'The Illusionist' premiere was packed full

NEW YORK, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- The packed New York premiere of Edward Norton's latest film "The Illusionist" had publicists and security guards scrambling to find seats for their celebrities.

'Illusionist' helps Biel diversify career

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- With a role in the high-profile U.S. film "The Illusionist," actress Jessica Biel said she has taken a key step in diversifying her career.

Date with Biel raises money for teen

DENVER, July 21 (UPI) -- A date with actress Jessica Biel was auctioned off for $30,000 at a fundraiser called "Mollypalooza" in Denver to help an injured young woman.

Fundraiser features date with Biel

DENVER, July 15 (UPI) -- Actress Jessica Biel -- Esquire magazine's "Sexiest Woman Alive" -- is auctioning herself off as a date to help a Colorado teenager.

Alba signs onto Cook film comedy

LOS ANGELES, June 15 (UPI) -- Jessica Alba will join comedian Dane Cook in the cast of the new film "Good Luck Chuck," it was reported in Hollywood.

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Today is Friday, March 3, the 62nd day of 2006 with 303 to follow.
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Stars lining up for Iraqi war drama

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Biel, Christina Ricci and Brian Presley have signed on for "Home of the Brave," about soldiers coming home after fighting in Iraq.

Spelling libel suit to expand

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Producer Aaron Spelling's Los Angeles libel suit against a former nurse who accused him of sexual harassment is about to expand.

Esquire names Biel sexiest woman

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Esquire magazine has named Hollywood actress Jessica Biel "the sexiest woman alive."

Jessica Biel: Movie asks moral questions

LOS ANGELES, July 30 (UPI) -- Jessica Biel stars in Rob Cohen's latest action adventure film, "Stealth," currently showing in U.S. movie theaters.

Boeing 'stealth' plane featured in movie

SAN DIEGO, July 16 (UPI) -- A full-scale model of Boeing's robotic aircraft, the X-45C, will be featured at the world premier of "Stealth," a film about a rogue drone.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, March 3, the 62nd day of 2005 with 303 to follow.
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'7th Heaven' star vamps it up in 'Blade'

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Actress Jessica Biel says her vampire-slaying "Blade: Trinity" character could easily beat her squeaky-clean "7th Heaven" alter-ego in a fight.

Jessica wins coveted Daisy Duke role

LOS ANGELES, May 21 (UPI) -- Pop star Jessica Simpson has nabbed the coveted role of Daisy Duke in Hollywood's film remake of the 1970s classic TV series "The Dukes of Hazzard."

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, March 3, the 63rd day of 2004 with 303 to follow.
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Jessica Biel
Actress Jessica Biel (R) and director Paul Haggis (L) are interviewed at the 2008 Holly Shorts Film Festival in Los Angeles on August 7, 2008. (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)

Jessica Claire Biel (born March 3, 1982) is an American actress, model, and occasional singer. Biel is known for her television role as Mary Camden in the long-running family-drama series 7th Heaven. She has also appeared in several Hollywood films, including Summer Catch, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Illusionist, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, and The A-Team.

Jessica Claire Biel was born in Ely, Minnesota. Her mother, Kimberly (née Conroe), is a homemaker and spiritual healer. Her father, Jonathan Biel, worked for GE and was also an entrepreneur and business consultant. She is of German, French, English, and Choctaw ancestry and has a younger brother, Justin, born in 1985. Biel's family moved frequently during her childhood, living in Texas, Connecticut, and Woodstock, Illinois, before finally settling in Boulder, Colorado. While growing up, Biel played soccer and also trained as a gymnast. She is also an avid snowboarder. From 2000 to 2002, she attended Tufts University in Medford, MA.

Biel initially trained to be a vocalist, and from age nine appeared in several musical productions in her hometown, playing lead roles in productions such as Annie, The Sound of Music, and Beauty and the Beast.

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