Jessica Biel

Actress, Model
One of the few "WB" teen alums to successfully make the leap to a long-lasting film career, Jessica Biel aimed big and achieved it with a down-to-earth, hardworking approach. Rising to fame as the rebellious Mary ... Read more »
Born: 03/02/1982 in Ely, Minnesota, USA

Filmography

Actor (54)

New Girl 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shiva & May 2014 (Movie)

May (Actor)

The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

Stand Up to Cancer 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Conan 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hitchcock 2012 (Movie)

Vera Miles (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Playing For Keeps 2012 (Movie)

Stacie (Actor)

The 69th Annual Golden Globes Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Tall Man 2012 (Movie)

Julia Denning (Actor)

The TeenNick HALO Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Truth About Emanuel 2012 (Movie)

Linda (Actor)

Total Recall 2012 (Movie)

Melina (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

New Year's Eve 2011 (Movie)

Tess Byrne (Actor)

2010 MTV Movie Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Guys Choice 2010 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Summit on the Summit 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The A-Team 2010 (Movie)

Charissa Sosa (Actor)

Valentine's Day 2010 (Movie)

Kara Monahan (Actor)

81st Annual Academy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Easy Virtue 2009 (Movie)

Larita Huntington (Actor)

Planet 51 2009 (Movie)

Neera (Voice)

Powder Blue 2008 (Movie)

Rose-Johnny (Actor)

Scream 2007 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007 (Movie)

Alex McDonough (Actor)

Next 2007 (Movie)

Liz Cooper (Actor)

The 2007 MTV Movie Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

7th Heaven 1995 - 2003, 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Home of the Brave 2006 (Movie)

Vanessa Price (Actor)

London 2006 (Movie)

London (Actor)

The Illusionist 2006 (Movie)

Sophie von Teschen (Actor)

Elizabethtown 2005 (Movie)

Ellen Kishmore (Actor)

Stealth 2005 (Movie)

Kara Wade (Actor)

The 2005 MTV Movie Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Blade: Trinity 2004 (Movie)

Abigail Whistler (Actor)

Cellular 2004 (Movie)

Chloe (Actor)

Punk'd 1995 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2004 MTV Movie Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Pepsi Smash 1995 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Host

The 2002 Billboard Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003 (Movie)

Erin (Actor)

Celebrity Adventures 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rules of Attraction 2002 (Movie)

Lara (Actor)

Summer Catch 2001 (Movie)

Tenley Parrish (Actor)

I'll Be Home for Christmas 1998 (Movie)

Allie (Actor)

The WB's Second Annual New Year's Eve Jam 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Ulee's Gold 1997 (Movie)

Casey Jackson (Actor)

Die a Little (Movie)

(Actor)
Producer (2)

The Short Game 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Tall Man 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Music (1)

Easy Virtue 2009 (Movie)

("Mad About The Boy") (Song Performer)

Biography

One of the few "WB" teen alums to successfully make the leap to a long-lasting film career, Jessica Biel aimed big and achieved it with a down-to-earth, hardworking approach. Rising to fame as the rebellious Mary Camden, eldest daughter on the long-running "7th Heaven" (The WB, 1996-2006; The CW, 2006-07), Biel's efforts to leave the saccharine show for more adult film roles - including a sexy magazine photo shoot - earned her notoriety, but also her escape. Although romantic baseball comedy "Summer Catch" (2001) bunted at the box office, Biel shook it off to quietly notch strong performances in dark fare like the "The Rules of Attraction" (2002), "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" remake (2003) and "Blade: Trinity" (2004), surprising critics with a career-best performance as an Eastern European countess in love with "The Illusionist" (2006). Positive attention from men's magazines and her well-publicized relationship with likable megastar Justin Timberlake helped position Biel as the strong, smart girl next door. Balancing her beauty with physical strength as well as a willingness to work hard and earn her acting stripes, Biel continued to outlast many of her flashier contemporaries.

