Her lucky break would come when she landed a part in the 1993 comedy
"Camp Nowhere", when the actress hired to play the part suddenly
dropped out. Nabbing that part in a feature film was a great start for
her career, but she was still not considered a hot ticket by Hollywood
standards.Jessica took a couple of steps back and turned her attention
to commercial work. Jessica has starred in two different commercials,
for both JC Penny and Nintendo.
Destined to succeed, Jessica branched out into the realm of series
television earning herself a recurring role in Nickelodeon's comedy
series, "The Secret World of Alex Mack". Her next major role
was in the "Flipper" series as Maya. Jessica is an avid swimmer
and a PADI certified diver which allows her a great latitude and enjoyment
in her acting career.
It was during this time that Jessica found out firsthand just how deranged
some fans can get. After receiving numerous threatening calls, Jessica
was abducted in the middle of the night by a group of men. Fortunately,
she was found in the trunk of a car, bound and gagged, but physically
Jessica broke out in 2000 when James Cameron, the Academy Award winning
producer of Titanic tapped her to star in "Dark Angel", his
FOX television series about a genetically enhanced human prototype who
escaped her military handlers as a child who lives in a dreary, futuristic
version of Seattle named Max Guevara.
Jessica will be a blind violinist
Besides a little time spent over New Year's in Miami with her boyfriend, actress Jessica Alba has been focused on rehearsing for her role as a blind violinist in her upcoming film "The Eye".
She plays a blind woman, Allison, who receives an eye transplant that allows her to see into the supernatural world. The actress will be earning $4 million for playing the sightless violinist in this remake of the Hong Kong film "Jian Gui".
"I've been training. I wear a sleep mask and carry a cane to get around with," Alba says."I've also been practicing the violin - it's hard! It took me three months to figure it out!"
# JESSICA ALBA NURSES INJURED HEAD AFTER CAR MISHAP:- Sexy actress JESSICA ALBA is so clumsy she recently shut her head in her boyfriend's car door.
The former DARK ANGEL star admits she's has a long history of injuring herself, and when she was out with her beau CASH WARREN, she unfortunately continued the tradition.
Jessica Alba says, "It's not unnatural for me to feel nerdy. I do goofy things all the time. I trip, I knock things over.
"The other day, I bashed myself in the head with a door. I was in my boyfriend's car and I closed the door with my head still sticking out.
"I wasn't used to his car, so I closed the door on my head. I am not a coordinated person; I just play coordinated people."
# GRUFFUDD FRUSTRATED AT NOT BEING ABLE TO KISS ALBA:- Welsh actor IOAN GRUFFUDD was left deflated on the set of upcoming movie THE FANTASTIC FOUR - because he never got to kiss his co-star JESSICA ALBA, whose character turns invisible at the moment the onscreen smooch begins.
KING ARTHUR star Gruffudd plays MR FANTASTIC in the comic book adaptation opposite sexy Alba's THE INVISIBLE GIRL.
And to make matters worse, Gruffudd had to endure the ridicule of the film's crew, who laughed every time he pretended to kiss somebody who wasn't there.
# ALBA SLAMS WILLIS' 'BORING' KISS :- JESSICA ALBA has shattered BRUCE WILLIS' sex symbol image - by branding her onscreen kiss with him in hit movie SIN CITY "boring" and "uncomfortable".
Alba, who plays a stripper in the movie, wishes director ROBERT RODRIGUEZ had complied with Willis' wishes to back out of the intimate scene, because she hated sharing the awkward embrace.
She says of the kiss, "It was boring and pretty uncomfortable to be honest. Having to give a full-on kiss to a stranger is certainly not my idea of having a good time."
# ALBA SLAMS ANTI-SOCIAL WILLIS AND ROURKE :- Former DARK ANGEL star JESSICA ALBA hated starring opposite BRUCE WILLIS and MICKEY ROURKE in hit movie SIN CITY, because they was too serious and anti-social
Alba, who plays a stripper in the movie, preferred spending time with the make-up artists during the film shoot, because her co-stars paid little interest in her and didn't share her fun-loving disposition.
She complains, "It's not like I got to know Bruce during the film either, as he and Mickey would keep themselves to themselves - they're pretty serious. I preferred to hang out with the make-up people instead."