- Birthday17th Apr, 72
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusDivorced
Jennifer Garner is an American actress and film producer who is married to fellow-actor and director, Ben Affleck. She is well-known for her role as a CIA agent, Sydney Bristow in the thriller-drama series, Alias, on television. She won four awards for that. She also has minor roles in super-hit films like Pearl Harbor andCatch Me If You Can. Since then, she has been on big-screen for several roles, big and small. With several nominations for the Golden Globe and the Emmys, the actress has won the Screen Actors Guild Award for the best female actor in a drama series.
The highest grosser for Garner has been her super-hit role in Alias. Though her salary for that show began at $40,000 per episode, it quickly shot to $150,000 per episode towards the end. Her filmography includes almost two dozen movies with varying successes. Coming to television, Ms Garner has 15 series in which she has acted including episodes in The Simpsons, Time of your Life and Significant Others. She also has an ad contract with Neutrogena.
Like any celebrity in the acting field, Jennifer Garner's spending follows a set pattern. She loves brands, cars, homes and vacations! She seems to prefer family vacations along the sea coasts and has been seen on many occasions in Hawaii. She drives a Toyota car, a Cadillac Escalade, a BMW Hydrogen 7, a Mercedes Benz, a Volvo XC90 and her recent acquisition has been a red Range Rover. With a growing family, she seems to have a love for large cars. She also loves to keep fit and has her own jogging, hiking and exercise equipment at home. Her house is a $17.5 million mansion which is a real palace at Pacific Palisades in LA California. It was purchased in 2009. She owns a pet Labrador Retriever. Some of the brands that she uses are No 21, Jason Wu, Donni Charm, Calvin Klein, Anastasia, Bourjois and Valextra. She is big time into charities too, supporting Save the Children, Stand up to Cancer, Clothes off our Back, Children Mending Hearts, March of Dimes, Make Poverty History and I Have A Dream Foundation to name a few.
Jennifer Garner had a very traditional and conservative upbringing. From her teens itself, she signed up for ballet lessons without ever thinking that he would be a classical ballerina someday. She got her Bachelors' degree in Fine Arts from the Denison University. She actively pursued theater as a career which led to a few roles on television. Her first big-screen was Dude, Where's My Car? after which she also got a role in the thriller, Pearl Harbor. The spy-drama series, Alias really launched her into stardom. The series came to an end after 5 successful seasons due to Garner's pregnancy. Since then, she has got quite some roles in major films. She was married to Scott Foley from 2000 to 2003. In 2004, she married Ben Affleck who proposed to her with a 4.5 carats diamond ring. They care now for the three children. Garner was also stalked by an insane man for 6 years till 2008 when he was arrested.
Family & relationships
Pacific Palisades mansion
Hollywood superstars, Jennifer Garner and spouse Ben Affleck got themselves a magnificently massive ranch house for a whopping $17.5 million. Even that seems to be a good bargain for a home that was originally listed for $24.5 million by the owners, Brian Grazer (movie producer) and his authoress ex-wife, Gigi Lavangie Grazer. They had bought this home, built in the 1940s, in 1992.
Location: The ranch house is along the cliff-side and is located in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
Accommodation: This house is very large when it comes to accommodation. Though it was originally built on 9,000 square feet of living space, it has now been expanded to over 20,000 square feet. It consists of two buildings. The main residence has 5 bedrooms with 8 bathrooms. There are 4 fireplaces located here. The separate building has a guest house with 2 bathrooms. There is also an underground space with 2 guest suites and 3 bathrooms.
Features: The home sits on nearly one acre of land. When it comes to features, it is loaded. There is a 3-car garage and nearly 2 acres of landscaping with lovely views of Los Angeles. The home has laid claim to having the best projection room in Los Angeles. The separate building in the compound has an office space, an art studio and a gym. It leads out to a lovely back yard. The underground space has a billiards room, a crafts room and lovely views of the fantastic Pacific ocean. The usual swimming pool is present and alongside it is a half basketball court.
Neighborhood: Pacific Palisades is a home to a host of Hollywood luminaries and celebrities. Among the nearly 200 such people who live here are Brad Pitt, Steven Spielberg and Sylvester Stallone.
Dining area on the top floor
Compact basketball court
2010 Mercedes GL350 BlueTec
Jennifer loves going on long drives in her metallic black colored 2010 Mercedes GL350 BlueTec car. The 7-seater SUV is powered by a 3 liter turbo-diesel six-cylinder intercooled engine which delivers 210HP of output to go with 400 lb-ft of torque. The BlueTec can zoom to speeds of 100 km/hour from start in 8.2 seconds which is extremely impressive for such a massive SUV. The interiors of the GL350 have a classy European look and feel. The ‘$65,000’ car has been equipped with several luxury features like the COMAND voice control and navigation system, keyless ignition, Harman/Kardon LOGIC7 audio, HD Radio and an iPod interface.
Garner was photographed arriving at the venue of her daughter’s birthday party in Los Angeles in her black colored Lexus LS600hL. The hybrid car costing around ‘$1,15,000’ is powered by a 5 liter V8 engine which delivers 384 lb-ft of torque to go with an output of 439 HP. Impressive user friendly features like remote power door locks, power mirrors, heated mirrors, 4 one-touch power windows, height adjustable seats, dual zone climate controls with an inbuilt active charcoal air filter, Mark Levinson premium brand stereo system with inbuilt speakers, Bluetooth wireless data link and a radio data system have been incorporated in the car.
