JESSICA ALBA (Lena) is a beloved screen star whose 17 films have earned a
combined box office of more than $800 million. She stars in the forthcoming comedy
A.C.O.D. alongside Adam Scott, Jane Lynch and Amy Poehler. Alba will also be seen in
Robert Rodriguez's star-studded sequels SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL and MACHETE KILLS.
Among her many honors Alba has received Golden Globe and People's Choice
Award nominations. In 2001 she was voted by TV Guide readers the Breakout Star of the
Year and also won Favorite TV Actress at the Teen Choice Awards. Alba netted
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards for her performances in FANTASTIC FOUR (Favorite Female
Actress) and THE EYE (Choice Movie Actress in a Horror/Thriller). For SIN CITY she won an
MTV Movie Award for Sexiest Performance.
In 2005 Alba was honored by the Young Hollywood Awards with their Superstar of
Tomorrow prize. She has received ALMA Awards for her performances in "Dark Angel"
and Machete, as well as the 2009 Fashion Icon Award. Most recently Alba was honored as
Entrepreneur of the Year at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards.
Alba began her acting career at age 12. After studying at the Atlantic Theater
Company with founders William H. Macy and David Mamet, she went on to star in James
Cameron's sci-fi series "Dark Angel," gaining worldwide recognition. Her first starring role
in a major studio film was the 2003 release HONEY, a contemporary urban drama that grossed
more than $60 million worldwide.
In 2005 Alba starred with Bruce Willis and an all-star cast in the provocative and
critically acclaimed SIN CITY, directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller. She next co-
starred alongside Michael Chiklis and Chris Evans as Sue Storm, "The Invisible Woman," in
FANTASTIC FOUR. Directed by Tim Story, the film grossed more than $300 million at the box
Alba was a part of Garry Marshall's ensemble romantic comedy VALENTINE'S DAY,
which broke records with the largest opening on a four-day President's Day weekend. She
also starred opposite Casey Affleck and Kate Hudson in THE KILLER INSIDE ME, Michael
Winterbottom's controversial screen adaptation of the Jim Thompson novel.
Other film credits include Robert Rodriguez's MACHETE and SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD, Paul Weitz's LITTLE FOCKERS, Mark Helfrich's GOOD LUCK CHUCK and Tim Story's FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER.
Alba showcased her comedic talents as host of the 2006 MTV Movie Awards. She
has appeared in prestigious endorsement campaigns both in the U.S. and internationally,
including the famous Got Milk? "milk mustache" campaign and a star-studded 30th
anniversary campaign for The Gap. Alba has also been featured in global endorsement
campaigns for such companies as L'Oreal and Revlon. Her smile has graced countless
prestigious magazine covers throughout the world.
Alba's role as mom to two girls inspired the launch of The Honest Company in
2012. Born from the need for safe, all-natural baby diapers and essentials, the company's
mission is to give children the best possible start in life. A monthly subscription service
offers expertly curated natural and non-toxic products consisting of "what moms need
most," conveniently delivered to subscribers' homes.
Company products have been listed on the Environmental Working Group's
Sunscreen Guide and recognized at the National Parenting Publication Awards and Natural
Child World's Eco-Excellence Awards. The Honest Company also pledges a percentage of
its sales to Baby2Baby.org, which provides families in need with baby supplies and clothing.
Alba is releasing her first book, THE HONEST LIFE, in the spring. This how-to guide
for parents chronicles her efforts to create a natural, authentic and non-toxic life for her
Alba's activism endeavors are extensive. She is the current spokesperson for the
Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Coalition, joining leading public-health experts in
demanding that governments increase protections against toxic chemicals. In 2010 she was
the global ambassador and co-chair for 1GOAL, an international campaign that is associated
with the World Cup and strives to provide education for all.
Alba 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 currently on the board of directors of
Alba was raised in a traditional American family in Southern California. Her mother's
family has a French-Danish heritage and her father is of Mexican-Indian and Spanish