Jessica Biel Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Jessica Biel is an American actress and model born on March 3, 1982. She has earned several awards including a Young Artist Award and has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and two Golden Globe Awards.

Biel started her career as a singer in musicals before gaining fame for her role as Mary Camden in the TV show “7th Heaven” (1996–2006).

In 1997, Jessica Biel won a Young Artist Award for her performance in the movie Ulee’s Gold. She gained more attention for starring in the horror film “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (2003) as Erin Hardesty.

Biel has appeared in numerous other films such as “The Rules of Attraction” (2002), “Blade: Trinity” (2004), “Stealth” (2005), “The Illusionist” (2006), “I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry” (2007), “Valentine’s Day” (2010), “The A-Team” (2010), “New Year’s Eve” (2011), “Total Recall” (2012), and “Hitchcock” (2012).

In 2017, Biel served as executive producer and starred in the USA Network series “The Sinner”. Her performance earned her nominations for a Golden Globe Award and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.

Full NameJessica Biel
Date of BirthMarch 3, 1982
Place of BirthEly, Minnesota, United States
OccupationActress, Model
Height5 feet 6 inches (170 cm)
SpouseJustin Timberlake (m. 2012)
Children2
Net Worth$250 million

Jessica Biel’s Early Life and Education

Jessica Biel Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Jessica Claire Timberlake also known as Jessica Biel was born on March 3, 1982, in Ely Minnesota. Her mom Kimberly took care of their home and did spiritual healing while her dad Jonathan worked as a business consultant at General Electric.

On a TV show called “Who Do You Think You Are?” she found out her great-grandpa was the child of Hungarian Jews. Besides that, she has ancestors from Germany, France, England, and Scandinavia.

When she was young Biel’s family moved around a lot. They lived in Texas Connecticut and Woodstock, Illinois before finally settling in Boulder, Colorado. During her childhood, Biel played soccer and trained hard in gymnastics reaching level six. From 2000 to 2002 she went to Tufts University in Medford Massachusetts.

Career

Jessica Biel Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Jessica Biel initially trained to be a singer. When she was just nine years old she starred in musicals like “The Sound of Music” and “Beauty and the Beast” in her hometown. At age 11, she took part in a competition in Los Angeles that helped her get an agent and start her career in modeling and acting.

She began appearing in ads and commercials like ones for Dulux Paint and Pringles. Her first major film role was in It’s a Digital World where she played the character Regrettal.

At 14, she auditioned for TV shows and landed a role in the family drama 7th Heaven as Mary Camden. Her breakthrough in movies came when she played Peter Fonda’s granddaughter in Ulee’s Gold earning her a Young Artist Award. During breaks from filming 7th Heaven, she starred in I’ll Be Home for Christmas. At 17, she posed for a controversial photo shoot in Gear magazine which caused a legal dispute with the producers of 7th Heaven.

Jessica Biel continued to build her career with roles in movies like Summer Catch and The Rules of Attraction. She gained further attention starring in “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Blade: Trinity” despite mixed reviews. She also appeared in films such as “Stealth”, “Cellular”, “Elizabethtown” and “London”. In 2005, Esquire named her the “Sexiest Woman Alive.”

Her performances in The Illusionist and Home of the Brave showcased her acting range. Jessica Biel also appeared in “I Now Pronounce You”, “Chuck & Larry”, and “Powder Blue”. She received praise for her role in “Easy Virtue” at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2008. She continued to diversify her roles with projects like “Planet 51” and “Guys and Dolls” at the Hollywood Bowl where she received a standing ovation.

Jessica Biel Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Jessica Biel starred in a movie called “Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2013. In April 2008, she started working on a political satire called “Nailed” alongside Jake Gyllenhaal.

The film is about a woman who accidentally gets a nail stuck in her head and goes to Washington D.C. to fight for better healthcare. However, the production faced many challenges and the movie was eventually released on video on demand in February 2015 receiving mostly negative reviews.

In 2015, Jessica Biel acted in the indie drama “Bleeding Heart” playing a yoga instructor named May who meets her biological sister Shiva a sex worker for the first time. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and received mixed reviews though Biel’s performance was praised for its subtlety and nuance.

The following year Biel starred in the thriller “A Kind of Murder” with Patrick Wilson and voiced a character in the animated film Spark. She also appeared in the drama “The Book of Love” where she played the wife of an architect who sets out to help a teenager after losing her.

In 2017, Jessica Biel produced and starred in the limited series “The Sinner” playing the lead role of Cora Tannetti. The series a murder mystery debuted on the USA Network and marked Biel’s move into production to create challenging roles.

Looking ahead Biel will star in and executive produce the true-crime drama miniseries “Candy” for Hulu. She is also set to lead a sci-fi thriller called “Ursa Major” directed by Jonathan and Josh Baker.

Net Worth

Jessica Biel has an estimated net worth of $250 Million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The main source of Jessica Biel’s net worth comes from her work as an actress in movies and television shows.

Personal life

Jessica Biel Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

In January 2007, Jessica Biel started dating singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake. They got engaged in December 2011 and got married on October 19 2012 in Italy. They now have two sons.

In June 2019, Biel alongside Robert F. Kennedy Jr. publicly opposed a California vaccination bill. This bill aimed to restrict vaccination exemptions without approval from a state health officer.

On July 18, 2006, Jessica Biel took part in a charity auction to raise money for teen Molly Bloom’s medical expenses after a limousine accident. A bidder from Minnesota paid $30000 to have lunch with Biel at a restaurant in Denver on August 18, 2006.

In early 2007, Biel co-founded the Make the Difference Network with her father and another partner Kent McBride.

In 2010, Biel climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with the United Nations Foundation to highlight global water issues. That same year she was nominated for a Do Something Award.

Biel collaborated with WomanCare Global to create educational content on sexual health for girls.

In 2021, Jessica Biel along with entrepreneur Jeremy Adams and co-founder Greg Willsey launched Kinderfarms a brand focused on health and wellness products for families.