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Jessica Marie Alba,
April 28, 1981,
Pomona, CA, USA
Nickname: Sky Angel
Weight: 127 lbs. Measurements:
Father: Mark (owner, real-estate company)
Fiancé: Michael Weatherly (actor, Dark Angel costar)
On her Mom's side:
Danish, French, English, and Italian.
On her Dad's side:
Mexican, Indian, and Spanish.
Education: Graduated from high school at age 16; attended the Atlantic
Claim to fame: The role of Max in Dark Angel.
| In love with the idea of becoming an actress from the age of five, Jessica Alba was 12 before she
took her first acting class. Nine months later, she was signed by
Alba made her feature film debut in
1993 in the comedy, Camp Nowhere. She got her lucky break
when an actress in a principal role suddenly dropped out. Jessica
cheerfully admits it wasn't her prodigious talent or charm that
inspired the director to tap her to take over the part. It was her
hair, which matched the original performer's.
After a recurring role in Nickelodeon's
comedy series The Secret World of Alex Mack, and two seasons
on Flipper, Alba made several films and TV appearances. In
1999 she appeared in two of that year's hottest movies, Never
Been Kissed opposited Drew Barrymore, and the quirkly comedy
Her career finally took off when she played the lead of ass-kicking heroine,
Max, in James Cameron's ultra cool sci-fi drama, Dark Angel.
Jessica on TV
"My theory is that if you look confident,
you can pull anything off--even if you have no clue what you're
"I've got cousins galore. Mexicans just spread
all their seeds. And the women just pop them out."
"My -- I'm so embarrassed -- my first kiss was when I was
7 and it was scandalous because he was 10!! I only did it so he
would pick me on our neighborhood baseball team! And, at the time,
I thought it was great, but then it sucked because he didn't even