77 Facts About Jennifer Garner


Jennifer Anne Garner was born on April 17,1972 and is an American actress.


Jennifer Garner made her screen debut in the television film adaptation of Danielle Steel's romance novel Zoya in 1995.


Jennifer Garner had a starring role on the Fox teen drama series Time of Your Life, and supporting roles in the war drama film Pearl Harbor and the comedy-drama film Catch Me If You Can.


Jennifer Garner gained recognition for starring as CIA officer Sydney Bristow in the ABC action thriller series Alias, winning a Golden Globe Award and a SAG Award, in addition to four Primetime Emmy Award nominations.


Jennifer Garner starred in the romantic comedy 13 Going on 30, and portrayed Elektra in the superhero films Daredevil and Elektra.


Jennifer Garner has since starred in several independent films, including the biographical drama Dallas Buyers Club, and family comedies such as Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Love, Simon, and Yes Day.


Jennifer Garner starred in the action films Peppermint and The Adam Project, and in the AppleTV+ limited series The Last Thing He Told Me.


Jennifer Garner works as an activist for early childhood education and is a board member of Save the Children USA.


Jennifer Garner is the co-founder and chief brand officer of the organic baby food company Once Upon a Farm.


Jennifer Garner is an advocate for anti-paparazzi campaigns among children of celebrities.


Jennifer Anne Garner was born on April 17,1972, in Houston, Texas, but moved to Charleston, West Virginia at age three.


Jennifer Garner's father, William John Garner, worked as a chemical engineer for Union Carbide; her mother, Patricia Ann English, was a homemaker and later an English teacher at a local college.


Jennifer Garner has described herself as a typical middle child who sought to differentiate herself from her accomplished older sister.


Jennifer Garner attended a local United Methodist Church every Sunday and went to Vacation Bible School.


In 1990, Jennifer Garner enrolled at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, where she changed her major from chemistry to theater and was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.


Jennifer Garner spent the fall semester of 1993 studying at the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut.


Jennifer Garner worked at the Timber Lake Playhouse in Mount Carroll, Illinois, in 1992, the Barn Theatre in Augusta, Michigan, in 1993, and the Georgia Shakespeare Festival in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1994.


Jennifer Garner supplemented her income by working as a hostess at a restaurant on the Upper West Side.


Jennifer Garner appeared in the comedy film Mr Magoo, the independent drama 1999 and Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry, though most of her performance was cut from the film.


In 1998, Jennifer Garner appeared in an episode of Fantasy Island and was cast as a series regular in the Fox drama Significant Others, but Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly thought there was "no center" to the character as played by Jennifer Garner.


In 1999, Jennifer Garner was cast as a series regular in another Fox drama series, Time of Your Life, but it was canceled midway through the first season.


Also in 2001, Jennifer Garner was cast as the star of the ABC action thriller series Alias.


Alias aired for five seasons from 2001 to 2006; Jennifer Garner's salary began at $40,000 per episode and rose to $150,000 per episode by the series' end.


Jennifer Garner had an "other-worldly" experience when Steven Spielberg called to offer her a role as a high-class call girl in the crime comedy-drama film Catch Me If You Can.


Jennifer Garner filmed her scene opposite Leonardo DiCaprio during a one-day shoot.


Jennifer Garner's first co-starring film role was in the action superhero film Daredevil, in which she played Elektra to Ben Affleck's Daredevil.


The physicality required for the role was something Jennifer Garner had discovered "an aptitude for" through her work on Alias.


Jennifer Garner hasn't mastered the combat skill of tossing off bad material.


Jennifer Garner's first leading film role, in the romantic comedy 13 Going on 30, was widely praised.


Jennifer Garner played a teenager who finds herself trapped in the body of a thirty-year-old.


Jennifer Garner chose Gary Winick to direct the film and they continued to look for other projects to do together until his death in 2011.


Jennifer Garner reprised the character of Elektra in the 2005 Daredevil spin-off film Elektra; it was a box office and critical failure.


Claudia Puig of USA Today concluded that Jennifer Garner "is far more appealing when she's playing charming and adorable, as she did so winningly in 13 Going on 30".


Jennifer Garner next starred in the romantic drama Catch and Release.


Jennifer Garner was nursing her baby during filming in Arizona and was hospitalized on two occasions with heatstroke.


In late 2007 and early 2008, Jennifer Garner played Roxanne to Kevin Kline's Cyrano de Bergerac at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway.


In preparation for the role, Jennifer Garner worked with vocal and movement coaches and took French lessons.


In 2007, Jennifer Garner became a spokesperson of skin care brand Neutrogena.


Jennifer Garner first appeared in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, portraying the childhood friend of a famous photographer and womanizer.


Jennifer Garner looks as if the wheels in her head are not just turning but falling off and needing to be screwed back on," while Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle said Garner "has never been better onscreen.


Jennifer Garner gets to show a comic facility we haven't seen before.


