Jennifer Carpenter is known as an American actress. She is most famous for playing Debra Morgan in the Showtime drama, Dexter.
Jennifer Leann Carpenter was born in the state of Kentucky. Her parents are Robert and Catherine Carpenter. She went to St Raphael the Archangel School. She also attended the Sacred Heart Academy. She attended Walden Theatre Conservatory program and went to Julliard School. Before her graduation, she starred in the Broadway Revival of The Crucible by Arthur Miller.
Jennifer Carpenter started working in the television and film industry when she appeared in the films called White Chicks and Debs. Jennifer Carpenter first got noticed in the entertainment industry when she scored a lead role in The Exorcism of Emily Rose. For her performance, she got an MTV Movie Award for the Best Frightened Performance. She got also the Hollywood Life Breakthrough Award together with Breakout Performer in the Scream Awards.
Carpenter became well known for her roles as Debra Morgan in the Showtime crime drama television series called Dexter. She played a police officer and the sister of the title character. Her role in Dexter as Debra Morgan is the one that made her a household name. She built up a net worth of 8 million dollars while working on the Dexter show. She was getting 100,000 dollars salary for every episode. The show aired 96 episodes in eight seasons.
She had a guest appearance on The Good Wife, a CBS drama. She got the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television. She went on to play FBI agent Leah Pierce in an ABC drama called Sea of Fire. Other films that she appeared in include Battle in Seattle, The Dog Problem, The Factory, Ex-Girlfriend, and Seeking Justice.
On the play stage, she worked with Second Stage Theatre when she a role in Gruesome Playground Injuries
Jennifer Carpenter dated her Dexter co-star, Michael C. Hall. He played the lead title character and was her brother on the show. They started their romance in 2007 and got married in 2008. They first appeared together as a married couple at the 66th Golden Globe award. However, in 2010, they announced that they were getting a divorce because due to irreconcilable differences but they are still good friends.
When she was asked about how she continued to work with her ex-husband after the divorce, she cried. She said that their marriage was special and even though their marriage ended, their bond did not end. She said that after their divorce, they continued to respect each other and to love each other. She said it was gratifying to continue the professional relationship with her ex-husband. Besides the problem with their marriage, the two stars agreed that they liked where the show took them. They said that while shooting the last show, they felt happy that they did it to the end but they also felt a part of themselves going away because they had played roles in it for so long.
|7 Dec, 1979
|United States of America
Sacred Heart Academy
|Michael C. Hall[2008-2011]
Seth Avett [M. 2016]
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