Jessica Marie Alba, born April 28, 1981 in Pomona, California, is an American actress, model, and businesswoman. She began her television and movie appearances at age 13 in Camp Nowhere and The Secret World of Alex Mack. Alba later appeared in Honey (2003), Sin City (2005), Fantastic Four (2005), Into the Blue (2005), Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) and Good Luck Chuck (2007). She has won various awards for her acting, including the Choice Actress Teen Choice Award and Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television.
Engagement in Cultural Diplomacy
In 2005, Alba offered her acting talents for free, to raise money for AIDS charity Amfar at the Cannes Film Festival. She is also supporting US Doctors for Africa, Stand Up To Cancer, Feeding America, and many others.
Alba's charity work includes participation with Clothes Off Our Back, Habitat for Humanity, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Project HOME, RADD, Revlon Run/Walk for Women, SOS Children Villages, Soles4Souls, and more. She is a strong supporter of gay rights and on June 27, 2013, she expressed her delight with the supreme court's decision to strike down Defense of Marriage Act on her Twitter account. In 2011, Alba participated in a two-day lobbying effort in Washington D.C. in support of the Safe Chemicals Act, a revision of the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976.