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Jennifer Carpenter

Jennifer Carpenter

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Famous as :

Actress

Birth Name :

Jennifer Leann Carpenter

Birth Date :

December 07, 1979

Birth Place :

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Spouse :

Michael C. Hall (actor, 31-Dec-08 - 2-Dec-11)

Claim to fame :

As Debra Morgan on Showtime's "Dexter" (2006-2008)

Biography


Before rising to stardom for her starring role as Emily Rose in the 2005 drama horror film "The Exorcism of Emily Rose", Jennifer Carpenter trained at the Walden Theatre Conservatory program, and later at New York City's Juilliard School. The 2006 MTV Movie Award for Best Frightened Performance, a Hollywood Life Breakthrough Award, also Breakout Performer Scream Award were among the accolades she nabbed for the character.

In addition to "The Exorcism of Emily Rose", the Louisville, Kentucky born was also best known for portraying the role of Debra Morgan on Showtime's crime drama television series "Dexter" (2006 2013). She earned praise from critics and was credited by Australian journalist Jack Marx as "so perfect that many viewers appear to have mistaken the character's flaws for the actor's." Aside from "Dexter", she has also guest starred in "The Good Wife", "Pound Puppies", and "Robot Chicken". As for the big screen features she has been in among others were "D.E.B.S." (2004), "White Chicks" (2004), "Battle in Seattle" (2007), "Quarantine" (2008), "Gone" (2012), and "The Factory" (2012).

Latest News


'Dexter' Alum Jennifer Carpenter Cast in ABC's Pilot 'Sea of Fire'

January 30, 2014 08:06:36 GMT

has nabbed her first post-"" gig. The Debra Morgan of the Showtime hit series lands a female lead role in ABC's drama pilot "Sea of Fire", which will still deal with crimes.
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Comic-Con 2013: Jennifer Carpenter Gets Tearful as 'Dexter' Bids Farewell

July 19, 2013 04:20:28 GMT

It was a huge yet sentimental panel at San Diego Comic-Con when "" fans invaded Hall H for a farewell panel with the show's cast and crew. The somber mood started on as soon as a goodye video played on the giant screen, featuring old scenes and thank you messages from the actors.
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Jennifer Carpenter's Camp Denies She's a Homewrecker

June 13, 2013 07:49:57 GMT

Following the backlash that came 's way when news broke out that she had been dating married guitarist Seth Avett, a friend of the actress comes to her immediate defense. The source spoke up to emphasize that the "" actress started her romantic relationship with member only recently, making the "homewrecker" rumors unfounded.
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Report: 'Dexter' Star Jennifer Carpenter Dating Married Man Seth Avett

June 12, 2013 08:38:37 GMT

, lead actress on the TV drama series "", had already ended her marriage with her co-star when she began dating ' guitarist Seth Avett back in 2011. Problem was, Avett was reportedly still very much married to his wife Susan, whom he wed back in 2008, at the time he got into his relationship with Carpenter.
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Ex Couple Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter Caught Snuggling

February 09, 2012 18:22:28 GMT

If there were such thing as best friends after divorce then it would be and . The former couple and "" co-stars has fueled reconciliation rumors after pictures of them cuddling in Santa Monica, California surfaced.
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Divorced Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter Reunited in L.A.

January 19, 2012 16:37:18 GMT

Divorced on papers doesn't prevent and from having a civil relationship. The former couple and "" co-stars got together for a couple of days this week to have friendly meal that reportedly included canoodling session.
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Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter Are Officially Divorced

December 07, 2011 04:42:54 GMT

and are husband and wife no more in the eye of the law. Court documents show that the former couple, who play brother and sister Dexter and Debra Morgan on "", had their dissolution of marriage finalized in Los Angeles on Friday, December 2.
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Michael C. Hall Has Secret Girlfriend Who's 15 Years Younger

August 20, 2011 16:20:01 GMT

has moved on past his relationship with . The 40-year-old star has a girlfriend who is 15 years his junior by the name of Vanessa Abrue. As it turns out, they have been keeping the relationship a secret for five months.
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'The Dark Tower': Javier Bardem Offered Lead Role, Jennifer Carpenter Shortlisted

January 27, 2011 04:56:01 GMT

is apparently the strong contender to play Roland Deshain in "". After he was mentioned as frontrunner along with , he is now reported to have been officially offered the lead role. Deadline Hollywood says formal negotiations haven't yet begun but the filmmakers have shown great enthusiasm that they have found the right actor.
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Julia Stiles Denies Causing Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter's Split

December 17, 2010 03:18:21 GMT

won't let her name be dragged too far in and 's marriage break up. Soon after it was reported that she caused the rift between the couple, Julia releases a statement to address the rumor, claiming "I have absolutely nothing to do with the split between Michael and Jennifer."
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First Trailer of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'

December 14, 2010 02:22:43 GMT

"" unleashes its first trailer and reveals a whole lot of characters that would complicate Captain Jack Sparrow's journey to find the Fountain of Youth. We get the first look of swinging her knife, her father Blackbeard, the luring mermaids and the walking zombies.
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Reps Confirm Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter's Split

December 14, 2010 01:43:01 GMT

"" co-stars and are filing for divorce and the timing couldn't be more coincidental. The announcement came after "Dexter" drew a large mass due to the finale and after Carpenter was spotted without Hall at fifth season wrap up party.
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Cancer-Stricken Michael C. Hall Gets Closer to His Wife Jennifer Carpenter

January 19, 2010 08:22:14 GMT

has grown closer to his wife since battling cancer - and the couple now cherishes "every second" together. The "" actor began treatments for Hodgkin's lymphoma last year, but he kept his diagnosis a secret until last week, January 13, when he revealed he had been battling cancer and is now in remission. And Carpenter, who plays his adopted sister on the hit series, is counting herself "very lucky" that Hall is now on the road to recovery.
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