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Jennifer Carpenter



For many impressionable filmgoers, actress Jennifer Carpenter will forever be the sheltered teen at the center of a controversial demonic possession case in The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Though her filmography has also included such features as White Chicks and D.E.B.S., it was the small screen that next served to improve her profile when the Kentucky native and Juilliard graduate took on a challenging role on the acclaimed Showtime series Dexter.



It was Carpenter's aunt who helped to get the aspiring young actress interested in a career as a performer, and though her dad urged her to have a backup plan, there was no room for a half-hearted attempt as far as the determined daughter was concerned. In the years that followed, she threw herself headlong into her craft, eventually landing her breakthrough role opposite Angela Bettis in director Kevin Ford's intersecting-lives drama People Are Dead in 2002. Several film roles followed, until the prominent Emily Rose performance greatly boosted her profile in 2005. Fresh off that success, Carpenter went on to the prominent role of the titular character's adoptive sister, Debra Morgan, on Dexter. Carpenter stayed with the show through all eight seasons. The show ended in 2013 and Carpenter next appeared in the horror film The Devil's Hand. She appeared in the short-lived series Limitless in 2015.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery
  • Chikara
2015
No Score Yet The Devil's Hand (Where the Devil Hides)
  • Rebekah
2013
No Score Yet Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher
  • Actor
2013
29% Ex-Girlfriends
  • Actor
2012
27% Seeking Justice
  • Trudy
2012
11% Gone
  • Sharon Ames
2012
No Score Yet The Factory
  • Kelsey Walker
2011
58% Quarantine
  • Angela Vidal
2008
55% Battle in Seattle
  • Sam
2008
45% The Exorcism of Emily Rose
  • Emily Rose
2005
No Score Yet Lethal Eviction
  • Sarah
2005
15% White Chicks
  • Lisa
2004
No Score Yet Beyond the Ashes
  • Samantha
2003
No Score Yet People Are Dead
  • Actor
2002

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
57% Limitless
2015-2016
  • Rebecca Harris Agent Rebecca Harris
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
97% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Pamela Raker
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
80% Dexter
2006-2013
  • Debra Morgan

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