Jessica Chastain Net Worth

Quick Facts

Net Worth$20 Million
Date of BirthMarch 24, 1977
ProfessionActor, Film Producer
NationalityUnited States of America

Jessica Chastain Early life

Jessica Chastain is an American actress and film producer. She was born on March 24, 1977, in Sacramento, California. Her biological parents are Jerri Renee Hastey (née Chastain) and Michael Monasterio. Growing up, she was estranged from Monasterio and apparently reluctant to reveal any details about her family. She was raised by her mother, and stepfather, Michael Hastey, who gave moral support and shared a close bonding with her. She has two sisters and two brothers, but unfortunately, her younger sister, Juliet Chastain, committed suicide after years of drug abuse.

Chastain graduated from El Camino High School and attended Sacramento City College from 1996 to 1997. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree from Juilliard School, New York City in 2003.

Jessica Chastain Net Worth

After graduation, she moved to Los Angeles to make it big in the glamour industry. She auditioned for different television roles but with no success. Her acting career kick-started when she was selected to play the role of Carolyn Stoddard in the pilot remake of Dark Shadows. During her early career, she was cast in minor roles in TV shows like Dark Shadows, ER, Veronica Mars, and Law and Order: Trial by Jury.

In 2004, she ventured into theatre, where she played the role of Anya, a virtuous young woman, in a Williamstown Theatre Festival production of Anton Chekhov’s play The Cherry Orchard. She went on to act in many TV shows and theatre productions before she got a breakthrough with a titular role in the film Jolene. She won the Best Actress Award at Seattle International Film Festival for her performance in the film.

Jessica rose to prominence in 2011 with a string of film releases that year. Almost, all of her films released that year earned her critical acclaim and accolades. She received several award nominations for her work in the movies, The Tree of Life, The Help, The Debt, Take Shelter, Texas Killing Fields, and Coriolanus, all of which were released in 2011. Of which, her work in the film, The Help, earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Over the time, she started to appear in women-centric movies.

Chastain’s most notable works include Take Shelter (2011), The Help (2011), Coriolanus (2011), Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Mama (2013), Interstellar (2014), A Most Violent Year (2014), The Martian (2015), Miss Sloane (2016), and Molly’s Game (2017). She received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her work in the movie Zero Dark Thirty.

As of 2019, Jessica Chastain has a net worth of $20 million dollars.