Tuesday, March 1, 2011

jessica alba charity and politics

Charity and politics
In 2005, Alba offered her acting talents for free, to raise money for AIDS charity Amfar at the Cannes Film Festival. The Industry had held a benefit for the US research foundation. Alba had caused "the greatest stir" by promising to star as an unpaid actress in one of The Lord of the Rings producer Bob Weinstein's movies, if Weinstein agreed to bid $100,000 for tennis lessons with sports stars Monica Seles and Boris Becker.
Alba's charity work includes participation with Clothes Off Our Back, Habitat for Humanity, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Project HOME, RADD, Revlon Run/Walk for Women, SOS Children Villages, Soles4Souls, and Step up. Alba openly endorsed and supported Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama during the 2008 primary season. Together with Bono, Alba is an ambassador for the 1Goal movement to provide education to children in Africa.
Alba posed for a bondage-themed print advertising campaign by Declare Yourself, a campaign encouraging voter registration among youth for the 2008 United States presidential election. The ads photographed by Mark Liddell,which feature Alba wrapped in and gagged with black tape, drew national media attention. The ads were described by some as being "Shocking". Alba said of doing the advertisements that "it didn't freak me out at all." Alba also said "I think it is important for young people to be aware of the need we have in this country to get them more active politically," and "People respond to things that are shocking."
In June 2009, while filming The Killer Inside Me in Oklahoma City, Alba was involved in a controversy with residents when she pasted posters of sharks around town. Alba said that she was trying to bring attention to the diminishing population of great white sharks. Media outlets speculated that Alba would be pursued and charged with vandalism.On June 16, 2009, Oklahoma City police said that they would not pursue criminal charges against Alba, because none of the property owners wanted to pursue it. Alba apologized in a statement to People magazine and said that she regretted her actions. She later donated an undisclosed amount of money (over $500)to the United Way, whose billboard she had obscured with one of the shark posters.
Year↓ Title↓ Role↓ Notes
1994 Camp Nowhere Gail Film debut
1995 Venus Rising Young Eve
1999 P.U.N.K.S. Samantha Swoboda
Never Been Kissed Kirsten Liosis
Idle Hands Molly
2000 Paranoid Chloe
2003 The Sleeping Dictionary Selima DVD Exclusive Award for Best Actress in a DVD Premiere Movie
Honey Honey Daniels Teen Choice Award for Breakout Movie Star, Actress - Drama/Action Adventure, Chemistry and Liplock
2005 Sin City Nancy Callahan MTV Movie Award for Sexiest Performance
Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Alma Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Nominated — Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards for Best Ensemble
Nominated — Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
Fantastic Four Sue Storm / Invisible Woman Nominated — Imagen Foundation Award for Best Actress
Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Best Hero
Into the Blue Sam
2007 Knocked Up Herself Uncredited Cameo
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Sue Storm / Invisible Woman Blimp Award for Favorite Female Movie Star
The Ten Liz Anne Blazer
Good Luck Chuck Cam Wexler
Awake Sam Lockwood
2008 The Eye Sydney Wells Teen Choice Award for Actress: Horror/Thriller
Meet Bill Lucy
The Love Guru Jane Bullard
2010 Valentine's Day Morely Clarkson
The Killer Inside Me Joyce Lakeland
Machete Special Agent Sartana Rivera
An Invisible Sign Mona Gray
Little Fockers Andi Garcia
2011 Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World Marissa Cortez Wilson
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