Jessica Alba is an American actress, model and businesswoman.
The Early Days Of Her Life
Jessica Marie Alba was born on April 28, 1981, in Pomona, California. At the age of 5, Alba knew she wanted to become an actress. At 11, her dreams began to look real when she won the grand prize of an acting competition in Beverly Hills, California. She then began to take free acting lessons which were the grand prize of the competition she had won.
Alba in 1994 received her debut film role in a feature film titled “Camp Nowhere”. She then appeared in a number of independent films before branching into Television series. Her debut TV role was in Nickelodeon series “The Secret World of Alex Mack”. Her other roles in TV would include “Flipper”, “Brooklyn South”, “Beverly Hills”, “90210” among others.
Alba’s Hollywood reputation surged when she starred in the romantic comedy “Never Been Kissed” (1999). But the big break came in 2000 when she was selected to star in James Cameron’s Fox sci-fi series “Dark Angel”. The series lasted two seasons and earned her a Golden Globe nomination. Alba has since gone ahead to establish herself as a Hollywood star. Some of her notable movies include; Honey (2003), Sin City (2005), Fantastic Four and its sequels, Good Luck Chuck (2007), Valentine’s Day (2010) among others.
Net Worth and Other Endeavours
While Alba may be better known as a Hollywood actress, it is her remarkable business acumen that has earned her the multi-millionaire status. In 2011, Alba, in her search for safe, non-toxic products for herself and her baby, co-founded a nontoxic-household-goods startup called The Honest Company. The company which began as an e-commerce subscription service solely selling baby products have now expanded to include over a hundred other items.
In 2014, the company raised $70 million from a private equity firm to raise its valuation to $1 billion and in August 2015, after raising another $100 million, its valuation surged to $1.7 billion while Alba who owns 20% of the company saw her net worth equally rise to around $350 million. Thus, making her one of the richest entrepreneurs under 40.
The company also includes Honest Beauty, an 80-piece makeup and skin care line with a transparent ingredient list. The success of the company doesn’t seem to be slowing down, and its IPO launch seems nearer by the day. On the other hand, Alba manages to keep her show business active.
Details Of Her Parents, Husband, and Kids
Jessica is the daughter of Catherine Louisa (née Jensen) of Danish, Welsh, German, English, and French ancestry and Mark David Alba of Mexican descent. She got married to Cash Warren on May 19, 2008, but was first engaged to Michael Weatherly, her co-star who proposed to her on her twentieth birthday in 2001. The engagement was shortlived as in August 2003, they both announced that they have ended their relationship.
Alba now shares three children with Cash Warren. Her two daughters’ names are Honor Marie Warren (born 2008) and Haven Garner Warren (born 2011) while her third child, a son Hayes Alba Warren was born on December 31, 2017. She released the news of their newborn on January 1, 2018, at the beginning of the new year. Alba was paid $1.5 million in 2008 to release the first photos of her first daughter on OK! Magazine.
The simple yet classy actress recently bought for herself and family a mega-mansion worth about $10 million. The mansion which is described as “East Coast-inspired Hamptons traditional” is located at Beverly Hills Post Office. The 1.85-acre property has a detached guest house and an 8,829-square-foot main house as well as a charming one-bedroom, one-bathroom guest cottage.
Jessica Alber’s new place is right next to Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills’ star Lisa Vanderpump‘s mansion known as Villa Rosa. It was purchased with the help of Alber’s father, David Alba who is a real estate agent.
Jessica Alba’s Height, Feet and Body Measurements
Owing to her gracious looks and well-maintained body, Jessica has received the attention from several publications listing her as one of the most beautiful and attractive celebrities. With her 5 ft 7in height, Jessica keeps a weight of 56kg (123.5 pounds). She maintains a body measurement of 34-24-34in which drives most of her male fans nuts.
In fact, a report emerged in 2010 about a 21-year-old Chinese girl who wanted to undergo a plastic surgery to look like Alba in order to win back an ex-boyfriend. Jessica frowned at this, urging the lady to not change her looks because of love.
Explaining how she maintains her natural beauty, the American model said it was possible with the help of good exercise, meditation and healthy eating. At the early hours of each day, the star goes for a spin class or hot yoga to keep fit. Her bra size is 34B and the size of shoe that fits her feet is 8.