Jennifer Carpenter’s biographyJennifer Carpenter is an American actress, known for her roles in the Dexter (2006-2013) TV series and The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) picture.
Childhood and youthJennifer Leann Carpenter was born on December 7, 1979, in Louisville, Kentucky, in the family of Catherine Mitchell and Robert Carpenter. Since early years Jennifer knew that she wanted to become an actress and her parents supported her bright dream.
Acting CareerIn her last years at the Juilliard School, Jennifer Carpenter debuted on Broadway, in Arthur Miller's The Crucible with Liam Neeson and Laura Linney. And receiving a diploma, the girl began to storm castings.
A breakthrough in Jennifer’s career came in 2005 after the release of The Exorcism of Emily Rose - a horror film, where the actress received the lead role. Carpenter appeared in the image of a girl suffering from epileptic psychosis, who tries to resort to exorcism when medical treatment does not produce results. The film is based on real events, which makes it unique – The prototype for Carpenter’s character was German student Anna Elisabeth Michel, born in 1952.
However, for many years she was invited to play only in thrillers, action films, and detectives – the Faster (2010) with Dwayne Johnson, the Seeking Justice (2011) with Nicolas Cage, the Gone (2012) with Amanda Seyfried and others. Jennifer’s first comedy was the Ex-Girlfriends (2012) low-budget film, where she also performed as executive producer. Alas, the film was rated very low - critic Matt Singer from Time Out gave the film one out of five stars.
Jennifer Carpenter’s personal lifeHer role in the Dexter series not only became decisive in Jennifer Carpenter’s career but also affected her personal life. On the set, she met Michael C. Hall, the performer of the role of Dexter, with whom she began a stormy romance.
In 2013 Carpenter started dating American singer and musician Seth Avett (born in 1980). Two years later the couple announced their engagement and in May 2015 Jennifer gave birth to son Isaac, and admitted that she was eight-and-a-half months pregnant when shooting the pilot episode of the Limitless.