Jessica Biel Timberlake, to the public known as Jessica Biel, is a famous American model, actress, singer, as well as a producer. Jessica Biel’s rise to prominence started when she landed the role of Mary Camden in a popular drama show called “7th Heaven”, where she starred alongside Stephen Collins and Barry Watson. The series first aired on television screens in 1996 and was on air for eleven seasons. Over the years, an award-winning show “7th Heaven” has received rather positive reviews from the critics and up to date is considered to be among the top ten most family-friendly shows. The show was also largely praised for promoting key virtues such as honesty and good parental figures, respect for authority, as well as the importance of good education. The first season of the series was watched by more than 3 million viewers on average and grew slowly but steadily over the years.
Jessica Biel Net Worth $18 Million
Largely due to “7th Heaven”, Jessica Biel was able to achieve public recognition and establish herself in the entertainment industry. Since her breakthrough, Jessica Biel has starred in such famous film productions as “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, “Blade: Trinity” with Wesley Snipes, Ryan Reynolds and Triple H, “Stealth” with Josh Lucas and Jamie Foxx, as well as a box-office success “Total Recall” starring Colin Farrell and Kate Beckinsale.
A famous actress, how rich is Jessica Biel? According to sources, Jessica Biel’s net worth is estimated to be $18 million. Undoubtedly, the majority of Jessica Biel’s net worth and wealth comes from her acting career.
Jessica Biel was born in 1982, in Ely, Minnesota. Biel’s family used to move a lot when she was a child and therefore she lived in Connecticut, Illinois and Texas, before her family settled down in Colorado. In Colorado, Biel studied at the Fairview High School and then continued her studies at Tufts University.
Jessica Biel started her career as a vocalist, by making appearances in various musical productions in her hometown. Prior to her big break as an actress, Biel modeled for different television commercials and ads, until she received her first acting role in a musical film called “It’s a Digital World”. Soon enough, at the age of fourteen, Jessica Biel received an offer to portray the character of Mary Camden in “7th Heaven”. Following the success of “7th Heaven”, Jessica Biel starred in a 1997 film directed by Victor Nunez called “Ulee’s Gold”, which was well received by critics and won a Golden Globe Award for Peter Fonda.
Throughout her acting career Jessica Biel has portrayed a number of memorable characters, such as Abigail Whistler in “Blade: Trinity”, Vanessa Price in “Home of the Brave” and Liz Cooper in “Next” with Nicolas Cage. Biel’s more recent on screen appearances include a comedy-drama film “Hitchcock” starring Anthony Hopkins and Scarlett Johansson, and “Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes” with Kaya Scodelario. Jessica Biel is currently filming for an upcoming drama film called “Shiva and May”.
A famous actress and a model, Jessica Biel has an estimated net worth of $18 million.
Good friends with Robin Sydney; they went to the same school.
Her first film role was "Regrettal", the blue girl who lived in a shoe, in the fairytale film, It's a Digital World (1994). She was picked out of over 100 young girls auditioning for the part. She came out to LA in the summer of 1994 for Pilot Season, living in the Oakwood Apartments in Burbank.
Ranked #31 in the 2010 FHM UK list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
Ranked #78 in the 2011 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
Along with Emile Hirsch, Isabel Lucas, musician Santigold, rapper Lupe Fiasco (and many others), she hiked Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania on a benefit climb called "Summit on the Summit", to bring awareness and relief to the world's clean water crisis. [January 2010]
Was ranked #32 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2010 list.
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.
Ranked #3 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 Women of 2008 list.
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).
Was voted in at #30 in FHM's Sexiest Girls of 2002 poll, American edition, up from #82 the previous year. [June 2002]
Attended Tufts University for three semesters.
Jessica's paternal great-grandfather, Edward Biel, was the son of Moritz Biel and Otillie Morskovitz, who were Jewish immigrants from Zilina (then in the Kingdom of Hungary, now in Slovakia). Edward's wife, Jessica's great-grandmother Carrie Rasmussen, was the daughter of Danish parents. Jessica's other ancestry includes English, German, Swiss-German, and remote Swedish and French, roots.
[on whether or not she felt she was talked into doing some of the "blockbusters" that she's starred in] It's really tough. It's so easy to be a Monday morning quarterback and say, "Oh, that was a bad idea." The thing is-you give up so much control. You do your job while you're shooting, and then that's it. I'm not in the editing room, I'm not sitting there with the director, and I'm not sitting with the producers. I don't have any of that capacity, but I'm hoping to produce my own things so I will have that capacity. It's such a gamble that everybody takes when you agree to do something. And sometimes you make a decision because you need to pay your rent, sometimes you make decisions because people are talking to you about "international value," and to do a movie that would do well internationally, even though it's not the right creative choice for you because if you can do that, then maybe you can do that small character piece that you really want to do. And usually, the ones that look right on paper are the ones where you go, "What was I thinking?!" and the ones that look crazy, you end up going, "Wow, what a great outcome that was."
My brother is one of those people that I just have total, 100 percent faith in.
The first movie I remember seeing is The Goonies (1985). I never identified with girls, and the cast was all boys. Girls were nervous about going into caves; they were scaredy-cats--and I wasn't into that at all. I loved the idea of being with a crew and having an adventure. I was really interested in pits full of snakes.
I think my parents were originally going to name me 'Snowmo Biel', so I guess in that respect 'Jessica' was a real win for me!
There is so much pressure to look a certain way in this town. But it's nice to have a little meat on you, and I hope I inspire women to appreciate their muscular calves.
I've never gotten to do romantic comedy like most of the girls. Maybe because I'm fit, people assume that I'm not funny?