Award-winning actress JENNIFER GARNER has enjoyed a
successful career at the top of her field in both film and television, and has
taken on the role of philanthropist.
Garner will soon be seen in Fox 2000's Love, Simon opposite Josh Duhamel,
Katherine Langford, Nick Robinson, Alexandra Shipp and Logan Miller for Fox
2000. Directed by Greg Berlanti, the film is based on the coming-of-age YA novel
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli and scheduled to be
released on March 16th.
She will also soon lend her voice to the animated Netflix series "Llama
Llama," based on the popular children's book. The series will be available for
streaming globally starting January 29th.
Last year Garner was seen in IFC's The Tribes of Palos Verdes, in which she
reteamed with Dallas Buyers Club producer Robbie Brenner, and Robin Swicord's
drama Wakefield alongside Bryan Cranston for the studio. She was also recently
seen in the faith-based drama Miracles from Heaven for Sony/ScreenGems. To date
that film has grossed over $73 million dollars worldwide.
She also appeared in the award-winning film, Dallas Buyers Club opposite
Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto. Garner and the film received a Broadcast
Film Critics Association Award in the "Best Motion Picture" category, a Screen
Actors Guild award nomination for "Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion
Picture" as well as an Academy Award nomination in the "Best Motion Picture"
On the small screen, Garner was honored with numerous acting awards including
a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and People's Choice Award for her memorable
portrayal of CIA double-agent Sydney Bristow on the JJ Abrams' television show,
"Alias." Over the course of the show's five-season run, Garner was nominated for
four Emmy awards, four Golden Globes and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Garner also received rave reviews for her revival of "Roxanne" in the
Broadway production of Cyrano de Bergerac opposite Kevin Kline. The New York
Times said, "Jennifer Garner has impeccable timing. She makes Roxanne a girl
worth pining over."
Her impressive resume of film credits include the independent drama Danny
Collins, the family comedy Nine Lives, Weinstein Company's Butter, which Garner
produced in 2005, Lionsgate's Draft Day, the Disney hit, Alexander and the
Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and The Odd Life of Timothy Green, in
which she was honored as the "Female Star of the Year" at the 2012 Cinema Con
Awards, Jason Reitman's drama Men, Women and Children as well as his directorial
debut Juno which won an abundance of awards including a Broadcast Film Critics
Association and Independent Spirit Award for 'Best Comedy' and 'Best Feature
Film' respectively, Warner Brothers' Arthur, Valentine's Day, The Invention of
Lying, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Universal Pictures' The Kingdom, Revolution
Studios' smash hit 13 Going On 30, Twentieth Century Fox's Blockbuster hit
Daredevil and Pearl Harbor.
Currently serving as a brand ambassador for Neutrogena where she is featured
in national television and print campaigns, for the past ten years Garner has
also held the position of Artist Ambassador with Save the Children's US
Programs. As an Artist Ambassador, Garner brought Save the Children's early
childhood development and literacy programs to her home state, West Virginia,
where more than a quarter of children live below the poverty line. She has
advocated on Capitol Hill on behalf of the organization and traveled to
California's Central Valley, Kentucky and West Virginia to see the effects of
poverty first hand. Garner recently joined the global non-profit's board of
trustees, deepening her commitment to issues affecting children in America and
around the world. Committed to a six-year term as one of 30 members of the
organization's board, Garner joins the likes of former ABC News president David
Westin, former chairman of the Xerox Corporation Anne Mulcahy and ABC News
political commentator Cokie Roberts. Since 2014, Garner has served as a
spokesperson for Capital One, having appearing in numerous commercials and
advertisements promoting their Venture Card. It was also recently announced that
she co-founded the organic food company Once Upon a Farm with Cassandra Curtis,
Ari Raz and former Annie's president John Foraker. The company currently offers
a line of cold-pressed organic baby food and applesauce.
Garner was born in Houston, Texas, raised in Charleston, West Virginia, and
currently resides in Los Angeles with her family.
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