Ginnifer Goodwin

(Jennifer Michelle "Ginnifer" Goodwin)

Ginnifer Goodwin
Ginnifer Goodwin
  • Born: May 22, 1978
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actress, Voice Actress

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Jennifer Michelle "Ginnifer" Goodwin is an American actress. She is known for playing Margene Heffman in the drama series Big Love (2006–2011), Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard in the fantasy series Once Upon a Time (2011–2018), and Judy Hopps in the Disney animated film Zootopia. She also played Fawn in the Disney film Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast. Goodwin has also appeared in various films including Mona Lisa Smile, Something Borrowed, Walk the Line, Killing Kennedy, He's Just Not That Into You, and Ramona and Beezus.

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A lot of times, I think that what I do for a living has no integrity. 'Once Upon A Time' has changed that to a certain extent because the reaction we get from children out in the world is so fulfilling, I cannot even articulate it. There's nothing like being greeted as Snow White by a hyperventilating child versus Ginnifer Goodwin. Time
After spending time with the rescued turkeys at Farm Sanctuary's shelter and seeing how similar they are to my furry companion animals at home, I knew I needed to do everything in my power to protect these friendly and curious birds from the daily pain and suffering they endure on factory farms. Time ;Power
As long as I can wear a wig I can be any character, and in real life I can be myself. Life
At 9 years old I weighed about 10 lbs. less than what my weight is at 32. I needed to get help.
But I love being scared. I think you're brave only when you do things that scare you. I've always used fear as a motivator. I'm not sure why. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
But often times, I feel like I'm so blessed, it's not fair. That what I'm doing is not contributing to the good of the world.
Costume designers don't care about trends. They appreciate, above so many other qualities, that tailoring is everything, which is a mantra for the way I dress. Ladies: The most important thing in clothing is to find a good, inexpensive tailor, because clothes at the stores are made for bodies that are anomalies.
Couldn't start the morning without caffeine. Morning
Everything goes with short hair. It's bananas.
Growing up in Memphis, I have always admired St. Jude's for the magnificent work they do. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Halloween is my favorite holiday, and I always go all-out with my costumes.
I am much more open to plural marriage than I was before, and I now support it in certain situations. I do believe it is right for some people. But our example in America today is gross abuse - I can't support it in fundamentalist compounds. Families, Children & Parenting
I can safely say that other than macaroni and cheese, there's no processed food in my life. There's no inorganic food in my life these days. There's no junk food. There's not a lot of sugar. There's no soy. I mean, really everything that's going into my body is pretty pure. Life ;Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
I cherish all of the times I've fallen on my face and made mistakes, because those experiences have made me who I am.
I come from theater, and doing period stuff is so whimsical and imaginative and so outside any frame of reference than I have ever had so I prefer that just in terms of fun factor.
I don't know why anyone would want to ask an actor for dating advice. We are not the poster children for healthy relationships.
I express myself through clothes, but clothes don't define me.
I hardly ever work out. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I have very curly hair and I straighten it every day - it takes maybe two minutes. I can't imagine anyone having a bigger challenge than I do in the kinkiness that is my crazy 'fro.'
I know now that there are men out there who are, for me, the whole package, who are supportive of my successes because they know I will be just as supportive of theirs. I'm less tolerant of foolishness now; I know that it's important I not tie myself up with the wrong person, because then I will miss the right person coming along.
I love Valentine's Day! I love it, I love it, I love it. I like having doors opened for me. My favorite romantic comedy is 'When Harry Met Sally.' Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I made some friends at Listerine and they taught me a little bit about oral care. That half of adults suffer from oral disease, that the number one chronic disease among children is oral disease, that we're only taking care of 25% of our mouths when brushing alone and there are more germs in your mouth than there are people on the planet.
I only wear heels when a stylist puts me in them.
I perpetuate rumors that I've dated people that I've never actually dated.
I really am super lazy and doing long hair, especially mine, is a big pain in the butt. It's filled with cowlicks and kinks and curls and frizz - and it was taking too much time in the morning. Time ;Morning
I see girls who haven't had a carbohydrate in three years. The second you go back to eating right, you're going to put that weight on. You eat one piece of bread and you are screwed, lady!
I started reading and learned that we don't need any of it - meat, dairy products. We get everything we need without those things - except maybe B12, but there's this whole controversy that maybe we're only getting B12 because the animals are being fed B12 supplements.
I think most people know inherently that good wins.
I think of clothes a lot like costumes. I think of what I wear in real life as being my real life character's costume. Life
I understand why society, especially American society, is gravitating toward fairy tales, given our economy. We've been exploring the world of witches and wizards for years. We've been exploring the world of vampires for years. Clearly the public - I mean, I feel like all of this was ushered in by 'Harry Potter' - in my own fannish beliefs. Society
