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Jennifer Garner

Jennifer GarnerAKA Jennifer Anne Garner

Born: 17-Apr-1972
Birthplace: Houston, TX

Gender: Female
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Alias

Jennifer Garner had a relatively normal childhood, and took dance lessons starting at the age of 9. The family's rules reportedly prohibited Garner and her two sisters from wearing makeup or jewelry while growing up. In high school, she wore thick nerdy glasses, played the saxophone, competed on the swim team, and worked after school at a local menswear store. She started acting in high school plays, and switched majors from chemistry to drama in college. Her Broadway debut came as an understudy in an F. Murray Abraham and Helen Mirren production of A Month in the Country, in 1995. Her film debut was a small role in Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry (1997). She also appeared in several episodes of Felicity and Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movies.

From 2001-06, she starred as a graduate student and secret agent in Alias. The show was made with the full cooperation of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Garner has shown her gratitude and perhaps naiveté by making recruitment videos for the real agency, encouraging young people to consider a career in spookdom. It was her third TV series, after two quickly-canceled teen angst prime time soap operas, Significant Others with Scott Bairstow, and Time of Your Life, Jennifer Love Hewitt's brief spin-off from Party of Five. On the big screen she played a hooker swindled by Leonardo DiCaprio in Catch Me If You Can; the superhero Elektra opposite Ben Affleck's Daredevil and in her own Elektra; an adolescent suddenly full-grown in 13 Going on 30; and the adoptive mother-to-be in Juno with Ellen Page.

Father: William Jack Garner (chemical engineer, Union Carbide)
Mother: Patricia Ann English (English teacher)
Sister: Melissa Garner
Sister: Susannah Garner
Husband: Scott Foley (actor, m. 19-Oct-2000 div. 10-Mar-2004)
Husband: Ben Affleck (actor, dated 2004-05, m. 29-Jun-2005, two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Violet Anne Affleck (b. 1-Dec-2005)
Daughter: Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck (b. 6-Jan-2009)
Son: Samuel Affleck (b. 27-Feb-2012)

    High School: George Washington High School, Charleston, WV (1990)
    University: BFA Theater, Denison University (1994)

    Gephardt for President
    John Kerry for President
    Obama for America
    Obama Victory Fund 2012
    Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women

    TELEVISION
    Significant Others Nell (1998)
    Felicity Hannah Bibb (1998-2002)
    Time of Your Life Romy Sullivan (1999-2000)
    Alias Sydney Anne Bristow (2001-06)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (9-Oct-2014)
    Men, Women & Children (6-Sep-2014)
    Draft Day (11-Apr-2014)
    Dallas Buyers Club (7-Sep-2013)
    The Odd Life of Timothy Green (15-Aug-2012)
    Butter (4-Sep-2011)
    Arthur (8-Apr-2011) · Susan
    Valentine's Day (10-Feb-2010) · Julia Fitzpatrick
    The Invention of Lying (14-Sep-2009) · Anna McDoogles
    Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (1-May-2009) · Jenny Perotti
    Juno (1-Sep-2007)
    The Kingdom (22-Aug-2007)
    Catch and Release (20-Oct-2006)
    Elektra (13-Jan-2005) · Elektra
    13 Going on 30 (14-Apr-2004) · Jenna Rink
    Daredevil (9-Feb-2003) · Elektra
    Catch Me If You Can (16-Dec-2002) · Cheryl Ann
    Stealing Time (15-Jun-2001)
    Pearl Harbor (21-May-2001)
    Dude, Where's My Car? (10-Dec-2000) · Wanda
    Aftershock: Earthquake in New York (14-Nov-1999) · Diane Agostini
    Mr. Magoo (25-Dec-1997) · Stacey Sampanahoditra
    Washington Square (12-Sep-1997)
    Deconstructing Harry (26-Aug-1997)
    Rose Hill (20-Apr-1997)
    Dead Man's Walk (12-May-1996)
    Zoya (17-Sep-1995)


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