Birth Date: April 17, 1972 / Age: 42
Birth Place: Houston, Texas, USA
Biography: Jennifer Anne Garner (born April 17, 1972 in Houston, Texas) is an American film and television actress.
Although Garner was born in Texas, her father's engineering job with Union Carbide forced the family to relocate to Charleston, West Virginia when she was three years old, where she remained until college. Jennifer studied ballet for nine years before enrolling at Denison University as a chemical engineer. Upon the realization that she loved the stage more than science she changed her major to drama.
She currently stars as the character Sydney Bristow on the TV show Alias.
Garner enjoys cooking, gardening, hiking and kickboxing (a hobby inspired by her character on Alias). She is a notable graduate of George Washington High School in Charleston, West Virginia (1990).
In 2005, Garner entered the Forbes Power 100 List of celebrities. Garner ranked as the 5th best paid actress in Hollywood - accumulating an estimated USD$14 million over the year 2004/05. She came 8th behind Cameron Diaz in the power rankings.
Garner is known for performing her own stunts, and in January 2005 she was forced to bow out of some publicity duties for her film Elektra due to what was first thought to have been a viral infection. Media reports indicated that she was in fact suffering the effects of nerve damage to her back, caused by a stunt during the filming of Alias.
In addition to action films Garner has also starred in the comedy 13 Going on 30 and the upcoming drama from Susannah Grant (writer of Erin Brockovich) named Catch and Release.
Her production company, Vandalia Films will produce its first film in 2007; a remake of a Japanese Mystery Romance titled "Ima, ai ni yukimasu" roughly translated to "Be With You". She will produce alongside "American Beauty"'s producers Dan Jinks and Bruce Coen. Garner is set to star in the remake.
In March 2005, Garner directed the episode "In Dreams" for her series, Alias, which aired in May.
In 2000, Garner married Scott Foley, who had played her love interest on the television show Felicity. The two later separated and subsequently filed for divorce in 2003. She then dated her Alias co-star Michael Vartan until the summer of 2004.
Garner has since been together with her Daredevil co-star Ben Affleck, a relationship which has garnered significant media attention.
On May 7, 2005 E! News reported that multiple sources close to Garner confirmed that she is pregnant.
On June 30, 2005 publicists for both Affleck and Garner confirmed that the couple married the day before at the Parrot Cay resort in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Carribbean, and that Garner is pregnant with her first child, a girl due in November. Her pregnancy will be incorporated into her hit ABC show Alias.