13 Things You Need to Know About Jessica Chastain Right Now

Mar 23, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. ET
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Jessica Chastain is considered to be one of Hollywood’s most talented actors. Her work in The Help and Zero Dark Thirty put her on the map, but it’s her activism off-screen that is also getting her noticed.

Chastain was at the forefront the pay gap issue, #MeToo and Time’s Up movement way before these stories were the headlines. She’s fought for women’s rights in Hollywood and beyond.

“The great thing about modern feminism is that women can define what it means to them: it can mean being ambitious, it can mean being emotional, it can mean being sensitive and compassionate and also a leader,” she told Tablet in 2017. “It can mean all those things.”

Her constant push to make things better for women in all industries makes her one of our favorite actors to talk about — and learn more about.

Here are some of the coolest things about Jessica Chastain you should know (and tell your friends about).

1 /13: She Understands Loneliness

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1/13 :She Understands Loneliness

2 /13: She Got Help From Robin Williams

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2/13 :She Got Help From Robin Williams

3 /13: She Was Initially Discovered Early On

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3/13 :She Was Initially Discovered Early On

4 /13: She's Very Private About Her Childhood

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4/13 :She's Very Private About Her Childhood

5 /13: She's Had Some Pretty Famous Roommates

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5/13 :She's Had Some Pretty Famous Roommates

6 /13: 2011 Was Her Breakout Year

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6/13 :2011 Was Her Breakout Year

7 /13: She's a Lasting Hollywood Star

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7/13 :She's a Lasting Hollywood Star

8 /13: She Married a Count

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8/13 :She Married a Count

9 /13: She's an Avid Animal Lover

9/13 :She's an Avid Animal Lover

10 /13: She Is a Total Activist

10/13 :She Is a Total Activist

11 /13: She's Not Just Talk

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11/13 :She's Not Just Talk

12 /13: She's Incredibly Compassionate

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12/13 :She's Incredibly Compassionate

13 /13: She's Slated to Star In the 'It' Sequel

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13/13 :She's Slated to Star In the 'It' Sequel