Although she identifies as Latin American, Jessica Alba's background includes a mixture of Mexican and European ancestry. Her father's family is Mexican American. Her mother's ancestry includes Danish, Welsh, German, English and French Canadian roots.
Born in Pomona, California, to Catherine Jensen and Mark David Alba, Jessica Alba graduated from Claremont High School at the age of 16. Due to her father's military career, the family lived in Mississippi and Texas before settling in California. Her brother, Joshua Alba, is also an actor. Alba is married to Cash Warren, with whom she has two children. Warren is of mixed Caucasian and African American descent.