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'7th Heaven' cast reunites for family dinner

'7th Heaven' cast reunites for family dinner

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) --"7th Heaven" co-stars Jessica Biel, Beverley Mitchell, Barry Watson, David Gallagher, Stephen Collins and Catherine Hicks reunited for dinner Tuesday.
Annie Martin
Zooey Deschanel praises Jessica Biel after 'New Girl' guest role

Zooey Deschanel praises Jessica Biel after 'New Girl' guest role

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 (UPI) --Zooey Deschanel sang Jessica Biel's praises after getting to spend some time with the actress on the set of "New Girl."
Veronica Linares
Kirstie Alley sitcom canceled after one season

Kirstie Alley sitcom canceled after one season

NEW YORK, July 30 (UPI) --Kirstie Alley's comedy series "Kirstie" has been canceled by TV Land after one season.
Annie Martin
Jessica Biel to guest star on 'New Girl'

Jessica Biel to guest star on 'New Girl'

LOS ANGELES, July 24 (UPI) --Jessica Biel will return to television in a cameo as "the hottest scientist in the world" who competes with Jess on the season four premiere of "New Girl."
Annie Martin
Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake enjoy double date on the golf course

Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake enjoy double date on the golf course

BURBANK, Calif., July 1 (UPI) --Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake joined another couple on the golf course for some friendly competition over the weekend.
Annie Martin
USA Network eyes Foster, Poehler projects; 'Stanistan' pilot

USA Network eyes Foster, Poehler projects; 'Stanistan' pilot

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., May 8 (UPI) --USA Network says its development slate for the 2014-15 TV season includes projects from Amy Poehler, Jodie Foster, Jessica Biel, Peter Tolan and Carlton Cuse.
Karen Butler
Jessica Biel would be OK if Justin Timberlake started wearing earrings again

Jessica Biel would be OK if Justin Timberlake started wearing earrings again

NEW YORK, April 13 (UPI) -- Jessica Biel OK with Justin Timberlake wearing earrings, had her own ears pierced when she was 3.
Danielle Haynes
Justin Timberlake takes wife Jessica Biel on Barbados getaway

Justin Timberlake takes wife Jessica Biel on Barbados getaway

March 25 (UPI) -- Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel took to Barbados for a belated celebration of the actress' 32nd birthday.
Veronica Linares
Jennifer Lawrence's best friend wrote a non-celebrity's account of Oscar night

Jennifer Lawrence's best friend wrote a non-celebrity's account of Oscar night

LOS ANGELES, March 8 (UPI) -- Laura Simpson went to the Oscars with Jennifer Lawrence and wrote about her star-studded evening.
Kate Stanton
Jessica Biel walks Oscars red carpet sans Justin Timberlake

Jessica Biel walks Oscars red carpet sans Justin Timberlake

HOLLYWOOD, March 3 (UPI) -- Jessica Biel's appearance during Sunday's Academy Awards served to appease at least one rumor going around about the 32-year-old actress -- she's not pregnant.
Veronica Linares

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UPI Almanac for Monday, March 3, 2014.
By United Press International
'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

"Gravity" and "American Hustle" go into Sunday's Oscar race in Los Angeles with 10 nods apiece, while "12 Years a Slave" is close behind with nine nominations.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Amy Adams, Kristen Bell, Jessica Biel, Jim Carrey and Glenn Close are to serve as presenters at Sunday's Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles, producers said.
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake's marriage is 'hard going,' says his grandma

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake's marriage is 'hard going,' says his grandma

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Justin Timberlake's grandmother Sadie Bomar has stepped in to dish on her grandson's controversial marriage to Jessica Biel.
Veronica Linares
Jessica Biel misses People's Choice Awards

Jessica Biel misses People's Choice Awards

Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Jessica Biel was noticeably absent at Wednesday's People's Choice Awards, missing yet another event where her husband, Justin Timberlake, was front and center.
Gabrielle Levy
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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)
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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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