I want to work endlessly and tirelessly until I'm an old, old lady. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I will end up with someone in the arts. I am positive. I eat, breathe and sleep acting. And I'll end up with someone who is happy staying at home and having me cook supper. But I also really need to be intellectually challenged and stimulated. I want someone bookish, and someone who is passionate.
I would point out that I'm an actress for a reason! If I were popular in high school, I would have considered another career because I wouldn't have been alone in my room, making up other characters for myself. I definitely had growing pains. The popular kids didn't want anything to do with the girl who was starting the drama club.
I'm a better person in a relationship, and I'm a happier person. I need to come home at the end of the day and have it not be about me and my freaking hair and makeup and character motivations anymore. And I think my work is more inspired when home is safe and sound and solid, because what I do for a living is so bananas and so insecure. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I'm a Southern lady that almost never leaves the house without makeup on.
I'm for all the actor's struggle, the self-indulgent, painful journey, but I would rather have fun.
I'm insanely girly. I like having the door opened for me. I want to cook dinner for my boyfriend. And I can't wait to have babies.
I'm not nomadic by nature. Nature
I'm so an all-or-nothing person in dating, always. I'm big on not wasting time. And so, yeah, if something's not working, it's time to not hold people back. Time
In real life, people don't try to live dramatically, people try to live in a light way. People try to laugh. Life
It took me realizing that a broken heart has never actually killed anyone to find the courage to ask for what I want, in just about every situation. That was part of my own growing up.
It's like, if you can't focus on a movie for 90 minutes without looking at your phone, then don't go to the movies! You've got some issues, so you should probably stay home and work on those issues, and not distract everyone with lights, and sounds, oh my gosh, the tapping on the screens, it makes me crazy! Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I've always been sort of addicted to genre-jumping. I've never been in the mood to do the same thing I did last time. Hence, me going from 'Big Love' to romantic comedy, to period film... I can't sit still. Time ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Romantic
I've never had body issues, I've never had an eating disorder. I've never had to go on a diet and that's because of Weight Watchers.
My day-to-day wardrobe, I do mix it up. I'll wear something from Target along with something by YSL. It's about finding the right items that make you happy.
Nudity is for my boyfriend or my doctor.
Oh my gosh, I feel like I'm really obsessive about anything dealing with my health. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Oh my gosh, I'd give so much advice to a younger version of myself. I would say it really does get better as you get older. The things that mean so much, the things that seem like, you know, it's going to cause the end of the world, are all things that I've already forgotten.
Oh, my, yes. I was raised in this Southern culture where if a guy was sarcastic, that just meant he didn't know how to show his love - but secretly he cared! I completely bought that. The men I chased and the things I put up with - it was criminal. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
One night I'd had some beers, and then I Googled myself and spent the night in tears.
People always say a script will be 'brought to life in a magical way,' but for me that has been proven wrong time and time again. Life ;Time
Romcoms are challenging, but I'm hungry for drama.
Sometimes I make very selfish choices; like I did 'Once Upon A Time' for my inner 8-year-old and my hypothetical future child. I've done some movies because I would regret them if I didn't, but other projects I've done because they've scared me or if I felt I needed to do a big romantic comedy to help me professionally. Time ;Future ;Romantic
The costumes are insane on 'Once Upon a Time.' It did influence my taking the job, the fact that not only would I be horseback riding and sword fighting and traipsing through the woods but I would be doing all those things in insane, medieval garb. Time
There's nothing I want less than a piece of cheese or a burger. I have nightmares I'm being force-fed these things. I have no interest in converting anyone. It's purely how I want to live my life. I don't judge anyone. Life
They say men and women can't be friends, but that's not true. Women
Unfortunately, as obsessed as I am with all of those Grimm's slash Disney princesses, I do think women have evolved socially in so many ways. Women
When I'm doing a film, I love getting together after work with my costars. But we get back to L.A. and I'm like, 'I don't want to go to a club with you, dude. I mean, I think you're rad, and if you want to come play Scrabble with me, that's amazing.' Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Why do only boys get to chase? Nuh-uh! If anything, I think this whole sitting back and waiting thing can be self-sabotaging. We have to send up flares. We have to let guys know we're open for business. Business, Commerce & Finance
With the counseling of my family doctor, my mother ended up turning to Weight Watchers and their children's program. I went to weekly meetings, got counseling and would exercise with my peers who were my size. It was the first time I saw a proper children's portion size, and it wasn't two burgers, it was one. Time ;Families, Children & Parenting
You know, one of my biggest dreams in life is to play a Disney princess. Life