Hot Celebrity Poker: Jessica Alba

Hot celebrity poker player Jessica Alba along with other huge A-list Hollywood celebrities, played poker at Jamie Gold's Celebrity Poker Tournament in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, laost December. The tournament is being held in conjunction with the BodogFight: Season 1 finale, which is taking place at the PNE Agrodome started at 6 p.m. that night.

The private function will see the stars compete for a first-place prize of a 2007 World Series Of Poker (WSOP) Main Event buy-in worth of $10,000 as well as a staggering watch. The 2nd place will receive a 2007 WSOP Main Event buy-in and third place will receive a complete Bodog Poker Set that includes a custom-made Bodog poker table plus a custom Bodog poker chip set. 

About Jessica Alba: A gifted young actress, Jessica has already played a variety of roles ranging from light comedy to gritty drama since beginning her career 3 and a half years ago. She was in an episode of the acclaimed medical drama ''Chicago Hope''. This fall, she was also be seen starring opposite Freddie Prinze, Jr. as a pregnant teen in a difficult relationship in the ABC TV movie ''Too Soon For Jeff''. Jessica made her feature film debut in 1993 in Hollywood Pictures comedy ''Camp Nowhere''. Originally hired for two weeks, she got her break when an actress in a principal role suddenly dropped out. 

She branched out into TV in 1994 with recurring role in Nickelodeon's popular comedy series ''The Secret World of Alex Mack''. She played an insufferable young snob, devoted to making life miserable for the the title character, played by Larisa Oleynick. That same year, she won the role of Maya in ''Flipper'' and filmed the pilot for the series. 

Jessica Alba spent 1995 shooting the first season's episodes in Australia. An avid swimmer and PADI-certified scuba diver, Jessica is delighted to be doing a show which allows her to play with dolphins. The success of the first season of ''Flipper'' lead to the filming of the second season, which Jessica also starred in. Jessica involvement in ''Flipper'' lasted from 1995-1997. Since ''Flipper'' Jessica has appeared in a number of television shows and movies.

In 1996,
Jessica Alba appeared in Venus Rising as Young Eve. In 1997, Jessica appeared on the ''Dini Petty Show'', a Canadian talk show, and talked about her role in Flipper and her general acting career. She began working on P.U.N.K.S., featuring Randy Quaid, in 1998. P.U.N.K.S. was just recently released on video in early January, 1999. In 1998, Jessica Alba appeared in several TV shows for an episode or two. In early 1998, she appeared in ''Brooklyn South'', as Melissa. A few months later, she appeared in two episodes of ''Beverly Hills 90210'', as Leanne. 


Moreover, Jessica Alba appeared in two episodes of ''Love Boat: The Next Wave.'' She appeared in ''Teen Magazine'' in 1995 and various European magazines in the past several years. More importantly, she was just featured in the February, 1999, issue of ''Vanity Fair''.She also had recently major roles in two movies this spring. Never Been Kissed released on April 9 and Idle Hands on April 23.

Jessica Alba skyrocketed in 2000 when Oscar-winning director James Cameron chose her over 1,200 other hopefuls for the lead role in Dark Angel, his first project since helming Titanic. The sci-fi series became a huge hit with discerning critics and Alba went on to receive a Golden Globe nomination for her brilliant portrayal of Max Guevera, a genetically modified super soldier. Jessica Alba stayed on the program until 2002 when it was prematurely canceled by FOX due to declining ratings. 

Today, Jessica Alba is one of Hollywood’s most promising young actresses, She had a career year in 2005 when she starred in three of the year’s biggest films including Sin City, Fantastic Four and Into the Blue. The three movies grossed a combined $531 million worldwide thanks to their entertaining storylines as well as their expert ability to showcase Alba in an endless variety of revealing outfits. Not surprisingly, the films also landed Alba within the pages of nearly every publication imaginable including Maxim, FHM, GQ, and People, who named her one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.