Jennifer Carpenter
Actress
Jennifer Carpenter
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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'Dexter' Star Michael C. Hall Marries Longtime Girlfriend In City Hall Ceremony
Huffington Post - 12 months
The image that comes to mind when "Dexter" fans think of Michael C. Hall and marriage is blood dripping down a white dress during the episode of his alter ego's wedding at the end of the Showtime series' third season.  This kind of wedding sounds way better. Hall and longtime girlfriend Morgan Macgregor tied the knot on Monday morning in a city hall ceremony in New York, according to People. The two made the first public appearance as a couple on the Emmys red carpet in 2012, where he was nominated for his performance in "Dexter." The wedding marks the third marriage for Hall, who divorced co-star Jennifer Carpenter in December 2011. He was previously married to actress Amy Spanger from 2002 to 2006.  We don't know much about Macgregor, except that she's a book critic and Associate Editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books. According to her biography on the literary website Book Riot, "her favorite novel is Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, and she tells everyo ...
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Jaimie Alexander: Toughest New Chick on the Block
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Let's make it official. The toughest new chick on the TV block this season is Jaimie Alexander from NBC's Blindspot. Given the competition these days, that's an honor worth coveting. It also means no disrespect to Melissa Benoist, a/k/a Kara Danvers on CBS's Supergirl, or Priyanka Chopra, who plays Alex Parrish on ABC's Quantico. Up until about 10 years ago, either of those two would have won the title by acclamation. Since then, however, you might have noticed that TV has rapidly moved away from women who fumble in their purses for pepper spray when confronted with a menacing adversary. Today, much more likely, they're packing heat. They're packing fists of titanium. Or they're simply more hard-core than the guy foolish enough to challenge them. And that's not just the women who are cops. If you ever find yourself in a barroom brawl with the current cast of TV characters, do not antagonize Taraji P. Henson from Empire. Especially stay clear of Constance Wu from ...
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First Look: CBS Unveils “Rush Hour,” “Supergirl,” “Limitless” “Angel from Hell”
Headline Planet - almost 2 years
In Wednesday’s 2015-16 schedule announcement, CBS confirmed that the majority of its new series will premiere this fall. New comedy “Life in Pieces” (Monday at 8:30PM, then Thursday at 8:30PM after Thursday Night Football ends) and dramas “Limitless” (Tuesday at 10PM) and “Code Black” (Wednesday at 10PM) will arrive as soon as the season commences. Drama “Supergirl” (Monday at 8PM) and comedy “Angel from Hell” (Thursday at 9:30PM) will then start in November. Only the high-profile “Rush Hour” adaptation and “Criminal Minds” spin-off “Beyond Borders” will wait until midseason to make their premieres. In conjunction with its scheduling announcement, CBS issued first look gallery and episodic photos for “Supergirl,” “Limitless,” “Rush Hour,” “Code Black,” “Angel from Hell” and “Life in Pieces.” Those, along with synopses, follow: CODE BLACK, based on the award-winning documentary by Ryan McGarry, is a heart-pounding medical drama that takes place in the bus ...
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Jennifer Carpenter Lands Lead Role in ABC Drama Pilot
Seattle Pi - about 3 years
The actress has been cast as the star of ABC's drama pilot Sea of Fire, TVLine reports. The show, based on the Dutch series Vuurzee, features three teenage girls who act in a porn movie, the aftermath of which includes a disappearance, a murder, and several small-town secrets getting exposed.
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'Dexter' finale: Please, give Jennifer Carpenter an Emmy nomination
LATimes - over 3 years
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'Dexter': 8 rare behind-the-scenes photos
Entertainment Weekly - over 3 years
Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, and Co. on the set through the years
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Michael C. Hall bids farewell to charming Dexter
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
For more than 10 years, first as a closeted funeral home director on Alan Ball's "Six Feet Under," then as the coolly charming psychopath at the center of Showtime's "Dexter," actor Michael C. Hall has demonstrated a skillful facility with characters who conceal their emotions - or lack thereof - from even those closest to them. "There is a desire to bring the story we've been telling to some sort of conclusion but also leave some room for speculation," Hall said, sipping peppermint tea at a downtown gastropub just days after shooting the finale. The privilege of charting out an actual ending to a series is relatively new in television, thanks to the rise of the more ambitious and sophisticated storytelling afforded by cable television. Finale ramificationsAs the finale opens, Dexter's decision to spare another serial killer appears to have had potentially lethal consequences for his adoptive sister, Deb (Jennifer Carpenter). During its run, the graduate of New York University's Ti ...
