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Born: 1972-04-17
Profession: Actress
Nation: American
Biography of Jennifer Garner

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In my teens, I was never part of the cool crowd.

Tags: Cool, Crowd, Teens

My big sister Melissa, is such a stud and my little sister Suzanna, has always had a perfect body and big blue eyes. We were a force.

Tags: Big, Eyes, Perfect

My mom was really vigorous about making sure that we saw things and that we questioned things. Education was so important to both of my parents.

Tags: Education, Mom, Parents

My world was a community ballet school, a marching band, my two sisters and my girlfriends. I played saxophone in the band and was a bit nerdy.

Tags: Band, Community, School

No matter what, it is very tricky and difficult just to be a good parent at all. I have a lot of help. And for that I'm very grateful.

Tags: Difficult, Good, Help

The outside world can be very tough.

Tags: Outside, Tough

The rule with marriage is the less you talk about it the better, as far as I can tell.

Tags: Marriage, Talk, Tell

There's an internal battle. I need to work, I need to work, I need to work and I need to be home with my kids and the kids win.

Tags: Battle, Home, Work

Well, you can't be trying to achieve success of any kind in this business without accepting that there's going to be a flip side to it.

Tags: Business, Success, Trying

Women should take care of each other, not tear each other down.

Tags: Care, Tear, Women

You can do a lot with Scotch tape. Almost anything! I love that you can hem a dress, and its an instant remedy in a fashion crises.

Tags: Almost, Fashion, Love

You stick to the script, the script is Bible.

Tags: Bible, Script, Stick

You're supposed to look a certain way when you're a celebrity, but I want to take care of my baby, and those two things don't mesh very well.

Tags: Baby, Care, Celebrity

And now, I still really don't care that much but now I have music playing all the time at home, which is a first for me. Whatever. Everything from Ani DiFranco to Dave Matthews to Jack Johnson and Norah Jones.

Tags: Home, Music, Time

Beauty comes from a life well lived. If you've lived well, your smile lines are in the right places, and your frown lines aren't too bad, what more do you need?

Tags: Beauty, Life, Smile

I always, always meant to be on stage. I only ended up even auditioning for television and movies because I was understudying a Turgenev play on Broadway and was so broke that, when I got a mini-series, I had to take it and was so ashamed because I was such a snob.

Tags: Movies, Stage, Television

I am lucky to have had an attentive, curious and loving dad and heart-smart, down-to-earth, gifted mother. They changed the outlooks of their own lives and have never forgotten the people and organizations that helped them dream bigger than their circumstances should have allowed.

Tags: Dad, Dream, Mother

I am the model middle child. I am patient and I like to take care of everyone. Being called nice is a compliment. It's not a boring way to describe me.

Tags: Boring, Care, Nice

I do like having my ears pierced, because there's a lot more choice in pierced earrings than there is with clip-ons, and they're a lot more comfortable to wear - Sometimes I completely forget I've got them in and end up going to sleep wearing them.

Tags: End, Forget, Sleep

I don't have this fantasy about marriage anymore. Everyone says it takes hard work. Well, it kind of does - and I'm much more pragmatic about romance than I used to be.

Tags: Hard, Marriage, Work

I don't know anyone who was never a geek, really, when they look at their own lives. I think that from the outside looking in, you think that you weren't necessarily a tragic geek, but yes, you did lean in that direction.

Tags: Anyone, Lives, Looking

I feel lucky, though, because even when 'Alias' was popular, I was still sent scripts against type. I've never felt like the world only sees me one way. But yes, it's been really fun to be bad.

Tags: Against, Bad, Fun

I knew we were going to marry someday, but I was absolutely surprised when he actually proposed. And surprised he had bought a ring. I ran around the yard screaming.

Tags: Actually, Knew, Marry
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I know I live a charmed, beautiful life and nobody wants to hear a celebrity whine. The last thing I want to do is complain; I love what I do and I know every job comes with a downside.

Tags: Beautiful, Life, Love

I mean, any time an actress gets to work with another actress, it's like, 'Oh, there are two of us in a movie! How are you? Let's sit in the hair chair together!' We're lonely women.

Tags: Time, Women, Work

I mean, I didn't ever watch 'Gilligan's Island' and think, 'Those people are actors.' I lived in West Virginia. Hollywood just felt like this total other universe.

Tags: Felt, Mean, Universe

I rebelled by not getting straight A's and not following the path that my elder sister did. She was valedictorian and is very exemplary in her way. I look a lot like her, so I just had to do the opposite. Not that I got bad grades, but I was all about performance and just finding any way that I could to be involved in any kind of production.

Tags: Bad, Her, Path

I remember, my mom didn't have any help, so if she needed to be somewhere after school, we'd just go down to the neighbors' and she'd give us a snack and make sure we did our homework. There weren't any latchkey kids.

Tags: Help, Mom, School

I think that it's not as crazily different, my job, from anyone else's, as people let themselves believe. I think people get wrapped up in their own idea of what it is, but it's really not that.

Tags: Else, Idea, Job

I'm still really close with everyone at home and their parents - and their brothers and sisters. I was so, so, so lucky to grow up as part of a community and I don't take that for granted. I try very hard to stay part of it.