In Garry Marshall's ensemble romantic comedy Valentine's Day, Jennifer Garner shared scenes with Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Biel, and Patrick Dempsey.


Jennifer Garner played a mother for the first time in 2012, in the drama The Odd Life of Timothy Green, which followed a magical pre-adolescent boy whose personality and naivete have profound effects on the people in his town.


Claudia Puig of USA Today found Jennifer Garner "convincing as a warm-hearted, if tense, mom" while Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune said she brought "fervent sincerity and a welcome touch of comic eccentricity" to the role.


That same year, Jennifer Garner produced and starred in the satirical comedy Butter, in which she played an overly competitive and socially ambitious woman participating in a local butter sculpturing competition in a small Iowa town.


Jennifer Garner reunited with Matthew McConaughey in the 2013 biographical drama Dallas Buyers Club, portraying the role of a doctor treating AIDS patients in Texas during the mid-1980s.


In 2014, Jennifer Garner starred in the sports drama Draft Day, as the fictional salary cap analyst of the Cleveland Browns.


In 2015's Danny Collins, a drama inspired by the true story of folk singer Steve Tilston and starring Al Pacino and Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner played the supporting role of the wife of Bobby Cannavale's character.


The film was released in selected cinemas and was warmly received by critics; Stephanie Merry of The Washington Post felt Jennifer Garner gave the movie "a powerful jolt of emotion".


In 2016, Jennifer Garner appeared in the Christian drama Miracles from Heaven, playing the mother of a young girl who had a near-death experience and was later cured of an incurable disease.


Also in 2016, Jennifer Garner starred in the critically panned comedy Nine Lives, playing the second wife of a workaholic father who has his mind trapped inside of his daughter's new cat.


Jennifer Garner made an uncredited cameo appearance in Mother's Day.


Jennifer Garner appeared in the drama Wakefield, which premiered at TIFF and was released in May 2017.


In 2020, Jennifer Garner starred in the Quibi comedy miniseries Home Movie: The Princess Bride, a "fan made" recreation of the 1987 film of the same name produced in social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Jennifer Garner produced and starred in the Netflix family comedy film Yes Day, directed by Miguel Arteta and released in March 2021.


In 2022, Jennifer Garner starred in the science fiction action film The Adam Project, which reunited her with her 13 Going on 30 co-star Mark Ruffalo.


Also that year, Jennifer Garner executive produced and starred as Hannah Hall in the AppleTV+ limited mystery drama series The Last Thing He Told Me, which is based on the novel of the same name.


Jennifer Garner sang "My Funny Valentine" when hosting a 2003 episode of the sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, on which Beck was the musical guest; she was not credited for either performance.


In 2016, Jennifer Garner sang "Doin' It " in the Garry Marshall comedy-drama Mother's Day, and in 2021, she interpreted the Four Tops's 1964 chart selection "Baby I Need Your Loving" in the family comedy Yes Day.


In 2009, Jennifer Garner became an artist ambassador for Save the Children USA, promoting national literacy, nutrition, and early education efforts.


Since 2014, Jennifer Garner has served on the board of trustees for the organization, advocating for early childhood education.


In 2011, Jennifer Garner partnered with Frigidaire as part of her work with Save the Children.


In 2002, Jennifer Garner filmed a 30-second television advertisement for her childhood friend Corey Palumbo, who was running as a Democratic candidate for the West Virginia House of Delegates.


In 2007, Jennifer Garner said she was "not a particularly outwardly political person".


In 2014, Jennifer Garner donated $25,000 to the campaign of Democratic politician Wendy Davis.


Jennifer Garner attended voter registration and phone bank events in support of Clinton in Reno, Nevada.


In 2014, Jennifer Garner spoke in support of the "No Kids" policy, which was adopted by many media organizations and forbids publication of photos of celebrities' children.


In 2019, Jennifer Garner reflected on "a solid decade where there were five or six cars minimum, and easily up to 15 or 20 on the weekends, outside of my house at all times".


Jennifer Garner met co-star Scott Foley on the set of Felicity in 1998.


Jennifer Garner filed for divorce in May 2003, citing irreconcilable differences, and divorce papers were signed in March 2004.


Jennifer Garner dated her Alias co-star Michael Vartan from August 2003 to mid-2004.


Jennifer Garner began dating Ben Affleck in August 2004, having established a friendship on the sets of Pearl Harbor and Daredevil.


Jennifer Garner supported Affleck's struggles with alcoholism during and after their marriage and has credited Al-Anon with changing "the dance" of their relationship.


Jennifer Garner previously used the surnames Foley and Affleck during her marriages to Scott Foley and Ben Affleck, respectively.


Jennifer Garner dated businessman John C Miller from mid-2018 to early 2020.


Jennifer Garner was stalked by Steven Burky from 2002 to 2003, and again from 2008 to 2009.


Jennifer Garner was charged with two counts of stalking, to which he pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.