Jessica Chastain

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Actress

Birth Date: March 24, 1977

Age: 46 years old

Birth Place: Southern California, California

With her piercing gaze and a commanding presence, it came as no surprise that Jessica Chastain went from being a relative newcomer to acting in high-profile roles opposite seasoned actors like Brad Pitt and Helen Mirren seemingly overnight. The classically trained actress jumpstarted her career with appearances on hit television dramas, before landing the lead role in "Jolene" (2008), which centered on a brave woman's 10-year journey across America. Chastain then made a huge leap onto the big screen with a memorable performance as a morally conflicted Nazi hunter in 1960s Berlin in the thriller "The Debt" (2010). The following year, Chastain became a near constant presence on the festival circuit and a critical darling with lauded performances in Terrence Malick's meditation on the meaning of existence "The Tree of Life" (2011), the hugely successful adaptation of the novel "The Help" (2011), disturbing psychodrama "Take Shelter" (2011) and the critically hailed action thriller "Zero Dark Thirty" (2012). These prestigious efforts, made by some of cinema's most acclaimed filmmakers and alongside some of the brightest stars, marked only the beginning for the exceptionally talented Chastain. Equally at ease in popcorn fare like the supernatural horror "Mama" (2013), Christopher Nolan's science fiction epic "Interstellar" (2014), Ridley Scott's "The Martian" (2015), "The Huntsman: Winter's War" (2016) and "X-Men: Dark Phoenix" (2018) and art house standards like "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" (2013), "A Most Violent Year" (2014) and "Miss Sloane" (2016), Chastain was a skilled and eclectic actress equally at home in worlds both fantastic and compellingly real.

Credits

Screen Actors Guild Awards

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Awards
2024

Mothers' Instinct

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Alice
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2024

Mothers' Instinct

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2024

Live with Kelly and MarkStream

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2023

Oscars 2023: Highlights

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2023

29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

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2023

SHO: George and Tammy

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Tammy Wynette
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2023

SHO: George and Tammy

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2023

MemoryStream

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Sylvia
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2023
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George & TammyStream

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Tammy Wynette
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2022
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George & TammyStream

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2022
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On the Red Carpet Live! Countdown to the Oscars

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2022

The 355: Extras

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2022

Reframed: Marilyn MonroeStream

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Docuseries
2022

Reframed: Marilyn Monroe: Extras

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2022

The 355Stream

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Mace/Mason Browne
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2022
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The 355Stream

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2022
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The Good NurseStream

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Amy Loughren
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2022
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Scenes from a MarriageStream

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Mira
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2021
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Scenes from a MarriageStream

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2021
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The Making Of: The Eyes of Tammy Faye

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2021

CBS Mornings

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2021

The Eyes of Tammy FayeStream

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Tammy Faye Bakker
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2021
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The Eyes of Tammy FayeStream

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2021
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Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Extras

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2020

Ava

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Ava
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2020

Ava

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2020

Creating a Character: The Moni Yakim Legacy

Executive Producer
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2020

The Forgiven

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Jo Henninger
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2020

Very RalphStream

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2019

The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

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Talk
2019

Inside Warner: It -- Chapter 2

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2019

Der Skandal um die Neue Heimat

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Catherine Weldon
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2019

Strahan & Sara

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2019

X-Men: Dark PhoenixStream

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Vuk
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2019

It Chapter TwoStream

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Beverly Marsh
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2019
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Today 3rd Hour

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2018

Spheres

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2018

The Sunday Project

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2017

Live with Kelly and Ryan

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2017

The Making Of: The Zookeeper's Wife

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2017

The Zookeeper's Wife

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Antonina Zabinski
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2017

The Zookeeper's Wife

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2017

I Am Jane Doe

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2017

Molly's GameStream

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Molly Bloom
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2017
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Woman Walks AheadStream

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Catherine Weldon
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2017
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Zoološki vrt nade

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2017

Madonna: Rebel Heart TourStream

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2016

Today's Take

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2016

ChelseaStream

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2016
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Sunday Today With Willie Geist

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2016

Celebrity PageStream

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2016

Secret Talent Theatre

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2016

The Martian: Extras

Actor
Show
2016

The Huntsman: Winter's WarStream

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Sara
Movie
2016
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Miss SloaneStream

