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Bio For: Jennifer Garner
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Award-winning actress JENNIFER GARNER (Kelly Cooper) has enjoyed a successful career at the top of her field in both film and television, most recently taking on the roles of producer and philanthropist. She was seen 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 category.

Garner co-stars in the independent drama "Imagine," alongside Al Pacino, Annette Bening and Bobby Cannavale, as the daughter-in-law of an aging rock star (Pacino) who reconnects with his grown son after opening a letter sent from John Lennon to his 19-year-old self. Garner also appears in director Jason Reitman's "Men, Women and Children," which also stars Adam Sandler, Emma Thompson, Rosemarie DeWitt and Dean Norris. The film is slated for release in late 2014.

Garner was seen opposite Kevin Costner in the Lionsgate film "Draft Day," about an American Football franchise struggling to get the No. 1 draft pick. She starred opposite Joel Edgerton in the Disney fantasy film "The Odd Life of Timothy Green." Garner was honored as Female Star of the Year at the 2012 Cinema Con awards ceremony for her role in the film. She also starred opposite Jason Bateman and Ellen Page in Fox Searchlight's award-winning feature "Juno." She was praised for her performance and "Juno" won several awards, including a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award and an Independent Spirit Award for best comedy and best feature film, respectively.

In 2005 Garner 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 Garner's home state of West Virginia. Vandalia Films recently signed an overall television production deal with Warner Bros. They produced the blacklisted screenplay "Butter" with the Weinstein Company, which was released in 2012. Other projects on the horizon and in development include a Lifetime movie titled "Hannah's Road" that takes place in rural West Virginia. They have also recently optioned the rights to the book "The Aviator's Wife" by Melanie Benjamin, which tells the story of Anne Morrow Lindbergh and the dizzying highs and devastating lows of her marriage to famous aviator Charles Lindbergh.

On the small screen, Garner was honored with acting awards including a Golden Globe, SAG Award 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 SAG Awards.

Garner also received rave reviews for her revival of "Roxanne" in the Broadway production of "Cyrano de Bergerac" opposite Kevin Kline.

Her impressive resume of film credits include Weinstein Company's "Butter," Warner Bros.' "Arthur," "Valentine's Day," "The Invention of Lying," "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past," Universal Pictures' "The Kingdom," Revolution Studios' smash hit "13 Going on 30," 20th Century Fox's blockbuster hit "Daredevil" and "Pearl Harbor."

Garner serves as a brand ambassador for Neutrogena and is featured in national television and print campaigns. She 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 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 firsthand. 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.

Garner was born in Houston, Texas, raised in Charleston, West Virginia, and currently resides in Los Angeles with her family.

Movies For: Jennifer Garner
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DRAFT DAY (PG-13) On Video: 9/2/2014 At Theaters: 4/11/2014
DALLAS BUYERS CLUB (R) On Video: 2/4/2014 At Theaters: 11/1/2013
THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN (PG) On Video: 12/4/2012 At Theaters: 8/15/2012
ARTHUR (PG-13) On Video: 7/15/2011 At Theaters: 4/8/2011
THE INVENTION OF LYING (PG-13) On Video: 1/19/2010 At Theaters: 10/2/2009
GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST (PG-13) On Video: 9/22/2009 At Theaters: 5/1/2009
JUNO (PG-13) On Video: 4/15/2008 At Theaters: 12/5/2007
THE KINGDOM (R) On Video: 12/26/2007 At Theaters: 9/28/2007
CATCH AND RELEASE (PG-13) On Video: 5/8/2007 At Theaters: 1/26/2007
ELEKTRA (PG-13) On Video: 4/5/2005 At Theaters: 1/14/2005
13 GOING ON 30 (PG-13) On Video: 8/3/2004 At Theaters: 4/23/2004
DAREDEVIL (PG-13) On Video: 7/29/2003 At Theaters: 2/14/2003
DUDE, WHERE'S MY CAR? (PG-13) On Video: 6/26/2001 At Theaters: 12/15/2000
MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN (R) At Theaters: 10/10/2014
ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE,
HORRIBLE, NO GOOD
(PG)
At Theaters: 10/10/2014
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