Joshua Alba

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Joshua Alba
Born Joshua Lauren Alba
(1982-07-08) July 8, 1982 (age 32)
Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present
Spouse(s) Nikki Leigh (2003–present)
Children 2

Joshua Lauren Alba (born July 8, 1982) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Krit on the television series Dark Angel. He is the younger brother of actress Jessica Alba.

Early life[edit]

Alba was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, the son of Catherine (née Jensen) and Mark Alba. His mother is of Danish descent on her father's side and French Canadian ancestry on her mother's, and Alba's father is Mexican American, though both of his parents were born in California.[1] Alba's parents married in their teenage years.[2][3][4] His maternal grandfather was a Marine NCO for 30 years, serving in the Pacific during World War II, and later as Assistant Drum Major for the United States Marine Band. Alba was raised in an Air Force family with his sister, Jessica and his grandparents. His father's air force career took the family to Biloxi, Mississippi, and Del Rio, Texas before settling back in California.


Alba began his acting career at the age of 18 when he got cast as Krit, in the first season finale of the cyberpunk science fiction television series Dark Angel, of which his sister Jessica Alba was the star.[5] He later starred in an episode of The Division. He made a cameo appearance in an episode of Monk as the first student. Alba finally made his big screen debut in a small role in Alpha Dog. His other film credits include The Dead Undead, I Am Somebody: No Chance in Hell (it), Now Here, Creative Differences, Kill Speed and more recently, Hyenas. He also stars in the video game in the Need for Speed franchise Need for Speed: Undercover as Zack Maio a street racer/car thief.


Year Film Role Notes
2006 Alpha Dog Klemash Film Debut
Unrest Carlos Aclar
2008 I Am Somebody: No Chance in Hell (it) Young Thug
2010 Now Here Mr. Malibu
The Dead Undead Curtis
Kill Speed Vasquez
Creative Differences Junior
2011 Hyenas Marco
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Dark Angel Krit Season 1 Finale
2004 The Division Brian O'Hara 1 episode
2006 Monk First Student 1 episode
2008 Life McShane 1 episode
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Need for Speed: Undercover Zack Maio Voice


  1. ^ "Jessica Alba: Don't Call Me A Latina!!". 2007-06-17. Retrieved 2008-02-20. 
  2. ^ Lipworth, Elaine (2007-06-09). "Jessica Alba and her ambitious quest to be the next Tom Cruise". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2008-02-20. 
  3. ^ Itzkoff, Dave. "Jessica Alba - ELLE". Retrieved 2008-02-25. 
  4. ^ "A-list Alba is a real supergirl". Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News. 2007-06-14. Retrieved 2008-02-25. [dead link]
  5. ^ Joshua Alba at the Internet Movie Database

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