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Ginnifer Goodwin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ginnifer Goodwin (born Jennifer Michelle Goodwin; May 22, 1978, height 5' 6" (1,68 m)) 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. She stars as Mary Margaret Blanchard/Snow White in the ABC series Once Upon a Time. Goodwin was born in Memphis, Tennessee. Her mother, Linda (née Kantor), is a former educator and "stay-at-home mom", who later worked for FedEx and Apple.Her father, Tim Goodwin, formerly owned and operated a recording studio. Goodwin 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. Her mother is Jewish and her father is of Welsh descent; Goodwin was raised in her mother's faith.] In her youth, Goodwin was affiliated with the North American Federation of Temple Youth, and was active in BBYO at the Jewish Community Center in Memphis; she had a bat mitzvah. She went to school at St. Mary's Episcopal School in Memphis, Tennessee. She then graduated from Lausanne Collegiate School in 1996, then attended Hanover College (majoring in Theatre) for one year before moving on to earn her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Boston University. While a student at BU, she performed in numerous student short films, as well as several college and local stage productions. Goodwin was given the "Excellence in Acting: Professional Promise Award" by the Bette Davis Foundation, and graduated with honors. After her time at Boston University, she studied in England at Stratford Upon-Avon’s Shakespeare Institute, in conjunction with the Royal Shakespeare Company. The following year she earned an "Acting Shakespeare Certificate" at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. After two years of dating, Goodwin became engaged to actor Joey Kern in December 2010. They ended the engagement in May 2011.Goodwin subsequently began dating her Once Upon a Time co-star Josh Dallas in fall 2011.[17] The couple became engaged on October 9, 2013, and on November 20, 2013, announced that they are expecting their first child. Goodwin is a close and longtime friend of her Once Upon a Time co-star Jennifer Morrison. Goodwin was a vegan and was a spokesperson for Farm Sanctuary's Adopt-A-Turkey Project in 2009, having adopted a whole flock herself.She revealed on Jimmy Kimmel that she gave up being a vegan after experiencing undisclosed health issues. She said: "I'm always learning and growing and changing and there were some boring health issues, and so I did actually have to work some animal products back into my diet." Goodwin says although she's never had a "dramatic weight problem", she uses Weight Watchers to keep her indulgences in check. She considers herself an extremely healthy person, and balances her diet with ballet classes and cardio workouts. In 2013, Goodwin stated that, after she left Memphis, she "up and left Judaism for a very long time", and that "for 10 years, there was nothing. No ritual. No tradition. No community". She later reconnected with her faith.

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May 22, 1978 In Memphis - Tennessee - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The 3 Minute Talk Show
Latest Project:
Series Pivoting 2022-01-09
Known For
Poster of Conan
Poster of Day Zero
Poster of Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!
Poster of The View
Series The 3 Minute Talk Show Guest appearance 2024
Series Pivoting Jodie 2022-01-09
Movie My Darling Vivian Self (archive footage) 2020-04-27
Series Why Women Kill Beth Ann Stanton 2019-08-15
Movie I Am Somebody's Child: The Regina Louise Story Jeanne Kerr 2019-04-20
Movie Disneyland 60th Anniversary TV Special Herself 2016-02-21
Movie Zootopia Judy Hopps (voice) 2016-02-11
Movie Tink'n About Animals Fawn (voice) 2015-01-30
Movie Disney Parks Unforgettable Christmas Celebration 2015-12-25
Movie Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast Fawn (voice) 2014-12-12
Movie Killing Kennedy Jacqueline Kennedy 2013-11-10
Series Once Upon a Time Mary Margaret Blanchard / Snow White 2011-10-23
Movie Take Me Home Tonight Banky 2011-03-04
Movie Something Borrowed Rachel 2011-05-05
Movie Five Charlotte 2011-10-10
Movie Ramona and Beezus Aunt Bea 2010-07-23
Series The Talk Guest appearance 2010-10-18
Series Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Movie A Single Man Mrs. Strunk 2009-10-19
Movie He's Just Not That Into You Gigi Phillips 2009-02-06
Movie Birds of America Ida 2008-10-09
Series Up Close with Carrie Keagan Unknown 2007-01-03
Movie In the Land of Women Janey 2007-04-16
Movie Day Zero Molly Rifkin 2007-04-27
Movie Love Comes To The Executioner Dori Dumchovic 2006-08-15
Series Big Love Margene Heffman 2006-03-12
Movie Walk the Line Vivian Cash 2005-09-13
Movie Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! Cathy Feely 2004-01-23
Movie Mona Lisa Smile Connie Baker 2003-12-19
Movie Porn 'n Chicken Maya 2002-10-13
Series Ed Unknown 2000-10-08
Series Rove 1999-09-22
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series Law & Order Unknown 1990-09-13
Series Entertainment Tonight 1981-09-15