities came dressed to impress this Hallo-weekend with some seriously jaw-dropping outfits.  Kylie Jenner hosted a “Dead Dinner” for all her friends, Kate Hudson threw a star-studded Halloween party to remember and Bette Midler took over the Waldorf Astoria for her annual Hulaween Bash. And that was just Friday.  Oh, and lest we forget, Katy Perry impossibly one-upped her “drop the mic” costume from last year with a head-to-toe Hillary Clinton transformation.  Check out some of our favorite looks from Hollywood’s first night of Halloween below:    1. Skeleton Kylie Jenner and Tyga.  thanks for joining our dinner tonight A photo posted by Kylie (@kyliejenner) on Oct 29, 2016 at 12:44am PDT 2. Kate Hudson goes back to the Old West. It's time to party! Before we put the phones aw ...
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Hollywood's Special Effects Makeup Master, Richard Redlefsen, Transforms Your Favorite Celebrities
Huffington Post - 4 months
Jessica Alba, The Killer Inside Me Making actors look injured, aged and sometimes unrecognizable is the goal of Richard Redlefsen. He's the man behind-the-scenes making the unbelievable look real. As one of Hollywood's most sought-after special effects makeup (SFX) artists, he transforms actors so they can go deeper into character and audiences can go on the journey with them. From helping to create a cave of dead bodies to helping bring pirates to life in the 2005 Johnny Depp (who he calls a gracious, caring and a super cool guy) movie, Pirates of the Caribbean, Richard humbly refers to himself as "hands for hire." He's worked on Star Trek in 2009 creating Vulcans and his impressive resume also includes Saw, NCIS, CSI, American Horror Story, and the 2016 Batman vs Superman, just to name a few. Nothing explains what he does better than a picture. Just in time for Halloween, Richard gives us a glimpse into his gory and age-defying movie magic skills. The creative makeup applicati ...
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Jessica Alba crime thriller ranks first in China
LATimes - 4 months
On its third day of release in China, “Mechanic: Resurrection” unseated a Chinese action film for the top spot at the box office. The crime thriller stars Jason Statham as an assassin chasing a man who kidnaps his paramour, played by Jessica Alba. In order to save her, he must complete a series...
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Jessica Alba's Honest Co. to Pull Disputed Ingredient
Wall Street Journal - 5 months
Honest Co., the consumer products company co-founded by actress Jessica Alba, is now planning to reformulate its laundry detergent and other cleaners without a controversial chemical which has caused some customer backlash. WSJ's Lee Hawkins explains.
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Honest Co. to Drop Disputed Ingredient in Cleaning Products
Wall Street Journal - 5 months
Jessica Alba’s Honest Co. is reformulating its laundry detergent and other cleaners, removing an ingredient that has created controversy for the company over its product claims.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jessica Alba
    THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 32
    In 2014, Alba appeared in Henry Louis Gates's genealogy series Finding Your Roots, where her lineage was traced back to the ancient Maya civilization.
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    She appeared on Maxim's 2014 Hot 100 list, finishing 8.
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  • 2013
    Age 31
    She is also a strong supporter of gay rights and on June 27, 2013, she expressed her delight with the Supreme Court's decision to strike down DOMA on her Twitter account.
    More Details Hide Details She tweeted "#equality #love".
    Her 2013 projects include comedy A.C.O.D. and animated film Escape from Planet Earth.
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  • 2012
    Age 30
    People named her one of 2012 Most Beautiful at Every Age.
    More Details Hide Details Alba fears being typecast as a sex kitten based on the bulk of parts offered to her, commenting, "Somehow, I don't think this is happening to Natalie Portman." In the interview, Alba said she wants to be taken seriously as an actress but believes she needs to do movies that she would otherwise not be interested in to build her career, stating that eventually she hopes to be more selective in her film projects. Alba also maintains a strict no-nudity clause in her contract. She was given the option to appear nude in Sin City by the film's directors, Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, but declined the offer, saying, "I don't do nudity. I just don't. Maybe that makes me a bad actress. Maybe I won't get hired in some things. But I have too much anxiety". She remarked of a GQ shoot in which she was scantily clad, "They didn't want me to wear the granny panties, but I said, 'If I'm gonna be topless I need to wear granny panties."
