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Jennifer Garner is an American actress and film producer, more known for her work on television in the series ‘Alias’

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BirthdayApril 17, 1972
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actresses, ESFJ
City/StateTexas
SpousesBen Affleck
SiblingsMelissa Garner, Susannah Garner
Known asJennifer Anne Garner
Childrens Violet Affleck
Universities
  • George Washington High School
Birth PlaceHouston
Political IdeologyDemocratic
ReligionMethodist
Height173cm
GenderFemale
FatherWilliam John
MotherPatricia Ann
Net Worth$60 million as of Apr 17,2017
Sun SignAries
Born inHouston
Famous asActress

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Who is Jennifer Garner?

Jennifer Ann Garner is an American TV and film actress and film producer. She achieved her share of fame through the famous spy thriller television series by J.J. Abrams - ‘Alias’. She played the role of ‘Sydney Bistrow’ in the series and instantly became the darling CIA agent of American television. Her portrayal of the character was so realistic and relatable that she was many times nominated for the Golden Globe award and was awarded the Screen Actors Guild Award. With recognition on television, she started making her presence felt in Hollywood with small cameos that she did in movies like, ‘Catch Me If You Can’, ‘Pearl Harbor’, etc. She got her breakout role in the movie ‘Daredevil’, an adaptation of the comic book story, in which she worked along with her future husband, Ben Affleck. From then onwards Garner started getting lead roles in the movies. She has been appreciated for her charming and simple depiction of variety of characters in these movies. Garner is married to actor, director and producer Ben Affleck and has three children with him.

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Childhood & Early Life

Jennifer Garner was born in Houston, Texas, to Patricia Ann and William John ‘Bill’ Garner. Her father was a chemical engineer and mother was an English teacher. She was brought up in West Virginia.

Garner started taking ballet lessons from the age of 3 and danced until her youth but did not want to become a dancer. She was raised in a conservative environment which required her to visit church every Sunday.

She attended the George Washington High School in Charleston and later went to the Denison University to study Drama. Initially she did not want to be an actor and wanted to be a doctor or librarian instead.

Career

Since she involved herself with the study of drama, Garner became more curious about acting and curiosity landed her roles in Atlanta productions of two Shakespeare plays, ‘The Merchant of Venice’ and ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream’ in 1994.

In 1995, she became an understudy in the play ‘A Month in the Country’ for Roundabout Theatre Company. She soon landed a role in made-for-television movie ‘Zoya’ and briefly appeared in ‘Spin City’ and ‘Law & Order’.

Since Garner was now being noticed in the industry, she got her first big screen appearance in the movie, ‘Dude, Where’s My Car?’ in 2000 and the following year played a supporting character in ‘Pearl Harbor’.

In 2001, J. J. Abrams approached Garner for the role of ‘Sydney Bristow’ in his new spy drama ‘Alias’. She was reluctant in the beginning as the role demanded her to be physically strong but she bagged the role.

She did a cameo in Steven Spielberg’s movie ‘Catch Me if You Can’ along with Leonardo Di Caprio and Tom Hanks. It was on the special request of Spielberg that Garner accepted the small but significant role in the movie.

In 2003, she got her breakout role in the movie ‘Daredevil’. Garner played the character of ‘Elektra Natchios’, the love interest of Ben Affleck’s character. ‘Daredevil’ was an adaptation of the comic book.

All these movies and the media accolades that Garner earned with her show ‘Alias’, got her the lead role in the movie ’13 Going on 30’ in 2004. Her performance in the movie was appreciated.

From 2006-2007, Garner got prominent roles in the movies, ‘Catch and Release (2006)’, ‘The Kingdom (2007)’ along with Jamie Foxx, Jason Bateman, etc. and ‘Juno (2007)’. ‘Juno’ did exceptionally well and her performance was critically acclaimed.

In 2007, she made her Broadway debut with ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’, based on the play with the same title written by Edmond Rostand, opposite Kevin Kline at the Richard Rogers Theatre. She played the role of ‘Roxanne’.

