Jennifer Garner

Mostly Credited As: Jennifer Garner
Birth Name: Jennifer Anne Garner
Date Of Birth: April 17, 1972 (Age 44)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Houston, Texas
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner was born on April 17, 1972 in Houston, TX, but was raised in West Virginia. Her mother was an English teacher, and father was a chemical engineer. Jennifer originally wanted to be in the ballet or chemical engineering industry, but soon got the acting bug. She starred in feature films such as Pearl Harbor, Deconstructing Harry, and Dude, Where's My Car?. In 2001, she got the role of Sydney Bristow in the ABC spy drama Alias, which lasted 5 seasons and had a cult-status following. In June 2005 she married her Pearl Harbor co-star Ben Affleck and had their first child, daughter Violet, on December 1, 2005. She also co-starred with Affleck in Daredevil and starred in the semi-sequel movie reprising the role of the title character in Elektra.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Alias (2001)As: Sydney Anne Bristow
Time of Your Life (US) (1999)As: Romy Sullivan
Aftershock - Earthquake In New York (1999)As: Diane Agostini
Significant Others (1998) (1998)As: Nell Glennon
Episode Cast Credits 

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Jennifer Garner, Zoe Kravitz 35x54: (Mar/17/2016) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Jennifer Garner, Blake Shelton 33x24: (Oct/02/2014) As Herself 
  Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, John Legend 32x208: (Jun/18/2014) As Herself 
  Jennifer Garner, Merritt Weaver, R5 32x160: (Apr/11/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014) 
  Jennifer Garner, Thomas Middleditch, Melissa George, Matt Cameron 03x38: (Mar/17/2016) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Barefoot Contessa (2002) 
  Barefoot in L.A. 22x01: (Aug/08/2015) As Herself 

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014) 
  Jennifer Garner, Eugene Levy, Modest Mouse 02x40: (Mar/17/2015) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Jennifer Garner, John Mulaney, Lady Antebellum 01x136: (Oct/01/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Jennifer Garner, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Stevie Nicks 01x38: (Apr/09/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Access Hollywood (1996) 
  Matthew McConaghey, Jennifer Garner 18x38: (Oct/22/2014) As Herself 
  Steve Carrell, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck 18x15: (Sep/29/2014) As Herself 

Extra (1994) 
  Kris Jenner, Jennifer Garner and Kerry Washington 21x38: (Oct/21/2014) As Herself 

Conan (2010) 
  Jennifer Garner, T.J. Miller, Shakey Graves 04x147: (Oct/14/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  The Overpriced Organic Grapes of Wrath 02x150: (Oct/03/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  A Fistful of Dollars, a Mouthful of Travelers Cheques 01x34: (Jan/18/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Sunrise (UK) (1989) 
  October 11, 2014 26x284: (Oct/11/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Jennifer Garner, James Marsden, Fences and Macklemore 12x23: (Oct/08/2014) As Herself 
  Jennifer Garner 11x40: (Nov/01/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Jennifer Garner, Kevin Dillon, Cody Simpson 09x12: (Sep/27/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Jennifer Garner, Joe Wong, Paolo Nutini 07x11: (Sep/22/2009) As Herself 

Good Morning America (1975) 
  Season 39, Episode 239 39x239: (Oct/02/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Season 39, Episode 113 39x113: (Apr/09/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Jennifer Garner, Dr. Timothy Johnson, Becky Worley 32x103: (Jan/24/2007) As Herself 

Entertainment Tonight (1981) 
  Steve Carrell, Bella Thorne, Jennifer Garner 33x15: (Oct/01/2014) As Herself 

etalk (2002) 
  Jennifer Garner and Steve Carell, George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin's Wedding 13x21: (Sep/29/2014) As Herself 
  Robert Downey Jr., Jennifer Garner, Al Pacino 13x05: (Sep/05/2014) As Herself 

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996) 
  Jennifer Garner 19x90: (Apr/10/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Jennifer Garner 06x139: (Nov/28/2001) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 86th Annual Academy Awards 62x01: (Mar/02/2014) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 85th Annual Academy Awards 61x01: (Feb/24/2013) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 80th Annual Academy Awards 56x01: (Feb/24/2008) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 78th Annual Academy Awards 54x01: (Mar/05/2006) As Presenter, [Featuring]

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Jennifer Garner, David Arquette, Arcade Fire 12x35: (Oct/29/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Jennifer Garner, Paul Scheer, the Fixx 09x290: (Aug/16/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  After the Academy Awards 08x37: (Mar/07/2010) As Herself 
  Jennifer Garner, Rich Eisen, & Martina Sementelli 01x21: (Feb/21/2003) As Herself 

The EE British Academy Film Awards (1948) 
  The 66th BAFTA Film Awards 66x01: (Feb/10/2013) As Herself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  The U.S. Women's Olympic Gymnastics team, Jennifer Garner, Rodriguez 19x174: (Aug/14/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Jennifer Garner, Jamie Oliver, Robbie Robertson 18x114: (Apr/05/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Jennifer Garner, "Sports Illustrated" cover model Brooklyn Decker, Sade 17x92: (Feb/09/2010) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Jennifer Garner, Ken Burns, Chaka Khan 15x12: (Sep/26/2007) As Herself 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Jennifer Garner, Ross Matthews, Parachute 20x11: (Jan/18/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Jennifer Garner, Ty Pennington, Bow Wow 15x80: (Jan/22/2007) As Herself 
  Jennifer Garner, Bill Paxton, Stephen Stills, Damon Wayans 14x07: (Sep/27/2005) As Herself 
  Jennifer Garner, Jonathan Tarazi, Papa Roach 13x72: (Jan/12/2005) As Herself 