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Elizabeth Sloane
Movie
2016
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Crimson Peak: HBO First Look

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2015

The Making Of: The Martian

Actor
Show
2015

The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

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2015

Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter

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2015

The Late Late Show With James CordenStream

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2015

Interstellar: Experiencing Interstellar

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2015

The MartianStream

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Melissa Lewis
Movie
2015
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Crimson Peak

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Lucille Sharpe
Movie
2015

Unity

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2015

Variety Studio: Actors on Actors

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2014

Filmens verden: Interstellar

Actor
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2014

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

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2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

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2014

Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast

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2014

InterstellarStream

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Murph
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2014
73%

A Most Violent YearStream

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Anna
Movie
2014
90%

Miss Julie

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Julie
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2014

Mama: Extras

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2013

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her

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Eleanor
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2013

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her

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2013

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him

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Eleanor
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2013

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him

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2013

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

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Eleanor
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2013

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

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2013

Salomé

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Salome
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2013

Mama

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Annabel
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2013

Seduced and Abandoned

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2013

The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS

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Show
2012

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: Extras

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2012

Katie

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Talk
2012

Live! With Kelly and Michael

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2012

Entertainment Studios.TV

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2012

Tar

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Mrs. Williams
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2012

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most WantedStream

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Gia
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2012
78%

LawlessStream

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Maggie Beauford
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2012
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Zero Dark ThirtyStream

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Maya
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2012
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LIVE with Kelly

Guest
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2011

Q With Jian Ghomeshi

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2011

Dish Nation

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2011

The Tree of Life

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Mrs. O'Brien
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2011

The HelpStream

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Celia Foote
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2011
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Take Shelter

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Samantha LaForche
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2011

Coriolanus

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Virgilia
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2011

Texas Killing Fields

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Pam
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2011

Wilde Salomé

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Salome
Movie
2011

ConanStream

Guest
Talk
2010

The Talk

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Talk
2010

Between Two Ferns with Zach GalifianakisStream

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Talk
2010

Poirot - Murder On the Orient Express

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Mary Debenham
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2010

The Debt

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Young Rachel Singer
Movie
2010

The Project

Guest
Show
2009

Watch What Happens Live With Andy CohenStream

Guest
Talk
2009

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Guest
Talk
2009

Stolen

Actor
Sally Ann
Movie
2009

Jolene

Actor
Jolene
Movie
2008

Chelsea Lately

Guest
Talk
2007

The Graham Norton ShowStream

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Talk
2007

Blackbeard

Actor
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2006

Blackbeard

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2006

etalk

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2006

Blackbeard

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Charlotte Ormand
Movie
2006

Close to Home

Guest Star
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2005

Made in Hollywood

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2005

Entertainment Tonight Canada

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2005

ET Canada

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2005

Veronica MarsStream

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2004
91%

The Insider

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2004

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Guest
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2003

Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

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Talk
2003

The Andrew Marr Show

Actor
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2002

The Daily Show With Jon StewartStream

Guest
Talk
1999

The View

Guest
Talk
1997

Access Hollywood

Guest
News
1996

ERStream

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Dahlia Taslitz
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1994

Extra

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1994

Inside the Actors Studio

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1994

Late Show With David Letterman

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1993

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

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1992

Charlie RoseStream

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1991

Agatha Christie's PoirotStream

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Mary Debenham
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1989

CBS News Sunday Morning

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1979

Good Morning America

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1975

Saturday Night LiveStream

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1975

Today

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Roush Review: ‘George & Tammy’ Sings a Country Love Story for the Ages

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‘George & Tammy’: Jessica Chastain and Michael Shannon Are Country Legends in First Trailer (VIDEO)

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‘Scenes From a Marriage’: Jessica Chastain & Oscar Isaac Break Down ‘Difficult’ Episode 4

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‘Scenes From a Marriage’: How Writer-Director Hagai Levi Updated a Classic

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Roush Review: Devastating ‘Scenes’ From a Rocky Marriage

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Jessica Chastain on How ‘Scenes From a Marriage’ Tested Her Friendship With Oscar Isaac

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‘Scenes From a Marriage’: Jessica Chastain & Oscar Isaac Hit Relationship Roadblocks in Trailer (VIDEO)

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Jessica Chastain to Play Tammy Wynette in ‘George & Tammy’ Limited Series