Friday, April 28, 2017

12 Trivia Facts About Jessica Alba

  1. Jessica Marie Alba was born on 28 April 1981, in Pomona, California to Catherine (Jensen) and Mark David Alba, who served in the US Air Force.
  2. Her father's family is Mexican, while her mother has Danish, Welsh, German, English, Scottish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and French ancestry. A DNA test taken on the television series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012) described Jessica as being of 72.7% European, 22.5% Native (Indigenous Mexican, including Mayan), 2% Sub-Saharan African, 0.3% Middle Eastern/North African, and 0.1% South Asian, ancestry, with an additional 2.4% for which there was no match. Her father's direct matrilineal line was also traced to distant Sephardi Jewish ancestry.
  3. Has a tattoo of a daisy with a ladybug on it on the back of her neck.
  4. Her second cousin is skateboarding legend Steve Alba (aka "Salba").
  5. As a child, she was diagnosed with asthma and ADHD. She still takes Ritalin for her ADHD as an adult.
  6. Has two pug dogs, named Nancy and Sid.
  7. Loves to cook. Her specialty is chicken enchiladas and homemade tortillas. 
  8. Loves Harley Davidson motorcycles.
  9. She has the Sankskrit word for "lotus" tattooed on the inside of her wrist.
  10. Gave birth to her 1st child at age 27, a daughter named Honor Marie Warren on 7 June 2008. Child's father is her husband, Cash Warren.
  11. Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 30, a daughter named Haven Garner Warren on 13 August 2011. Child's father is her husband, Cash Warren.
  12. Co-founder, with Christopher Gavigan, of "The Honest Company", which makes chemical-free products, like diapers.

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