|Jessica Alba - Who doesn’t love a beautiful woman with a great sense of humor? Jessica
Alba showed us her funny side in Good Luck Chuck, and her gorgeous side everywhere else she
appeared. In 2007, she also reprised her role as Susan Storm in Fantastic Four: Rise Of The
Silver Surfer, and we look forward to seeing her in The Eye, The Love Guru, and 2009's Sin City
2. Our No. 7 of 2006, Jessica Alba, still ranks high, and we can see why.
Born in Pomona, California, on April 28, 1981, Jessica Alba and her family moved to Biloxi,
Mississippi, when she was an infant. Three years later, her Air Force father brought the family
back to California, then to Del Rio, Texas, before finally settling in Southern California when
Jessica was nine. In love with the idea of becoming an actress from the age of five, she was 12
before she took her first acting class. Nine months later, she was signed by an agent. A gifted
young actress, Jessica has already played a variety of roles ranging from light comedy to gritty
drama since beginning her career. She made her feature film debut in 1993 in Hollywood Pictures'
comedy Camp Nowhere. Originally hired for two weeks, she got her break when an actress in a
principal role suddenly dropped out. Jessica cheerfully admits it wasn't her prodigious talent or
charm that inspired the director to tap her to take over the part - it was her hair, which matched
the original performer's. The two-week job stretched to two months, and Jessica ended the film
with an impressive first credit. Two national TV commercials for Nintendo and J.C. Penney
quickly followed before Jessica was featured in several independent films. She branched out into
TV in 1994 with a recurring role in Nickelodeon's popular comedy series "The Secret World of
Alex Mack" (1994). She played an insufferable young snob, devoted to making life miserable for
the the title character, played by Larisa Oleynik. That same year, she won the role of "Maya" in
"Flipper" (1995) and filmed the pilot for the series. She spent 1995 shooting the first season's
episodes in Australia. An avid swimmer and PADI-certified scuba diver, Jessica was delighted
to be doing a show that allowed her to play with dolphins. The show's success guaranteed it a
second season, which she also starred in. Her involvement in the show lasted from 1995 to
1997. Since the show ended, she has appeared in a number of TV shows and films. In 1996, she
appeared in Venus Rising as "Young Eve". The next year, she appeared on the "The Dini Petty
Show", a Canadian talk show, and spoke about her role in "Flipper" and her general acting
career. She began working on P.U.N.K.S., featuring Randy Quaid, in 1998. In early 1998, she
appeared in "Brooklyn South" as "Melissa". That same year, she was in two episodes of
"Beverly Hills, 90210" as "Leanne" and in two episodes of "The Love Boat: The Next Wave".
She appeared in "Teen Magazine" in 1995 and various European magazines in the following
several years. More importantly, she was featured in the February 1999 issue of "Vanity Fair"
magazine. She also had major roles in two movies that year: Never Been Kissed and Idle Hands.
In 2000, she had roles in Paranoid and starred in the sci-fi TV series "Dark Angel".
Delta 99 Most Desirable Women #5
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MTV Movie Awards - Sexiest Performance for: Sin City
Delta 99 Most Desirable Women #9 - Highest Debut
Young Hollywood Awards - Superstar of Tomorrow
DVD Exclusive Awards - Best Actress in a DVD Premiere Movie for: The Sleeping Dictionary
ALMA Awards - Special Achievement Award Breakthrough Actress of the Year
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films - Saturn Award - Best Actress on
Television for: "Dark Angel"
TV Guide Awards - Breakout Star of the Year for: "Dark Angel"
Teen Choice Awards - TV - Choice Actress for: "Dark Angel"