• Ginnifer Goodwin was born on 22 May 1978.Reuters
  • The celeb received an 'Acting Shakespeare Certificate' from Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London after she completed her studies at Shakespeare Institute in Stratford Upon-Avon, England.Reuters
  • The actress bagged Bette Davis Foundation’s 'Excellence in Acting: Professional Promise Award' at a very young age.Reuters
  • Goodwin began her small screen career with popular NBC shows 'Law & Order' and 'Ed'.Reuters
  • She called off her relationship with actor Chris Klein in 2008 after dating for two years.Reuters
  • In 2009, she was the spokesperson for Adopt-A-Turkey Project by an American animal protection organization called Farm Sanctuary.Reuters
  • 'Mona Lisa Smile' actress got engaged to actor Joey Kern in December 2010 and they parted ways in 2011.Reuters
  • The actress joined the cast list of 'Once Upon a Time' in 2011.Reuters
  • The celeb got married to co-star Josh Dallas on 12 April 2014.Reuters

Jennifer Michelle Goodwin, who is popularly known as Ginnifer Goodwin, celebrates her 37th birthday on Friday, 22 May.

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, as the eldest daughter of Welsh descent Tim Goodwin and Jewish believer Linda, the actress was raised as a Christian as well as a Jew. While the celeb was baptised and attended Unitarian Church on Sundays, she also had a bat mitzvah service.

The "Big Love" star began her journey through the world of entertainment, while pursuing a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts from Boston University. She was part of several college and local stage productions as well as short films.

Some of the small screen projects of the celeb are "Porn 'n Chicken", "Robot Chicken", "Big Love", "SpongeBob SquarePants", "Five", "Electric City", "Killing Kennedy", and "Sofia the First".

She was also part of numerous movies, including "Mona Lisa Smile", Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!", "Walk the Line", "In the Land of Women", "Day Zero", "Birds of America", "He's Just Not That Into You", "A Single Man", "Ramona and Beezus", "Take Me Home Tonight", "Something Borrowed", and "Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast".

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