Jennifer Garner Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Houston, Texas, USA
Birth NameJennifer Anne Garner
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jennifer Garner, who catapulted into stardom with her lead role on the television series Alias (2001), has come a long way from her birthplace of Houston, Texas. Raised in Charleston, West Virginia by her mother, Patricia Ann (née English), a retired teacher of English, and her father, William John Garner, a former chemical engineer, Jennifer is the middle sibling of three girls. She spent nine years of her adolescence studying ballet, and characterizes her years in dance as consisting of determination rather than talent, being driven mostly by a love of the stage.

Jennifer took this determination with her when she enrolled at Denison University as a chemistry major, a decision that was later changed to a drama major when she found that her passions for the stage were stronger than her love of science. New York attracted the young actress after college where she worked as a hostess while pursuing a career in film and television. Her most recent move has been to Los Angeles, a decision that led to a role on the television series Felicity (1998), where she met her future husband Scott Foley. The couple divorced in 2004.

Jennifer starred in the television series Alias (2001) as Agent Sydney Bristow, who works for the Central Intelligence Agency. For her work, Garner has received four consecutive Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She has also received four Golden Globe nominations and won once, as well as received two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, and won once. She has appeared in numerous other television production as well as such films as Elektra (2005), 13 Going on 30 (2004), Daredevil (2003), Pearl Harbor (2001) and Dude, Where's My Car? (2000). Aside from filming Alias (2001), Jennifer enjoys cooking, gardening, hiking, and inspired by her character on the series, kickboxing.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kim Hannigan

Spouse (2)

Ben Affleck (29 June 2005 - present) ( filed for divorce) ( 3 children)
Scott Foley (19 October 2000 - 30 March 2004) ( divorced)

Trade Mark (2)

Childlike voice
Long brown hair and brown eyes

Trivia (62)

