Ginnifer Goodwin is an American actress. She is known for her starring role as Margene Heffman in the HBO drama series Big Love and Snow White / Mary Margaret Blanchard in the ABC fantasy series Once Upon a Time. Goodwin has appeared in various films, including the drama Mona Lisa Smile, the musical biopic Walk the Line, the romantic comedy He’s Just Not That into You, the family comedy Ramona and Beezus, the romantic comedy Something Borrowed and the biopic Killing Kennedy. She also voiced the lead role of Fawn in the Disney animated fantasy film Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast and Judy Hopps in the Disney animated fantasy comedy film Zootopia.

Birth Name

Jennifer Michelle Goodwin


Gigi, Ginny





Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Ginnifer Goodwin was born on the 22nd of May 1978, in Memphis, Tennessee, United States.


She’s currently 41 years old.

Sun Sign




She has English and Welsh ancestry on her dad’s side, while she is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent on mom’s side.




Ginnifer went to school at St. Mary’s Episcopal School in Memphis, Tennessee. She then graduated from Lausanne Collegiate School in 1996, then attended Hanover College (majoring in theater) for one year before moving on to earn her bachelor of fine arts from Boston University. While a student at BU, she performed in numerous student short films as well as several college and local stage productions. Goodwin was given the Excellence in Acting: Professional Promise Award by the Bette Davis Foundation and graduated with honors. After her time at Boston University, she studied in England at Stratford upon-Avon’s Shakespeare Institute, in conjunction with the Royal Shakespeare Company. The following year, she earned an Acting Shakespeare Certificate at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Family Details

  • Father – Tim Goodwin (Former Owner of Recording Studio)
  • Mother – Linda (née Kantor) (Former educator)
  • Siblings – Melissa Goodwin (Younger Sister) (Stop Motion Animator)

Marital Status



Boyfriend / Spouse

Ginnifer Goodwin has dated –

  • Topher Grace (2002) – In 2002, Topher and Ginnifer worked on the movie Mona Lisa Smile (2003) and eventually started dating each other.
  • Chris Klein (2006-2008) – Actors Chris and Ginnifer dated for two years from November 2006 to December 2008.

  • Joey Kern (2009-2011) – Joey and Goodwin were an item for two years. They were found kissing in April 2009 at Las Vegas and were reportedly dating. They engaged on December 24, 2010, which was called off on May 20, 2011.

  • Josh Dallas (2011-Present) – Goodwin then found true love in actor Josh Dallas and started dating him in October 2011. After two years of successful dating, they decided to engage on October 9, 2013. The marriage happened on April 12, 2014. The couple has 2 sons, first one born on May 29, 2014 and second one in 2016.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 6 inches
  • In centimeters – 168 cm
  • In meters – 1.68 m


  • In Kilograms – 60 kg
  • In Pounds – 132 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 35-26-35
  • Bust – 35 inches
  • Waist – 26 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 32D

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 6 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Ginnifer is known for her starring role as Margene Heffman in the HBO drama series Big Love (2006–2011) and Snow White / Mary Margaret Blanchard in the ABC fantasy series Once Upon a Time (2011–2018).

Film Debut

In 2003, she made her debut in films through Mona Lisa Smile for her title role as Connie Baker.

Television Debut

In 2001, Goodwin played the role as Erica in the NBC’s police procedural and legal drama TV series Law & Order in an episode titled Myth of Fingerprints.

Brand Endorsements

In 2010, she appeared in Noxzema’s Come Clean campaign.

Awards & Nominations

2010People’s Choice AwardFavorite Breakout Movie ActressNominated
2011Teen Choice AwardChoice Movie Actress: Romantic ComedySomething BorrowedNominated
2012Teen Choice AwardChoice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-FiOnce Upon a TimeNominated
2013Teen Choice AwardChoice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-FiOnce Upon a TimeNominated
People’s Choice AwardFavorite TV Drama ActressOnce Upon a TimeNominated
2014People’s Choice AwardFavorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV ActressOnce Upon a TimeNominated
Teen Choice AwardChoice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-FiOnce Upon a TimeNominated
2015People’s Choice AwardsFavorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy ActressOnce Upon a TimeNominated
People’s Choice AwardsFavorite TV Duo (along with Josh Dallas)Once Upon a TimeNominated
2016People’s Choice AwardsFavorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy ActressOnce Upon a TimeNominated
2016Voice Arts™ AwardsOutstanding Motion Picture Animation, Best VoiceoverZootopiaWon
2016Alliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Animated FemaleZootopiaWon
2017People’s Choice AwardsFavorite Animated Movie VoiceZootopiaNominated
2017Kids’ Choice AwardsFavorite FrenemiesZootopiaWon

Ginnifer Goodwin Favorites

  • Favorite Romantic Comedy Film – When Harry Met Sally (1989)
  • Favorite Holiday – Halloween
  • Favorite TV Shows – Gossip Girls (2007-2012) and The O.C. (2003-2007)
  • Favorite Destination – Paris

Ginnifer Goodwin Net worth

Ginnifer Goodwin has an estimated net worth of $8 million dollars as of 2020.

Social Media Profiles

She doesn’t have any official social media page.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ginnifer Goodwin

  • Her mom has worked for multinational companies like FedEx and Apple.
  • She changed the spellings of her name from Jennifer to Ginnifer to make it easier to pronounce and also to make it unique.
  • Her mother is Jewish and Ginnifer had a bat mitzvah service.
  • Ginnifer is close friends with Jennifer Morrison.
  • She was previously a vegan.
  • In 2008, Max Mara honored Goodwin with a Face of the Future award, an award recognizing up and coming women in film.
  • In 2009, Goodwin was the spokesperson for Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt-A-Turkey project.
  • She is the sister-in-law of Nathan Shepherd.
  • In April 2009, she began filming Ramona and Beezus, playing Aunt Bea.
  • In 2013, Goodwin did the television movie Killing Kennedy in which she portrayed the character of Jacqueline Kennedy.
  • In 2013, Goodwin stated that after leaving Memphis, she up and left Judaism for a very long time and that for 10 years, there was nothing. No ritual. No tradition. No community. She later reconnected with her faith and has said, I was a Jew by birth and now I’m a Jew by choice.
  • Goodwin voiced Judy Hopps, the protagonist rabbit police officer in Disney’s Zootopia, as well as Fawn in Disney’s animated film Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast. She also voiced Gwen, a kitchen maid who wants to be an inventor, in the animated series Sofia The First.
  • In January 2017, Goodwin was cast as Marianne in the Los Angeles production of Constellations.
  • In 2019, Goodwin appeared in episodes of the anthology series The Twilight Zone and  Heartstrings.


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