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Jennifer Garner talks gender inequality in Hollywood

Jennifer Garner talks gender inequality in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21 (UPI) --Jennifer Garner called attention to gender inequality at Elle's "Women in Hollywood" gala by sharing an anecdote about herself and husband Ben Affleck.
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'Labyrinth' sequel in the works at Jim Henson Co.

'Labyrinth' sequel in the works at Jim Henson Co.

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 (UPI) --A "Labyrinth" sequel is in development at Jim Henson Co., and a "Dark Crystal" sequel is also in the works.
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Jennifer Garner 'pudged up' when Ben Affleck was on a diet for Batman role

Jennifer Garner 'pudged up' when Ben Affleck was on a diet for Batman role

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 (UPI) --Jennifer Garner opened up about what it was like to be around her husband Ben Affleck while he prepared for his upcoming "Batman" role.
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Zendaya Coleman supports former co-star Bella Thorne at film premiere

Zendaya Coleman supports former co-star Bella Thorne at film premiere

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 (UPI) --Disney cancelled its original sitcom "Shake it Up" in 2013 after only three seasons, but former stars Zendaya Coleman and Bella Thorne still keep in touch.
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Jennifer Garner talks mom role in 'Men, Women and Children'

Jennifer Garner talks mom role in 'Men, Women and Children'

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 (UPI) --Jennifer Garner portrays an overprotective mom in "Men, Women and Children," and said she could relate to her character as a mother of three with Ben Affleck.
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Jennifer Garner imitates Ben Affleck on 'The Tonight Show'

Jennifer Garner imitates Ben Affleck on 'The Tonight Show'

NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (UPI) --Jennifer Garner did a hilariously bad impression of husband Ben Affleck to relate the time when she had lice and met George Clooney.
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Rosemarie DeWitt says she was terrified to film sex scenes in 'Men, Women & Children'

Rosemarie DeWitt says she was terrified to film sex scenes in 'Men, Women & Children'

TORONTO, Sept. 29 (UPI) --Rosemarie DeWitt says the sex scenes in her new film "Men Women & Children" "terrified" her, but her trust in director Jason Reitman got her through them.
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Jennifer Garner dumps bucket of water on Ben Affleck for ALS

Jennifer Garner dumps bucket of water on Ben Affleck for ALS

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Ben Affleck had a little help from his wife Jennifer Garner while completing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Monday.
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Jennifer Garner not pregnant, says publicist

Jennifer Garner not pregnant, says publicist

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) --Jennifer Garner's rep says the actress is not pregnant with her fourth child.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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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