Jessica Biel. biography
American actress Jessica Claire Biel was born on March 3, 1982, in Ely, Minnesota and raised in Boulder, Colorado. Her theatrical interest peeked at an early age, leading her to take voice and dance lessons followed by modeling training. While competing in a 1994 modeling convention, Jessica won a scholarship to an acting program in Los Angeles.
After several years of intense training, Jessica landed her big-break role as Mary Camden on the family-friendly hit drama 7th Heaven (1996). While filming the show, Jessica distanced herself from Mary's innocent image and landed the role of a rebellious granddaughter in the critically acclaimed film Ulee's Gold (1998), a performance that showed her dramatic versatility. She then co-starred in the family comedy I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998) opposite Jonathan Taylor Thomas.
When Jessica appeared on the 2000 cover of People magazine wearing the bare minimum, 7th Heaven fans and producers quickly voiced their disapproval. She later revealed she did the cover in order to get out of her 7th Heaven contract, but the WB stuck to their guns. As soon as her contract expired at the end of the show's sixth season, Jessica ditched Mary and the family-drama.
In 2001, Jessica landed a role in the romantic comedy Summer Catch opposite Freddie Prince, Jr., which earned over $19 million at the box office. A year later, Jessica was offered a supporting role in the film adaptation of Rules of Attraction (2002), followed by a lead role in the horror classic remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003).
Jessica then transitioned into action films, landing a role in the vampire-hunting saga Blade: Trinity (2004) alongside Wesley Snipes, and starring in the military thriller Stealth (2005) opposite Josh Lucas and Jamie Foxx. Although both movies resulted in weak box office performances, Jessica proved she was a true dramatic actress with her praised performance in the historical drama The Illusionist (2006) with Edward Norton and Paul Giamatti.
After a string of dramatic films, Jessica returned to her comedic roots as a lawyer in the comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007) alongside Kevin James and Adam Sandler. A few years later, Jessica landed a starring role in the comedy Easy Virtue (2009) with Kristin Scott Thomas and Colin Firth, followed by the romantic comedy Valentine's Day (2010) with a star-studded cast, including Julia Roberts and Jennifer Garner. She closed out the year with a role in the action adventure The A-Team (2010) alongside Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper and Sharlto Copley.
The starlet went on to star in New Year's Eve (2011), The Tall Man (2012), Total Recall (2012) with Colin Farrell, the biopic Hitchcock (2012) alongside Anthony Hopkins, and the comedy Playing for Keeps (2012) with Gerard Butler.
Jessica's most recent films include, the thriller The Truth About Emanuel (2013), the drama The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (2014) and Nailed (unknown release date) opposite Jake Gyllenhaal.
Jessica Biel Husband, Boyfriend & Dating History Timeline
1998 – 2001
After meeting on the set of I’ll Be Home for Christmas, Jessica and Adam LaVorgna carried on a three-year relationship before parting ways.
2004 – June 2006
Jessica first met Chris Evans while co-starring in Cellular (2004). The two were able to last for a couple of years, but was unable to make it long-term.
November 2006 – January 2007
Soon after Jessica was seen clubbing with Derek Jeter one night and sunbathing throughout one day, dating rumors began circulating. They later broke up in January 2007.
February 2007 – March 2011
Jessica and Justin Timberlake seemed like the perfect fit, strutting down the red carpet hand-in-hand and teasing each other like a happy couple. But following a year filled with break-up rumors, the two finally parted ways in March 2011.
July 2011 - Present
When Jessica and Justin were spotted vacationing together in the summer of 2011, rumors that the two were back together exploded through the media outlets. They never confirmed the rumors, but it was soon verified when Justin proposed to Jessica in December 2011 while hiking in the mountains of Jackson, Wyoming.
Rumors that the two were having a secret wedding went viral on October 16, 2012, when the couple was spotted in Italy, supposedly putting the final touches on their ceremony.
Justin and Jessica went on to tie the knot on October 19, 2012, in a private ceremony and reception in Puglia, Italy. The two married in front of family and close friends, including Jimmy Fallon, Andy Samberg and Timbaland.