She has two sisters, Melissa and Susannah. As a girl, she moved with her family to West Virginia and grew up in a conservative family. She also took ballet lessons. Jennifer recalled, It was a very peaceful upbringing...[my parents] encouraged each of us to embrace what we loved and I loved ballet. I couldnt get enough of it, ever. But I never had the extension and, even at my skinniest, I just had too much of a biscuit, you know? I just didnt have a ballerinas body (nj.com).
Jennifer Garner went to George Washington High School and graduated from Denison University. She first enrolled as a chemistry major, but switched to drama after she discovered her love of the stage was stronger than her love of science.
Jennifer Garner told People, I wasnt naturally talented, just really, really driven. My parents never said anything except Go for it.
Jennifer Garner pursued acting and moved to New York City and worked as an understudy. She had roles in Zoya, Spin City, Law & Order, Significant Others Time of Your Life, Dude, Wheres My Car, Pearl Harbor and Felicity, but it was her role on Alias that made her a star. The show ran for five seasons.
Notably, after the attacks of September 11th, Jennifer Garner made a promotional video for the Central Intelligence Agency that was available on its website.
She won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series Drama in 2002, the Screen Actors Guild for Outstanding Performance in 2005 and was nominated for an Emmy.
In 2002, Jennifer Garner topped the Maxim Hot 100 list.
Other roles followed, including appearances in Catch Me if You Can and Daredevil. Jennifer Garner also starred in 13 Going on 30. While filming a sword fight in Elektra, Will Yun Lee accidentally sliced her knuckles twice.
Jennifer Garner was married to Scott Foley in 2000. They met on the set of Felicity. But they divorced a few years later citing irreconcilable differences. Jennifer later married Ben Affleck and they have three kids: Violet Anne, Seraphina Rose and Samuel.
Jennifer Garner said, I know I live a charmed, beautiful life and nobody wants to hear a celebrity whinebut boy, you pull out of your driveway and the paparazzi literally chase you, running red lights Im a really careful driver, especially with my kids in the car, but I worry theyre going to cause an accident.