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Emily Rose In The Exorcism Of Emily Rose (2005) and Debra Morgan in Dexter (2006-now)
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[Play, Drama, Revival]
Performer: Jennifer Carpenter [Mary Warren]
Understudy: Jennifer Carpenter [Abigail Williams]
Mar 07, 2002 - Jun 09, 2002
(2002) Starred as "Mary Warren" in the Broadway production (2002) of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible", also starring Liam Neeson, Brian Murray, Kristen Bell and Laura Linney, whom she went on to star opposite in The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005).
(December 30, 1993 to January 29, 1994) She played Little Wiggins in Dennis Rosa's adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's novel, "Sherlock Holmes and the Curse of the Sign of Four," at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with V. Craig Heidenreich (Sherlock Holmes); Patrick Husted (Dr. Watson); Corliss Preston (Mary Morstan); Fred Major (Thaddeus Sholto); Michael Kevin (Inspector Lestrade); Bob Scarlett (The Old Sea Captain); Bob Burrus (Jonathan Small); Mark Sawyer-Dailey (Hindu Servant, Policeman); Richard Similio (Bartholomew Sholto/Stoker/Policeman); and David Gravens (Stoker) in the cast. Frazier W. Marsh was director.
(March 15 to 26, 1994) She played Lisa Johnson in Wendy Hammond's play, "Julie Johnson," in a Humana Festival production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with Lily Knight (Julie Johnson); Wilder Schwartz (Frankie Johnson); Carolyn Swift (Claire) and V. Craig Heidenreich (Mr. Miranda) in the cast. Jon Jory was director.
(March 19 to April 8, 1995) She played Beth in Marsha Norman's play, "Trudy Blues," in a Humana Festival production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with Joanne Camp (Ginger); Leo Burmester (Don); Karenjune Sánchez (Maria, Admirer); Karen Grassle (Sue); Ann Bean (Connie, Sales Person, Waitress); Anne Pitoniak (Annie); Larry Larson (Voice of Swami, Sales Person, Publisher); Tony Coleman (James); Larry Barnett (Charlie) and James McDaniel (Waiter) in the cast. George De La Peña was director.
(May 11 to June 11, 1995) She played Lucy and a Chid in the Band in David Edgar's play, "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," at the Actors Theatre of Louisville (Mainstage) in Louisville, Kentucky with William McNulty (Gabriel John Utterson); T. Ryder Smith (Richard Enfield, A Parson); Ryan Haeseley (Charles, Child in the Band); Mark Zeisler (Dr. Henry Jekyll); Jennifer Hubbard (Katherine Urquart); Libby Christophersen (Annie Loder); David Valcin (Mr. Hyde); Ed Hyland (Poole); Fred Major (Dr. Hastie Lanyon); Anita Vassdal (A Matchgirl, A Maid, Child in the Band) and Mark Sawyer-Dailey (Sir Danvers Carew MP, Railway Guard) in the cast. Jon Jory was director. Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Full Name at Birth
Jennifer Leann Carpenter
Jennifer Leann Carpenter (born December 7, 1979) is an American actress. She is best known for playing Debra Morgan, the adoptive sister of the title character of the Showtime series Dexter. Her performance on the show earned her a Saturn Award in 2009.
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==Jennifer Leann Carpenter== (born December 7, 1979) is an American actress best known for playing [[Debra Morgan]] on the Showtime drama series [[Dexter]] (2006–13), for which she won a [[Saturn Award]] for [[Best Supporting Actress on Television]] in 2009. She is also known for starring in the hit film "[[White Chicks]]" as ([[Lisa]]). She starred as [[Rebecca Harris]] in the CBS series [[Limitless]] from 2015 until its 2016 cancellation.
==Jennifer Carpenter== Actress -===Born=== December 7, 1979 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA
===Birth Name=== Jennifer Leann Carpenter
===Height=== 5' 8½" (1.74 m)
===Mini Bio (1)===
===Jennifer=== was born in Kentucky. Her mother is Catherine Mitchell and her father is Robert Carpenter.
===She attended=== St. Raphael the Archangel and then Sacred Heart Academy. During her last two years of high school, she studied drama at the Walden Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky. She then trained at the Juilliard School in New York City. In 2002, before she graduated, she made her [[Broadway]] debut in the revival of [[Arthur Miller]]'s "[[The Crucible]]", starring [[Liam Neeson]] and [[Laura Linney]].
===Her breakthrough film role=== was "[[Emily Rose]]" in [[The Exorcism of Emily Rose]] (2005). She won a [[MTV Movie Award]] for "[[Best Frightened Performance]]" and a [[Hollywood Life Breakthrough Award]]. She was also named "[[Breakout Performer]]" at the 2006 [[Scream Awards]].
==In 2006,== she cast as [[Dexter's adoptive sister]] in Showtime's [[Dexter]] (2006). Here, she met her first husband, Michael C. Hall.
==In 2011,== she starred in the off-Broadway play, "[[Gruesome Playground Injuries]]", at Second Stage Theatre and had a guest appearance on the CBS drama, [[The Good Wife]] (2009).
