Jennifer Garner

Actor
Initially seen as the squeaky-clean girl-next-door, actress Jennifer Garner became a fan favorite after channeling an inner-strength she never suspected she possessed. Garners' early work consisted of several TV-movies ... Read more »
Born: 04/17/1972 in Houston, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (82)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Miracles From Heaven 2016 (Movie)

Christy Beam (Actor)

Nine Lives 2016 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 88th Annual Academy Awards 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Tribes of Palos Verdes 2016 (Movie)

(Actor)

Danny Collins 2015 (Movie)

Samantha Leigh Donnelly (Actor)

Danny Collins 2015 (Movie)

Samantha Leigh Donnelly (Actor)

Conan 2011, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Draft Day 2014 (Movie)

Ali (Actor)

Men, Women & Children 2014 (Movie)

Patricia Beltmeyer (Actor)

The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

Dallas Buyers Club 2013 (Movie)

Eve (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Butter 2012 (Movie)

Laura Pickler (Actor)

Teachers Rock 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2007, 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Odd Life of Timothy Green 2012 (Movie)

Cindy Green (Actor)

Arthur 2011 (Movie)

Susan (Actor)

Martha Stewart's Holiday Open House 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Idol Gives Back 3 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Valentine's Day 2010 (Movie)

Julia Fitzpatrick (Actor)

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past 2009 (Movie)

Jenny Perotti (Actor)

The Invention of Lying 2009 (Movie)

Anna McDoogles (Actor)

The Jay Leno Show 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2007 MTV Video Music Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Presenter

Catch and Release 2007 (Movie)

Gray Wheeler (Actor)

Juno 2007 (Movie)

Vanessa Loring (Actor)

The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Kingdom 2007 (Movie)

Janet Mayes (Actor)

The 2005 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2006 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Alias 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Elektra 2005 (Movie)

Elektra Natchios (Actor)

Star Struck: Jamie Foxx & Jennifer Garner 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

13 Going On 30 2004 (Movie)

Jenna Rink (Actor)

ABC 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

John Ritter Remembered 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 17th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Guide's Greatest Moments 2003 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 Teen Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Presenter

3rd Annual Taurus World Stunt Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Daredevil 2003 (Movie)

Elektra (Actor)

Stealing Time 2003 (Movie)

Kiley Bradshaw (Actor)

The 2003 MTV Movie Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 2003 (Tv Show)

Voice

Catch Me If You Can 2002 (Movie)

Cheryl Ann (Actor)

Sizzlin' 16 of 2002 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 28th Annual People's Choice Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Presenter

Pearl Harbor 2001 (Movie)

Sandra (Actor)

Aftershock: Earthquake in New York 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Dude, Where's My Car? 2000 (Movie)

Wanda (Actor)

The Time of Your Life 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Fantasy Island 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Felicity 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

1999 1998 (Movie)

Annabell (Actor)

Significant Others 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Deconstructing Harry 1997 (Movie)

Woman in Elevator (Actor)

Mr. Magoo 1997 (Movie)

Stacy Sampanahoditra (Actor)

Rose Hill 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Spin City 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Washington Square 1997 (Movie)

Marian Almond (Actor)

Larry McMurtry's Dead Man's Walk 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Swift Justice 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Danielle Steel's "Zoya" (TV Show)

Actor

Harvest of Fire (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

Butter 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Devil in the Junior League (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Initially seen as the squeaky-clean girl-next-door, actress Jennifer Garner became a fan favorite after channeling an inner-strength she never suspected she possessed. Garners' early work consisted of several TV-movies, numerous series guest spots, a few minor turns in feature films like "Washington Square" (1997) and a recurring role on the hit drama, "Felicity" (The WB, 1998-2002). Her natural appeal began attracting attention with supporting roles opposite Ashton Kutcher in the slacker comedy, "Dude, Where's My Car?" (2000) and the big-budget WWII epic, "Pearl Harbor" (2001), starring future husband Ben Affleck. But it was her breakthrough role as Sydney Bristow, the tough-as-nails super spy on the action adventure series "Alias" (ABC, 2002-06) that turned the previously waifish actress into a leading lady to be reckoned with. Attempting to parlay the success of "Alias" into film work as a female action hero, she played Affleck's femme fatale, Elektra, in the superhero adventure, "Daredevil" (2003). The gambit failed to pay off, however, as audiences found her far more endearing in softer romantic comedies like "13 Going on 30" (2004). Following her marriage to Affleck, Garner began appearing more often as an ensemble player, earning high marks with both relatable, comedic turns and darker character explorations in such varied films as "Juno" (2007), "Dallas Buyers Club" (2013), and the family film "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" (2014). The surprisingly versatile Garner became one of Hollywood's most sought-after actresses even at times when the state of her personal life threatened to overshadow her screen work.

