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Jessica Biel in 2007
Jessica Claire Biel

(1982-03-03) March 3, 1982 (age 40)
Ely, Minnesota, United States
  • Actress
  • model
  • singer
Years active 1996–present
(m. 2012)
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Jessica Claire Timberlake (née Biel {born March 3, 1982) is an American actress, model, producer and singer. Biel began her career as a vocalist appearing in musical productions until she was cast as Mary Camden in the family-drama series 7th Heaven, for which she achieved recognition. The series is the longest-running series that ever aired on The WB channel and the longest-running family drama in television history.

In 2017, she was the executive producer of and starred in USA Network's limited drama series The Sinner, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film.

Early life

Biel was born in Ely, Minnesota, to Kimberly (née Conroe), a homemaker and spiritual healer, and Jonathan Biel, a business consultant and General Electric worker. Biel's family moved frequently during her childhood, living in Texas, Connecticut, and Woodstock, Illinois, before finally settling in Boulder, Colorado, where she attended Fairview High School. While growing up, Biel played soccer and also trained as a gymnast. From 2000 to 2002, she attended Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.

Early career

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Jessica Biel at the Leicester Square in London 2012

Biel initially trained to be a vocalist. At the age of nine, she appeared in several musical productions in her hometown, playing lead roles in productions such as The Sound of Music and Beauty and the Beast. At the age of 11, Biel participated in a competition sponsored by The International Modeling and Talent Association in Los Angeles where she acquired an agent and professional talent manager.

She began modeling for print advertisements, and appeared in commercials for products such as Dulux Paint and Pringles. In her film debut, Biel played the character Regrettal, a lead role in the ambitious musical film titled It's a Digital World. At the age of fourteen, after auditioning for several television pilots, Biel was cast as Mary Camden, the second oldest child in the family drama 7th Heaven.

Personal life

In January 2007, Biel began dating singer and actor Justin Timberlake. They became engaged in December 2011, and married on October 19, 2012, at the Borgo Egnazia resort in Fasano, Italy. Biel and Timberlake have one son, Silas Randall Timberlake (born 2015).


Jessica Biel prior at he premier of the motion picture, “Stealth” 2005
Year Title Role Notes
1996-2001 7th Heaven Mary Camden television series
1997 Ulee's Gold Casey Jackson
1998 I'll Be Home for Christmas Allie
2001 Summer Catch Tenley Parrish
2002 The Rules of Attraction Lara Holleran
2004 It's a Digital World voice
Cellular Chloe
Blade: Trinity Abigail Whistler
2005 Stealth Lieutenant Kara Wade
Elizabethtown Ellen Kishmore
London London
2006 The Illusionist Duchess Sophie von Teschen
Home of the Brave Vanessa Price
2007 Next Liz Cooper
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Alex McDonough
2008 Hole in the Paper Sky Karen Watkins
Easy Virtue Larita Whittaker
2009 Planet 51 Neera voice
Powder Blue Rose-Johnny
2010 The A-Team Charissa Sosa
Valentine's Day Kara Monahan
2011 New Year's Eve Tess Byrne
2012 The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Cindy
Emanuel and the Truth about Fishes Linda
Playing the Field Stacie
Total Recall Melina
The Tall Man Julia Denning

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