JESSICA BIEL Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Born in Ely, Minnesota, and raised in Boulder, Colorado, Jessica Biel, now 22 years old, has spent the last 10 years paying her dues in the Hollywood scene. A break-out star as Mary Camden on the WB’s highest rated show, “7th Heaven", now in its 8th season, Jessica still manages to make a few appearances per season in the midst of an exploding film career. Last fall Jessica excited and terrified movie-goers with her portrayal of “Leatherface’s” greatest nemesis to date, as Erin in New Line Production’s remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The (2003).


Having just finished filming, Blade: Trinity (2004), in Vanvcouver with Wesley Snipes, Ryan Reynolds, and Chris Christofersen, Jess has recently transported her intensely-cut and trained body of a vampire hunter/killer to Australia to fill the uniform and project the integrity of one of film’s first female jet-fighter pilots in Columbia/Sony pictures new film, Stealth (2005), starring Josh Lucas, Jamie Foxx, and Sam Shepherd with director, Rob Cohen. Jessica’s film career began at age 14 when she played alongside Peter Fonda in his Golden Globe winning-performance in Ulee’s Gold (1997).


Her other film credits include, I’ll Be Home for Christmas (1998), Summer Catch (2001), Roger Avery’s Rules of Attraction, The (2002) and the recently completed film, Cellular (2004), which stars Chris Evan, Kim Basinger and Charles Macy. Very few people know that this powerhouse of acting talent and versatility has a secret talent that has been put on hold for the past 8 years, but surfaced last fall when she was offered to lead roles on Broadway in “Rent” and “Beauty and the Beast.” Demands from the film world took precedence, but hopefully, one of these days soon, we will get to experience just another aspect of this fascinating, young woman.