Relationships

John Biel

Father
Formerly employed by General Electric

Kim Biel

Mother

Justin Biel

Brother
Younger

Chris Evans Actor

Companion
Dated from 2001-06 Acted together in the films "Cellular" (2004) and "London" (2005)

Derek Jeter Actor

Companion
Rumored to have briefly dated in the fall/winter of 2006

Adam La Vorgna Actor

Companion
Dated from 1999-2001 Played Mary Camden's (Biel) boyfriend on "7th Heaven" (The WB) from 1999-2001

Justin Timberlake Actor

Husband
First linked at the Golden Globes January 2007 Broke up March 2011 after four years together Photographed together in Toronto, Canada August 2011 Engaged December 2011 Married Oct. 19, 2012 in southern Italy

Silas Timberlake

Son
Born April 11, 2015.

EDUCATION

Tufts University

Medford , Massachusetts
Enrolled in fall 2000; attended for three semesters, but left to return to work on "7th Heaven" (WB) full-time

Lycée Français de Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

2012

Co-starred with Gerard Butler in romantic comedy "Playing for Keeps"

2012

Portrayed actress Vera Miles opposite Anthony Hopkins' "Hitchcock"

2011

Cast in the ensemble romantic comedy "New Year’s Eve," directed by Garry Marshall; Biel. Hector Elizondo, and Ashton Kutcher were the only actors from "Valentine's Day" to return, but playing different characters

2010

Co-starred with Bradley Cooper and Liam Neeson in the feature film adaptation of "The A-Team," based on the 1980s TV action series

2010

Joined an ensemble cast for the Garry Marshall directed romantic comedy "Valentine's Day"

2009

Made her musical-theater debut in the Los Angeles Philharmonic's concert version of the classic "Guys and Dolls" at the Hollywood Bowl

2009

Played a stripper opposite Forest Whitaker and Patrick Swayze in "Powder Blue"

2009

Played a divorcee in the adaptation of the play by Noël Coward "Easy Virtue"

2008

Producing debut, the short film "Hole in the Paper Sky"; also starred in the film

2007

Co-starred with Adam Sandler and Kevin James in the comedy, "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry"

2006

Played a turn-of-the-Century duchess and Edward Norton’s love interest in Neil Burger's "The Illusionist"

2006

Cast in Irwin Winkler's drama "Home of the Brave," about the lives of American soldiers and their return from Iraq

2005

Played a fighter pilot in the action/thriller "Stealth"

2004

Made a cameo appearance in "Cellular"; film starred her then real-life boyfriend Chris Evans

2004

Co-starred with Wesley Snipes and Ryan Reynolds in the third installment of the Blade series, "Blade: Trinity"

2003

Cast as the lead heroine in the remake of the horror classic, "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"

2002

Became a spokesmodel for L'Oreal

2002

Played promiscuous college student Lara in in writer/director Roger Avary's ensemble, "The Rules of Attraction"

2001

Played the love interest of Freddie Prinze Jr in the baseball themed movie, "Summer Catch"

1998

Co-starred opposite Jonathan Taylor Thomas in "I'll Be Home for Christmas"

1997

Cast as Peter Fonda's rebellious granddaughter in the critically acclaimed drama "Ulee's Gold"

1996

Cast in breakthrough role as Mary Camden, the eldest daughter of a minister in the WB's "7th Heaven"; role reduced in 2000 so she could attend college; left series after the sixth season, but returned occasionally for future episodes

Played a lead role in a low-budget musical short titled "It's a Digital World" (film was never released)

Attended The International Modeling and Talent Association Conference in Los Angeles; helped land modeling contracts

Made stage debut in regional productions of "Annie" and "Beauty and the Beast"

Raised mostly in Boulder, CO

Bonus Trivia

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Her last name was pronounced BEEL.

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Biel posed semi-nude for the March 2000 cover of GEAR magazine in an attempt to alter her squeaky-clean TV image. She also stated that she wanted to leave "7th Heaven" (The WB) despite having an additional two years remaining on her contract.

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"I wouldn't have done the movie if it required nudity. I hate it when movies do that just to sell tickets, just for young boys to go, 'All right, boobs!' Just get over it already." – Biel on her starring role in "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" to People Magazine, Nov. 3, 2003

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"I want choices. I want options. I want to lay out all the directions I could go and have the ability to choose. I'm slowly starting to have that now." – Biel to GQ Magazine, July 2007

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