Ginnifer Goodwin life and biography

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Ginnifer Goodwin biography

Date of birth : 1978-05-22
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Memphis, Tennessee
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-24
Credited as : Film actress, Big Love, Mona Lisa Smile

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Ginnifer Goodwin is an American television and film actress, best known for her role as Margene Heffman on the HBO series Big Love and starring in the movies Mona Lisa Smile and He's Just Not That into You.

Goodwin was born Jennifer Michelle Goodwin in Memphis, Tennessee. Her mother, Linda (Kantor) Goodwin-Parkinson, is a former educator who now works for FedEx, and her father, Tim Goodwin, formerly owned and operated a recording studio. She changed her name from "Jennifer" to "Ginnifer" to distinguish her name, and to assist in pronunciation of her name in her regional dialect. Her younger sister, Melissa Goodwin, is a stop motion animator on shows such as the Emmy Award-winning Robot Chicken, on which Ginnifer has also appeared as voice talent.

Goodwin was affiliated with the North American Federation of Temple Youth and was active in BBYO at the Jewish Community Center in Memphis growing up; she had a bat mitzvah. After graduating from Lausanne Collegiate School in 1996, Goodwin attended Hanover College (majoring in Theatre) for one year before moving on to Boston University's College of Fine Arts, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting, with honors, in 2001.

Goodwin is 5 feet and 6 inches tall. Her first movie role was Maya in the first Comedy Central original movie Porn 'n Chicken (2002) (TV). She then went on to shine as Connie Baker in the major motion picture hit Mona Lisa Smile (2003).

Ginnifer filmed the movie Walk the Line (2005) where she plays Johnny Cash's first wife. She is also working on the television drama "Big Love" (2006) with Bill Paxton and Jeanne Tripplehorn.

She began dating actor Joey Kern in April 2009. The couple announced their engagement December 24, 2010. They announced their breakup on May 20, 2011.

Filmography:

2009 : A Single Man
2010 : Ramona and Beezus
2011 : Something Borrowed
2011 : Once Upon A Time
2011 : SpongeBob SquarePants

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