Charleston, West Virginia, native JENNIFER GARNER (Janet Mayes) is a
Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and People's Choice award-winning actress for her
performance in Alias. Over the course of the show's five-season run, Garner was
nominated four times for the Emmy, four times for the Golden Globe and two times for
the Screen Actors Guild award for her portrayal of Sydney Bristow.
Garner recently wrapped production on the Fox Searchlight coming-of-age
comedy Juno, opposite Ellen Page, under the direction of Jason Reitman. This film will
be released on December 14, 2007.
Garner may soon be seen onstage in the Broadway revival of Cyrano. She will
portray Roxanne, alongside Kevin Kline for director David Leveaux. The show will
premiere this November and run until December 23 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.
In 2005, she started her own production company with her personal assistant of
many years, Juliana Janes. The company, Vandalia Films, is named after the original
name for the state of West Virginia, where she grew up. Vandalia Films has three
projects in development: Be With You for Warner Bros.; Sabbatical for Disney; and Devil
in the Junior League, alongside Scott Stuber and Mary Parent.
Garner's additional film credits include Columbia Pictures' Catch and Release;
Revolution Studios' smash hit 13 Going on 30; 20th Century Fox's blockbuster hit
Daredevil; the spinoff of Fox's Daredevil, titled Elektra; Pearl Harbor; and the 20th
Century Fox comedy Dude, Where's My Car? Garner's additional feature film credits
include Mr. Magoo, Deconstructing Harry, 1999 and Washington Square.
Her television credits include series regular roles in both the Jennifer Love Hewitt
drama Time of Your Life and the Bright/Kaufman/Krane drama Significant Others, as
well as a recurring role on Felicity. She has guest starred on Spin City and Law & Order,
and has been featured in the television films Rose Hill, Dead Man's Walk, Zoya and
Harvest of Fire.
Garner was recently named a brand ambassador for Neutrogena. She is currently
featured in its national television campaign. She has also participated in much off-screen
work as a volunteer for many charitable organizations. She is an advocate for the
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and is also tied to the National Breast
Cancer Foundation and Entertainment Industry Foundation's Women's Cancer Research
Fund. This past summer, Garner dedicated her time to the Children's Defense Fund and
visited with victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Garner was born in Houston, raised in West Virginia and currently resides in Los
Angeles with her family.
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