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Bio For: Jennifer Garner
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Award winning actress JENNIFER GARNER (Ali) has enjoyed a successful career at the top of her field in both film and television, and most recently taken on the role of producer and philanthropist.

Later this year, she can be seen opposite Steve Carell in the Disney family film Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day in October 2014. The film is based on Judith Viorst’s book. Additionally, Garner will be seen in the independent drama Imagine, starring Al Pacino, Annette Bening, and Bobby Cannavale. The story is about an aging rock star (Al Pacino) who reconnects with his grown son after opening a letter sent from John Lennon to his 19- year-old self. Garner will play Al Pacino’s daughter-in-law.

She recently wrapped production on director Jason Reitman’s Men, Women and Children, along with Emma Thompson, Adam Sandler and Dean Norris. The film is slated for release in late 2014.

Garner was recently seen opposite Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto in Focus Feature’s award winning film Dallas Buyers Club, which was directed by independent award-winning director Jean-Marc Vallee. The film is a true story based on the life of Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) who lived his life on the edge during the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980’s. Garner and the film received a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award in the Best Motion Picture category, a Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, as well as an Academy Award nomination in the Best Motion Picture category.

In addition to her more recent roles, Garner also 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 as a barren woman whose marriage falls apart in the midst of her mission to adopt a teenager’s unborn child. Juno won an abundance of awards including a Broadcast Film Critics Association and 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 the state of West Virginia, where Garner is from. Vandalia Films recently signed an overall television production deal with Warner Brothers. 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 numerous acting awards including a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild 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 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Garner received rave reviews for her revival of “Roxanne" in the Broadway production of Cyrano de Bergerac opposite Kevin Kline. The New York Times said, “Jennifer Garner has impeccable timing. She makes Roxanne a girl worth pining over."

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, Twentieth Century Fox’s blockbuster hit Daredevil and Pearl Harbor.

Currently serving as a brand ambassador for Neutrogena, where she is featured in national television and print campaigns. For the past five years, Garner has 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 her home state, 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 first hand. 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
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