Jennifer Carpenter

Born Dec 7, 1979

Jennifer Leann Carpenter is an American actress. Carpenter is best known for playing Debra Morgan on the hit Showtime drama series Dexter, for which she won a Saturn Award in 2009.

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1979 Birth Born on December 7, 1979.


2002 22 Years Old Before graduation, she was cast in the 2002 Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible starring Liam Neeson and Laura Linney.
Carpenter first attracted critical attention for her performance in The Exorcism of Emily Rose. She took home the 2006 MTV Movie Award for 'Best Frightened Performance', and also received a 'Hollywood Life Breakthrough Award'.
2007 27 Years Old In 2007, she began dating her Dexter co-star Michael C. Hall. They eloped on New Year's Eve, 2008 in California and publicly appeared together for the first time as a married couple at the 66th Golden Globe Awards in January 2009.


2010 30 Years Old In December 2010, Hall and Carpenter released a statement announcing that they had filed for divorce after having been separated "for some time". The divorce was finalized in December 2011 for irreconcilable differences; however, the two remain very close friends.
2011 31 Years Old 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.
2013 33 Years Old Carpenter started dating folk musician Seth Avett in 2013. On February 10, 2015, it was announced that the couple were engaged and expecting their first child.
2014 34 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2014, it was announced that Carpenter would star in a new ABC drama Sea of Fire, playing FBI Agent Leah Pierce. … Read More
2015 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 2015, Carpenter was cast in the CBS drama series Limitless in which she co-starred with Jake McDorman.
2016 36 Years Old Carpenter and Avett married in May of 2016. … Read More
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