Ginnifer Goodwin hails from Memphis, Tennessee, and has quickly found a home in Hollywood. She will soon be seen starring in ABC’s “Once Upon a Time,” a fairy tale–style drama, playing Snow White/Sister Mary Margaret Blanchard.
Goodwin was most recently seen in HBO’s critically acclaimed series “Big Love.” She also starred in the NBC comedy “Ed” and Comedy Central’s telefilm “Porn ‘N Chicken,” and guest-starred on “Law & Order.”
Goodwin also has an impressive list of feature films to her credit. She starred as Johnny Cash’s first wife in the Oscar-nominated biopic “Walk the Line,” opposite Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon. Most recently, Goodwin starred in “Something Borrowed,” with Kate Hudson. Additional films include “Ramona and Beezus,” “A Single Man,” “He’s Just Not That Into You,” “In the Land of Women” and the independent films “Day Zero” and “Birds of America.” Her breakthrough role came in her first feature film, “Mona Lisa Smile,” with Julia Roberts, followed by “Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!”
Goodwin is a classically trained actress who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting from Boston University. She also studied at Stratford-Upon-Avon’s Shakespeare Institute, London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Goodwin currently resides in Los Angeles
Directed by Demi Moore and written by Stephen Godchaux, “Five’s” opening film, Charlotte, takes place the night in July 1969 when man first walks on the moon, and when a young Pearl (Ava Acres) is more concerned about why her family is not letting her see her mother, Charlotte (Ginnifer Goodwin), who lies in her bedroom dying from breast cancer. When she sneaks in to see and ultimately say goodbye to her mother, Pearl develops a lifelong passion to help others afflicted with the disease and eventually opens an oncology clinic where she will treat the women we meet throughout “Five.” Charlotte also stars Jeanne Tripplehorn, Josh Holloway, Annie Potts, Jennifer Morrison and Bob Newhart.