Met her first husband Scott Foley on the set of Felicity (1998).
Graduated from George Washington High School, in Charleston, West Virginia.
Was going to go to Yale to study drama but got an acting job in New York City instead.
Graduated from Denison University, in Granville, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre in 1994.
Named one of People's "Breakthrough Stars of 2001".
Used to be a hostess at Isabella's restaurant in New York when she was trying to launch her acting career.
Named one of People's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 2002.
Ranked #1 on Maxim's "Hot 100" list in 2002.
Is a trained ballerina who initially left dance for theater acting.
Played saxophone in high school. She called her instrument, "Sally the Sexy Saxophone".
Early in the filming of Daredevil (2003), while doing a stunt, she became tangled in the wires that were helping her do a flip and nearly crashed into a wall she was supposed to flip off. Ben Affleck, in his Daredevil costume, rushed up to her, grabbed her and pulled her away from the wall before she hit it. She later commented, "It was like he was Superman.".
Is a member of Pi Beta Phi national sorority, Ohio Eta Chapter.
Has two sisters: Melissa (who has a son, Jack) and Susannah (who has a daughter, Emma).
Alias (2001) creator J.J. Abrams gave her a pink bicycle for her birthday. Being the first one on set, she would often greet the show's production crew by ringing the bells on the bike's handlebars.
Father is a chemical engineer, mother is an English teacher.
Ranked #14 on Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" list in 2002.
Often confused with actress Amy Jo Johnson. Garner admitted that sometimes she is asked to autograph photos that turn out to be of Johnson and not her.
One of her call signs on Alias (2001) is "Mountaineer". She was raised in West Virginia, and the Mountaineer is the mascot of West Virginia University.
While filming a sai/sword fight in Elektra (2005), accidentally got her knuckles sliced by Will Yun Lee. She got her knuckles patched up, and when she and Lee resumed, he subsequently sliced her again in the exact same spot.
Ranked #2 on FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World" list in its 2005 special supplement.
Her husband Ben Affleck was her co-star in Daredevil (2003). The two met on the set of the movie Pearl Harbor (2001) but wouldn't become a couple until Affleck's very public relationship with singer/actress Jennifer Lopez ended.
In 13 Going on 30 (2004) her character is editor of a magazine that features Jennifer Lopez on the cover. Lopez was engaged to Garner's husband Ben Affleck.
Sister-in-law of Casey Affleck and Summer Phoenix.
Wears green contact lenses in Daredevil (2003) and Elektra (2005), even though the comic book version of Elektra has brown eyes, which is her natural eye color.
9/05: During her appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) she accidentally revealed the sex of her unborn baby.
She married Ben Affleck at the exclusive Parrot Cay resort on the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean.
Following the terrorist attacks on 9/11, she was the host of a recruitment video for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) aimed at young professionals whom the agency would like to interest in a career.
Appeared with husband Ben Affleck in two movies, Pearl Harbor (2001) and Daredevil (2003). It would have been three, but Affleck's small scene in Elektra (2005), was cut from the final film.
Ranked #3 on Maxim's "Hot 100" list in 2005.
Was born in Texas, but raised in West Virginia.
Was listed as a potential nominee for Worst Actress on the 2006 Razzie Award nominating ballot, for her performance in Elektra (2005). She wasn't nominated.
Is one of four actresses to play Clara Allen in the "Lonesome Dove" series. The role was first played by Anjelica Huston in Lonesome Dove (1989), and then Barbara Hershey in Return to Lonesome Dove (1993). Garner plays the younger, unmarried Clara Forsythe in Dead Man's Walk (1996). Linda Cardellini takes over the role in Comanche Moon (2008). Of the four actresses, she is the only one who, like her character, is from Texas.
Husband Ben Affleck asked for her hand in marriage with a Neil Lane eternity band with round diamonds.
Alias (2001) castmate Victor Garber took an Internet guide to officiating at weddings to marry Jennifer and Ben Affleck. Besides Garner and Affleck, Garber was the only other person at the wedding.
Ranked #12 on FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World" list in its 2006 special supplement.
At their wedding, she wore a dress by Vera Wang and Ben Affleck wore Hugo Boss.
She and husband Ben Affleck both had movies released on January 26, 2007. Hers was Catch and Release (2006) and his was Smokin' Aces (2006).
Ranked #35 on Maxim's "Hot 100" list in 2007.
Was set to star with Adam Sandler in Reign Over Me (2007), playing the role Liv Tyler did, before dropping out a few weeks before filming began.
Appears in The Kingdom (2007) with Chris Cooper and Danny Huston. Huston's sister, Anjelica Huston, appeared with Cooper in Lonesome Dove (1989). Garner played the younger version of Huston's character in Dead Man's Walk (1996).
While starring in Alias (2001), she played opposite Peter Berg in two episodes (he played her ex-boyfriend). He later went on to direct her in The Kingdom (2007).
Was named the 2007 West Virginian of the Year by the Charleston Gazette.
In 2006, she had to have her ears pierced especially to be able to wear the $250,000 diamond chandelier-style earrings she wore to that year's Oscars ceremony, but then let them heal up again after the ceremony.
Ranked #20 on Wizard magazine's "Sexiest Women of TV" in March 2008 (for her role as Sydney Bristow on Alias (2001)).
Ranked #44 on Maxim's "Hot 100" list in 2008.
For the 2008 Presidential election, Jennifer registered to vote as 'Jennifer Affleck', not as 'Jennifer Garner'.
At the end of January 2009, Jennifer and her older sister, Melissa, both had their ears pierced during a visit to a medical center in Santa Monica, California. Although this was the third time that Jennifer had her ears pierced (she'd let them heal up again both times before, in 1999 and 2006), it was the first time that her sister Melissa had ever had hers pierced.
Was in consideration for the role of Carol Ferris in Green Lantern (2011).
Has 3 children with her estranged husband Ben Affleck: two daughters, Violet Anne Affleck (born on December 1, 2005) and Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck (born on January 6, 2009), and one son Samuel Garner Affleck (born on February 27, 2012).
Returned to work 9 months after giving birth to her son Samuel in order to begin filming Dallas Buyers Club (2013).
Was 3 months pregnant with her son Samuel when she completed filming on The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012).
Had a relationship with her Alias (2001) co-star, Michael Vartan, in 2003-2004.
In 2009, Jennifer used the same church twice in two different movies that her character was married in, The Invention of Lying (2009) and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009). The Martha-Mary Chapel was built by Henry Ford in Sudbury, MA and is dedicated to Henry and Clara Ford's mothers, Martha Bryant and Mary Litogot Ford.
Born at 10:00 AM.
She is of English, and smaller amounts of Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, German, and Swiss-German, descent.
She and to-be-ex husband Ben Affleck announced their separation on June 30, 2015, which is exactly 10 years and one day after their wedding occurred. On March 8, 2017 it was reported that they called off the divorce but filed for divorce again next month.
She once cleaned toilets as a summer job.
In both 13 Going on 30 (2004) and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009), the younger version of her character was played by Christa B. Allen.
While still a struggling actress, Jennifer once babysat for Stephen Colbert after both had become acquainted as cameo stars on Spin City: The Competition (1996). Stephen and wife Evelyn had just had a baby daughter Madeleine.
Ranked #11 on Maxim's "Hot 100" list in 2003.
Co-founder of baby food line "Once Upon a Farm" producing "farm-to-high chair" quality meals for children. [2018]

