American actress Jennifer Carpenter is popularly known for her role in the series Dexter as the adopted sister of the lead character. The actress took the globe by storm after her performance in the horror film, The Exorcism of Emily Rose which earned her the 2006 MTV Movie Award for ‘Best Frightened Performance.
Carpenter saw her name on the lips of many after the movie and also watched her status rise to a higher standing in the competitive movie industry. It will be interesting to reveal other lesser-known facts about the actress. To do this we would answer some frequently asked questions like:
Who is Jennifer Carpenter?
She was born on December 7, 1979, in Louisville, Kentucky to her parents; Catherine and Robert Carpenter. She is an alumnus of St Raphael the Archangel where she had her high school education. She also attended all-girls Sacred Heart Academy in Kentucky. Always inclined to performing arts, Carpenter enrolled in the Walden Theatre Conservatory program. She then attended the Julliard School of performing arts in Manhattan New York City where her talents were further sharpened.
Jennifer’s career began while she was in college. She made an appearance on Broadway in the play The Cubicle in 2002. She then went on to appear in the film Ash Tuesday the following year. Carpenter got her breakthrough in 2005 when she played the lead role in Lethal Eviction and also the horror film The Exorcism of Emily Rose.
The movie was based on the true-life story of Annelise who died of self-inflicted wounds and malnutrition following an attempted exorcism. The movie was a massive commercial success and earned the actress lots of accolades. In 2008 Jennifer starred in Quarantine, another horror movie. Her next on-screen appearance was in the crime drama series ‘Dexter’ where she starred as Debra Morgan.
The series earned her lots of positive reviews and also made her more popular in the industry. Carpenter went on to star in other films. She appeared in Seeking Justice in 2011, the same year she starred in the Off-Broadway play Gruesome Playground Injuries. That same year, she also starred in Gone. In 2012 Carpenter produced and also starred in the movie, Ex-Girlfriends while in 2014 she starred in another horror movie titled The Devil’s Hand. She went on to voice the character of Juli Kidman in the survival horror video game ‘The Evil Within’. In 2015 the talented actress joined the cast of the CBS drama series Limitless.
Jennifer has continued to appear in films and TV series and works hard to keep her status rising.
What Is Jennifer Carpenter Net Worth?
Jennifer Carpenter has a lot to show for her significant contributions to the world of movies. The actress has her net worth estimated at $8 million. The bulk of her income comes from her very many movie appearances as well TV series. For her role in the crime series, Dexter, Carpenter earned as high as $100 thousand per episode. She has also made money as a behind-the-scene stakeholder. Jennifer was the executive producer for the movie Ex-Girlfriends which was released in 2012.
Is She Dead or Alive?
Jennifer Carpenter like many of her counterparts has been a victim of a death hoax. The truth is that she is very much alive.
These death reports must have stemmed from the sad ending of her character, ‘Deb’ in the crime drama series Dexter. Deb kicked the bucket after having taken a bullet in a previous episode. But in reality, she is very much alive and well and is, in fact, busy with other projects.
Personal Life – Boyfriend, Husband
Carpenter has a very interesting personal life that never escapes the gaze of the curious media. The actress was married to her ‘dexter’ colleague, Michael C. Hall. The couple had started dating in 2007 and before word about their relationship could spread, they eloped in 2008 and returned in January 2009 as a married couple.
However the following year, they filed for a divorce citing irreconcilable differences. Jen and Michael finally went their separate ways in 2011 when the divorce was finalized. Two years after the divorce she began a relationship with Seth Avett, a folk musician. They announced their engagement in February 2015. In August that same year, the couple welcomed a son named Isaac.
Body Measurements – Height, Weight
Jennifer Carpenter has the right body that suits her career. She has owned a beautiful and well-carved body since her early days in the industry. She stands at a height of 5ft 81/2” (174 cm) which is quite proportional to her weight of 62kg (137 pounds). With her body stats of 37-25-35, she fits into size 6 (US) for her dresses.