2007 Mercedes S63 AMG
The actress has been frequently photographed behind the wheels of her metallic black 2007 Mercedes S63 AMG. A powerful 6.3 liter V8 Affalterbach engine delivers an impressive output of 525HP and 630Nm of torque. Top speed is an impressive 250 km/.hour and the S63’s speedometer can clock100 km/hour from start in just 4.6 seconds. The car has been equipped with several impressive features like stability and traction control, Bluetooth integration, 14-way adjustable front seats, bi-xenon headlights, COMAND all-in-one control interface, a hard-drive-based navigation system and the Harman Kardon audio system with a six-disc CD changer.
Jennifer loves driving her metallic gray Lexus RX400h. The hybrid SUV has been equipped with a conventional diesel engine along with nickel-metal hydride electric batteries. The RX 400h can be driven in both a gas-only or electric-only mode and the two modes can also be combined if required. The 3.2 liter V6 engine supplies 268 HP of power. The car boasts of several luxury features like 10-way power front seats, dual-zone climate control, power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, moonroof and a rollover sensor. On board entertainment is provided by the Mark Levinson DVD audio system.
BMW Hydrogen 7
The Hollywood star recently bought a BMW Hydrogen 7 car. The dual-fuel vehicle is powered by a revolutionary liquid hydrogen fueled engine which delivers about 260HP of output and can also be operated by a conventional gasoline engine. Top speed is an impressive 228 km/hour and the acceleration is also pretty good. Plenty of luxury features like the Active Roll Stabilization, 14-way power adjustment, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, Logic7 Audio System with 13 speakers, iDrive cockpit controller, Park Distance Control and mirrors with auto anti-dazzle have been installed in the car.
Tesla Model S
Jennifer Garner, the famous American actress has been spotted driving Tesla model S, a luxury car launched in 2012 which has already been a rage amongst car lovers. Powered by rear mounted AC induction motor, the new Tesla S gives 16,000 rpm, and comes in a price range of $59,350 for the base model that features 10 kw onboard charger with a 40 kWh battery. Further, an optional third seat, and a glass roof can be added to give a customized look to the Tesla Model S.
Land Rover LR4
Jennifer Garner acquired a brand new metallic gray Land Rover LR4 in the first half of 2012. The actress was photographed making use of the valet parking facility at a Los Angeles shopping center on September 2012. The LR4 has been fitted with two rear sunroofs and an electronically operated front sunroof. Exterior fittings include LED daytime running lights and 19 inch alloy wheels. The roomy interiors have been equipped with plenty of user friendly features like ambient lighting, an 11 speaker stereo with touchscreen control, hard drive based navigation system and a refrigerated space in the center armrest.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
The large career-success of Jennifer Garner shows in her large contributions to charity as well. She hosted a dinner in support of the Women’s Cancer Research Institute which is located in this largest non-profit hospital in the United States of America. Based on Judaic tradition, the hospital is dedicated to the science of healing with compassion.
Stand Up To Cancer
With more than $180 million pledged since its inception, Stand up to Cancer aims to raise awareness and money for finding a cancer cure. Its success has been largely due to the humanitarian feelings that many celebrities have aroused in the hearts of donors. Ms.Garner has been one such front-runner celebrity.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
Actress Jennifer Garner is busy 'garnering' all the support and aid she can in the battles against cancer. Alex's Lemonade Stand foundation is another charity which she supports for the cause of cancer sufferers. It started with little Alex setting up a lemonade stand to donate the earnings to cure cancer. Her inspiration and support from many, including celebrities liken Ms. Garner has realized almost a million dollars.
A-T Children’s Project
Children's health is another cause that Jennifer Garner is actively involved in. In 2009 she became an ambassador for Save the Children. In the same vein, she supports A-T Children's Project as well. This charitable organization raises funds to assist bio-medical research in the cure of Ataxia-telangiectasia, a rare genetic disease that leads to progressive loss of muscle tone, immune system and finally causes death due to cancer.
Valentino Cutout Leather Platform Mary Jane Pumps
The actress flaunted her leather platform pumps at the press conference of her recent movie "Butter" in September 2012. The made in Italy inspired Mary Jane silhouette boasts of leather lining padded insole with an adjustable buckle-closure ankle strap. The shoe costing '$895' features a peep toe, lace cutout leather upper and self covered heels measuring 4 ¾ inches.
No. 21 Silk Shirt With Lace Detailing
Jennifer was snapped wearing this shirt to the screening of her movie "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" in New-York. It features a pure silk shirt with ivory colored lace in the front panel. It is full-sleeved with a classic collar, front buttons and lace trims on the bodice and is worth '$840'.
Neil Lane Jewelry
Garner donned this designer jewelry at the premiere of her film "The odd Life of Timothy Green" in California in August 2012. The vintage inspired jewelry boasts of diamonds combined with platinum, 22K Gold and other precious stones.
Versace Atelier Asymmetric-Neck Beaded Gown
The artist was snapped donning this designer gown to a prestigious event. It is a heavily embellished lacy full length sleeveless gown with an asymmetrical neckline in silver and pink beads. The dress is available in brown color.
Fendi ‘2Jours Elite’ Leather Shopper
The artist carried her high-end leather handbag while shopping. The made in Italy fashion accessory boasts of genuine leather with a sleek logo-jacquard lining and a detachable shoulder strap. It features snap closure with three interior inner compartments, two inside open pockets and protective metal feet to provide a stylish look.
Givenchy Wool Peplum Dress
Garner was photographed in her Givency dress attending the Variety's 4th Annual Power of Women Event in October 2012. It features a sleeveless knee-length beige wool blend dress with a round neck. The dress worth around '$2,115' has trendy zip fastening at the rear with a pleated insert panel design at the back portion and a short flounce added to the waist.