Personal Quotes (14)

[on Alias (2001) co-star Carl Lumbly.] We looked him up on IMDb, and we just cracked up - his resumé goes on and on. He was even on Cagney & Lacey (1981).
[on being recognized] I never get recognized! I'll be with my husband [actor Scott Foley from Felicity (1998)] and people will think I'm his manager, and they'll start giving me their business cards.
[on winning a Golden Globe] My husband was as flabbergasted as I was. I think he almost flew out of his skin, he was so surprised and excited. He is just the most supportive and proud friend. My family is just beyond out-of-control excited.
Two of my mom's most oft-repeated mom-isms are: "Happiness is your own responsibility" and "Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes in the morning." Both are true.
in Playboy, 4/02] There's something so interesting about the combination of vulnerability and being completely in control at the same time. Women should run everything - it's about time.
I think that baseball games are like soap operas. If you watch five in a row, you know enough to get hooked.
The rule with marriage is the less you talk about it the better, as far as I can tell.
I have this internal battle between, I need to work, I need to work, I need to work and I need to be home with my kids. And the kids win.
I think he's brilliant at what he does, but why rock the boat? It works between us pretty well the way it is. I don't know if I want to go to work with him. I'd be like, "Okay already, you got the shot. Let's go home!" -- on the prospects of working with husband Ben Affleck again.
[on getting her ears pierced in January 2009] My sister Melissa had been thinking about getting her ears pierced for a while, but was a bit nervous about having them done - She'd never had them done even though she's thirty-nine, and was worried about it hurting. My other sister, Susannah, has had her ears pierced since she was fourteen, and I'd had mine done a couple of times in the past, but let them grow over again both times. We both told her she'd nothing to worry about and it didn't hurt at all, so she said she'd trust us and get them done - but only if I went with her and got mine done too. So she watched me get my ears pierced, and then she finally got hers done too.
You can do a lot with Scotch tape. Almost anything! I love that you can hem a dress, and its an instant remedy in a fashion crises.
I do all my own stunts!
[on politics] My interest is becoming more specific - less about the party, more about if you are a candidate who supports early childhood education. This is connected to my work with 'Save the Children' which is entering the political realm a little bit. We've been raising money, and we're going to use it to try to influence a couple of campaigns. There is no NRA for kids, no AARP for kids.
[on any potential popularity rivalry with husband Ben Affleck] I am not expecting Men, Women & Children (2014) taking Gone Girl (2014). But it would feel feel great some day to spank him at the box-office.

Salary (5)

Alias (2001) $45,000 US per episode (2001-2002), $ 150,000 US per episode (2003-2005)
Alias (2001) $150,000 per episode
13 Going on 30 (2004) $3,000,000
The Kingdom (2007) $7,000,000
Juno (2007) Reduced Rate (% backend)

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