The American actress Jennifer Carpenter is popularly known for her role in the series Dexter as the main character’s adoptive sister. The actress took the globe by storm after starring in the horror movie The Exorcism by Emily Rose, which won her the 2006 MTV Movie Award for “Best Frightened Performance”.
Carpenter saw her name on the lips of many after the film and also watched her status rise in the competitive film industry. It will be interesting to reveal more, less known facts about the actress. To do so, we would answer some frequently asked questions, such as
Who is Jennifer Carpenter?
She was born on December 7, 1979, in Louisville, Kentucky, the daughter of her parents, Catherine and Robert Carpenter. She is a graduate of St. Raphael, the Archangel, where she received her high school education. She also attended the Sacred Heart Academy for girls in Kentucky. Carpenter has always had a penchant for the performing arts and 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 honed.
Jennifer’s career began during her studies. In 2002 she appeared on Broadway in the play The Cubicle. The following year she appeared in the film Ash Tuesday. Her breakthrough came in 2005 when she starred in Lethal Eviction and also in the horror movie The Exorcism of Emily Rose.
The film was based on the true-life story of Annelise, who died of self-inflicted wounds and malnutrition after an exorcism attempt. The film was a great commercial success and brought the actress many awards. In 2008 Jennifer played the leading role in Quarantine, another horror movie. Her next appearance on the screen was in the crime series “Dexter”, in which she appeared as Debra Morgan.
The series earned her many positive reviews and also made her more popular in the industry. Carpenter then starred in other movies as well. She appeared in Seeking Justice in 2011, the same year she appeared in the off-Broadway play Gruesome Playground Injuries. In the same year, she also played the lead role in Gone. In 2012, Carpenter produced and starred in the movie Ex-Girlfriends, while in 2014 she starred in another horror movie called The Hand of the Devil. She then sang 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 “Grenzenlos”.
Jennifer continues to appear in films and television series and is working hard to improve her status.
Is She Dead or Alive?
Jennifer Carpenter, like many of her colleagues, has become a victim of the death con. The truth is that she is very much alive.
These death reports must have come from the sad end of her character “Deb” in the crime series “Dexter”. Deb kicked the spoon after she took a bullet in an earlier episode. But in reality, she is very much alive and well and is indeed busy with other projects.
Personal Life – Boyfriend, Husband
Carpenter has a very interesting private life, which 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 news of their relationship spread, they eloped in 2008 and returned as a married couple in January 2009.
However, the following year, citing irreconcilable differences, they filed for divorce. Jen and Michael finally went separate ways in 2011 when the divorce was finalized. Two years after the divorce she began a relationship with Seth Avett, a folk musician. In February 2015 they announced their engagement. In August of the same year, the couple welcomed a son named Isaac.
What Is Her Net Worth?
Jennifer Carpenter has much to show for her significant contributions to the world of film. The actress’s net worth is estimated at $8 million. Most of her income comes from her many film appearances and TV series. For her role in the crime series “Dexter, Carpenter” she earned up to 100,000 dollars per episode. She also earned money as a behind-the-scenes actress. Jennifer was the executive producer for the film Ex-Girlfriends, which was released in 2012.
Body Measurements – Height, Weight
Jennifer Carpenter has the right body to match her career. She has had 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 62 kg (137 pounds). With her body measurements of 37-25-35, she fits into size 6 (US) for her dresses.