Jessica Claire Biel (born March 3, 1982)is an American actress and former model, who has appeared in several Hollywood films, including Summer Catch, the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Illusionist, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and Valentine’s Day. She is also known for her television role as Mary Camden in the long-running family-drama series 7th Heaven.
Has a brother named Justin.
Discovered at the 1994 IMTA Los Angeles convention.
Has hazel eyes and brown hair.
Collects vintage glasses with no lenses.
Audtioned for a role in American Beauty (1999).
Is of German, French, English and Native American (Choctaw) heritage.
Attended Tufts University for three semesters.
Was voted in at #30 in FHM’s Sexiest Girls of 2002 poll, American edition, up from #82 the previous year. [June 2002]
Is 14 months younger than Beverley Mitchell, but still plays her big sister on “7th Heaven” (1996).
Formerly a vegetarian.
Was the first choice to play Abbey Chase in the television adaptation of the comic book “Danger Girl”. Unfortunately, the project fell through.
Ranked #98 on VH1’s 100 Hottest Hotties.
Ranked #99 in Stuff magazine’s “102 Sexiest Women In The World” (2002).
Her last name rhymes with “Deal.”
Was voted “Sexiest Woman Alive” by Esquire magazine in 2005.
Named #18 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
Has played the role of girlfriend/ex-girlfriend of real-life boyfriend Chris Evans twice by now (January 2006): once in Cellular (2004) and again in London (2005/I).
Named #21 in FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005” special supplement. (2005)
Split up with Chris Evans, her boyfriend of 2 years. [June 2006]
Studied acting with Ivana Chubbuck.
Named #16 in FHM magazine’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006” supplement. (2006).
Won an acting scholarship to the Young Actor’s Space at 11 years old.
Ranked #5 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
The day after she was born, her parents took her to a dog-sled race where the temperature was thirty degrees below zero.
Her father ran an Outward Bound school and worked as an international business consultant.
Accompanied boyfriend Justin Timberlake on his European Tour in 2007.
Once wanted to become a musical star after winning a karaoke contest when she was aged eight.
Daughter of Kimberly (Kim) Biel (née Conroe) and Jonathan Edward Biel, an entrepreneur.
Was named Empire Magazine’s #16 in the list of 100 Sexiest Stars 2007.
Her first acting job was in a Pringles commercial when she was 11 years old.
Best friends with “7th Heaven” (1996) co-star Beverley Mitchell.
Was cast in A Woman of No Importance (2011) after Lindsay Lohan dropped out, but later had to drop out herself due to scheduling conflicts.
Agreed to return for the season 10 finale of “7th Heaven” (1996) (originally the series finale before the show got picked up by the CW) after Brenda Hampton begged her to. The episode had already been shot but Hampton was determined to have Biel back for one last time. Jessica filmed her brief scenes during a break from filming Next (2007).
Ranked #3 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
Was in a relationship with actor Chris Evans. [2001-2006]
Named a Global Brand Ambassador for Revlon [May 4, 2009].
She was a bridesmaid at her friend, Beverley Mitchell,’s wedding to Michael Cameron in October, 2008. Their on-screen sister, Mackenzie Rosman, was also a bridesmaid.