Jennifer Carpente - Illustrated Profile - Kentucky to the World

Fans of the hit Showtime series ‘Dexter’ will recognize Jennifer Carpenter from her role as Debra Morgan, the adoptive sister of the show’s title character. Carpenter was born in Louisville, KY on December 7, 1979. She attended Sacred Heart Academy before beginning her training at the Walden Theatre Conservatory program. From 1998 to 2002 she attended the Juilliard School in New York City, during which time she was cast in ‘The Crucible’ on Broadway. Her first big break came with her portrayal of Emily Rose in ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose,’ which landed her an MTV Movie Award for ‘Best Frightening Performance’ and a Scream Award for ‘Breakout Performer’ in 2006. In 2009, Jennifer received a Saturn Award for her work on ‘Dexter.’ Other film and television credits include ‘White Chicks,’ ‘Quarantine,’ ‘The Good Wife,’ and ‘Limitless.’ She will star in NBC’s upcoming show ‘The Enemy Within’ which is set to air in 2019.

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