Jessica Alba, who marked her 32nd birthday on April 28, has been acting since the age of 13. Take a look at her over the years.
Jessica Alba has been acting since the age of 13. Take a look at her over the years.
Alba's first role was in the 1994 movie "Camp Nowhere," but she also appeared in the short-lived TV series "The Secret World of Alex Mack" that same year.
She continued her TV career with the lead role of "Maya Graham" on "The New Adventures of Flipper."
Alba appeared on 24 episodes of the show, which ran for four seasons.
The year 1999 saw Alba return to movies, with her screen credits including the Drew Barrymore film "Never Been Kissed" as well as ...
... the teen horror-comedy "Idle Hands."
But her breakout came in the James Cameron-created Fox sci-fi series "Dark Angel," which ran for two years beginning in 2000.
Alba with Cameron at a premiere screening of "Dark Angel's" two-hour series opener Sept. 25, 2000, in Los Angeles.
The "Dark Angel" role won her the award for Choice TV Actress at the 2001 Teen Choice Awards.
Following "Dark Angel's" cancellation, Alba took a role in romantic-drama "The Sleeping Dictionary."
She followed that role with the title character in the 2003 dance flick "Honey."
"Honey" earned Alba four award nominations at the 2004 Teen Choice Awards.
Alba poses during a stop in Berlin during a promotion tour for "Honey" on Dec. 8, 2003.
Alba appeared as "Nancy Callahan" in Robert Rodriguez's 2005 graphic novel adaption "Sin City" and won the MTV Movie Award for "Sexiest Performance."
Her career took another step forward that year when he took on the role of "Susan Storm/Invisible Woman" in "Fantastic Four."
The role earned her her second nomination from the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.
Alba arrives for the seventh annual Young Hollywood Awards in Hollywood, Calif., on May 1, 2005.
Alba was nominated for a Razzie for worst actress for in 2006 for both "Fantastic Four" and "Into the Blue."
Despite critics' panning of the film, "Into the Blue" has found a new life on DVD ... for whatever reason.
Alba and Cash Warren arrive at the 78th annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on March 5, 2006.
2007 saw Alba reprise her role of "Susan Storm" for "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer."
The year was a "banner year" for Alba, who received Razzie nominations for worst actress and worst screen couple for her work in three different films, including the "Fantastic Four" sequel ...
... "Good Luck Chuck," with Dane Cook ...
... and "Awake," with Hayden Christensen.
The year also saw Alba starring with Aaron Eckhart in the comedy-drama "Meet Bill."
Alba arrives at the 2007 Fashion Rocks Concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York on Sept. 6, 2007.
Alba received her fourth overall Razzie nomination, as well as her first Teen Choice Award, for the horror-thriller "The Eye."
Alba's 2008 Razzie nomination was also partially for her role in "The Love Guru."
Alba arrives at the 24th annual Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., on Feb. 21, 2009.
U2 lead singer Bono joins Alba at the Clinton Global Initiative on Sept. 24, 2009, in New York City. The event gathers prominent individuals in politics, business, science, academics and religion to discuss global issues.
Cast members Don Johnson (L), Danny Trejo (C) and Alba pose at the Los Angeles premiere of "Machete" on Aug. 25, 2010.
Alba also appeared in several more films in 2010, including "Little Fockers" and ...
... the romantic-comedy "Valentine's Day."
Alba poses at the 2010 American Music Awards in Los Angeles November 21, 2010.
Alba poses for photographers at the British Film and Television Arts award ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London on Feb. 13, 2011.
Alba watches the New York Knicks play the Cleveland Cavaliers at Madison Square Garden on March 4, 2011.
Alba once again paired up with Robert Rodriguez in August 2011, this time for the relaunch of the "Spy Kids" franchise with "Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World."
Alba arrives at the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills on Jan. 15, 2012.
Alba appears at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 convention on Sept. 10, 2012, as the founder of The Honest Company, which markets a collection of toxin-free household goods, diapers, and body care products.
Alba arrives at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 13, 2013.
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