Jessica Biel is one of the most relatable, down-to-earth celebrity moms on the planet. She's funny, drop dead gorgeous, and she and her talented husband Justin Timberlake and their adorable son, Silas, are totally family goals.
She first gained fame at the age of 14 when she landed the role of Mary Camden on the long-running CW family drama, 7th Heaven. Since her days starring on the small screen, she's landed many major movie roles including parts in The Illusionist, The A-Team and Valentine's Day.
The actress recently proved just how cool she was when she took to Reddit to address questions from her adoring fans. When asked what a typical Saturday was like for her family, she replied, "A typical Saturday...up early, breakfast at home...maybe head to a park and play. Everybody naps at nap time. Maybe a playdate in the afternoon. Then mommy and daddy go out on a hot date."
Jess is a wife and mom who simple sizzles whenever she steps out, but she doesn't want to be defined by her flawless looks. She once shared, "My definition of sexy is not just using what you got from God, but also that you represent what you believe in. I don't want people to think I'm sexy for what I look like. I want them to find me sexy for who I am and what I do."
Biel is not only effortlessly cool and candidly open about her glamorous life, she's known far and wide for her killer smile and rockin' bod. Sometimes, it's hard to believe she's also a mom. Case in point: the following 15 pics!
15 Model Behavior
Biel isn't only a talented actress, she's also a pro at striking a killer pose. Above, she is seen dripping in diamond jewelry. It's safe to say her getup isn't what moms usually wear, but it is also proof that motherhood shouldn't stop a gal from looking the way she wants to look. Biel's confidence is the most wonderful about this shot.
No one can deny the fact that she is one bombshell mama who isn't letting life as a parent slow her down.
As previously mentioned, Jess wasn't always sure she wanted to have a family, but has since changed her opinion on the subject. A fan on Reddit asked her, "I'm a newlywed and I was wondering how you were sure you were ready to have a baby?"
Jess responded, "Honestly, I didn't grow up dreaming about having kids and having a family. I was so focused on my career and so focused on my selfish existence, haha, but I think meeting my husband inspired me. One day I just woke up and knew it's what I wanted to do, and it's been the hardest, greatest thing ever and I wouldn't give it up for the world."
14 Sophisticated Style
Above, Jess is pictured wearing a stunning gold dress that is most definitely a showstopper. Her outfit is on point without a doubt, but it's her dazzling smile that really makes her stand out.
Biel is one of those people who always seems to be in a good mood. Even after becoming a mom, and dealing with the sleep deprivation and lack of freedom that parenthood brings with it, Jess always has a big smile for the cameras. One reason why she always seems to be so chipper may be her grandmother's sage advice. The star has dished, "My grandmother, whom we call Biel, thinks it's very unbecoming of me not to smile for the paparazzi. So ever time I see them, I think, 'Smile for Biel!'" The blissful beauty has also shared, "Smile...even when your life is at its worst, you never know when you'll meet the one who takes your breath away!"
Not only is Jessica an optimistic person, she also has a heart of gold, and works with multiple charity organizations. She has shared, "I work with a couple charities called Serving Those Who Serve and Rebuilding Together. Both are supportive of veterans when they come home."
13 Color Wonderful
The pic above is one of many in which Jess is simply smoldering. As previously mentioned, Biel is a beautiful mother, a talented actress and an inspirational public figure. She's also considered by many to be one of the most attractive celebrities to ever live. She is living her life to the fullest, and doing a great job of reminding the world that it's possible to be a mother while still your pursuing your passions and doing what you love.
Speaking about Justin, Jess admitted to ET,
"I hope I'm inspiring him. I think having a partner who is doing something that you're excited about, like for me, his music and everything that he does, it's just amazing to see somebody doing what they love, and I think it can be as simple as that."
About her sex symbol status, she has said, "It's not my plan or whatever in my life to be a sex symbol. It never is. You are who you are, but you can't help what you look like. And when you do a film, like for me, it's just not about that. I would prefer to downplay it. I prefer to downplay the sex appeal."
