The American Actress, who turns 36 years old on April 28th, was born Jessica Marie Alba to Catherine Louisa (née Jensen) and Mark David Alba, who was in the US Air Force. She is the eldest child of her parents and has a younger brother named Joshua. From an early age, Jessica suffered several physical ailments, including partially collapsed lungs, a ruptured appendix, asthma, and pneumonia.

Early acting career

Jessica became interested in acting at an early age, and she won an acting competition at 11 years old. As a result, she ended up attending free acting classes.

A few years later, she grabbed her first role in a movie called "Camp Nowhere" as Gail. Later on, she starred in some independent films, and made an appearance in the comedy series "The Secret World of Alex Mack" on Nickelodeon. In 1999, after playing Kristen in the Drew Barrymore movie "Never Been Kissed" and the role of Molly in comedy-horror "Idle hands," she became more noteworthy in the film industry.

Alba's breakthrough and current movie career

Her big breakthrough on the silver screen happened in the year 2000 when she was casted by famous Hollywood director James Cameron in an action-mystery TV series called "Dark Angel" as Max Guevara. This series had two seasons and it proved to be so successful for Alba that she ended up getting a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series for Drama.

Jessica has played a variety of roles and acted in numerous genres in her film career, which makes her a very versatile actress. Alba has since starred in numerous movies, such as crime-thriller "Sin City," science-fiction and action series "Fantastic Four," and numerous others.

Personal life

Alba had a three year relationship with her co-star Michael Weatherly from "Dark Angel," but, in 2003 the couple ended their relationship.

Jessica Alba met her current husband, film producer Cash Warren (who is 38 years old) on the set of the movie "Fantastic Four." They got married in May 2008 and welcomed daughter Honor Marie Warren the same year. They became parents for the second time in 2011 after having another baby girl, Haven Garner Warren.