Ginnifer Goodwin Biography: Husband, Movies, Age, TV Shows, Net Worth, Children, Height

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Jennifer Michelle Goodwin (born May 22, 1978), widely known as Ginnifer Goodwin, is a seasoned and acclaimed actress with a career spanning over two decades.

Since the early 2000s, she has actively engaged in various projects, demonstrating her remarkable talents on the silver screen and television. Throughout her extensive career, Ginnifer has solidified her position as a highly esteemed and in-demand artist, captivating audiences with her exceptional performances.

Ginnifer Goodwin is best known for her roles as Margene Heffman in the HBO drama series Big LoveSnow White / Mary Margaret Blanchard in the ABC fantasy series Once Upon a TimeJudy Hopps in Zootopia, and Beth Ann Stanton in Why Women Kill.

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Full Name:Jennifer Michelle Goodwin
Stage Name:Ginnifer Goodwin
Born:22 May 1978 (age 45 years old)
Place of Birth:Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Education:Boston University College of Fine Arts
Height:1.68 m
Parents:Tim Goodwin, Linda Goodwin
Siblings:Melissa Goodwin
Spouse:Josh Dallas (m. 2014)
Boyfriend • Partner:Joey Kern (2010-2011), Chris Klein (2006-2008), Topher Grace (2002-2003), Joaquin Phoenix (2005)
Children:Oliver Finlay Dallas, Hugo Wilson Dallas
Occupation:Actress • TV Personality
Net Worth:$8 million (USD)

Early Life & Education

Ginnifer Goodwin, a highly skilled and successful actress, was born on May 22, 1978, in the vibrant city of Memphis, Tennessee, in the United States. Throughout her formative years, she was lovingly nurtured by her parents, Tim Goodwin and Linda Goodwin

Adding to the familial bond was her sister, Melissa Goodwin, with whom she shared countless cherished memories. Ginnifer Goodwin‘s passion for acting led her to pursue higher education at the prestigious Boston University College of Fine Arts, where she honed her talents and developed into the remarkable actress she is today.


Ginnifer Goodwin‘s acting journey soared in the early 2000s as she embarked on small roles in TV shows like Law & Order and Ed. Her first foray into film came in 2003 with the movie Mona Lisa Smile, starring alongside the renowned Julia Roberts.

In 2006, Ginnifer achieved a breakthrough role in the HBO drama series Big Love, where she portrayed Margene Heffman. Critics praised her performance as the polygamist’s second wife, earning her an Emmy nomination.

Maintaining her presence in both film and television, Ginnifer Goodwin made notable contributions to films like Walk the Line (2005), He’s Just Not That Into You (2009), and Ramona and Beezus (2010). Additionally, she appeared in various television shows such as Robot Chicken and The Twilight Zone.

After successfully auditioning, Goodwin secured the main role in the popular ABC fantasy series Once Upon a Time in 2011. Portraying the character of Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard, she depicted a fairy tale persona thrust into reality. The show garnered acclaim, and Goodwin‘s acting skills received high praise.

Following the conclusion of Once Upon a Time in 2018, Ginnifer Goodwin has remained active in the entertainment industry, participating in diverse projects. Notably, she lent her voice to the protagonist, Judy Hopps, in Disney’s animated movie Zootopia (2016) and its sequel, Zootopia+ (2023). Additionally, she took on recurring roles in the television series Why Women Kill and Pivoting.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @ginnifergoodwin
  • IMDb: Ginnifer Goodwin
  • Twitter: Ginnifer Goodwin (@ginnnygoodwin)

Personal Life

Ginnifer Goodwin, 45, current husband is actor Josh Dallas. They first met while working together on the set of the TV show Once Upon a Time in late 2011. Their on-screen chemistry soon blossomed into a genuine romantic relationship.

After a few years of dating, Goodwin and Josh Dallas got engaged in October 2013 and married in April 2014. Despite the obstacles of being in the public glare, the pair have managed to keep their marriage happy and healthy. 

Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas are the joyful parents of two boys, Oliver Finlay Dallas and Hugo Wilson Dallas, in addition to their successful partnership.

Ginnifer Goodwin was engaged to Joey Kern from 2010 to 2011. She has been in relationships with Chris Klein from 2006 to 2008 and Topher Grace from 2002 to 2003.

There are rumors that Ginnifer Goodwin hooked up with Joaquin Phoenix in 2005.

Net Worth

Ginnifer Goodwin, the extraordinarily brilliant American actress who has captivated viewers with her amazing performances in famous television programs such as Once Upon a TimeBig Love, and the animated picture Zootopia, has a net worth of around $8 million.

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