Jessica Alba is a talented American actress, model and also a suave business woman. Her acting career has seen her bag several awards to her name. She started her acting career at age 13 and has continued gracing our screens ever since. Her business acumen came to the fore when she co-founded The Honest Company in January 2012. Who said actors can’t make great businesses?
Jessica Alba was born on April 28th, 1981 in Pomona California to a conservative Catholic family whose links can be traced back to Mexico as her paternal grandparents were children of Mexican immigrants. She later came to drop out of the church due to her opposition to issues like homosexualism and premarital sex that the church condemned. Her childhood was marked by a series of medical conditions like lung and appendix complications, asthma and also pneumonia that kept her in hospital many times. Her interest in acting is said to have developed as early as she was 5 years old. By age 11, she was taking her first acting lessons and got signed to an agent by age 12 then landed her first small role in a film a year later.
Her mother was a lifeguard and consequently she learned how to swim earlier than she could learn how to walk! This led her to being a PADI-certified scuba diver some time later. Her acting career went on slowly and she joined the Atlantic Theatre Company after graduating from high school, with her big break in acting coming after her lead role in a science fiction movie, Dark Angel, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination. She has been rated as the sexiest movie stars on television several years and she is quoted to have said to use her sexuality to pass messages across the world. Isn’t activism beautiful?
This mix of action before the lens, using modelling as a voice for the voiceless and to inspire people, and her great business skills are one to be envied. Who wouldn’t want to learn more about Jessica Alba?