Jessica Alba is fluent in Spanish and has Mexican-American heritage.
Alba was once a member of a theater group called "The Atlantic Theater Company" in New York City.
Alba has said that she suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as a child and that it affected her schoolwork.
Alba has a phobia of enclosed spaces and has said that she once had a panic attack in a small elevator.
Alba was a competitive swimmer as a child and has said that she still loves swimming and being in the water.
Alba has been trained in various forms of martial arts, including Krav Maga & Jiu-Jitsu, for her action movie roles.
Alba has several tattoos, including a Sanskrit word meaning "lotus" on her wrist and a bow on the small of her back.
Alba has said that she is a big fan of hip-hop music and that she listens to it when she works out.
Alba is an avid reader and has said that she loves reading books on science and spirituality.
Alba once won an acting competition hosted by the Beverly Hills Theater Guild, which helped kickstart her acting career.