    In March 2012, Alba announced that she will be releasing a book, The Honest Life, based on her experiences creating a natural, non-toxic life for her family.
    More Details Hide Details The book, slated for release in early 2013, will be published by Rodale.
    In January 2012, Alba and business partner Chris Gavigan launched The Honest Company, a collection of toxin-free household goods, diapers, and body care products.
    More Details Hide Details The company is currently valued at $1 billion.
    In January 2012, Alba co-founded The Honest Company, a consumer goods company that sells non-toxic household products, and owns 15 to 20 percent of the company.
    More Details Hide Details Alba was born in Pomona, California, to Catherine Louisa (née Jensen) and Mark David Alba. Her mother has Danish, Welsh, German, English, and French ancestry, while her paternal grandparents, who were born in California, were both the children of Mexican immigrants. She has a younger brother, Joshua. Her third cousin, once removed, is writer Gustavo Arellano. Her father's Air Force career took the family to Biloxi, Mississippi, and Del Rio, Texas, before settling back in Claremont, California, when she was nine years old. Alba has described her family as being a "very conservative family – a traditional, Catholic, Latin American family" and herself as very liberal; she says she had identified herself as a "feminist" as early as age five. Alba's early life was marked by a multitude of physical maladies. During childhood, she suffered from partially collapsed lungs twice, had pneumonia four to five times a year, as well as a ruptured appendix and a tonsillar cyst. Alba became isolated from other children at school, because she was in the hospital so often due to her illnesses that no one knew her well enough to befriend her. Alba has also had asthma since she was a child. Alba has said that her family's frequent moving also contributed to her isolation from her peers. She has acknowledged that she suffered from obsessive–compulsive disorder during her childhood.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2011
    Age 29
    In 2011, Alba participated in a two-day lobbying effort in Washington D.C. in support of the Safe Chemicals Act, a revision of the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976.
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    In 2011, Alba appeared in the film Spy Kids: All the Time in the World.
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  • 2009
    Age 27
    On June 16, 2009, Oklahoma City police said that they would not pursue criminal charges against Alba, because none of the property owners wanted to pursue it.
    More Details Hide Details Alba apologized in a statement to People magazine and said that she regretted her actions. She later donated an undisclosed amount of money (over $500) to the United Way, whose billboard she had obscured with one of the shark posters.
    In June 2009, while filming The Killer Inside Me in Oklahoma City, Alba was involved in a controversy with residents when she pasted posters of sharks around town.
    More Details Hide Details Alba said that she was trying to bring attention to the diminishing population of great white sharks. Media outlets speculated that Alba would be pursued and charged with vandalism.
  • 2008
    Age 26
    Alba posed for a bondage-themed print advertising campaign by Declare Yourself, a campaign encouraging voter registration among youth for the 2008 United States presidential election.
    More Details Hide Details The ads photographed by Mark Liddell, which feature Alba wrapped in and gagged with black tape, drew national media attention. Alba said of doing the advertisements that "it didn't freak me out at all." Alba also said, "I think it is important for young people to be aware of the need we have in this country to get them more active politically," and "People respond to things that are shocking."
    Alba endorsed and supported Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama during the 2008 primary season.
    More Details Hide Details Alba is an ambassador for the 1Goal movement to provide education to children in Africa.
    Alba married Warren in Los Angeles in May 2008.
    More Details Hide Details They have two daughters: Honor Marie Warren (born 2008) and Haven Garner Warren (born 2011). The first pictures of Honor Marie appeared in the July 2008 issue of OK! magazine, which reportedly paid $1.5 million.
    Also in 2008, Alba starred alongside Mike Myers and Justin Timberlake in "box office bomb" The Love Guru.