Garner acted in the romantic comedy, ‘Valentine’s Day’ in 2010 along with a huge star cast, like, Ashton Kutcher, Julia Roberts, Patrick Dempsey, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Alba, etc. She played the role of a woman caught in a loveless relationship.

In 2011 and 2012, Garner appeared in movies like, ‘Arthur (2011)’ with Russell Brand, ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)’ and ‘Butter (2012)’. The same year she joined the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts and Sciences.

In 2013, she was seen alongside Matthew McConaughey in the biographical drama film 'Dallas Buyers Club'. The film was a box office and received rave reviews.

In 2014, she starred opposite Kevin Costner in the sports drama film 'Draft Day'. In the same year, she was also seen in the Disney adaptation of the popular children's book 'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day'.

In 2015, she played a supporting role in the comedy-drama film 'Danny Collins'. The film had Al Pacino and Annette Bening in the lead role.

In 2016, Jennifer Garner played the lead role opposite Kevin Spacey in the comedy film 'Nine Lives'. She was also seen in the Christian drama film 'Miracles from Heaven' in the same year.

In 2017, she was seen in the movies 'Wakefield' and 'The Tribes of Palos Verdes'.

Major Works

The most prominent work of Garner’s career is ‘Alias’ which ran from 2001-2006. She played the role of ‘Sydney Bristow’ and won the Screen Actors Guild Award for ‘Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series’.

Awards & Achievements

For ‘Alias’ Garner won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, received four consecutive Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama nominations as well as Emmy Award nomination.

Personal Life & Legacy

In 2000, Garner got married to Scott Foley, whom she met on the set of ‘Felicity’. The couple got divorced in three years on the grounds of irreconcilable differences. Just a year after her divorce, she started dating Ben Affleck.

Garner and Affleck got married in 2005 a private ceremony in the Caribbean. The couple has three children together: Violet Anne Affleck, Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck and Samuel Garner Affleck.

In 2015, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck announced their intention to divorce. In 2017, they filed legal documents to seek joint physical and legal custody of their children.

Trivia

At the time when Garner got married to Ben Affleck, she was four months pregnant.

On the first day of the shoot of ‘Alias’ Garner told director, J.J. Abrams, ‘I don’t think I can do this’.

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Jennifer Garner awards

YearNameAward

Golden Globe Awards

2002Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - DramaAlias (2001)

MTV Movie & TV Awards

2003Breakthrough Female PerformanceDaredevil (2003)

