Jennifer Garner

Highest Rated: 95% Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Lowest Rated: 7% Mr. Magoo (1997)
Birthday: Apr 17, 1972
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA
While landing a guest spot on a hit television series would be a welcome event for most up-and-coming actresses, Jennifer Garner's brief run on Felicity proved especially fortunate for her -- thanks to her appearance on the show, she met her future husband, and the producer who would cast her in the leading role of the successful action/adventure series Alias. Jennifer Garner was born in Houston, TX, in 1972; when she was very young, her family relocated to Charleston, WV, where she grew up. Garner was the second of three daughters, and early on developed an interest in ballet. After graduating from George Washington High School in Charleston, Garner attended Denison University in Granville, OH, where she became interested in drama, and eventually received a degree in theater. After college, Garner moved to New York and began auditioning for stage roles, landing her first part only a month after arriving in town in 1995 as an understudy in the Broadway production of A Month in the Country. Later that same year, Garner moved to Los Angeles and began working in television, making her screen debut in the made-for-TV movie Zoya. Over the next two years, Garner landed guest roles on several television shows, including Spin City and Law & Order, and small parts in several motion pictures, among them Deconstructing Harry, In Harm's Way, and Mr. Magoo. 1998 found Garner cast as the female lead on the short-lived Fox drama Significant Others, and while the show only aired for a little over a month, Garner fared much better with a showy recurring role on Felicity, where she played Hannah, the former girlfriend of Noel Crane, played by Scott Foley. Though Garner claims she had to go through five rounds of auditions before she was given the role, she certainly made an impression on co-star Foley; they soon began dating, and were married in the fall of 2000. Garner's work on Felicity helped win her a major supporting role on the television series Time of Your Life, a spin-off of Party of Five starring Jennifer Love Hewitt. The heavily promoted series was a ratings disappointment, but Garner received enthusiastic notices, and began winning film roles in high-profile projects such as Pearl Harbor and Dude, Where's My Car? In 2000, J.J. Abrams, who produced Felicity, was preparing a new series for ABC about a female spy living a triple life as a college student and supposed bank employee, who is also a double agent working for the CIA. Abrams remembered Garner's impressive performance as Hannah, and cast her as Sydney Bristow in Alias. The show quickly became a success when it premiered in 2001, earning respectable ratings, strong reviews, and a devoted fan following who tuned in each week to see Garner beat up bad guys and don an impressive collection of slinky outfits. That same year, Garner also appeared opposite her then-husband, Foley, in a supporting role in the independent drama Rennie's Landing. Riding high on the success of Alias with a Golden Globe Award in hand, Garner continued to grow as a big-screen presence. After a memorable appearance in Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can, Garner displayed the butt-kicking skills she honed on Alias, appearing as Elektra in the 2003 comic-book adaptation Daredevil. The next year, she took on her first big-screen starring role, playing an adolescent girl who wakes up to suddenly find herself all grown up in the romantic comedy 13 Going on 30. Garner would star on Alias until it ended its run in 2006, and subsequently enjoyed her career as a movie star, appearing in such films as Juno, The Kingdom, The Invention of Lying, Arthur, and Butter. She took a supporting role in the drama Dallas Buyers Club in 2013, before returning to family fare with Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
34% Wonder Park Actor 2019
18% A Happening of Monumental Proportions Actor 2018
12% Peppermint Riley North 2018
92% Love, Simon Emily Spier 2018
64% The Tribes of Palos Verdes Sandy Mason 2017
74% Wakefield Diana Wakefield 2017
14% Nine Lives Lara $19.7M 2016
44% Miracles from Heaven Christy Beam 2016
77% Danny Collins Samantha Leigh Donnelly $4.3M 2015
61% Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Kelly Cooper $56.8M 2014
33% Men, Women & Children Patricia Beltmeyer $0.6M 2014
59% Draft Day Ali $21.2M 2014
93% Dallas Buyers Club Dr. Eve Sacks $23.8M 2013
34% Butter Laura Producer $71.4K 2012
35% The Odd Life of Timothy Green Cindy Green $51.9M 2012
26% Arthur Susan $29.3M 2011
18% Valentine's Day Julia Fitzpatrick $110.6M 2010
56% The Invention of Lying Anna McDoogles $18.5M 2009
27% Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Jenny Perotti $55.2M 2009
No Score Yet Cyrano De Bergerac Actor 2009
94% Juno Vanessa Loring $143.4M 2007
51% The Kingdom Janet Mayes $47.5M 2007
22% Catch and Release Gray Wheeler $15.3M 2007
11% Elektra Elektra $24.2M 2005
No Score Yet The Animated Alias: Tribunal Actor 2004
65% 13 Going on 30 Jenna Rink $54.7M 2004
44% Daredevil Elektra $102.5M 2003
No Score Yet Stealing Time Kiley Bradshaw 2003
95% Catch Me If You Can Cheryl $164.5M 2002
24% Pearl Harbor Sandra $197.8M 2001
17% Dude, Where's My Car? Wanda $45M 2000
No Score Yet 1999 (A Good Clean Break) Actor 1998
7% Mr. Magoo Stacey Sampanahoditra 1997
73% Deconstructing Harry Woman in Elevator 1997
81% Washington Square Marian Almond 1997
No Score Yet Rose Hill Mary Rose Claiborne 1997
No Score Yet The Player Actor 1997
No Score Yet Larry McMurtry's 'Dead Man's Walk' Clara 1996
No Score Yet Harvest of Fire Sarah Troyer 1996
No Score Yet Zoya (Danielle Steel's Zoya) Sasha 1995

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Ask the StoryBots
2016
  • 2019
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing
  • 2019
  • 2018
27% Camping
2018
Kathryn McSorley-Jodell
  • 2018
No Score Yet Llama Llama
2018
Voice
  • 2018
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Host Guest
  • 2018
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2009
41% Chelsea
2016-2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet A Path Appears
2015
Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Performer Roxane
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Jay Leno Show
2009-2010
Guest
  • 2009
89% Alias
2001-2006
Director Sydney Bristow
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 2003
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2003
No Score Yet Felicity
1998-2002
Guest Hanna Bibb Hanna
  • 2002
  • 1999
  • 1998
45% Time of Your Life
1999-2000
Romy
  • 2000
  • 1999
25% Significant Others
1998
Nell Nell Glennon
  • 1998
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Jamie Jaime
  • 1996
66% Spin City
1996-2002
Becky
  • 1996

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