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Jennifer Garner

1972-04-17 Houston, Texas, USA

Image of Jennifer Garner


Jennifer Anne Garner (born April 17, 1972) is an American actress. Born in Houston, Texas, and raised in Charleston, West Virginia, Garner studied theater at Denison University and began acting as an understudy for the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City. She made her screen debut in the television adaptation of Danielle Steel's romance novel Zoya in 1995. She had guest television appearances and supporting film roles, as well as a featured role on the teen drama television series Time of Your Life (1999–2000) and a supporting role in the war drama Pearl Harbor (2001). Garner gained recognition for her leading performance as CIA officer Sydney Bristow in the ABC spy-action thriller television series Alias (2001–2006). For her work on the series, she won the Golden Globe for Best Actress – Television Series Drama and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress in a Television Drama, in addition to four consecutive nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She received additional praise for her performance in the romantic comedy 13 Going on 30 (2004), and went on to portray Elektra in the superhero films Daredevil (2003) and Elektra (2005). She continued to achieve commercial success with performances in the comedy-drama Juno (2007), and the romantic comedies Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009) and Valentine's Day (2010). Garner had starring film roles in the fantasy-comedy The Invention of Lying (2009), the fantasy drama The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012), and the biographic drama Dallas Buyers Club (2013), the latter of which earned her a nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. She went on to star in the family comedy Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014), the drama Miracles from Heaven (2016), the romantic comedy-drama Love, Simon (2018), the HBO comedy series Camping (2018), the action thriller Peppermint (2018) and action-comedy The Adam Project (2022). Garner has also produced and starred in the comedy Butter (2011) and the family adventure Yes Day (2021). Garner works as an activist for early childhood education and is a board member of Save the Children USA. She is the co-founder and chief brand officer of the organic baby food company Once Upon a Farm. She is also an advocate for anti-paparazzi campaigns among children of celebrities.


The Adam Project Ellie Reed 2022-03-11
Yes Day Allison Torres 2021-03-12
The Happy Days of Garry Marshall Self 2020-05-12
Wonder Park June's Mom (voice) 2019-03-13
Peppermint Riley North 2018-09-06
Love, Simon Emily Spier 2018-02-16
The Tribes of Palos Verdes Sandy Mason 2017-12-01
Wakefield Diana Wakefield 2017-05-19
A Happening of Monumental Proportions Nadine 2017-05-05
Mother's Day Dana Barton 2016-04-28
Miracles from Heaven Christy Beam 2016-03-17
Nine Lives Lara Brand 2016-08-03
Danny Collins Samantha Leigh Donnelly 2015-03-19
A Path Appears Self 2015-01-26
Men, Women & Children Patricia Beltmeyer 2014-10-17
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Kelly Cooper 2014-10-08
Draft Day Ali Parker 2014-04-11
Dallas Buyers Club Dr. Eve Saks 2013-11-01
The Odd Life of Timothy Green Cindy Green 2012-08-15
Serena Serena 2012-05-22
Butter Laura Pickler 2011-09-04
Arthur Susan Johnson 2011-04-08
Valentine's Day Julia Fitzpatrick 2010-02-10
This Side of the Truth, A Truly 'Honest' Making of The Invention of Lying Herself 2010-01-19
The Invention of Lying Anna McDoogles 2009-09-13
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Jenny Perotti 2009-05-01
Cyrano de Bergerac Roxane 2008-12-26
Juno Vanessa Loring 2007-12-05
The Kingdom Janet Mayes 2007-08-22
Catch and Release Gray Wheeler 2006-10-20
Elektra Elektra Natchios / Elektra 2005-01-13
13 Going on 30 Jenna Rink 2004-04-13
Beyond Hell's Kitchen Herself/Elektra 2004-11-30
Daredevil Elektra Natchios / Elektra 2003-02-14
Catch Me If You Can Cheryl Ann 2002-12-16
Pearl Harbor Sandra 2001-05-21
Stealing Time Kiley Bradshaw 2001-06-17
Dude, Where's My Car? Wanda 2000-12-15
Rose Hill Mary Rose Clayborne / Victoria Elliot at 17 1997-04-20
Deconstructing Harry Woman in Elevator 1997-12-12
Washington Square Marian Almond 1997-10-10
Mr. Magoo Stacey Sampanahoditra 1997-12-25
1999 Annabel 1997-09-01
Harvest of Fire Sarah Troyer 1996-04-21
Danielle Steel's Zoya Sasha 1995-09-17
Yes Day 2 Allison Torres
Family Leave Jess Walker