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Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner no longer friends because of Ben Affleck

Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner no longer friends because of Ben Affleck

NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) --Mark Ruffalo says he and "13 Going on 30" co-star Jennifer Garner were friends until Ben Affleck "came on the scene."
Annie Martin
Ben Affleck reportedly kicked out of a casino for counting cards

Ben Affleck reportedly kicked out of a casino for counting cards

WINSDOR, Ontario, June 11 (UPI) --Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are having a tough time dealing with a recent incident in which the actor was accused of card counting in Las Vegas.
Veronica Linares
Ben Affleck asked to leave blackjack table

Ben Affleck asked to leave blackjack table

LAS VEGAS, May 3 (UPI) -- Ben Affleck told by Hard Rock Casino security he was too good to play blackjack, but he could play other games.
Danielle Haynes
Jennifer Garner: Ben Affleck is competitive sports parent

Jennifer Garner: Ben Affleck is competitive sports parent

NEW YORK, April 14 (UPI) -- Jennifer Garner says she has to chastise husband Ben Affleck for yelling at little girls at daughter's basketball games.
Danielle Haynes

Beyonce teams up with Sheryl Sandberg to ban 'bossy'

LOS ANGELES, March 10 (UPI) -- Beyonce has teamed up with Facebook's COO in an effort to promote female leadership and ban the word "bossy" from being used to describe assertive women.
Veronica Linares
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard continue to speak out against paparazzi photos of kids

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard continue to speak out against paparazzi photos of kids

HOLLYWOOD, March 6 (UPI) -- Kristen Bell and husband Dax Shepard continue the dialogue on paparazzi pictures of kids in a heated interview on "Access Hollywood."
Annie Martin
Jennifer Garner joined by Ben Affleck at Vanity Fair Oscars after party

Jennifer Garner joined by Ben Affleck at Vanity Fair Oscars after party

HOLLYWOOD, March 3 (UPI) -- Ben Affleck wasn't by Jennifer Garner's side when she walked the red carpet at the 86th Annual Academy Awards Sunday night.
Veronica Linares
'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

"Gravity" and "American Hustle" go into Sunday's Oscar race in Los Angeles with 10 nods apiece, while "12 Years a Slave" is close behind with nine nominations.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
People magazine vows not to publish paparazzi photos of celebrity kids

People magazine vows not to publish paparazzi photos of celebrity kids

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- People mag joins Just Jared and Entertainment Tonight in enacting a "no-kids policy," with some exceptions.
Kate Stanton
Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Amy Adams, Kristen Bell, Jessica Biel, Jim Carrey and Glenn Close are to serve as presenters at Sunday's Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles, producers said.
Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Morgan Freeman is to present the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award to Rita Moreno at Saturday's SAG Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
Gwyneth Paltrow sets up organic lemonade stand with her kids

Gwyneth Paltrow sets up organic lemonade stand with her kids

Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The famously health-conscious actress helped Apple and Moses sell refreshments in Los Angeles.
Kate Stanton
Ford, Bullock, Roberts honored at Hollywood Film Awards

Ford, Bullock, Roberts honored at Hollywood Film Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto were honored at the Hollywood Film Awards gala in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Damon, Affleck and Abrams to host Booker fundraiser in LA

Damon, Affleck and Abrams to host Booker fundraiser in LA

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and J.J. Abrams are to serve as hosts of a fundraiser for Cory Booker's U.S. Senate race, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Garner and Berry ask for law protecting their kids from media

Garner and Berry ask for law protecting their kids from media

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Film stars Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner are fighting for California state legislation to protect their young children from aggressive paparazzi.
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Co-writer, co-director and cast member Ricky Gervais (L), of England, shares a moment with cast members Rob Lowe, Jennifer Garner and Louis CK (R) during the premiere of the motion picture comedy "The Invention of Lying" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on September 21, 2009. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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Jennifer Anne Affleck (born Jennifer Anne Garner; April 17, 1972) better known as Jennifer Garner, is an American actress. Garner gained recognition on television for her performance as CIA agent Sydney Bristow in the thriller drama series Alias, which aired on ABC for five seasons from 2001 to 2006. While working on Alias, she gained minor roles in hit movies such as Pearl Harbor (2001) and Catch Me if You Can (2002). Since then, Garner has appeared in supporting as well as lead roles on the big screen in projects including Daredevil (2003), 13 Going on 30 (2004) and Juno (2007). She is married to actor and director Ben Affleck, with whom she has two daughters.

Garner is the second of three daughters born into a middle class family in Houston, Texas. Her mother, Patricia Ann (née English), was an English teacher from Oklahoma, and her father, Bill John Garner, worked as a chemical engineer at Union Carbide. When she was four years old, her father's job with Union Carbide relocated her family to Princeton, West Virginia, and then later to Charleston, West Virginia, where Garner resided until her college years. She has credited her older sister, Melissa Lynn Garner Wylie, who resides in Boston, Massachusetts, as a source of inspiration to her. Her younger sister is Susannah Kay Garner Carpenter.

Garner's conservative upbringing included going to church every Sunday, not wearing make-up or a bikini, and waiting at least until the age of 16 to be allowed to get her ears pierced, which, she later joked, made her family "just a step away from being Amish." She began taking ballet lessons at the age of three and continued to dance throughout her youth, but she did not envision herself becoming a classical ballerina. Garner attended George Washington High School in Charleston. In 1990, she enrolled at Ohio's Denison University, where she majored in drama and worked in numerous theatrical productions. She graduated from Denison, where she was initiated into the sorority Pi Beta Phi, in 1994.

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