12 Fit Physique
The actress is seen above looking serene and sultry as she ventures out into the ocean for a day of fun in the sun. Speaking about her love of fitness, Jess once said, "I've always been physical. I have no concept of what life is like without physical activity." She has also stated, "There's so much pressure to look a certain way in this town. But it's nice to have a little meat on you, and I hope I inspire women to appreciate their muscular calves."
What does the mother-of-one do to stay so fit? She has shared, "I concentrate on making everything strong, and you can't do that with just cardio. I strength-train one day...and I'm not talking heavy weights, just a little. I see my trainer one day, next day I take a yoga class or cook. I'm not someone who just opens a pantry and rustles something up."
There is no denying that Jess is one healthy mommy, but she's the first to admit that she has to enjoy a cheat meal every now and then in order to stay sane. She has shared, "When I'm working and I eat healthily all week, then I give myself one day - usually Sunday - when I eat just what I want. You have to; otherwise, your mind goes a little nutso."
11 Stepping Out In Style
In the pic above, Biel is sporting a sleek, see-through lace midi dress and fabulous black pumps. She certainly knows how to step out in style. Speaking about her go-to fashion choices, Jess has shared, "I like really uber-feminine, classic-looking things mixed with something rougher around the edges. I've been looking at Rihanna a lot, checking her out. She's got something going on that I am sort of craving a little bit."
Biel likes to take fashion risks from time-to-time, but isn't quite as adventurous when it comes to makeup.
She has admitted, "I trust my makeup artist to apply dark lipstick, but I get really nervous about reapplying it, so I'll just use gloss instead. The last time I tried to re-apply dark lipstick, I dropped it on my dress and left a spot."
It's easy to think Jess is perfect in every way. She's beautiful, successful and looks flawless whenever she's spotted in public, but she has been open about the fact that she has her challenges, just like everyone else. She once shared, "I'm not a perfect person who doesn't mess up, eat bad, not work out...I do all those things. It's just for the most part, when I'm working, I don't feel like I have a choice. I have to bring my A-game."
10 Match Made In Heaven
Jess and Justin are one of those perfect celeb couples we all hope and pray will stay together forever. They seem to compliment each other in every way, and are simply the sweetest when they talk about each other. Speaking about her handsome hubby, Jess told Marie Claire, "We have similar values; we believe in loyalty, honesty. We like to have fun. We like a lot of the same things. Also, in the business, we're all very career-oriented, and you have to be a little selfish. I understand that about my peers, about being focused and driven, and if you can find that and someone who shares the same values as you, it's like: Score!"
Speaking about Justin in an interview on Good Morning America, Biel gushed, "He supports everything that I do. And that's I think why he's such a wonderful partner. And we should just be able to talk and laugh and learn together."
On The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the beautiful mother-of-one joked, "[Being married] just feels incredible. It feels like you have this partner who is going to be with you and also change the light bulbs and do dishes with you." Cue the heart eyes emoji!
9 Fun-Loving Lady
The pic above is a screenshot from the uproarious film I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry in which Biel plays Adam Sandler's love interest. She was cast as his well-meaning and totally hot lawyer. The entire film, she thinks Sandler is married to a guy, and doesn't realize for a second that he has the hots for her.
She is nothing short of steamy in every scene of the movie, making it difficult for Sandler's character to keep from spilling the beans and proclaiming his love for her. She is seen above in a cat costume that is pretty darn seductive.
Speaking about what she loves most about acting, Jess once shared, "I love being someone I'm not for a period of time. I love every minute of being in someone else's skin."
It wasn't much of a stretch for Biel to play a character that is the object of a man's affection. After all, she was named Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire magazine in 2005.
On being awarded this coveted title, the actress has shared, "Being the Sexiest Woman Alive definitely didn't just open all the doors for me, which I thought it would. I thought, 'This is going to be huge for me!' And it really wasn't at all.
