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Ginnifer Goodwin
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Starring Cast Member
Biographical Information
Gender: Female
Birthdate: May 22, 1978[1]
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.[2]
Show Information
Portrays: Snow White / Mary Margaret Blanchard
Status: Starring
First appearance: "Pilot"
Latest appearance: "The Jolly Roger"


Ginnifer Goodwin is the American actress who portrays Snow White and Mary Margaret Blanchard on ABC's Once Upon a Time.

Biography

Jennifer Michelle Goodwin, professionally known as Ginnifer Goodwin, was born on May 22 1978,[1] in Memphis, Tennessee[2] to Linda Kantor, a stay-at-home mom who later became a "computer genius," working for big-brand companies like Apple, FedEx and the Smithsonian, and Tim Goodwin, who was a musician that conducted Roy Orbison's band and later opened a recording studio.[2] Her sister, Melissa, is a professional animator in Los Angeles with one of her notable works being Robot Chicken.[2] Ginnifer was raised Jewish, and gave it up at one point, but as an adult embraces Judaism fully.[3]

In fifth grade, she became deeply interested in Romeo and Juliet and described herself as a "Shakespeare nerd" that became devoted to acting throughout school. From studying at Boston University, Ginnifer performed in student films and in college and regional stage productions that earned her the Excellence in Acting: Professional Promise Award by the Bette Davis Foundation. She graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting. She furthered her studies by heading to England and enrolling at Stratford-upon-Avon's Shakespeare Institute to earn an Acting Shakespeare Certificate from London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. While in London, she appeared onstage as Joan of Arc, Ophelia in Hamlet and Jessica in The Merchant of Venice.[4]

She made her television debut on the series Law & Order, but had her first recurring television role on Ed in 2001. Her first movie role was Maya in the first Comedy Central original movie Porn 'n Chicken.

Ginnifer began dating actor Joey Kern in April of 2009. They announced their engagement December 24, 2010, but confirmed their break-up on May 20, 2011.[citation needed] She has been dating Once Upon a Time co-star Josh Dallas since the fall of 2011, became engaged in October 2013[5] and married in April 2014.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag.

Trivia

  • Changed her birth name "Jennifer" to "Ginnifer" to distinguish her name's Southern regional pronunciation.[6]
  • Has a tattoo of a tiny apple on the inside of her right forearm, “though they won’t let me [display] it on the show.”[7]
  • Is close friends with Once Upon a Time co-star Jennifer Morrison.[8]
  • Used to be a vegan but gave up due to undisclosed health issues.[6]
  • Her dream to be a Walt Disney princess came true with her role on Once Upon a Time.[8]
  • As a child, she attended the Henry S. Jacobs Camp, a summer camp for Reform Jewish children in Utica, Mississippi.[8]
  • Attended and failed clown school.[8]
  • One of the previous tenants of her house in Whitley Heights in the Hollywood Hills is Rose McGowan.[9]
  • Favors chocolate peanut butter ice cream.[10]
  • Owns two cats named Merlin and Pearl.[11]
  • Likes mac and cheese with French macarons.[12]
  • Her favorite shows include The Walking Dead and Downton Abbey.[13]
  • Can understand French.[14]
  • Loves the color purple.[15]
  • During her appearance in the Once Upon a Time episode "What Happened to Frederick", Ginnifer portrayed Snow White as the disguised form of the Siren.
  • Ginnifer's Snow White stunt double is performer Maja Aro.[16]

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Zelda: An Extrospective Journey Zelda Short film - Credited as "Ginnefer Goodwin"
2003 Mona Lisa Smile Connie Baker Movie
2004 Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! Cathy Feely Movie
2005 Walk the Line Vivian Cash Movie
2006 Love Comes to the Executioner Dori Dumchovic Movie
2007 In the Land of Women Janey Movie
2007 Day Zero Molly Movie
2008 Birds of America Ida Movie
2009 He's Just Not That Into You Gigi Phillips Movie
2009 A Single Man Mrs. Strunk Movie
2010 Ramona and Beezus Aunt Bea Movie
2011 Take Me Home Tonight Banky Movie
2011 Something Borrowed Rachel White Movie
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Law & Order Erica 1 episode
2001–2004 Ed Diane Snyder 25 episodes
2002 Porn 'n Chicken Maya TV movie
2005-2007 Robot Chicken Various voices 7 episodes
2006–2011 Big Love Margene Heffman 53 episodes
2007 Big Love: In the Beginning Margene Heffman 2 episodes
2009 Crappy Holidays Presents... 1 episode
2011 Margene's Blog Margene Henrickson 1 episode
2011 Five Charlotte TV movie
2011-Present Once Upon a Time Mary Margaret Blanchard / Snow White Lead role
2013 Killing Kennedy Jacqueline Kennedy TV movie
Web series
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Electric City Jean Marie St. Cloud Web series
Voice
Year Title Role Notes
2005-2007 Robot Chicken Various voices 7 episodes
2011 SpongeBob SquarePants 1 episode

Appearances

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  • Ginny and Josh are married!!!!

    6 messages
    • Here is a sketch of Ginny's wedding gown.
    • lets hope they are not trusting a midwife lol
  • Ginny Goodwin pregnant!

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    • Not sure if this is already been brought up in one thread or another, but I just read an article in which Edward Kitsis attests Snow White/M...
    • I'm not surprised. I'm sure they have a million ideas like that on the "backburner", just waiting for the opportunity/necessity.
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