Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Ginnifer Goodwin Biography Full Profile and Wallpaper.


Birth Name: Jennifer Michelle Goodwin
Birth Place: Memphis, TN
Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign:
05/22/1978, Gemini
Profession: Actor
A Shakespearean-trained actress, Ginnifer Goodwin made a name for herself on some of television’s more unusual and creative hour-long series. She was barely out of her teens when she landed a supporting role as a wry, intellectual high school student in the quirky small town comedy, “Ed” (NBC, 2000-04). She appeared on film in a number of supporting comic roles and played the spurned first wife of Johnny Cash in “Walk the Line” (2005) before scoring a lead on HBO’s highly acclaimed series “Big Love” (HBO, 2006- ), starring as one of three wives in a polygamist family. Her real big screen breakthrough came in the form of 2009’s romantic comedy “He’s Just Not That Into You,” which showcased the actress’ appealing blend of brains and indie-girl cuteness. Goodwin’s casting in that film alongside popular comediennes Drew Barrymore and Jennifer Aniston heralded the arrival of a young new contender in Hollywood.
Goodwin was born May 22, 1978, and raised in Memphis, TN. Her father had been a musician and studio owner in one of the industry’s landmark cities. It was no surprise that Goodwin grew up with her eye on the stage; albeit, her interest was in acting. A self-described “Shakespeare nerd,” Goodwin fell in love with “Romeo and Juliet” in the fifth grade and remained dedicated to acting all through school and on into Boston University, where she performed constantly in student films and in college and regional stage productions. Goodwin was given the Excellence in Acting: Professional Promise Award by the Bette Davis Foundation and graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting. Heading to England, Goodwin furthered her studies at Stratford-Upon-Avon’s Shakespeare Institute before earning an Acting Shakespeare Certificate from London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. While in London, she appeared onstage as Joan of Arc, Ophelia in “Hamlet” and Jessica in “The Merchant of Venice.”

Returning to Boston, Goodwin starred in such productions as “Dead End” and “As You Like It” at the Huntington Theatre. New York City was the next logical destination for the seasoned young stage actress, whose screen career promptly took off with a guest role on “Law & Order” (NBC, 1990- ) and a recurring character on NBC’s quirky hour-long comedy “Ed,” where she played a bookish, cynical high school student. Now a steadily working actress, Goodwin began to explore feature films with a starring role in Comedy Central’s first original movie, “Porn ‘n Chicken” (2002), where she banked on her brainy image to portray a Yale student dedicated to beer, fried chicken and porn. In a significantly classier outing, Goodwin more than held her own alongside Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst and Marcia Gay Harden in “Mona Lisa Smile” (2003), portraying a Wellesley College student whose love life is sabotaged by a mean-spirited friend.

Having been pegged as a natural for “quirky best friend” supporting roles, Goodwin was cast in the romantic comedy “Win a Date With Tad Hamilton” (2004), playing the racy and daring gal pal of a sweet supermarket check-out girl (Kate Bosworth). The charmer did not fare as well at the box office as might have been expected, but Goodwin was no worse for wear for her scene-stealing character. Goodwin graduated from young adult fare the following year with an appearance in director James Mangold's biopic "Walk the Line" (2005), where she delivered a particularly strong performance as the long-suffering first wife of country music singer Johnny Cash (Joaquin Phoenix), who succumbed to booze and pills and eventually left his wife and small children for fellow performer, June Carter (Reese Witherspoon).
Goodwin returned to the small screen, first lending her voice to the popular offbeat animated series “Robot Chicken” (Cartoon Network, 2005), then landing a cast role on “Big Love,” HBO’s series about one man's battle with modern-day polygamy. In the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated drama, Goodwin played the youngest of three wives married to a hardware store owner (Bill Paxton), whose agreeable nature makes her the favorite of her husband but causes friction with her two “sisters” (Jeanne Tripplehorn and Chloe Sevigny). Goodwin had a starring role in the dark indie comedy “Love Comes to the Executioner” (2006) as well as played the wife of an attorney (Chris Klein) called to serve in the military in the futuristic flop “Day Zero” (2006). The working relationship also sparked a real-life romance between the two, who dated for two years.

In between shooting seasons of “Big Love,” Goodwin maintained a presence on the big screen. Her co-starring role as a Bohemian artist in the family dramedy “Birds of America” (2008) was little-seen outside of its Sundance premiere, but she hit mainstream theaters in "He's Just Not That Into You" (2009). In the collection of dating vignettes based on the humorous self-help tome by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo, Goodwin joined an all-star cast including Drew Barrymore, Scarlett Johansson, and Jennifer Aniston to play one of a number of lovelorn ladies who need help interpreting signals from the opposite sex. The same year, she took a leading role in the screen adaptation of Christopher Isherwood’s novel “A Single Man” (2009), playing a suburban mom in disagreement with her conservative husband (Colin Firth) over their sexually ambiguous neighbor (Nicholas Hoult).
Also Credited As:
      Ginnifer Michelle Goodwin, Ginny Goodwin
    * Born:
      Ginnifer Michelle Goodwin on May 22, 1978 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA
    * Job Titles:
      Actress

Family
    * Father: Tim Goodwin. Formerly owned and operated a recording studio; divorced from Ginnifer s mother
    * Mother: Linda Goodwin. Divorced from Ginnifer s father
    * Sister: Melissa Goodwin. Younger

Significant Others
    * Companion: Chris Klein. Dated from 2006-2008; no longer together

Education
    * Boston University, Boston, MA, acting, BFA, 2001

Milestones
    * 2001 Made television debut as Diane Snyder in the series Ed
    * 2001 Appeared on an episode of NBC s crime drama Law & Order
    * 2002 Played the part of Maya in Comedy Central s first original movie, Porn n Chicken
    * 2003 Feature film debut in Mona Lisa Smile opposite Julia Roberts and Kirsten Dunst
    * 2004 Played Kate Bosworth s friend in Win a Date with Tad Hamilton
    * 2005 Portrayed the first wife of country music legend Johnny Cash (Joaquin Phoenix) in the biopic, Walk the Line
    * 2006 Cast as the youngest of Bill Paxton s three wives in the HBO drama, Big Love
    * 2009 Co-starred with Colin Firth in Tom Ford s directorial debut, A Single Man
    * 2009 Joined an ensemble cast for the feature adaptation of the bestselling book, He s Just Not That Into You
Memphis, TN, native Ginnifer Goodwin set her sights on performing from early childhood -- when she enrolled in dance classes at age five and appeared in a production of The Little Engine That Could -- but first began to aggressively hone her acting chops when she attended Boston University as a drama major, then received classical training as a thespian at London's prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Goodwin's early film roles predominantly consisted of supporting parts, including that of a Wellesley college student in Mona Lisa Smile (2003), a loyal best friend in Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! (2004), and Vivian Cash, the first wife of country singer Johnny Cash, in the biopic Walk the Line (2005). Goodwin drew a healthy amount of praise as a regular cast member of the HBOcomedy drama Big Love -- as Margene, the youngest and most naïve wife of Mormon polygamist Bill Henrickson. The actress then took on supporting roles in the comedy drama features In the Land of Women (2007) and He's Just Not That Into You (2008).

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

she is very sexy.

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