Jessica Biel BIOGRAPHY

Jessica Claire Biel  ( 3 March 1982)
Ely, Minnesota, United States
Occupation     Actress, model, singer
Years active    1996–present
Partner            Justin Timberlake
(2007–present; engaged)

Jessica Claire Biel (born March 3, 1982) is an American actress, model, and singer. Biel is known for her television role as Mary Camden in the long-running family-drama series 7th Heaven. She has also appeared in several Hollywood films, including Summer Catch, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Stealth, The Illusionist, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, and The A-Team, and the British movie Easy Virtue.

Jessica Claire Biel was born in Ely, Minnesota. Her mother, Kimberly (née Conroe), is a homemaker and spiritual healer. Her father, Jonathan Biel, worked for GE and was also an entrepreneur and business consultant.She is of German, French, English, and Choctaw ancestry and has a younger brother, Justin, born in 1985.Biel's family moved frequently during her childhood, living in Texas, Connecticut, and Woodstock, Illinois, before finally settling in Boulder, Colorado. While growing up, Biel played soccer and also trained as a gymnast. From 2000 to 2002, she attended Tufts University.

Biel initially trained to be a vocalist, and from age nine appeared in several musical productions in her hometown, playing lead roles in productions such as Annie, The Sound of Music, and Beauty and the Beast.Biel auditioned for the a cappella choir the Tufts Amalgamates, but was not accepted.

At twelve, Biel attended The International Modeling and Talent Association conference in Los Angeles where she was discovered and signed by a talent agency. She began modeling for print advertisements, and appeared in commercials for products such as Dulux Paint and Pringles.

Biel also played the character Regrettal, a lead role in a low-budget musical short titled It's a Digital World. At fourteen, after auditioning for several television pilots, Biel was cast as Mary Camden, the second oldest child in the family drama 7th Heaven.

Year    Title     Role    Notes
2006    7th Heaven     Mary Camden            Young Artist Award (Best Leading Actress) – 1998
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress 2002, 2003
1997    Ulee's Gold     Casey Jackson            Young Artist Award for Best Supporting Actress
1998    I'll Be Home for Christmas    Allie   
2001    Summer Catch            Tenley Parrish            
2002    The Rules of Attraction         Lara Holleran
2003    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre          Erin Hardesty             Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actress
2004    It's a Digital World[citation needed]            Regrettal (voice)        
2004    Cellular           Chloe
2004    Blade: Trinity             Abigail Whistler        
2005    Stealth            Lieutenant Kara Wade          
2005    Elizabethtown            Ellen Kishmore          
2005    London           London          
2005    Family Guy     Brooke (Voice)           Episode: "Brian the Bachelor"
2006    The Illusionist             Duchess Sophie von Teschen            Newport Beach Film Festival Best Achievement Award
2006    Home of the Brave     Vanessa Price            
2007    Next    Liz Cooper      Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress
2007    I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry      Alex McDonough     
2008    Hole in the Paper Sky[citation needed]        Karen Watkins           Short film, also executive producer
2008    Easy Virtue     Larita Whittaker        
2009    Planet 51         Neera (voice)
2009    Powder Blue   Rose-Johnny  
2010    Valentine's Day          Kara Monahan            Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Hissy Fit
2010    The A-Team    Capt. Charisa Sosa    
2011    New Year's Eve         Tess    
2012    Playing the Field        Stacie
2012    The Tall Man Julia Denning