    More Details Hide Details Alba was nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Actress. In late 2008, Alba signed on to star as the lead role in An Invisible Sign of My Own. The movie finished filming in November 2008. It premiered at the Hamptons International Film Festival and was released to theaters in May 2011. In 2010, Alba starred in five films. She played Joyce Lakeland, a prostitute in The Killer Inside Me, film adaption of the book of the same name which co-starred Kate Hudson and Casey Affleck. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Her second film of the year was the hit romantic comedy Valentine's Day, directed by Garry Marshall. She portrayed Ashton Kutcher's girlfriend, Morley Clarkson, in the ensemble film that included Julia Roberts, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, and Jennifer Garner, among others. Later that year, she appeared in the action film Machete, in An Invisible Sign of My Own and in Little Fockers, reuniting with Robert De Niro who was also in Machete.
  • 2007
    Age 25
    In July 2007, Alba spoke out about the breakup, saying "I don't know I got engaged.
    More Details Hide Details I was a virgin. He was 12 years older than me. I thought he knew better. My parents weren't happy. They're really religious. They believe God wouldn't allow the Bible to be written if it wasn't what they are supposed to believe. I'm completely different." Alba had at one time said she envisioned a much older man as her ideal partner, making references to Morgan Freeman, Sean Connery, Robert Redford, and Michael Caine. She said, "I have this thing for older men. They've been around and know so much." Alba met Cash Warren, son of actor Michael Warren, while filming Fantastic Four in 2004.
    Alba was ranked No.4 on Empire Magazine's 100 Sexiest Movie Stars in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details In 2006 and 2007, Alba was voted No.1 as the most sexy woman in the world by the Norwegian FHM. Alba appeared in the 2009 Campari calendar. Campari printed 9,999 copies of the calendar featuring photos of Alba posing sexually in swimsuits, and high heels. In 2008, Alba was ranked No.34 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 list, was ranked No.2 on Wizard magazine's "Sexiest Women of TV" list, and was named in GQ Magazine one of the 25 Sexiest Women in film of all time. Alba is the only woman who has made the Maxim Magazine Hot 100 list in all the years it was published; from 2000 to 2014.
    In 2007, Alba was ranked in at No.1 in FHM's Sexiest Girls of 2007 poll, in the magazine's Latvian edition.
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  • 2006
    Age 24
    In 2006 readers of AskMen.com voted Alba No. 1 on 99 Most Desirable Women, while in 2007, Maxim Magazine placed Alba on the number 2 spot of their "Top 100".
    More Details Hide Details Both GQ and In Style had Alba on their June 2008 covers, and in May, after eight million votes, FHM (UK and USA editions) named Alba the winner as "2007's Sexiest Woman in the World". Alba has been regarded as one of the world's most attractive women, being named to Maxim's Hot 100 in 2008.
    In 2006, Alba ranked No.3 on E! Television's 101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies.
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    On the cover of the March 2006 issue, Playboy magazine named Alba among its 25 Sexiest Celebrities, and the Sex Star of the Year.
    More Details Hide Details Alba was involved in litigation against Playboy for its use of her image (from a promotional shot for Into the Blue) without her consent, which she contends gave the appearance that she was featured in the issue in a "nude pictorial". However, she later dropped the lawsuit after receiving a personal apology from Playboy owner Hugh Hefner, who agreed to make donations to two charities that Alba has supported. When reports surfaced that a 21-year-old Chinese girl was seeking plastic surgery to resemble Alba in order to win back an ex-boyfriend, the star spoke out against the perceived need to change one's appearance for love.
  • 2005
    Age 23
    In 2005, Alba was ranked at No.5 on the Maxim magazine's Hot 100 list.
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    In 2005, Alba was named one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People, and also appeared in the magazine's 100 Most Beautiful list in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details In 2002, Alba was voted as the fifth Sexiest Female Star for 2002 in a Hollywood.com poll, No.4 in the Top 10 Sci-Fi Babes, No.6 in FHMs Sexiest Girls for their poll, and ranked at No.12 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" 2002 edition.
    Alba reprised her roles, Santana in Machetes sequel Machete Kills, and Nancy Callahan in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, the sequel to 2005's Sin City.
    More Details Hide Details Filming for the Sin City sequel started in October 2012 and the film was released in August 2014. In 2001, Alba was ranked No. 1 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 list. She said that "I have to go to certain lengths to use sexuality to my advantage, while guiding people to thinking the way I want them to."