8 Fit And Fabulous
Biel has always led an active lifestyle, and sometimes it seems she's aging in reverse. The effervescent actress has actually been open about the fact that she's afraid of getting older. The rest of us may not be able to tell, but it seems she's noticed some changes in recent years. She has shared, "I feel my knees changing, like, why do I have this pain when I'm running on the treadmill? What's going on with my lower back when I wake up in the morning? I just feel changes. And I'm definitely fearful in a very vain manner about my body aging."
Jess was raised in a healthy, active family, and the good habits she learned when she was young have stayed with her. She has explained, "My mom was [a hippie]. We weren't allowed sugar cereal. We weren't allowed processed foods...except Van de Kamp's fish sticks."
She has also shared, "We lived in Colorado, and my parents were outdoorsy, mountain people. My father would always say, 'Go out and don't come back until you have something to show me.' Which meant he wanted me to come back with a scraped knee or an injury. When I went out to play, I felt like I'd better get hurt."
7 Red Carpet Ready
Above, Jessica is seen floating along a red carpet looking every inch a movie star. From her perfectly coiffed hair, to her sparkling gown and her sky-high heels, she looks effortlessly glamorous, and like she was born to be in the spotlight.
Believe it or not, Biel doesn't really love black tie events as much as she appears to.
She once admitted, "On the red carpet, I'm playing a character. As soon as I get off that thing, I think, 'Oof, wipe that gloss off.' I'm wiping and wiping and pulling my hair out and trying to change my outfit. I'm immediately trying to get comfortable. It's really a part I play."
Another instance that proves the actress is far from a girly girl? When she was little, she played with Barbies, but not how one might expect. The hilarious movie star has admitted, "My Barbies were usually naked. Once, I took their heads off, cut their hair, drew on their short, spiky hair with some markers, then stuck the heads on Christmas lights. Every year, we'd string our tree with those Barbie heads. It looked demonic. My parents were so cool...they saw it as a form of self-expression."
6 Puppy Love
In the pic above, Biel is revealing her fun side. She's a relaxed, relatable star who has been open about her fabulous lifestyle: the perks and the downsides. She once revealed, "In the car on the way to premieres and awards shows, I'll sit with tissue paper under my armpits so I don't soil the delicate dress fabric. The whole time, I'm telling myself, 'Please don't sweat.' I throw the tissues out right before I step out of the car, and nobody ever knows! I just put on a smile and fake it."
She has also admitted that, after a long day of work, she can feel rundown and exhausted. According to the star, "I don't feel very glowing, especially after wearing makeup, and not necessarily my choice of makeup, for 12 hours straight on a movie set. When I'm playing a character, her look is sometimes different from my own."
What does the future hold for the star? The bold and ambitious actress has mulled over the idea of spending more time behind the camera. She once shared, "I'd like to start writing scripts. I think I'd probably be inclined to write a very dark comedy or a tragic romance. As a kid, I used to write really dark stuff."
5 Smiling For The Cameras
Above, Jess is seen looking over her shoulder and giving the photographer lucky enough to snap a shot of her a huge smile. She looks happy, content with her life, and, as always, confident and self-assured. Her perfectly tailored white dress is sophisticated and stylish, and oozes glamour thanks to the intricate gold detailing on the gown's shoulders. It accentuates her fit figure in all the right places, and we're guessing it made more than just the guy behind her weak in the knees.
Jess is not only a fun-loving mom, a supportive wife and a talented actress, she's also an executive producer! The first season of the eight-part series The Sinner, a show Biel not only starred in, but also helped produce, was a hit with audiences and critics alike. She will not be reprising her character Cora Tannetti for the highly anticipated second season of the series, but will instead be lending her many talents to her role as an executive producer.
Speaking to people about her new drama Biel declared, "I do not want to bring that home. It is so intense. Thank goodness for [my family] because otherwise I'd be a depressive mess, like a blob on the floor eating cake balls consistently."