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'Dexter' Spinoff One Step Closer To Reality
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The possibility of a "Dexter" spinoff moved one step closer to becoming a reality when Showtime announced it had signed "Dexter" showrunner and executive producer Scott Buck to a two-year overall deal. Showtime Entertainment President David Nevins announced Buck's new contract at the premium cable network's executive session at the Television Critics Association 2013 Summer press tour. When asked if a "Dexter" spinoff was still a possibility, Nevins replied, "Of course, we announced an overall deal with Scott Buck today. Draw your own conclusions." Later, Nevins cautioned that Buck's new contract didn't mean a "Dexter" spinoff was necessarily happening. Conversations about the spinoff are ongoing, but no actual plans are yet in place, he told reporters. Buck is working on developing several other projects for Showtime, including an adaptation of Matthew Specktor's novel "American Dream Machine," which "Dexter" star Michael C. Hall will also executive produce. ...
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‘Dexter’ Recap: Dexter & Debra Team Up To Save The Day
Hollywood Life - over 3 years
Last week Debra saved Dexter’s life… right after trying to end it. Can you say awkward? Are Dexter (Michael C. Hall) and Debra (Jennifer Carpenter) back on the same team? Just about as quickly as it took for Dexter’s car to plummet into that lake last week, the sibling duo seemed to make some improvements, while Dr. Evelyn Vogel (Charlotte Rampling) went from being Dexter’s mother-figure to possibly being the evil orchestrator of this whole thing (and by this whole thing, I mean all eight seasons of Dexter). Okay, let’s get to work. Dexter Not Feeling The Sisterly Love Things are a little bit awkward, as fratricide usually is, but at least Dexter and Debra are talking! The dynamic has shifted though — after trying so hard to make his personal life work, Dexter is tired of Debra, his son, getting set up on dates, and now he just wants to kill someone! He’s got one guy in mind — AJ Yates aka The Brain Surgeon aka The Brain Scooper. Dexter’s racing against Miami Metro to find Ya ...
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'Dexter' panel at Comic-Con: It made Jennifer Carpenter cry
CNN - over 3 years
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'Dexter' At Comic-Con 2013: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter Say Goodbye To Showtime Series
The Huffington Post - over 3 years
"Dexter" has been a staple of Comic-Con International in San Diego for the past few years now and with the show's final season currently underway, fans knew it was their last time to interact with the Morgans and the folks of Miami Metro in Hall H. For "Dexter's" final Comic-Con panel on Thursday night, Showtime kicked things off with a video that included never-before-seen interviews with the cast on how they feel about saying goodbye. Check out a snippet below. Read More... More on Dexter
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The Many Cry Faces Of 'Dexter's' Deb
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Jennifer Carpenter gets a lot of attention for cursing like a trucker as Dexter's Debra Morgan. But, really, the tough girl act is just that: an act. Deb, at her core, is a mess, and she has shed the (gallons of) tears to prove it. This season, though, she has been crying at a pace that's impressive even for her (alcohol and a guilty conscience don't mix, people!). In the first three episodes alone, Deb has already demonstrated all of her signature cry moves.