People's Choice Awards

2006Favorite Female Action StarWinner
2006Favorite Female Television StarWinner

Jennifer Garner biography timelines

  • // 17th Apr 1972
    Jennifer Garner was born in Houston, Texas, to Patricia Ann and William John ‘Bill’ Garner. Her father was a chemical engineer and mother was an English teacher. She was brought up in West Virginia.
  • // 1994
    Since she involved herself with the study of drama, Garner became more curious about acting and curiosity landed her roles in Atlanta productions of two Shakespeare plays, ‘The Merchant of Venice’ and ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream’ in 1994.
  • // 1995
    In 1995, she became an understudy in the play ‘A Month in the Country’ for Roundabout Theatre Company. She soon landed a role in made-for-television movie ‘Zoya’ and briefly appeared in ‘Spin City’ and ‘Law & Order’.
  • // 2000
    Since Garner was now being noticed in the industry, she got her first big screen appearance in the movie, ‘Dude, Where’s My Car?’ in 2000 and the following year played a supporting character in ‘Pearl Harbor’.
  • // 2000 To 2003
    In 2000, Garner got married to Scott Foley, whom she met on the set of ‘Felicity’. The couple got divorced in three years on the grounds of irreconcilable differences. Just a year after her divorce, she started dating Ben Affleck.
  • // 2001
    In 2001, J. J. Abrams approached Garner for the role of ‘Sydney Bristow’ in his new spy drama ‘Alias’. She was reluctant in the beginning as the role demanded her to be physically strong but she bagged the role.
  • // 2001 To 2006
    The most prominent work of Garner’s career is ‘Alias’ which ran from 2001-2006. She played the role of ‘Sydney Bristow’ and won the Screen Actors Guild Award for ‘Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series’.
  • // 2003
    In 2003, she got her breakout role in the movie ‘Daredevil’. Garner played the character of ‘Elektra Natchios’, the love interest of Ben Affleck’s character. ‘Daredevil’ was an adaptation of the comic book.
  • // 2004
    All these movies and the media accolades that Garner earned with her show ‘Alias’, got her the lead role in the movie ’13 Going on 30’ in 2004. Her performance in the movie was appreciated.
  • // 2005
    Garner and Affleck got married in 2005 a private ceremony in the Caribbean. The couple has three children together: Violet Anne Affleck, Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck and Samuel Garner Affleck.
  • // 2006 To 2007
    From 2006-2007, Garner got prominent roles in the movies, ‘Catch and Release (2006)’, ‘The Kingdom (2007)’ along with Jamie Foxx, Jason Bateman, etc. and ‘Juno (2007)’. ‘Juno’ did exceptionally well and her performance was critically acclaimed.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, she made her Broadway debut with ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’, based on the play with the same title written by Edmond Rostand, opposite Kevin Kline at the Richard Rogers Theatre. She played the role of ‘Roxanne’.
  • // 2010
    Garner acted in the romantic comedy, ‘Valentine’s Day’ in 2010 along with a huge star cast, like, Ashton Kutcher, Julia Roberts, Patrick Dempsey, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Alba, etc. She played the role of a woman caught in a loveless relationship.
  • // 2011 To 2012
    In 2011 and 2012, Garner appeared in movies like, ‘Arthur (2011)’ with Russell Brand, ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)’ and ‘Butter (2012)’. The same year she joined the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts and Sciences.
  • // 2013
    In 2013, she was seen alongside Matthew McConaughey in the biographical drama film 'Dallas Buyers Club'. The film was a box office and received rave reviews.
  • // 2014
    In 2014, she starred opposite Kevin Costner in the sports drama film 'Draft Day'. In the same year, she was also seen in the Disney adaptation of the popular children's book 'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day'.
  • // 2015
    In 2015, she played a supporting role in the comedy-drama film 'Danny Collins'. The film had Al Pacino and Annette Bening in the lead role.
  • // 2015
    In 2015, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck announced their intention to divorce. In 2017, they filed legal documents to seek joint physical and legal custody of their children.
  • // 2016
    In 2016, Jennifer Garner played the lead role opposite Kevin Spacey in the comedy film 'Nine Lives'. She was also seen in the Christian drama film 'Miracles from Heaven' in the same year.
  • // 2017
    In 2017, she was seen in the movies 'Wakefield' and 'The Tribes of Palos Verdes'.

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Jennifer Garner's FAQ

  • What is Jennifer Garner birthday?

    Jennifer Garner was born at 1972-04-17

  • Where is Jennifer Garner's birth place?

    Jennifer Garner was born in Houston

  • What is Jennifer Garner nationalities?

    Jennifer Garner's nationalities is American

  • Who is Jennifer Garner spouses?

    Jennifer Garner's spouses is Ben Affleck

  • Who is Jennifer Garner siblings?

    Jennifer Garner's siblings is Melissa Garner, Susannah Garner

  • Who is Jennifer Garner childrens?

    Jennifer Garner's childrens is Violet Affleck

  • What was Jennifer Garner universities?

    Jennifer Garner studied at George Washington High School

  • What is Jennifer Garner's political ideology?

    Jennifer Garner's political ideology is Democratic

  • What is Jennifer Garner's religion?

    Jennifer Garner's religion is Methodist

  • How tall is Jennifer Garner?

    Jennifer Garner's height is 173

  • Who is Jennifer Garner's father?

    Jennifer Garner's father is William John

  • Who is Jennifer Garner's mother?

    Jennifer Garner's mother is Patricia Ann

  • What is Jennifer Garner's sun sign?

    Jennifer Garner is Aries

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