Trivia Received her BFA in acting from Boston University, with honors.
Acting Shakespeare Certificate from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, UK.
Studied with the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.
Studied with the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon in conjunction to the Royal Shakespeare Company.
While at BU in 2001 she won the Bette Davis Foundation Excellence in Acting/ Professional Promise award for theater.
Notable relationships include Chris Klein, Joey Kern, and Joshua Dallas.
She was born Jewish but walked away from it.
Her sister, Melissa Goodwin Shepherd, is a stop motion animator.
Developed several health issues while living the vegan lifestyle.
Did not attend clown school, but did attend, and fail, a clown class while in school.
Ginnifer Goodwin Quotes
“I think it's funny how there are a thousand shows out there, and a thousand movies, that are glorifying (extramarital) affairs, while this man is being completely honest with his wives.”-Talking about 'Big Love'
“Polygamy is just the backdrop.”-Talking about 'Big Love'
"The costumes are insane on 'Once Upon a Time.' It did influence my taking the job, the fact that not only would I be horseback riding and sword fighting and traipsing through the woods but I would be doing all those things in insane, medieval garb." Ginnifer Goodwin talking about 'Once Upon a Time'.