JESSICA ALBA's (Gina) acting career began at a very early age,
studying at the Atlantic Theatre Company with founders William H. Macy and David
Mamet. She fell in love with the craft and began acting professionally at the
age of 12. She went on to star in James Cameron's Dark Angel, gaining worldwide
recognition and appeared in her first starring role in a major studio film, the
2003 release Honey, Universal Pictures' contemporary urban drama that grossed
over $60 million worldwide. She has since made over 25 feature films that have
earned a combined box office total of over $800 million, including comedies and
dramas, ranging from gritty independents to major studio blockbusters.
Highlights of Jessica's film career include her 2005 starring role opposite
Bruce Willis and an all-star cast in the provocative and critically-acclaimed
Sin City, directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller. She starred as Sue
Storm 'The Invisible Girl' in Marvel's action-franchise blockbuster Fantastic
Four, which was released by 20th Century Fox in 2005 and became a worldwide
box-office success with over $300 million in revenue. She was part of Garry
Marshall's all-star ensemble romantic comedy, Valentine's Day, which broke box
office records with the largest opening on a four-day President's Day weekend
and starred opposite Casey Affleck and Kate Hudson in director Michael
Winterbottom's controversial screen adaptation of Jim Thompson's The Killer
Inside Me. She has also starred in Robert Rodriquez's Machete; the third
installment of the hit Meet the Parents franchise, Little Fockers; and the 4D
family adventure Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, marking her third of five
collaborations with Robert Rodriguez.
Jessica was part of the all-star voice cast of the 2013 hit animated adventure,
Escape From Planet Earth, also featuring Sarah Jessica Parker, Brendan Fraser
and James Gandolfini. She appeared in the comedy A.C.O.D., which premiered at
the Sundance Film Festival, opposite Adam Scott, Jane Lynch and Amy Poehler and
made a cameo appearance in Machete Kills before reuniting once again with Robert
Rodriquez for his highly-anticipated, star-studded sequel Sin City: A Dame to
Kill For. In 2014, she co-starred in the IFC parody mini-series "The Spoils of
Babylon," produced by Funny or Die, with a stellar cast, including Will Ferrell,
Kristen Wiig, Tobey Maguire, Michael Sheen and Tim Robbins.
Jessica showcased her comedic talents as host of the 2006 MTV Movie Awards. She
has appeared in a such iconic endorsement campaigns as the famous Got Milk?
"milk mustache" campaign, a star-studded 30th Anniversary campaign for The Gap,
and other prestigious campaigns in the U.S. and internationally. She has been
featured in global endorsement campaigns for such companies as L'Oreal, Revlon,
Braun, Zico, among many others, and she has appeared on countless magazine
covers in the U.S. and around the world.
Jessica is Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Honest Company, which was
launched in 2012 with a mission to inspire and empower people to live a healthy,
happy life. Honest offers a range of effective, safe, beautiful, and responsible
products and is a trusted resource for education and support across its
community of members. Its growing portfolio of more than 100 lifestyle products
includes baby, personal care, home care, vitamins & supplements, feeding, and
gear & accessories. The Honest Company has a presence across the U.S. and Canada
at Honest.com, in over 4,000 leading retail locations in North America and is
available online in South Korea. Honest Beauty offers over 80 skincare and
makeup products available online at HonestBeauty.com and through their premiere
retail experience at The Grove in Los Angeles. The company will launch Hair Care
later this year.
Honest has been honored with a wide range of recognitions and awards, including
the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Los Angeles Region, ACG Award for
Social Responsibility, PC Magazine's Seal of Consumer Approval in Tech, an
Allure Best of Beauty Award, as well as the Pioneer in Sustainability Award by
the Sustainable Business Council of Los Angeles.
Jessica was among the top twenty of Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in
Business, one of CNBC's Next List of Rebels, Leaders and Innovators, and one of
Fortune's 10 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs. She has been named to Vanity
Fair's Next Establishment, Entrepreneur of the Year at the UK Glamour Women of
the Year Awards, and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. She has received
the Entertainment Media Association's Green Parent Award and the Mount Sinai
Children's Environmental Health Center Champion for Children Award.
In 2013, Jessica released her first book, the instant New York Times Bestseller,
"The Honest Life," a how-to handbook based on her mission to create a natural,
authentic and non-toxic life for her family. "The Honest Life" recounts her
personal journey of discovery and reveals her tips for making healthy living
fun, real and stylish, while offering a candid look inside her home and daily
life. She shares strategies for maintaining a clean diet (with favorite
family-friendly recipes), embracing non-toxic choices at home, eco-friendly
decor tips to fit any budget and cultivating a daily eco-beauty routine.
Jessica's activism endeavors are extensive. She is the spokesperson for the
Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Coalition, joining leading public health
experts and demanding that government leadership increase protections against
toxic chemicals. In 2010, she was the global ambassador and co-chair for 1Goal
with Queen Rania Abdullah of Jordan and Bono, an international campaign tied to
the World Cup to provide education for all. She has been an avid supporter of
several other non-profits including V-Day, Healthy Child Healthy World, Step Up
Women's Network, The Children's Defense Fund, Declare Yourself and Voto Latino.
Her passion for social justice, particularly for women and children, has led to
several trips to Capitol Hill. She is on the board of directors of Baby2Baby,
which provides low-income children and families with diapers, clothing and basic
necessities every child deserves.
As an actress, Jessica has received Golden Globe and People's Choice Award
nominations, was voted TV Guide readers' Breakout Star of the Year, and won
Favorite TV Actress at the 2001 Teen Choice Awards for Dark Angel. She won the
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Female Actress for her performance
in Fantastic Four and an MTV Movie Award for Sexiest Performance in Sin City.
She received another Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress in a
Horror/Thriller for The Eye and was honored by the Young Hollywood Awards as
Superstar of Tomorrow in 2005. She has received multiple ALMA Awards and has
been recognized around the world as a fashion icon.
Jessica was raised in a traditional American family in Southern California. Her
mother's family has a French-Danish heritage, while her father is from
Mexican-Indian and Spanish lineage.
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