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Jessica Biel  

Actress, Producer & Author, "A Kids Book About Periods"; "Co-Founder of Make the Difference Network & Global Water Quality Activist

Jessica Biel, an actress, made a name for herself in the entertainment industry through a variety of roles in both film and television. Her career started as a vocalist in musical productions before she achieved recognition for her role as Mary Camden in the family drama series "7th Heaven." Her talent in acting was further recognized with a Young Artist Award for her role in the drama film Ulee's Gold. Following this, Biel starred in a number of films, including The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Blade: Trinity, Stealth, The Illusionist, and Hitchcock.

In 2017, Biel further showcased her versatility in the industry by becoming the executive producer and star of the USA Network limited drama series "The Sinner." Her performance in the series earned her nominations for both a Golden Globe Award and a Primetime Emmy Award. Biel continues to be active in the industry, with projects such as the true-crime drama miniseries "Candy" for Hulu and the sci-fi thriller "Ursa Major."

Aside from her acting career, Biel has also made significant contributions outside the entertainment industry. In 2007, she co-founded the Make the Difference Network with her father, Jonathan Edward Biel, and business partner, Kent McBride. In 2010, Biel climbed to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro with members of the United Nations Foundation to raise awareness of the global water crisis. Her philanthropic efforts were recognized in 2010 when she earned a nomination for a Do Something Award. Biel teamed with the nonprofit healthcare organization WomanCare Global to develop content that will provide girls with sexual education. In 2024, she released the book "A Kids Book About Periods" to help educate children on menstrual cycles, something Biel thought she wasn't prepared enough for as a child.

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