Relationships

Seraphina Affleck

Daughter
Born Jan. 6, 2009; father, Ben Affleck

Violet Affleck

Daughter
Born Dec. 1, 2005; father, Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck Actor

Wife
Met while working together on "Daredevil" (2003) Began dating in 2004 Engaged April 2005 Married June 28, 2005 at the Parrot Cay resort in the Caribbean islands of Turks and Caicos Divorce announced on day after the couple's 10th wedding anniversary.

Samuel Affleck

Son
Born Feb. 27, 2012; father, Ben Affleck

Scott Foley Actor

Husband
Met while playing his love interest on "Felicity" (The WB) Married on October 19, 2000 Separated in April 2003 Divorced on March 30, 2004

Bill Garner

Father

Pat Garner

Mother

Melissa Garner

Sister
Older

Susannah Garner

Sister
Younger

Michael Vartan Actor

Companion
Met when they acted together on "Alias" (ABC) Began dating in May 2003 Ended relationship in July 2004

EDUCATION

Denison University

Granville, Ohio 1994
Memeber of the sorority Pi Beta Phi

George Washington High School

Charleston, West Virginia 1990

Milestones

2015

Co-starred with Al Pacino in Dan Fogelman's indie drama "Danny Collins."

2015

Co-starred opposite Steve Carell in family comedy "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day."

2015

Appeared alongside Al Pacino in the music drama "Danny Collins"

2014

Worked again with director Jason Reitman in comedy-drama "Men, Women and Children."

2013

Reteamed with Matthew McConaughey in the acclaimed drama "Dallas Buyers Club."

2011

Played Susan Johnson, the woman Arthur is supposed to marry in the remake of "Arthur," opposite Russell Brand

2010

Joined an ensemble cast for the Garry Marshall directed romantic comedy, "Valentine's Day"

2009

Joined Ricky Gervais for the comedy, "The Invention of Lying"; Gervais also wrote, directed and produced

2009

Co-starred with Matthew McConaughey in the romantic comedy, "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past"

2007

Made Broadway debut as the object of Kevin Kline's affection in Edmond Rostand's "Cyrano de Bergerac"

2007

Co-starred in the Jason Reitman-directed comedy/drama "Juno"

2007

Portrayed a government agent investigating the bombing of an American facility in Saudi Arabia in Peter Berg's "The Kingdom"

2005

Reprised her role from the 2003 film "Daredevil" to play the lead in "Elektra"

2004

Played a thirteen year old who wishes to be older and wakes up a thirty year old in the comedy "13 going on 30"

2003

Played the exotic and deadly Elektra opposite Ben Affleck in "Daredevil"

2002

Had a small but memorable role as a provacative model in director Steven Spielberg's "Catch Me If You Can"

2001

Featured in the World War II epic "Pearl Harbor" as an uptight nurse; also starred future husband Ben Affleck

2001

Breakout role starring as student-turned-secret agent Sydney Bristow in the ABC spy series "Alias"; earned Golden Globe (2003, 2004), SAG (2004) and Emmy (2003, 2004, 2005) nominations for Best Actress

2000

Played Ashton Kutcher's girlfriend in "Dude, Where's My Car?"

1999

Cast opposite Jennifer Love Hewitt in the "Party of Five" spin-off series "The Time of Your Life" (Fox)

1999

Featured in the two-part CBS TV-movie thriller "Aftershock: Earthquake in New York"

1998

Had recurring role on "Felicity" (WB) playing Noel's girlfriend; the actor who played Noel (Scott Foley) later became her real life husband

1998

Was a regular on the short-lived Fox series "Significant Others"

1997

Portrayed a grown incarnation of an abandoned baby adopted by a gang of NYC street kids in the CBS TV-movie "Rose Hill"

1997

Featured in Agnieszka Holland's adaptation of Henry James' 19th-century New York-set classic "Washington Square"

1997

Had a cameo in Woody Allen's "Deconstructing Harry"

1997

Appeared in the comedy "Mister Magoo"

1996

Cast in Larry McMurtry's "Dead Man's Walk," an ABC miniseries and the fourth installment of the "Lonesome Dove" saga

1996

Guested on an episode of the UPN police series "Swift Justice"

1996

Was an understudy for the Broadway revival of "A Month in the Country" starring Helen Mirren

1996

Acted in the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" TV-movie presentation "Harvest of Fire" (CBS)

1995

Had early TV credit in the NBC miniseries "Danielle Steele's 'Zoya'"

Bonus Trivia

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Separated from her husband of 10 years, Ben Affleck, in June of 2015.

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Garner was named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People for 2004

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