Carpenter, Jennifer

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Carpenter, Jennifer Gender: F
Jennifer Leann Carpenter
born on 7 December 1979 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Louisville, Kentucky, 38n15, 85w46
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 14°36' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 27°51 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 16°00'

Jennifer Carpenter
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American actress known for playing Debra Morgan in the Showtime series Dexter (2006-2013), for which she earned a Saturn Award in 2009, and also for playing Rebecca Harris in the CBS television series Limitless. In 2019, she began playing Erica Shepherd, the lead role in the NBC drama The Enemy Within. In 2020, Carpenter voiced Sonya Blade in the direct-to-video martial arts film Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge (2020), a role she reprised in the sequel Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms (2021).

A graduate of the Juilliard School, she appeared on Broadway in The Crucible with Laura Linney and Liam Neeson, and starred as the title character in the 2005 supernatural horror film The Exorcism of Emily Rose.

In 2007, she began dating her Dexter co-star Michael C. Hall. They eloped on New Year's Eve 2008 in California and publicly appeared together for the first time as a married couple at the 66th Golden Globe Awards in January 2009. In December 2010, Hall and Carpenter released a statement announcing that they had filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences, after having been separated "for some time". The divorce was finalized in December 2011; the two remain very close friends.

On 10 February 2015, it was announced that Carpenter and musician Seth Avett were engaged and expecting their first child. In August 2015, it was revealed that Carpenter had given birth in May to a son and admitted that she was eight-and-a-half months pregnant when shooting the pilot episode of Limitless. Carpenter and Avett married in May 2016.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Entertainment: Dexter (born 1 October 2006). Notes: Played Debra Morgan, 2006-2013
  • spouse relationship with Hall, Michael C. (born 1 February 1971). Notes: Married 2008-2011

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes her in an interview: "JENNIFER CARPENTER: I didn't say it turned on at three o'clock in the morning. I was born at three o'clock in the morning..." ("Interviews: Dealing with the Possessed, a Q&A with Actress Jennifer Carpenter." Joseph B. Mauceri,, 9 September 2005).

Date and place from the Kentucky Births Index and Internet sources; KY births index vol 114, mother's name is Catherine M. Mitchell.

Scholfield notes that Carpenter gives the same birth time in a 2015 article quoting a 2005 interview [1]: "I was born at 3:00 a.m." ("10 Horror Movies That Were Really Cursed" by By Alison Nastasi, Flavorwire, 24 May 2015 [2]).


  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film, TV, stage)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Voice-Over