Ginnifer Goodwin

Ginnifer Goodwin


5/22/1978, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Birth Name

Ginnifer Michelle Goodwin


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Ginnifer Goodwin is a film and television actress who began her acting experience on the London stage. She is most known for her roles as Johnny Cash's wife Vivian in Walk the Line and as Cathy Feely, one of the girls madly obsessed with Josh Duhamel's character in…more


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    • Ginnifer: Well, I think that certainly I know where I come from, there is still this innocence, absolutely. And I would have believed that if I had won a date with the biggest movie star in the world, I don't think I would have had any inhibitions coming from Memphis, Tennessee as far as that goes.

    • Ginnifer: Frankly, I would rather do the sidekick again if it's more definitive and extreme than play a vague leading lady.

    • Ginnifer: (on polygamy) I'm not even someone who can date someone and have them dating other people casually. I can't share. To me, the monogamous promise is the greatest promise of all, to be able to dedicate yourself to one person and know you will battle the world with them.

    • Ginnifer: I'm sure there is something in every character I play that's very much me or I wouldn't be able to do it.

    • Ginnifer: I do [live in LA]. I wasn't planning on it but when I was filming Tad, we went to Disneyland one day, which is not where you should make life-changing decisions, but it ended up being a good one. I was like, "Life is so good. I'm moving to LA." So I never went home. My stuff was packed up in New York so I just had it sent out here.

    • Ginnifer: (Cathy Feely is her character in "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!") I'm certainly vastly more confident than Connie Baker in Mona Lisa. I respect myself so infinitely and her whole thing is how she doesn't, and so in that way we're very different. But I certainly relate to her optimism. I think I'm probably as expressive in real life as Cathy Feely. Not expressive in that I certainly do not recite Harlequin romance novels, but I am a talker and I like attention and all of these things that Cathy Feely does.

    • Ginnifer: I know everybody wants to know who everybody's celebrity crushes are, so I'm safely saying Paul Newman because I know he's married. I think he's the dreamiest man that's ever lived - no offense to anyone. I think he's perfect but I love Joanne Woodward so I won't steal him away.

    • Ginnifer: I'm fascinated by a number of things, but it's a weird time because now I'm getting to audition for a lot of dream projects. But I'm up against some of my favorite girls my age and they certainly have a lot on me. We're going to see what happens.

    • Ginnifer: I have really bad ADD when it comes to work. It's something I discovered about myself having come from the theatre; I would throw myself into a role for months and then move on to the next thing. I was very anti-being-on-a-series - the thought of being in one place character-wise really freaked me out.

    • Ginnifer: My parents were so hardcore with me about how there is no hierarchy in humanity. I know that sounds kind of snobby and holier-than-thou, but I don't mean it that way. It's just that to me, all that Hollywood stuff is just something way less interesting than going to work.

    • Ginnifer (about her decision to pursue the actor's career): My parents were scared at first but remained encouraging.

    • Ginnifer: I love exploring lonely, scared, angry underdogs, because I had a very happy, healthy and fulfilling upbringing.

    • Ginnifer: My whole family bent over backward and took out loans to get me a good education and send me to Europe to study and perform.

    • Ginnifer: In comedy, women usually ground the Adam Sandlers and Ben Stillers, while the men get to do all the funny stuff. I'd rather be Adam Sandler or Ben Stiller.

    • Ginnifer: The weirdest, hardest thing I've ever done for a part was having fake sex through the bars of a jail cell. That was in my porn days...just kidding! It was for Love Comes to the Executioner.

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