Jessica Alba is a Golden Globe-nominated actress whose career includes roles in films such as "Fantastic Four" and "Little Fockers," as well as television series like "Dark Angel," "The Office" and "Entourage."
The California native comes from modest beginnings, and never lost her zeal to share her good fortune with others. She is actively involved with charities such as Safer Chemicals Healthy Families, ONE, Habitat for Humanity, Project HOME and more.
But, there is one role she enjoys above all others: Mom. "Being a mom is the most profound experience I've ever had," she says.
As a mother of young daughters (4-year-old Honor and newborn Haven), Jessica admits she feels an intense responsibility to give her children the best possible start.
Jessica Alba is an actress, activist, New York Times bestselling author, and entrepreneur. Although known throughout the world for her acting career, it is her role as a mom of two girls that inspired the launch of The Honest Company in January 2012.
With an all natural, non-toxic product line that offers diapers, personal care and childcare products, nutritional supplements and household cleaners, The Honest Company (Honest.com) is a mission-driven company and certified B Corporation focused on giving children the best possible start, ensuring families’ and communities’ well-being, and safeguarding the planet through sustainable business practices. In the first year alone, Honest products were listed on the Environmental Working Group’s Sunscreen Guide and recognized by top parenting and eco-friendly awards, including the National Parenting Publication Awards, the Natural Child World Eco-Excellence Awards, Parent Tested Parent Approved, SheKnows Parenting Awards, and The Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Awards.
Jessica’s activism endeavors are extensive. In 2010, she was the global ambassador and co-chair for 1Goal, an international campaign tied to the World Cup to expand global education, alongside Queen Rania Abdullah of Jordan and Bono. She has been an avid supporter of several non-profits, including V-Day, Healthy Child Healthy World, Step Up Women’s Network, The Children’s Defense Fund, Declare Yourself and VotoLatino. Her passion for social justice, particularly for women and children, has led to several trips to Capitol Hill. Currently, she is the spokesperson for the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Coalition, joining leading public health experts to demand government leadership increase protections against toxic chemicals. She is also on the board of directors of Baby2Baby (Baby2Baby.org), which supplies essential baby gear and clothing to families in need.
Jessica was in the top twenty of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business and one of Fortune’s 10 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in 2012. She has been named part of Vanity Fair's Next Establishment and Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2012 UK Glamour Women of the Year Awards. She is also the recipient of the Entertainment Media Association’s Green Parent Award and the Mt. Sinai Children's Environmental Health Center Champion for Children Award. Published in 2013, her book, The Honest Life, an accessible, creative guide to authentic, healthy and stylish living, was a New York Times bestseller.
Jessica's acting career began at the age of 12. After studying at the Atlantic Theatre Company with founders William H. Macy and David Mamet, she went on to gain worldwide recognition as the star of James Cameron’s “Dark Angel.” She has since made over 25 feature films, from comedies to dramas, gritty independents to major studio blockbusters, that have earned a combined box office total of over $800 million.