Jessica Claire Biel (born March 3, 1982)is an American actress and former model, who has
appeared in several Hollywood films, including Summer Catch, the remake of The Texas
Chainsaw Massacre, The Illusionist and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. She is also
known for her television role as Mary Camden in the long-running family-drama series 7th
Heaven.Born Jessica Claire Biel in Ely, Minnesota, to Kimberly Biel (née Conroe), a homemaker, and Jon Biel, an entrepreneur. She has a younger brother, Justin, born in 1985. Biel has Native American (Choctaw), German, French, English and Irish ancestry.
After leaving 7th Heaven at the end of the sixth season, Biel was cast as the lead heroine
in the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The film was met with mixed reviews, but
became a box office success, scoring the number one spot in its opening week.
In fall 2003, Biel began working on the third installment of the Blade film series, Blade:
Trinity. Almost immediately after finishing Blade Trinity in 2004, she headed to Australia
to shoot the action/thriller Stealth. Part of the film was shot aboard USS Abraham Lincoln.
Both movies were critical and box office failures. Stealth had a budget of $130 million, but
grossed just $76 million worldwide. Biel also made a notable cameo appearance in the 2004
film Cellular, which starred her then real-life boyfriend Chris Evans.