A daily dose of Inspiration for you!

Today’s source of Inspiration is a celebrity known for playing intense characters.  She immerses herself into learning everything she can about the character and “becoming” the character.  Jessica Chastain is an actress and film producer.


Jessica Chastain is a private person and there is even some questions regarding her birth name and location.  She was born either Jessica Howard ot Jessica Michelle Chastain.  She may have been born in Sacramento, California or near Sonoma, California.  She had a sister and has half-siblings from both of her parents following their relationship with each other.  She was raised in Sacramento with her mother and stepfather.  As a child her family struggled financially and she struggled academically at El Camino Fundamental High School.  In 1998, Jessica made her professional stage debut playing Juliet in a production of Romeo and Juliet.  She attended Juilliard in New York City on a Robin Williams’ funded scholarship.  She graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.


Jessica’s first roles following professional stage productions were on television.  She had more roles on stage as well.  In 2008, she made her film debut in Jolene.  She gained success and recognition with roles in Take Shelter, The Help, Zero Dark Thirty, and more.  She has been nominated and won awards.  She made her Broadway debut in 2012.  Her highest-grossing films have been Interstellar and The Martian.


Jessica is the founder of Freckle Films.  She has been named in Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.  Jessica is an animal lover, feminist, and humanitarian.  She has supported the Got Your 6 campaign to empower veterans.  Jessica supports charities that promote mental health, having suffered the death of her sister to suicide.  Jessica is against bullying and is involved with a group that supports LGBT high school students.  She currently lives with a boyfriend in New York City.


Jessica Chastain has used her experiences, good and bad, to help and support others.  She is strong in her beliefs.  She is involved in work and projects, but remains personally private.  Be inspired!  Have a bright day!

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