Jessica Claire Timberlake , known professionally as Jessica Biel, is an American actress. Biel began her career as a vocalist appearing in musical productions until she was cast as Mary Camden in the familydrama series 7th Heaven, for which she achieved recognition. The series is the longestrunning series that ever aired on The WB channel and is the longestrunning family drama in television history.
Biel was born on March 3, 1982, in Ely, Minnesota, to Kimberly , a homemaker and spiritual healer, and Jonathan Biel, a business consultant and General Electric worker. She is of German, French, English, Irish, and some Choctaw ancestry. Her younger brother, Justin, , runs the ecoaccessory line BARE. Biels family moved frequently during her childhood, living in Texas, Connecticut, and Woodstock, Illinois, before finally settling in Boulder, Colorado, where she attended Fairview High School. While growing up, Biel played soccer and also trained as a gymnast. From 2000 to 2002, she attended Tufts University.