    Her acting has also drawn criticism, however, as she was nominated for the Razzie Award for Worst Actress in 2005 for her performances in Fantastic Four and Into the Blue.
    More Details Hide Details She was nominated for the same award for 2007's Awake, Good Luck Chuck, and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Alba's film roles have included an aspiring dancer-choreographer in Honey, exotic dancer Nancy Callahan in Sin City, and as the Marvel Comics character Sue Storm, the Invisible Woman, in Fantastic Four and its sequel. She also starred in Into the Blue (2005) and Good Luck Chuck (2007). Alba hosted the 2006 MTV Movie Awards and performed sketches spoofing the movies King Kong, Mission: Impossible 3, and The Da Vinci Code. In February 2008, she hosted the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Science and Technical Awards. Alba has been represented by talent agents Patrick Whitesell and Brad Cafarelli. In 2008, Alba made her acting transition to the horror-film genre in The Eye, a remake of the Hong Kong original. The film was released on February 1, 2008. Though the film was not well received by critics, Alba's performance itself received mixed reviews. Alba won a Teen Choice for Choice Movie Actress: Horror/Thriller and a Razzie Award for Worst Actress-nomination.
  • 2003
    Age 21
    In August 2003, Alba and Weatherly announced that they had ended their relationship.
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  • 2002
    Age 20
    Co-created by Cameron, the series starred Alba, and ran for two seasons until 2002, earning her critical acclaim as well as a Golden Globe nomination.
    More Details Hide Details Alba later admitted to suffering from anorexia while in preparation for Dark Angel. Alba has been well received in popular culture. She received the Teen Choice Award for "Choice Actress" and Saturn Award for Best Actress for her role in Dark Angel. In 2006, Alba received an MTV Movie Award for "Sexiest Performance" for Sin City.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2000
    Age 18
    While filming Dark Angel in January 2000, Alba began a three-year relationship with her co-star Michael Weatherly, which caused controversy due to their 12-year age difference.
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  • 1999
    Age 17
    Alba rose to greater prominence in Hollywood in 1999 after appearing as a member of a snobby high school clique in the Drew Barrymore romantic comedy Never Been Kissed, and as the female lead in the 1999 comedy-horror film Idle Hands, opposite Devon Sawa.
    More Details Hide Details Her big break came when writer/director James Cameron picked Alba from a pool of 1,200 candidates for the role of the genetically engineered super-soldier, Max Guevara, on the Fox sci-fi television series Dark Angel.
    In 1999, she appeared in the Randy Quaid comedy feature P.U.N.K.S..
    More Details Hide Details After Alba graduated from high school, she studied acting with William H. Macy and his wife, Felicity Huffman, at the Atlantic Theater Company, which was developed by Macy and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and film director, David Mamet.
  • 1998
    Age 16
    In 1998, she appeared as Melissa Hauer in a first-season episode of the Steven Bochco crime-drama Brooklyn South, as Leanne in two episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210, and as Layla in an episode of The Love Boat: The Next Wave.
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  • 1994
    Age 12
    Alba appeared in two national television commercials for Nintendo and J. C. Penney as a child. She was later featured in several independent films. She branched out into television in 1994 with a recurring role as the vain Jessica in three episodes of the Nickelodeon comedy series The Secret World of Alex Mack.
    More Details Hide Details She then performed the role of Maya in the first two seasons of the television series Flipper. Under the tutelage of her lifeguard mother, Alba learned to swim before she could walk, and she was a PADI-certified scuba diver, skills which were put to use on the show, which was filmed in Australia.
    Her first appearance on film was a small role in the 1994 feature Camp Nowhere as Gail.
    More Details Hide Details She was originally hired for two weeks but her role turned into a two-month job when one of the prominent actresses dropped out.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1992
    Age 10
    Alba expressed interest in acting from the age of five. In 1992, the 11-year-old Alba persuaded her mother to take her to an acting competition in Beverly Hills, whose grand prize was free acting classes.
    More Details Hide Details Alba won the grand prize, and took her first acting lessons. An agent signed Alba nine months later.
  • 1981
    Born
    Born on April 28, 1981.
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