Jennifer Anne Garner is an American actress, producer, and entrepreneur. She gained recognition for her performance as CIA officer Sydney Bristow in the ABC spy-action thriller television series Alias. She is the co-founder and chief brand officer of the organic baby food company Once Upon a Farm. Garner works as an activist for early childhood education and is a board member of Save the Children.
About Jennifer Garner in brief
Jennifer Anne Garner is an American actress, producer, and entrepreneur. She gained recognition for her performance as CIA officer Sydney Bristow in the ABC spy-action thriller television series Alias. She is the co-founder and chief brand officer of the organic baby food company Once Upon a Farm. Garner works as an activist for early childhood education and is a board member of Save the Children. Garner was born on April 17, 1972, in Houston, Texas, and moved to Charleston, West Virginia, at the age of three. Her 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. Garner has described herself as a typical middle child who sought to differentiate herself from her accomplished older sister. She has joked that her family’s “take on the world” was “practically Amish”. She attended George Washington High School in Charleston and graduated from Denison University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theater performance. In 1998, Garner appeared in the independent comedy movie Mr. Magoo, Woody Allen’s Deconstructing Harry; most of her performance was cut from the independent film. In 1999, Garner was cast as a regular in the Fox drama Significant Others, but the series was canceled midway through the first season. She appeared in three episodes of college drama Felicity: Aftershock: New York New York and two episodes of action drama Pretender: Earthquake.
In 2010, Garner starred in the romantic comedy Valentine’s Day and the biographic drama Dallas Buyers Club. She also appeared in J.J. Abrams’s college dramaFelicity: The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Garner’s most significant role of 1998 was in J Abrams’s Felicity, starring J.K. Rowling as a college student. She was cast in the television movie Rose Hill and made her first feature film appearance in the period drama Washington Square. She played an Amish woman in the TV movie Harvest of Fire and a shopkeeper in the Western miniseries Dead Man’s Walk. In 1996, she appeared in the independent short film In Harm’s Way and made one-off appearances in the legal dramas Swift Justice and Law & Order. Garner also supplemented her income by working as a hostess at Isabella’s restaurant on the Upper west side. She spent the fall semester of 1993 studying at the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut. During college summers, she worked summer stock theatre. In 1994, she graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree in Theater performance. She 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. In 1995, Garner moved to New York City in 1995, and earned USD 150 per week as an understudy for a Roundabout Theatre Company production of A Month in the Country.