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Jessica Marie Alba (born April 28, 1981, in Pomona, California) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in Dark Angel, Honey, Sin City, Fantastic Four and Into the Blue.
Alba rose to greater prominence in Hollywood in 1999 after appearing as a member of a snobby high school clique in the Drew Barrymore romantic comedy Never Been Kissed, and as the female lead in the 1999 comedy-horror film Idle Hands, opposite Devon Sawa. But her big break came when writer/director James Cameron picked Alba from a pool of 1,200 candidates for the role of the genetically-engineered super-soldier, Max Guevera on the Fox sci-fi TV series Dark Angel. Co-created by Cameron, Alba was the definitive star in the series which ran for two seasons before being canceled in 2002.
Since then her most notable roles have been as an aspiring dancer/choreographer in Honey, exotic dancer Nancy Callahan in Sin City and as the classic Marvel Comics character Sue Storm, the Invisible Woman in the Fantastic Four. Jessica then went on to hosting the 2006 MTV Movie Awards and did sketches spoofing King Kong, Mission Impossible 3, and The Da Vinci Code.
Alba's most prominent award nomination to date is that of a Golden Globe for "Lead Actress in a Drama Series" (TV) during the first season of Dark Angel.
She once told Dark Angel producer, James Cameron, that she did not want to direct because it appeared to be too difficult an undertaking, but he responded with the prediction that she would end up directing sooner than she expected.
Apparently, Alba fears being typecast as a sex kitten. However, she admits, "Somehow, I don't think this is happening to Natalie Portman." In the interview, Alba says she wants to be taken seriously as an actress but believes she needs to do movies that she would otherwise not be interested in to build her career, stating that eventually she hopes to be more selective in her film projects.