Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel is an actress who has shown over the years that she is comfortable in any genre moving from action films such as Blade: Trinity to comedy like Valentine's Day and period drama such as Easy Virtue.

And this week she is back on the big screen in an action role as Total Recall has been given a 21st Century makeover by director Len Wiseman.

Biel kicked off her career doing a spot of modelling before she moved into acting with TV drama 7th Heaven.

She took on the role of Mary Camden in the American family drama and stayed with the show from 1996 through to 2006.

But it wasn't long before movies came calling and in 1997 she made her big screen debut in Ulee's Gold - which starred Peter Fonda and Patricia Richardson.

She followed that up with I'll Be Home For Christmas and The Rules of Attraction before she scored box office success with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - a movie that topped the U.S. box office.

She began landing more prominent roles in bigger movies - kicked off with the part of Abigail Whistler in Blade: Trinity.

With this movie, which starred Wesley Snipes and Ryan Reynolds, she showed that she could be an action star - a trend we see her continue this week.

Stealth and The Illusionist saw her movie from action sci-fi to period drama as she tackled a whole host of different genres.

She then teamed up with Nicholas Cage for Next before moving into comedy with I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.

In recent years she has continued to mix and match her roles and has enjoyed success with the likes of Valentine's Day and The A-Team.

This week she is back in an all action blockbuster as she takes on the role of Melina in Total Recall.

A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run.

And we are going to be seeing plenty of the actress on the big screen as she has also completed work on Playing For Keeps, which also stars Gerard Butler, and Nailed.

She is also set to star in the bio-pic about Alfred Hitchcock in which she will play actress Vera Mills.

Total Recall is out now

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