Summer Catch was the 7th Heaven star’s first leading film role, with major movies such as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Blade: Trinity to follow.
Biel would also go on to appear in The A-Team, New Year’s Eve, Total Recall, Hitchcock and A Kind of Murder before returning to the small screen as executive producer and star of The Sinner in 2017.
“There wasn’t like a driving force behind it. I got on a path of doing films. But, as we all know, the film industry has become very limited. I wanted to take control of my career again, which is what I had in mind when I started this small production company,” she explained to The Hollywood Reporter of forming Iron Ocean Productions with her good friend Michelle Purple. “Also, television was changing: It’s become such an incredible place where if you have a thought-out, interesting, fresh idea, you have a great opportunity, especially as a woman, to put something on television.”
But since her lead role in the splashy first season, the 39-year-old has focused largely on voice work (BoJack Horseman, Pete the Cat) and the 10-part crime series Limetown.
After five years of dating, Biel and Justin Timberlake got married in 2012 and have since welcomed two sons, Silas, 5, and Phineas, 13 months.
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