30 Facts About Jessica Chastain

1. Jessica Chastain got nominated in the Best Actress category in the 2013 Academy Awards for her performance as Maya in 'Zero Dark Thirty'.

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2. Jessica Chastain has become a mum for the first time, 18 months after marrying husband Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo.

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3. Jessica Chastain has reportedly become a mother via a surrogate.

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4. Jessica Chastain is a mom! The 41-year-old actress and her husband, Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo, secretly welcomed their first child together, according to multiple reports.

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5. Jessica Chastain playing the grown-up Beverly Marsh, which is a casting choice fans seem to be happy with.

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6. Jessica Chastain asked, "Are we really such monsters?" Mark Hamill tweeted a political cartoon of children in cages.

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7. Jessica Chastain helped point fingers Singer's way bringing Hollywood's abuse of power movement to the filmmakers fingertips.

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8. Jessica Chastain is producing the film with Tate Taylor is directing it.

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9. Jessica Chastain earned her first Oscar nom for "The Help" in the same year she appeared in "The Tree of Life", "Take Shelter" and "Coriolanus.

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10. Jessica Chastain was the fan-favorite casting to take on the role of Beverly Marsh in IT 2.

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11. Jessica Chastain has campaigned for access to affordable reproductive health care for women, and in 2017, Variety honored her for her work with Planned Parenthood.

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12. Jessica Chastain is a feminist, and has often spoken against the discrimination faced by women and minorities in Hollywood.

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13. In the 2000s, Jessica Chastain was in a long-term relationship with writer-director Ned Benson that ended in 2010.

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14. Jessica Chastain is an animal lover and has adopted a rescue dog.

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15. Jessica Chastain is set to star and produce the action film Eve, penned and initially scheduled to be directed by Matthew Newton, who has a history of alleged domestic violence.

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16. In 2019, Jessica Chastain will join the X-Men film series in the installment entitled Dark Phoenix, in which she plays an alien shapeshifter.

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17. In 2018, Jessica Chastain hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live and voiced the virtual reality production Spheres: Songs of Spacetime.

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18. Jessica Chastain received her fifth Golden Globe nomination for the film.

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19. Jessica Chastain portrayed Molly Bloom, a former professional skier who ran a high-profile gambling operation that led to her arrest by the FBI, in Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut, Molly's Game.

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20. Jessica Chastain received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Drama for her performance.

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21. Jessica Chastain met with astronauts at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Johnson Space Center, and based her role on Tracy Caldwell Dyson, with whom she spent time in Houston.

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22. Jessica Chastain was cast as the adult daughter of McConaughey's character; she was drawn to the project for the emotional heft she found in the father-daughter pair.

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23. Jessica Chastain was attracted to Ullmann's feminist take on the subject.

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24. Jessica Chastain played Celia Foote, an aspiring socialite in 1960s Jackson, Mississippi, who develops a friendship with her black maid.

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25. Jessica Chastain signed on to the film without receiving a traditional screenplay from Malick, and she improvised several scenes and dialogues with Pitt.

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26. In 2004, Jessica Chastain took on the role of Anya, a virtuous young woman, in a Williamstown Theatre Festival production of Anton Chekhov's play The Cherry Orchard in Massachusetts, starring with Michelle Williams.

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27. In 1998, Jessica Chastain made her professional stage debut as Juliet in a production of Romeo and Juliet staged by TheatreWorks, a company in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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28. Jessica Chastain is the founder of the production company Freckle Films, which was created to promote diversity in film.

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29. Jessica Chastain made her Broadway debut in a revival of The Heiress in the same year.

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30. Jessica Chastain made her film debut in the drama Jolene, and gained wide recognition in 2011 for starring roles in half a dozen films, including the dramas Take Shelter and The Tree of Life.

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