===In January, 2014,=== it was announced that Carpenter will star in a new ABC drama [[Sea of Fire]] (2014), playing "[[FBI Agent Leah Pierce]]". However, the show was not picked into series.
===In August, 2014,=== it was announced that she will provide the voice of "[[Juli Kidman]]" in the survival horror video game, [[The Evil Within]] (2014), marking her first video game appearance. The game was released in October 2014.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kad
===Seth Avett=== (29 May 2016 - present) (1 child)
===Michael C. Hall=== (31 December 2008 - 2 December 2011) (divorced)
She went to Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville, Kentucky.
Attended the Juilliard School in New York City.
Growing up in Kentucky, frequently went shooting with her father.
Ex-husband Michael C. Hall plays her brother on Dexter (2006).
In 2010, she ran the New York City Marathon with Elementary (2012) lead and former Dexter (2006) co-star, Jonny Lee Miller, completing it in 3:34.
Michael C. Hall and Jennifer married on 31st December 2008. They subsequently divorced in December 2011, but continued to work together in the show.
Her sister is a chiropractor.
Good friends with Gone (2012) costar Amanda Seyfried.
Following the completion of Dexter (2006), Carpenter moved to North Carolina, the home of her partner Seth Avett.
Jennifer Carpenter and Michael C. Hall divorced due to "irreconcilable differences".
Jennifer Carpenter was the voice of "Juli Kidman" in the video game, The Evil Within (2014).
Was 8½ months pregnant with her son Isaac while was shooting the pilot of Limitless (2015).
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 35, a son named Isaac Avett in February 2015. Child's father is her fiancé, Seth Avett.
(May 29, 2016) Married her boyfriend of 2½ years and father of her 15-month-old son Isaac, Seth Avett, following a 15-month-long engagement.
===Personal Quotes (26)===
I love that there's a beginning, middle and end to a film and you can craft what the whole journey is going to look like.
I hate to say it because I feel like it might be a jinx, but yes - knock on wood - I have never broken a bone.
I believe in possibility, but I'm not sure I believe in demons.
I have learned that keeping my personal life outside of work is the easier, richer way to work.
I usually spend the hiatus of Dexter (2006) in New York in a way to balance things.
In school, I was always being cast as the clown. And then I did The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005), and once people hear you scream, they can't un-hear it. But I don't mean to say that I've been typecast, either.
I just want to be with great teachers. If that means I'm in a horror film with good teachers, I'll do another horror film. But I would love to branch out and do more comedy or just more straight dramas.
At a young age I always had an entrepreneurial spirit. So I'm trying to develop things on my own, too, and there are a couple things that have absolutely nothing to do with the entertainment business that I'm trying to tackle. We'll just sort of see.
At a very young age I was predicting outcomes, trying to take all the information and find the best route to wherever I was going. I avoided a lot of pitfalls because of that.
Comedy is like math - you can check your answer because you know you've gotten it right if you get a laugh. It just makes sense to me. I feel like because I've had to keep that tool in my box for so long, I'm ready to show it off a bit.
I read Christopher McDougall's book "Born to Run". If running were a religion, this would be its bible. I actually scribbled my favorite passages on my arm to read during the race.
Well, I made an announcement to my family at 8 that I wanted to be an actor, and I focused like a laser beam on it. I never had a fallback plan.
Practice being in the moment when you are running, whether you are on your own or in the race.
My sister is a chiropractor and she says I have an unusually flexible lower back, but I don't do yoga, and I don't feel like I'm very bendy.
It's sacred for an actor to keep their personal life personal.
It's always been a dream of mine to be in a Woody Allen comedy.
If you can create an environment where people are invited to do their best work and the best ideas always win, then the project itself will win.
I went to school. I went to Juilliard. You spend 13 hours a day on voice and speech. Now I realize why.
I never thought that I would be so attracted to television, but I don't think gigs like Dexter (2006) come along too often.
I need to make sure that I'm taking roles that I feel like I can communicate through.
You know what, I'm happy to say that everything outside of Dexter (2006) feels like a vacation, and I don't mean to say anything negative about the show. It's just a different kind of work. Emotionally, it's taxing and complicated, and that's a great thing.
When I first got to L.A., I was stretching $20 a week, waiting tables, and I did that for about six months. I didn't mind it at all, I was really happy for that experience, but it made me really get aggressive about what I want. I've been doing this since I was eight, and never considered doing anything else, so I really had to kick it into gear.
Sometimes when I pick up a book off the shelf, when I'm buying a new book to read, I'll look at all of them and they all have the exact same words inside, but I'll think that one is meant to go home with me. I'll never pick the first thing off the shelf, I'll always go one behind.
One of the things I've started doing lately is tracking my dreams. I feel like there's a lot of information there and you can really bring those emotions to the situations that may feel mundane or familiar. That gives them new life and gives you a new relationship with it - if that makes any sort of sense.
My laundry list of wants in a partner is basically kindness. I want someone who is kind, and that's kind of where it begins and ends. I'm open to being surprised.
It's fun to branch out a bit. I feel like I've held a lot of tricks up my sleeve for a lot of years, and Ex-Girlfriends (2012) is a good way to show another side of me.
===Salary (1)=== Dexter (2006) $75,000 per episode
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