American Idol (2002) 
  One of 7 Voted Off; Idol Gives Back 09x33: (Apr/21/2010) As Herself 

Great Performances (1974) 
  Cyrano de Bergerac 36x06: (Jan/07/2009) As Roxanne 

Today (US) (1952) 
  Jennifer Garner; Bill Telepan; Cat Schwartz; Carnie Wilson; hang gliding; high-tech gifts; 57x67: (Dec/11/2007) As Herself 
  Jennifer Garner, Michelle Ryan, Damian Lewis 57x13: (Sep/26/2007) As Herself 

The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet (2007) 
  Jennifer Garner 02x51: (Nov/12/2007) As Herself 

Wetten, dass..? (1981) 
  Basel (12) 28x01: (Oct/06/2007) As Herself, [Interviewees]

CMT Insider (2004) 
  January 20, 2007 04x03: (Jan/20/2007) As Herself 

Icons (2002) 
  J.J. Abrams 05x01: (Jun/03/2006) As Herself 

The Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995) 
  11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 11x01: (Feb/05/2005) As Winner: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (for 'Alias') 

The View (1997) 
  Season 7, Episode 167 07x167: (Apr/23/2004) As Herself 

Kids' Choice Awards (US) (1988) 
  17th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 17x01: (Apr/03/2004) As Herself 

On Air With Ryan Seacrest (2004) 
  3/1/04 01x37: (Mar/01/2004) As Herself 

The Simpsons (1989) 
  Treehouse of Horror XIV 15x01: (Nov/02/2003) Voiced  Herself 

America's Funniest Home Videos (1990) 
  AFV's 300th Episode (1) 14x05: (Nov/02/2003) As Herself 

The Wayne Brady Show (2002) (2002) 
  9/29/03 02x21: (Sep/29/2003) As Herself 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Jennifer Garner/Beck 28x15: (Feb/15/2003) As Herself (Host) 

MADtv (1995) 
  Episode #815 08x15: (Feb/15/2003) As Herself, [Uncredited]

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Jennifer Garner, Harland Williams, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists 10x76: (Feb/13/2003) As Herself 

Dinner for Five (2001) 
  Ben Affleck, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Garner, Kevin Smith 02x01: (Jan/20/2003) As Herself 

The Osbournes (2002) 
  What Goes Up... 02x02: (Nov/26/2002) As Herself 

MTV Movie Awards (1992) 
  2002 MTV Movie Awards 11x11: (Jun/06/2002) As Herself (Presenter) 

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards 59x01: (Jan/20/2002) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama (for 'Alias') 

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999) 
  6/13/2001 03x31: (Jun/13/2001) As Herself 

Felicity (1998) 
  The Fugue 01x16: (Mar/02/1999) As Hanna Bibb 
  Thanksgiving 01x09: (Nov/24/1998) As Hanna Bibb 

The Pretender (1996) 
  Pool 03x13: (Feb/20/1999) As Billie Vaughn-Dupree 

Fantasy Island (1998) (1998) 
  Dreams 01x07: (Nov/07/1998) As Sally 

Hallmark Hall Of Fame (1951) 
  Rose Hill 46x04: (Apr/20/1997) As Mary Rose 
  Harvest of Fire 45x03: (Apr/21/1996) As Sarah Troyer 

Spin City (1996) 
  The Competition 01x10: (Nov/26/1996) As Becky 

Law & Order (1990) 
  Aftershock 06x23: (May/22/1996) As Jamie 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

Alias (2001)• Producer (2005-2006)
All the Pretty Faces (2014)• Executive Producer
First Lady (2015)• Executive Producer

Episode Crew

Alias (2001) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
In Dreams... 04x19 May/11/2005 As: Director

Jennifer went to college at Denison University in Granville, Ohio.

Jennifer is a big fan of Martha Stewart.

Jennifer played a saxophone in her high school band.

For her fifth season of Alias, Jennifer was promoted to writer/producer.

Jennifer has two sisters: Melissa (who has a son, Jack) and Susannah (who has a daughter, Emma).

Jennifer is a member of Pi Beta Phi national sorority.

Jennifer was named the "#1 Sexiest Woman of 2001" by Maxim Magazine.

Jennifer graduated from George Washington High School in Charleston, West Virginia.

Jennifer was initially going to go to Yale to study drama, but got an acting job in New York City instead.

Jennifer is often confused with actress and fellow-Felicity co-star Amy Jo Johnson.

More Trivia
Jennifer Garner Quotes
(Speaking about having her ears pierced specially for her 2006 Oscars earrings): A couple of months before the ceremony, I went to pick out the jewelry I'd be wearing on the night. I picked out the diamond cuff and the hair clip, and then they showed me the most gorgeous pair of earrings I'd ever seen. It wasn't until I came to try them on that I realized they'd forgotten I didn't have pierced ears. They could see how much I loved them, and how disappointed I was that I couldn't wear them, so they said that, if I really wanted to, they could pierce my ears for me there and then. That would give them enough time to heal before the ceremony, and I could then wear the earrings. And I really did want to wear those earrings, so I said 'OK', and they pierced my ears for me before I left the boutique. It felt a bit odd to have them done, although I did have them pierced for a couple of weeks a few years back for a movie I was in, but it was worth it because I knew it meant I'd be wearing those fabulous earrings to the ceremony.

Jennifer: I've been pretty chill as a pregnant chick, so I feel like I'll be pretty chill through the whole thing.