Facts & Tidbits of Info
Met her first husband Scott Foley on the set of “Felicity” (1998).
Graduated from George Washington High School in Charleston, WV.
Was going to go to Yale to study drama but got an acting job in New York City instead.
Graduated from Denison University, Granville, OH, with a theatre degree in 1994.
Named one of People Magazine’s “Breakthrough Stars of 2001″.
Used to be a hostess at Isabella’s restaurant in New York when she was trying to launch her acting career.
Named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People [People Magazine - May 2002]
Named the #1 sexiest woman of 2001 by MAXIM men’s magazine.
Is a trained ballerina who initially left dance for theater acting.
Played saxophone in high school.
Early in the filming of Daredevil (2003), while doing a stunt, she became tangled in the wires that were helping her do a flip and nearly crashed into a wall she was supposed to flip off. Ben Affleck, in his Daredevil costume, rushed up to her, grabbed her and pulled her away from the wall before she hit it. She later commented, “It was like he was Superman.”.
Is a member of Pi Beta Phi national sorority.
Following the terrorist attack on the United States on September 11th, 2001, she recorded a promotional video for the Central Intelligence Agency that was available at www.cia.gov/employment.
Dated “Alias” (2001) co-star Michael Vartan.
Has two sisters: Melissa (who has a son, Jack) and Susannah (who has a daughter, Emma).
“Alias” (2001) creator J.J. Abrams gave her a pink bicycle for her birthday. Being the first one on set, she would often greet the show’s production crew by ringing the bells on the bike’s handlebars.
Father is a chemical engineer, mother is an English teacher.
Shares a birthday with singer/songwriter Liz Phair, whose song, “Why Can’t I?”, was used in Jennifer’s movie 13 Going on 30 (2004).
Ranked #14 in Stuff magazine’s “102 Sexiest Women in the World” (2002).
Often confused with actress Amy Jo Johnson. Garner admitted that sometimes she is asked to autograph photos that turn out to be of Johnson and not her.
One of her call signs on “Alias” (2001) is “Mountaineer”. She was raised in West Virginia, and the Mountaineer is the mascot of West Virginia University.
While filming a sai/sword fight in Elektra (2005), accidentally got her knuckles sliced by Will Yun Lee. She got her knuckles patched up, and when she and Lee resumed, he subsequently sliced her again in the exact same spot.
Named #2 in FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005″ special supplement. (2005)
Her husband Ben Affleck was her co-star in Daredevil (2003). The two met on the set of the movie Pearl Harbor (2001) but wouldn’t become a couple until Affleck’s very public relationship with singer/actress Jennifer Lopez ended.
She announced she is 3 months pregnant with her first baby with fiancé, Ben Affleck. (May 7, 2005)
In 13 Going on 30 (2004) her character is editor of a magazine that features Jennifer Lopez on the cover. Lopez was engaged to Garner’s husband Ben Affleck.
Sister-in-law of Casey Affleck and Summer Phoenix.
Wears green contact lenses in Daredevil (2003) and Elektra (2005), even though the comic book version of Elektra has brown eyes, which is her natural eye color.
She married Ben Affleck at the exclusive Parrot Cay resort on the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean.
9/05: During her appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (1992) she accidentally revealed the sex of her unborn baby.
One of her more unique roles is as the face of recruitment for the CIA, hosting a promotional video aimed at young professionals whom the agency would like to interest in a career.
She and husband Ben Affleck welcomed daughter, Violet Anne, on December 1, 2005, and daughter Seraphina Rose Elizabeth on January 6, 2009, both born in Los Angeles.
Appeared with husband Ben Affleck in two movies, Pearl Harbor (2001) and Daredevil (2003). It would have been three, but Affleck’s small scene in Elektra (2005), was cut from the final film.
Named #3 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
She won the 2006 People’s Choice Awards for Best Female TV Star for “Alias” (2001), and Best Female Action Star for Elektra (2005).
Was born in Texas, but raised in West Virginia.
Was listed as a potential nominee for Worst Actress on the 2006 Razzie Award nominating ballot, for her performance in Elektra (2005). She wasn’t nominated.
Is one of four actresses to play Clara Allen in the “Lonesome Dove” series. The role was first played by Anjelica Huston in “Lonesome Dove” (1989), and then Barbara Hershey in “Return to Lonesome Dove” (1993). Garner plays the younger, unmarried Clara Forsythe in “Dead Man’s Walk” (1996). Linda Cardellini takes over the role in “Comanche Moon” (2008). Of the four actresses, she is the only one who, like her character, is from Texas.
Husband Ben Affleck asked for her hand in marriage with a Neil Lane eternity band with round diamonds.
2002: Was featured as #1 in Maxim Magazine’s “Hot 100 of 2002″ supplement.
“Alias” (2001) castmate Victor Garber took an Internet guide to officiating at weddings to marry Jennifer and Ben Affleck. Besides Garner and Affleck, Garber was the only other person at the wedding.
Named #12 in FHM magazine’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006″ supplement. (2006).
At their wedding, she wore a dress by Vera Wang and Ben Affleck wore Hugo Boss.
She and husband Ben Affleck both had movies released on January 26, 2007. Hers was Catch and Release (2006/II) and his was Smokin’ Aces (2006).
Ranked #35 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
Was set to star with Adam Sandler in Reign Over Me (2007), playing the role Liv Tyler did, before dropping out a few weeks before filming began.
Appears in The Kingdom (2007) with Chris Cooper and Danny Huston. Huston’s sister, Anjelica Huston, appeared with Cooper in “Lonesome Dove” (1989). Garner played the younger version of Huston’s character in “Dead Man’s Walk” (1996).
While starring in “Alias” (2001), she played opposite Peter Berg in two episodes (he played her ex-boyfriend). He later went on to direct her in The Kingdom (2007).
Was named the 2007 West Virginian of the year by the Charleston Gazette.
In 2006, she had to have her ears pierced especially to be able to wear the $250,000 diamond chandelier-style earrings she wore to that year’s Oscars ceremony, but then let them heal up again after the ceremony.
Ranked #20 on Wizard magazine’s Sexiest Women of TV (March 2008) for her role on “Alias” (2001).
Ranked #44 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
For the 2008 Presidential election, Jennifer registered to vote as ‘Jennifer Affleck’, not as ‘Jennifer Garner’.
At the end of January 2009, Jennifer and her older sister, Melissa, both had their ears pierced during a visit to a medical center in Santa Monica, California. Although this was the third time that Jennifer had her ears pierced (she’d let them heal up again both times before, in 1999 and 2006), it was the first time that Melissa had ever had hers pierced.
Did not return to work until six months after giving birth to her daughter Seraphina in order to begin filming Valentine’s Day (2010).
Was one of the five contender’s for the role of Carol Ferris in Green Lantern.