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Jessica Biel – Actress, Model, and Singer

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel

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Most people will recognize Jessica Biel from her acting career and maybe most notably her role as Mary Camden in the long-running television series 7th Heaven.  Jessica Biel is also an accomplished musician and model who has accomplished many things in her lifetime.

Jessica Biel was born on March 3, 1982 in Ely, Minnesota to her mother who was a spiritual healer / homemaker and her father who was a hard-working entrepreneur and business consultant.  During her ealry childhood moving around became a frequent occurrence and before her tenth birthday she had already lived in Texas, Connecticut, Illinois, and Colorado.  The family would eventually settle down permanently in Boulder, Colorado where Jessica grew up.

During these early years Jessica loved to play soccer and would even do gymnastic training.  By the age of 9 however, Jessica Biel began singing, and singing really well.  She had played leading roles in some big name plays like Beauty and The Beast, Annie, and The Sound of Music.

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A big break in the rising stars career was when she was 12 years old and Biel attended The International Modeling and Talent Association conference in Los Angeles, where she was heavily scouted by modeling and talent agencies.  After two years of many auditions and showcases, Biel was selected as the 2nd oldest child (Mary Camden) in the soon to be hit show 7th Heaven.

Jessica Biel was front and center on mainstream television on 7th Heaven from seasons 1-8 and recurring again for season 10.  This total span of time with 7th Heaven lasted from 1996 until 2006, right before the show stopped airing.  This is definitely a huge stepping stone for Jessica Biel as she then went on to star in many more shows and even motion pictures.

Without missing a beat in 1997 after the discontinuing of 7th Heaven, Biel hit the ground running and landed a significant role as Peter Fonda’s granddaughter in the film Ulee’s Gold.

Since the first movie, Jessica Biel has gone on to be cast and lead in many more films.  A full list of Jessica Biel’s filmography from Wikipedia is below:

Jessica Biel Filmography

1998 I’ll Be Home for Christmas Allie
2001 Summer Catch Tenley Parrish
2002 The Rules of Attraction Lara Holleran
2003 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Erin Hardesty Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actress
2004 It’s a Digital World[39] Regrettal (voice)
2004 Cellular Chloe
2004 Blade: Trinity Abigail Whistler
2005 Stealth Lieutenant Kara Wade
2005 Elizabethtown Ellen Kishmore
2005 London London
2005 Family Guy Brooke (Voice) Episode: “Brian the Bachelor”
2006 The Illusionist Duchess Sophie von Teschen Newport Beach Film Festival Best Achievement Award
2006 Home of the Brave Vanessa Price
2007 Next Liz Cooper Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress
2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Alex McDonough
2008 Hole in the Paper Sky[40] Karen Watkins Short film, also executive producer
2008 Easy Virtue Larita Whittaker
2009 Planet 51 Neera (voice)
2009 Powder Blue Rose-Johnny
2010 Valentine’s Day Kara Monahan Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Hissy Fit
2010 The A-Team Capt. Charisa Sosa
2011 New Year’s Eve Tess
2012 Total Recall Melina
2012 The Tall Man Julia Denning
2012 Playing for Keeps Stacie
2012 Hitchcock Vera Miles

Somewhere in between all of these hit movies, Jessica Biel found the time to also do some modeling gigs.  these modeling shoots included big brands such as Revlon and L’Oreal.

Jessica Biel has also taken it upon herself to give back and make charitable donations through her finances, time, and loving heart.  In 2010 Biel, alongside of Emile Hirsch and Lupe Fiasco among others, climbed to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa for the United Nation Foundation’s Summit on The Summit.  SOTS or Summit On The Summit promotes clean running water and the global initiative to solving the crisis.  Her heroic and admirable actions earned Biel a nomination for a Do Something Award, which honors people for being ‘world-changers’.

For more information and facts on Jessica Biel, please check out her Wikipedia Page.

 

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