Jessica Claire Biel is an American actress and model who was born on March 3, 1982, in the state of Minnesota. Early on, Jessica Biel and her family lived in Texas, then they moved to Woodstock, Illinois, then to Connecticut, and finally settled down in Boulder, Colorado.
She is a gifted athlete and a former soccer player. However, Jessica's natural talents don't stop there; she's also a successful music producer and performer. Her dad, Jonathan Edward Biel, is a consultant and electrician. Her mother Kimberly Biel is a housewife.
Jessica's brother, Justin Biel, is the CEO of the eco-friendly accessory company BARE. Jessica graduated from Fairview High School and attended Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts from 2000 to 2002.
She began her career as a child model. She went to Young Actor's Space for training after winning a convention scholarship there. It was as Mary Camden on the WB series "7th Heaven" that she first gained widespread recognition. She feared that her acting potential would be constrained by the public's perception of Mary Camden as a decent girl, despite the role's enormous success, so she appeared only half-clothed on the cover of "Gear" to subvert expectations. Fans were shocked and outraged by this, and after appearing in the sixth season of the TV show "7th Heaven," she decided to stop being a cast member.
She co-starred with Freddie Prinze Jr. in 2001's 'Summer Catch' which turned out to be a box office flop, and 'The Rules of Attraction’ in 2002 which received mixed reviews, but became a huge hit. Her 2003 film, 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' was again a huge success and established Jessica's status as a rising star. 2004's 'Cellular' stars her opposite Chris Evans. Stealth was her 2005 flick. This film starred Jamie Foxx and Josh Lucas. In 2005's 'London' she reteamed with Chris Evans.
'Elizabethtown' premiered in the same year. In 'Home of the Brave,' she played a discharged soldier as well as a single mum. After working with Nicolas Cage in 2007's 'Next,' she played a lawyer in 2008's 'I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.'
She played Jessica Rabbit on 'Saturday Night Live.' In 2009's 'Easy Virtue,' she played alongside such titans of the industry as Colin Firth and Kristin Scott Thomas. In 2010, she played a publicist in the film 'Valentine's Day' In 2010's 'The A-Team,' she played an army captain. She played a young woman in the 2011 romance comedy 'New Year's Eve.' In 'Total Recall,' she played a resistance leader. She appeared in 'Hitchcock' which was released the same year.
Jessica dated actor Chris Evans on and off from 2001 to 2006 and began dating musician and actor Justin Timberlake in 2007. In March of 2011, the pair called it quits but got back together in the same year. On October 19, 2012, the couple got married in Italy.
Jessica is an award-winning actress with a large fan base. She received the Young Artist Award for Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Ulee's Gold, 1988) in 1988.
ShoWest Convention's 2005 Female Star of Tomorrow Award, Gala Awards' 2007 Rising Star Award, and the GLSEN Respect Awards' 2015 Inspiration Award. Aside from accolades, Jessica has won the hearts and minds of her audience. She has an astounding net worth of almost $18 million.
Biel and Timberlake have two sons together: Silas Randall Timberlake was born in April 2015, and Phineas Timberlake in July 2020.