|Birthdate:||April 17, 1972|
|Birthplace:||Houston, Texas, United States|
Jennifer Anne Garner (born April 17, 1972) is an American actress and film producer. Her breakthrough film debut was in the comedy Dude, Where's My Car (2000). Following a supporting role in Pearl Harbor, Garner gained recognition for her performance as CIA officer Sydney Bristow in the ABC spy-action thriller Alias, which aired from 2001 to 2006. For her work on the series, she won a Golden Globe Award and a SAG Award, and received four Emmy Award nominations. While working on Alias, Garner gained a cameo role in Catch Me if You Can (2002), followed by a praised leading performance in the romantic comedy film 13 Going on 30 (2004). Garner has appeared in supporting as well as lead film roles including the superhero films Daredevil (2003) and Elektra (2005), the comedy-drama Juno (2007), and the fantasy romantic comedy The Invention of Lying (2009). In the 2010s, she appeared in the fantasy comedy-drama film The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012), the biographical drama Dallas Buyers Club (2013), and the comedy Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014). Garner works frequently as an activist for education and has worked closely as a board member of Save the Children, and she has been an ambassador of the organization since the late 2000s. She is also an advocate for anti-paparazzi campaigns among celebrity children. Following a four-year marriage to Scott Foley, Garner married actor Ben Affleck in 2005, with whom she has three children. She and Affleck separated in 2015.