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Jennifer Garner        

Award-Winning Actress, Entrepreneur & Advocate

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 (née English), a retired teacher of English, and her father, William John Garner, a former chemical engineer.

Garner 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 starred in the television series "Alias" from 2001 to 2006 as Agent Sydney Bristow, who works for the Central Intelligence Agency. For her work, Garner received four consecutive Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She 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 Love, Simon (2018), Miracles from Heaven (2016), Men, Women & Children (2014), Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014), Draft Day (2014), Dallas Buyers Club (2013), The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012), Valentines Day (2010), Juno (2007), Elektra (2005), 13 Going on 30 (2004), Daredevil (2003), Catch Me if You Can (2002), Pearl Harbor (2001) and Dude, Where's My Car? (2000). In late 2007 and early 2008, Garner played Roxanne to Kevin Kline's Cyrano de Bergerac at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway. In preparation for the role, Garner worked with vocal and movement coaches and took French lessons. In August 2018, she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Garner is also a spokesperson for Neutrogena, Capital One Venture Air Miles credit card, Luvo and Max Mara. She is an ambassador for Save the Children, promoting national literacy, nutrition, and early education efforts, and she has been heavily involved in anti-paparazzi campaigns to protect children from paparazzi.

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Jennifer Garner says Atlanta-filmed “Miracles From Heaven” led her back to church

“I grew up going to church every Sunday of my life,” the mom of three said during an interview to promote the film on Good Morning Texas. “When I did move to L.A. it wasn’t something that was just part of the culture there in the same way. It didn’t mean that I lost who I was. There was something about doing this film and talking to my kids about it and realizing that they were looking for the structure of church every Sunday. It was a great gift of this film that it took us back to finding our local Methodist church and going every Sunday. It’s really sweet.”

Jennifer Garner Urges Support for Families Hit by Historic West Virginia Floods

Following historic flooding that hit West Virginia last Thursday and Friday, Save the Children is helping families and communities assess damages and meet immediate needs...

Jennifer Garner's baby food company Once Upon a Farm raises $20 ...

CAVU Venture Partners has led the $20 million Series B for Once Upon a Farm, which sells organic, cold-pressed baby food in 8,500 grocery stores in the U.S..

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