Jessica Michelle Chastain was born in Sacramento, California, and brought up in a middle-class family in a northern California suburb. Her mother was chef and step father was a fire man.
Her family originally belonged to Kansas. When she was 13, she had a strong passion towards dance and started to perform in a troupe in Shakespearean productions.
She worked a drama lead after recommendation from an actor from the production unit of “Romeo & Juliet”.
She later became the member of crew 32 with the scholarship she got from Robin Williams, which was her school’s popular alumnus.