Producers of 7th Heaven were outraged, and brought legal action against Gear. In , she starred as promiscuous college student, Lara, in the ensemble film The Rules of Attraction , an adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel. The movie received mixed reviews, became a box office hit, and has since gained a cult following.
Biel was cast in her first top-billing role in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. In Esquire magazine named her the " Sexiest Woman Alive " in a six-part series, with each month revealing a different body part and clue to the woman's identity. While her casting was met with a mixed response, her performance was ultimately praised. James Berardinelli of Reelviews called her the "film's real acting revelation",  while Todd McCarthy of Variety wrote, "Handily employing a refined English accent where the others lay on a light Austrian veneer, Biel is entirely stunning enough to fight to the death over.
In Stuff magazine's named her No. Like the play, the film is set in the s and Biel plays young widow Larita, who impulsively marries John Whittaker in France and must face her disapproving in-laws on returning to England. In Biel lent her voice to the animated science fiction film Planet Biel performed the role of Sarah Brown with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a fully staged concert production of Guys and Dolls during the season at the Hollywood Bowl.
She also appeared in Playing for Keeps with Gerard Butler. The film centers around a woman who accidentally gets a nail lodged in her head, then travels to Washington, D.
In May , Biel spoke about the film's production turmoil, saying: I am a huge David O. It's just heartbreaking that so many people put so much work into this particular project only to have it sit there, unfinished. In , Biel starred in the independent drama Bleeding Heart , in which she plays a yoga instructor named May who meets her biological sister, Shiva Zosia Mamet , a sex worker, for the first time.
Richard Lawson of Vanity Fair commented that, "Though she's not given too much to work with in terms of character, Biel plays May with appealing nuance, creating a low-key, bliss-based Angeleno, all light and airy and gentle and poised, who discovers within herself an untapped hardness and anger and strength Biel also produced the project from its conception some years prior, and was directed by Bill Purple, who directed her in the short film Hole in the Paper Sky.
The film was released in January On August 2, , a project that she had been working on for some time came to fruition when the debut episode of USA Network 's new eight-episode, limited-series-format murder mystery, The Sinner , aired.
Biel is both executive producer and series lead character of the show, playing Cora Tannetti, a housewife diagnosed with significant emotional problems, who stabs a supposed stranger to death on a beach in front of dozens of witnesses. Biel stated that she moved into production so that she could develop projects with challenging and interesting roles rather than waiting for them to happen. In January , Biel began dating singer and actor Justin Timberlake.
On July 18, , Biel participated in a charity auction to raise medical funds for teen Molly Bloom, who was injured in a limousine accident. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is the latest accepted revision , reviewed on 15 September Jessica Biel Biel in June Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television.
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