Jennifer Garner Gossip and Trivia

Actress Jennifer Garner Gossip and Trivia

  • Jennifer Garner met her first husband Scott Foley on the set of Felicity (1998).
  • Graduated from George Washington High School in Charleston, WV.
  • Jennifer Garner 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.
  • Jennifer Garner was 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.
  • Jennifer Garner was 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.”.
  • Jennifer Garner 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.
  • 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.
  • Jennifer Garner was 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.
  • 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.
  • Jennifer Garner 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.
  • Jenner Garner 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.
  • Jennifer Garner was 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.
  • Jennifer Garner 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.
  • Jennifer Garner 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.
  • Jennifer Garner was 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) 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.
  • Jennifer Garner 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).
  • Jennifer Garner 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.
  • Jennifer Garner was 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.
  • Was in consideration for the role of Carol Ferris in Green Lantern (2011).
  • Gave birth to her 1st child at age 33, a daughter Violet Anne Affleck on December 1, 2005. Child’s father is her 2nd husband, Ben Affleck.
  • Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 36, a daughter Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck on January 6, 2009. Child’s father is her 2nd husband, Ben Affleck.
  • Gave birth to her 3rd child at age 39, a son Samuel Garner Affleck on February 27, 2012. Child’s father is her 2nd husband, Ben Affleck.
  • Returned to work 8 months after giving birth to her daughter Violet in order to begin filming The Kingdom (2007).
  • Returned to work 6 months after giving birth to her daughter Seraphina in order to begin filming Valentine’s Day (2010).
  • Jennifer Garner was 3 months pregnant with her son Samuel when she completed filming on The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012).
  • Returned to work 9 months after giving birth to her son Samuel in order to begin filming Dallas Buyers Club (2013).
  • Jennifer Garner had a relationship with Alias co-star Michael Vartan in 2003-2004.
  • In 2009, Jennifer used the same church twice in two different movies and was her characters both used it to get married in, The Invention of Lying (2009) and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009). The Martha-Mary Chapel was built by Henry Ford in Sudbury, MA and is dedicated to Henry and Clara Ford’s mothers, Martha Bryant and Mary Litogot Ford.
  • Working on Alias (2001) before taking a break for her baby. [September 2005]
  • Is currently starring on the Broadway stage with Kevin Kline in “Cyrano de Bergerac”. [November 2007]
  • Gave birth to daughter Violet and taking a filming hiatus from Alias (2001). [December 2005]
  • Filming in Arizona for The Kingdom (2007). [August 2006]
  • Jennifer Garner appeared in Neutrogena commercials.
  • Wrapping up filming on the final few episodes of the fourth season of Alias (2001). [March 2005]
  • Born at 10:00 AM.
  • She is of English, and smaller amounts of Scottish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), German, and Swiss-German, descent.

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