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Ginnifer Goodwin Profile
Ginnifer Goodwin is an American actress. She is known for her starring role as Margene Hoffman in the HBO drama series Big Love (2006–2011) and Snow White / Mary Margaret Blanchard in the ABC fantasy series Once Upon a Time (2011–2018).
Ginnifer Goodwin Age
Goodwin is 45 years old as of 2023, she was born on 22nd May 1978 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America. Furthermore, she celebrates her birthday on 22nd May every year.
Ginnifer Goodwin Height
She stands at an average height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Ginnifer Goodwin Family
Goodwin was born in Memphis, Tennessee. Her mother, Linda Kantor Goodwin, is a former teacher who also worked for FedEx. Her father, Tim Goodwin, formerly owned and operated a recording studio. Goodwin changed the spelling of her name from “Jennifer” to “Ginnifer” to distinguish her name, and to assist in the pronunciation of her name in her regional dialect. Her younger sister, Melissa Goodwin, is a stop-motion animator on shows such as Robot Chicken.
Ginnifer Goodwin Religion
Goodwin’s mother is Jewish. Goodwin was raised attending First Unitarian Church and Temple Israel. As a child, she attended the Henry S. Jacobs Camp, a summer camp for Reform Jewish children in Utica, Mississippi. She was both baptized and had a bat mitzvah service.
In 2013, Goodwin said that after leaving Memphis, she “up and left Judaism for a very long time,” and that “for 10 years, there was nothing. No ritual. No community.” She later reconnected with her faith and said, “I was a Jew by birth, and now I’m a Jew by choice.
Ginnifer Goodwin Education
Goodwin was affiliated with the North American Federation of Temple Youth and was active in BBYO at the Jewish Community Center in Memphis. She went to school at St. Mary’s Episcopal School in Memphis, Tennessee. She then graduated from Lausanne Collegiate School in 1996, then attended Hanover College (majoring in the theater) for one year before moving on to earn her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Boston University. While a student at BU, she performed in numerous student short films, as well as several college and local stage productions.
Goodwin was given the “Excellence in Acting: Professional Promise Award” by the Bette Davis Foundation, and graduated with honors. After her time at Boston University, she lived for a time in England and studied at Stratford on Avon’s Shakespeare Institute, in conjunction with the Royal Shakespeare Company. The following year, she earned an Acting Shakespeare Certificate from London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Ginnifer Goodwin Husband
Goodwin dated actor Joey Kern and they became engaged in December 2010. They ended the engagement in May 2011. Goodwin subsequently began dating her Once Upon a Time co-star Josh Dallas in late 2011. They got engaged in October 2013 and married on April 12, 2014, in California. They have two sons, born in May 2014 and June 2016.
Ginnifer Goodwin Career
Goodwin has appeared in various films, including the drama Mona Lisa Smile (2003), the musical biopic Walk the Line (2005), the romantic comedy He’s Just Not That Into You (2009), the family comedy Ramona and Beezus (2010), the romantic comedy Something Borrowed (2011), and the biopic Killing Kennedy (2013). She also voiced the lead role of Fawn in the Disney animated fantasy film Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast (2014) and Judy Hopps in the Disney animated comedy film Zootopia (2016).
Goodwin first had roles in the NBC television programs Law & Order and Ed before appearing in the Comedy Central television movie Porn ‘n Chicken. She later had substantial roles in the films Mona Lisa Smile, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, Walk the Line—in which she portrayed Vivian Liberto, Johnny Cash’s first wife—and Birds of America. She also played Dori Dumchovic in the dark comedy Love Comes to the Executioner.
Goodwin played a leading role as Margene Heffman, the third wife in a polygamous family, on the HBO original series Big Love, which concluded on March 20, 2011. Goodwin has done voice work in the Adult Swim series Robot Chicken, where her younger sister Melissa works as an animator. In 2008, Max Mara honored Goodwin with a “Face of the Future” award, an award recognizing up-and-coming women in film.
Ginnifer Goodwin Once Upon a Time.
From 2011 to 2017, Goodwin played a leading role in the ABC fantasy drama series Once Upon a Time. She played both the fairy tale heroine Snow White and her real-world counterpart, schoolteacher Mary Margaret Blanchard. Goodwin and her husband Josh Dallas exited the show at the end of its sixth season to move back to Los Angeles with their family. They both returned to the series for its finale at the end of the seventh season.
Goodwin voiced Judy Hopps, the protagonist rabbit police officer in Disney’s Zootopia, as well as Fawn in Disney’s animated film Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast. She also voiced Gwen, a kitchen maid who wants to be an inventor, in the animated series Sofia The First. In January 2017, Goodwin was cast as Marianne in the Los Angeles production of Constellations. The play ran from June 14 to July 23, 2017, at the Geffen Playhouse.
Ginnifer Goodwin The Twilight Zone
In 2019, Goodwin appeared in episodes of the anthology series The Twilight Zone and Heartstrings. Also in 2019, she starred as Beth Ann in the first season of the CBS All Access dark comedy-drama series Why Women Kill. Goodwin played Jodie in the Fox comedy series Pivoting, which premiered on January 9, 2022. The show was canceled after one season.
Ginnifer Goodwin Movies and TV Shows
- Something Borrowed 2011.
- Once Upon a Time 2011 – 2018.
- Why Women Kill 2019 – 2021.
- He’s Just Not That Into You 2009.
- Zootopia 2016.
- Big Love 2006 – 2011.
- Walk the Line 2005.
- Ramona and Beezus 2010.
- Mona Lisa Smile 2003.
- Pivoting 2022.
- Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast 2014.
- Zootopia+ Since 2022.
- Once Upon a Time: Journey to Neverland.
- Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! 2004.
- Killing Kennedy 2013. A Single Man 2009.
- I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story 2019.
- Birds of America 2008.
- Day Zero 2007. Five 2011.
- In the Land of Women 2007.
Ginnifer Goodwin Net Worth
Goodwin has an estimated annual net worth of $ 1 million to $5 million earned from her career as an Actress.
Ginnifer Goodwin Social Media Platforms
Goodwin is very active on her Instagram and Facebook pages. She has 229k followers on Instagram and 3.4k followers on Facebook.