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Alex Moaba: 'I Want To Confess'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Note: Do not read on if you haven't seen Season 8, Episode 3, of Showtime's "Dexter," titled "What's Eating Dexter Morgan?" Oh, Deb. Poor Deb. It was an episode of "almosts" for Dexter's sister, who has now almost been completely destroyed by getting tangled up in her brother's web of serial-killing-serial-killers: She was almost arrested for a DUI; Volgel almost suggested Dexter kill her; Dexter and Deb almost made up over dinner; and then, Deb almost confessed to killing LaGuerta. And it almost felt like too much. Jennifer Carpenter has been giving a great performance as "damaged Deb" this season, but it kind of felt like her character's roller-coaster ride of guilt and self-destruction reached rock bottom this week. The final season of "Dexter" has to move past Deb's downward spiral and her threatening to turn both herself and her brother in, right? So let's break down this episode as we wonder why Dr. Vogel owns a gun, what Elway put in that mysterious hangover c ...
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Tina Turnbow: Face Time With Sean Patrick Flanery
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The talented and handsome actor Sean Patrick Flanery plays ex-cop private investigator Jacob Elway in the final season of Showtime's Dexter. The shows premiere drew more viewers than any other to date. Next he'll be appearing along side Vincent D'Onofrio and Thomas Jane in the movie Broken Horses, directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. And the third installment of The Boondock Saints is in the works, he'll reprise his role Connor McManus. Read on to find out some more about this very interesting, honest and inspiring man. I would like to throw out some names and topics that might be of significance to you. Off the top of your head, could you give me a brief thought on each? Sure. Shoot. Your dog Donut Unconditional love. I definitely won the doggie lottery with him. He's my best friend. Music Music is like a steering wheel on the back of your head... it takes you anywhere you want to go. Music makes up the soundtrack to every important moment in my life. Health Our fir ...
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Newly Single Seth Avett Dating 'Dexter' Star
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Well, THAT was fast. A day after announcing his separation from wife Susan, rumor has it Seth Avett of the Avett Brothers is already romancing a new woman -- and she's famous, as well. The 32-year-old singer is dating "Dexter" star Jennifer Carpenter, sources confirm to Us Weekly. The pair, who have been friends for years, reportedly sparked up a romantic relationship a few months ago. "Jennifer met Seth about four years ago at a concert," an insider tells Us. "She loves music and has always been a big supporter of the band. The relationship developed over the past few months." Avett, who had been with his wife Susan since 2008, revealed yesterday (June 11) that the couple have "been separated for some time" -- and his connection with Carpenter might explain why. The 33-year-old actress was previously married to her "Dexter" co-star and on-screen brother, Michael C. Hall, who publicly battled Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2010. Carpenter stood by him through all of his trea ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jennifer Carpenter
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 36
    Carpenter and Avett married in May of 2016.
    More Details Hide Details In 2010, she ran the New York City Marathon, completing it in 3:34:28.
  • 2015
    Age 35
    In August 2015, it was revealed that Carpenter gave birth in May to a son Isaac, and admitted that she was eight-and-a-half months pregnant when shooting the pilot episode of Limitless.
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    In early 2015, Carpenter was cast in the CBS drama series Limitless in which she co-starred with Jake McDorman.
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  • 2014
    Age 34
    In August 2014, it was announced that she would provide the voice of Juli Kidman in the survival horror video game The Evil Within, marking her first video game appearance.
    More Details Hide Details The game was released in October 2014.
    In January 2014, it was announced that Carpenter would star in a new ABC drama Sea of Fire, playing FBI Agent Leah Pierce.
    More Details Hide Details However, the show was not picked up as a series.
  • 2013
    Age 33
    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.
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  • 2011
    Age 31
    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.
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  • 2010
    Age 30
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2007
    Age 27
    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.
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  • 2006
    Age 26
    Carpenter played the role of Debra Morgan in the Showtime crime drama television series Dexter, which premiered October 1, 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Her portrayal of the title character's adoptive sister has impressed some critics, with Australian journalist Jack Marx describing her portrayal of "cool and clumsy" Debra as "so perfect that many viewers appear to have mistaken the character's flaws for the actor's."
    She was also named 'Breakout Performer' at the 2006 Scream Awards.
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    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'.
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  • 2002
    Age 22
    Before graduation, she was cast in the 2002 Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible starring Liam Neeson and Laura Linney.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    Born
    Born on December 7, 1979.
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