Tags: Hard, Home, Parents

It's about getting the kids up and fed, getting one to school, getting the other down for a nap, going to the grocery store, picking one up from school, getting the other one down for another nap, cooking dinner... I live my life at these two extremes. I'm either a full-time stay-at-home mom or a full-time actress.

Tags: Life, Mom, School

My mom grew up in poverty in Oklahoma - like Dust Bowl, nine people in one room kind of place - and the way she got out of poverty was through education. My dad grew up without a dad, with very little and he also made his way out through education.

Tags: Dad, Education, Mom

My mom has always said that the one thing she wishes she had done differently is have a job. She felt like the single-mindedness made her a little nuts sometimes, and she could have used an outlet for herself when we were little.

Tags: Done, Job, Mom

My mother and father always supported my passion for acting. I think they just kind of expected me to move to New York and become an actress and have all these adventures.

Tags: Father, Mother, Passion

My mother is a big believer in being responsible for your own happiness. She always talked about finding joy in small moments and insisted that we stop and take in the beauty of an ordinary day. When I stop the car to make my kids really see a sunset, I hear my mother's voice and smile.

Tags: Beauty, Happiness, Smile

My parents came from a poor background and worked their way up because of education. They saw it as a way to succeed. So they cared about me getting straight A grades when I was growing up.

Tags: Education, Parents, Poor

My sisters both are working mothers. I understand that my being an actress as well as being at home isn't some heroic thing. That doesn't mean it isn't confusing or difficult - especially that question of how you find a balance.

Tags: Home, Mean, Understand

To become a classical ballerina, you have to move to New York when you're 12 or 11 and that becomes your life. I just wanted to be good in my company in Charleston and I wanted it to always be part of my life.

Tags: Become, Good, Life

We all have a responsibility to volunteer somewhere and I'm lucky that I get the education and get taken to places to see what's out there and see what's happening and to then be a part of it in hopefully an impactful way.

Tags: Education, Lucky, Taken

My parents started with very little and were the only ones in their families to graduate from college. As parents, they focused on education, but did not stop at academics - they made sure that we knew music, saw art and theatre and traveled - even though it meant budgeting like crazy.

Tags: Art, Education, Music

I wish I was one of those cute pregnant girls who wear skinny jeans throughout their pregnancies. But I just gain weight.

Tags: Cute, Pregnant, Wish

I do think about aging. I have those moments of panic and vanity, but life keeps getting better, so you can't worry about it too much.

Tags: Getting, Life, Worry

I thought the divorce statistics would never apply to me. I was beyond heartbroken when they did. But I got up and got on with it. I also kept my belief in marriage.

Tags: Divorce, Marriage, Thought

I will tell you what I can't abide - and I think the Internet has really created a space for it - women criticizing other women and mothers criticizing other mothers.

Tags: Mothers, Tell, Women

And you can't hide in a comedy scene either. You have to give in to the scene and commit.

Tags: Comedy, Either, Give

But I'll never be one of those women who feel that they always have to wear earrings and aren't properly dressed without them.

Tags: Dressed, Wear, Women

Going after 'the bad guy' has not been a real issue for me.

Tags: After, Bad, Real

Growing up where I did, the thought of working on a television show or in a movie... that existed on a parallel plane, you know?

Tags: Show, Thought, Working

I am usually part of any disaster at a wedding if I'm a bridesmaid, which I've been lucky enough to be several times.

Tags: Enough, Times, Wedding

I certainly never expected to be in front of a camera one day of my life.

Tags: Camera, Front, Life

I do all my own stunts!

Tags: Stunts

I have always been drawn to child-related causes. I find that people listen to me more when I advocate for children now that I have my own.

Tags: Causes, Children, Listen

I hoped, hoped, that maybe I'd be lucky enough to do something on Broadway, in the chorus.

Tags: Enough, Lucky, Maybe

I just try work out at least twice a week if I can.

Tags: Try, Week, Work

I love being physical and acting at the same time.

Tags: Acting, Love, Time

I love the feeling of being on a team, rehearsing together, sharing a dressing room - I love that so much.

Tags: Feeling, Love, Together

I never had a problem resisting somebody that I knew was going to break my heart.

Tags: Heart, Problem, Somebody

I think that baseball games are like soap operas. If you watch five in a row, you know enough to get hooked.

Tags: Baseball, Enough, Games

I try to eat in a way that makes me feel good. If that means a little bite of chocolate I do that, but I try not to use food as a reward for myself.

Tags: Food, Good, Try

I was a ballet dancer and that kind of bled into musical theater. I was constantly in rehearsal for one thing or another.

Tags: Another, Ballet, Theater

I wasn't a woman who stayed tiny like I thought I would. I definitely gave myself the freedom to eat what I wanted.

Tags: Freedom, Thought, Woman

I would roll up pennies to take the subway to work in Times Square. I was broke, but I was happy.

Tags: Happy, Times, Work

I'm privileged, because I have a lot of freedom. I want to use it to make as warm and normal a life as I can for our daughters.

Tags: Freedom, Life, Normal

I'm still conflict-averse. I don't like to argue.

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