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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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