Monday, November 13, 2006

Geek Babe Monday - Jessica Alba

Jessica Marie Alba was born April 28, 1981, in Pomona, California. She relocated with her family (her father was in the Air Force) several times; Biloxi, Mississippi, then back to California, followed by Del Rio, Texas, and finally back to the West Coast.

Alba knew she wanted to be an actress since the age of 5. Her first film role, in the 1994 film Camp Nowhere, came her way by chance. After one of the characters dropped out of the production, dark-haired Jessica was cast as the replacement, thanks to the fact that her hair matched that of the original actress. She then ventured onto the small screen, with commercials for Nintendo and J.C. Penney, and a recurring role in Nickelodeon's The Secret World of Alex Mack.

Following Nickelodeon, Jessica was cast as Maya in the 1995 series Flipper. While working with dolphins on the television series, Jessica was cast in the disastrous film Venus Rising, as well as the 1996 made-for-TV movie Too Soon for Jeff and an episode of Chicago Hope.

1998 was filled with television appearances, including a recurring role on the primetime soap Beverly Hills, 90210, Brooklyn South and The Love Boat: The Next Wave. As for film, audiences could catch Jessica in P.U.N.K.S. (aka Rebels), Never Been Kissed, and Idle Hands.

With Jessica's growing popularity and her exotic looks, it's no wonder that James Cameron cast her as the lead role in his television series, Dark Angel.
Jessica Alba in The Fantastic FourJessica Alba Swimsuit
Jessica returned to the scene with the title role in 2003's Honey. After her role as stripper Nancy Callahan in 2005's Sin City, Jessica starred in Into the Blue and Fantastic Four.

2007 promises to be a busy year. Jessica will be seen in a slew of movies: Saw IV, The Eye, Sin City 2, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Good Luck Chuck, Awake, Bill, and The Ten. Whew!

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