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Jennifer Garner

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 (English), a retired teacher of English, and her father, William John Garner, a former chemical engineer, Jennifer was the middle sibling of three girls. She spent nine years of her adolescence studying ballet and describes her years in dance as ones characterized by 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 appears on television 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.


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Born:
Apr 17, 1972 In Houston, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
16
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-02-17

Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 10 wins & 45 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Alias
Filmography
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
The Rachel Zoe Project Unknown 2008-08-04
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
Fashion Police Unknown 2002-02-27
Dinner for Five Unknown 2001-07-06
Alias Sydney Bristow / ... 105 episodes, 2001-2006 2001-09-30
Felicity Unknown 1998-09-29
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Spin City Unknown 1996-09-17
The Pretender Unknown 1996-09-19
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Law & Order Unknown 1990-09-13
The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986-01-07
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11