Jessica Chastain Biography

IT: Chapter Two

IT: Chapter Two

Score: 5.69 / 10
Released: November 19, 2019
Director: Andy Muschietti
Producer: Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Barbara Muschietti
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Cast: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Andy Bean, Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Martell, Wyatt Oleff, Jack Dylan Grazer, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Xavier Dolan
Genre: Horror
Length: 169 minutes
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Jessica Chastain Biography


Date of Birth: March 29, 1981

Born Jessica Howard, Jessica Chastain is originally from Northern California. She began taking dance lessons at the age of nine and by age 13, had been chosen as a member of a dance troupe. At that time, she also began appearing in local plays. Jessica graduated from The Juilliard School in New York City as a drama major.

In 2004, she made her TV debut in the movie Dark Shadows, playing Dahlia Taslitz. Guest appearances on TV shows such as ER, Veronica Mars and Close to Home followed, as well as a recurring role on Law & Order: Trial By Jury.

In 2008, Jessica made her film debut as the title role in the indie project Jolene opposite Dermot Mulroney, for which she won a Best Actress award at the Seattle Film Festival. Her first major motion picture was John Madden's The Debt (2010), starring Helen Mirren and Sam Worthington, followed by Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life, starring Brad Pitt. She also starred in the widely-acclaimed film The Help (2011), a role for which she received Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. She received another Academy Award nomination in 2013 in the Best Actress category for her work in Zero Dark Thirty, about the search for Osama bin Laden.

Some of her other films include the Shakespeare story Coriolanus (2012), the western film Lawless(2012) co-starring Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman and Tar (2012) alongside Mila Kunis, James Franco, and Michelle Williams. She also appeared in the 2013 horror flick Mama. More recently, she starred alongside Matthew McConaughey in the sci-fi film Interstellar (2014). She also starred in A Most Violent Year (2015), The Martian (2015) and Crimson Peak (2015). More recently, she starred in The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016), Miss Sloane (2016), for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination, and alongside Daniel Brühl in the drama The Zookeeper's Wife (2017), which is based on a novel. For her role in the drama Molly's Game (2017), she was nominated for a Golden Globe.

In 2019, she joined the X-Men universe when she played the role of Vuk in Dark Phoenix (2019). In the horror sequel IT: Chapter Two (2019), she plays the role of adult Beverly Marsh.

Jessica continues to do theater as well as film and television, and divides her time between New York and Los Angeles.


Molly's Game (2017)
Woman Walks Ahead (2017)
The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)
Miss Sloane (2016)
The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Crimson Peak (2015)
The Martian (2015)
A Most Violent Year (2015)
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2014)
Interstellar (2014)
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her
Mama (2013)
Zero Dark Thirty (2013)
Lawless (2012)
Tar (2012)
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) (voice)
Texas Killing Fields (2011)
Wilde Salome (2011)
The Help (2011
The Tree of Life (2011)
Coriolanus (2011)
Take Shelter (2011)
The Debt (2010)
Stolen Lives (2009)
Jolene (2008)

Filmography → Oscars™ Nominations and Awards

Actor Ava (2020)
Actor Dark Phoenix (2019)
Actor Dark Phoenix 3D (2019)
Actor IT: Chapter Two (2019)
Actor Molly's Game (2017)
Actor Woman Walks Ahead (2017)
Actor Miss Julie (2015)
Actor The Color of Time (2014)
Actor Mama (2013)
Actor Coriolanus (2012)
Actor Lawless (2012)
Actor The Help (2011)
Jessica Chastain The Help interview
Actress in a Supporting Role Nominee
Actor Jolene (2011)