4 Beach Babe
Jess is pictured above looking absolutely flawless and extremely fit in a beautiful white bikini. Her athletic prowess and love of the outdoors is just one of the reasons her fans her. She's spoken openly about the fact that she's not a girly girl, and was more of a tomboy than a fashionista when she was young.
She has shared, "I've been involved in sports my whole life, which made clothes and makeup and handbags not that important as a kid. I just didn't care."
Jess has also admitted to being fascinated by things that many would consider morbid. It takes a lot to gross her out, which is a great quality for a mom to have. She has admitted, "I'm not squeamish at all. As a child, I dragged a dead squirrel home on my skateboard and cut it open and tried to look at its brain."
The star has also dished, "At 10, I was intrigued by surgery. I wanted to be a surgeon for a long time. I love doctor shows and surgery shows. Blood is not an issue for me. I even took pictures once of me getting my blood taken...I think I could drink my own blood. Is that weird?"
3 Independent Woman
In the pic above, Jessica is the epitome of class and style. She's an independent woman who knows what she wants. At one point, she even considered never getting married or having a family. We're sure her hubby and son are glad she changed her mind, as are we!
Biel has shared, "I was never one of those girls who dreamt of Prince Charming. To piss off my mom, I would say, 'I'm never having kids and I'm going to be a fabulously rich old maid with cute butlers and dogs.'" Fortunately, Jess changed her tune when she met the dashing and debonair Justin Timberlake. The singer and actress hit it off right away, and were married in 2012 after over 5 years of dating.
Biel and Timberlake are like two peas in a pod. An insider close to the duo told US Weekly, "Jessica and Justin are true best friends and that's why they work so well. They love spending time together. They don't have to be doing much, but they are still laughing and having a good time." The source continued, "They are always outside playing golf together, going hiking or snowboarding. She's up for anything and so is he."
2 A-List Actress
Jessica has continued to work as an actress since giving birth to little Silas. Above, the star is rocking a fun, summer outfit. Her smile is infectious in the shot. It's not difficult to see why she's had such a successful career in the entertainment industry thus far.
Biel has worked hard to get where she is today, and is continuing to pursue her loftiest goals. She once shared, "For a very long time, I wasn't thought of as anyone with any credibility in the film world. Everybody is tramping through the swamp every day in this business. 'I'm worth it, I'm credible...believe me, give me a shot!' That's the way I feel on a consistent basis."
The actress has also mused, "I've never gotten to do romantic comedies like most of the girls. Maybe because I'm fit, people assume that I'm not funny." She has also boldly stated, "I'm not going to give up doing interesting things. I'm going to do it as long as I possibly can and hopefully have longevity in this business."
Jess is a talented actress with confidence to spare, but even the best of the best doubt themselves every now and then.
Biel once shared, "I might be too boring to ever be a really great actress." Um, we disagree!
1 That Glow, Though!
Jess is seen above looking taut, toned, tan and simply spectacular. She's glowing in every sense of the word. If she's exhausted from chasing her little boy everywhere, she sure isn't showing it in the pic above. Speaking about the joys of parenting little Silas, the star has said, "The moment he wakes up from a nap. Just a gummy mouth, no teeth, a big smile, happy that you're alive and you're just looking at him. That's probably the most magical."
Motherhood may be magical at times, but it also has it's rough patches. Biel isn't afraid to admit that sometimes, mom life is a hard life. She admitted to The Daily Telegraph, "This might sound really terrible, but it's the truth. Having a child, I have never experienced more emotions in all my life, anger being one of them. Simply put, sometimes your two-year-old makes you crazy."
Speaking about the changes her life has undergone over the past few years, Biel has mused, "It's a new stage and a new moment in my life. I'm moving forward. It feels quite inspiring, fun and positive. As I get older, I find a greater sense of self-confidence. I've learned that it's fine to not try to be anything else but myself."