Jennifer uses her musical talent to send a birthday message to her good friend Reese Witherspoon.

In 2016, Jennifer played a small part in the Garry Marshall film Mother’s Day. I have added captures from the film to the gallery.

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Jennifer Garner Online > FILMS > 2016 | Mother’s Day > Captures | The Film

Jennifer, Josh, & Nick spoke with to talk about their new film and what they hope Love, Simon does for the world.

Although their film has already received rave reviews, the stars of Love, Simon hope that audiences will connect with the story on a personal level. In the film, Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel play parents to high school-aged teen Simon (Nick Robinson) struggling to tell his loved ones he’s gay.

PEOPLE recently sat down with Garner, Duhamel and Robinson to discuss the emotional weight of the film and what they hope audiences and LGBTQ youth in particular take away from it.

“I hope that it’s inclusive, first and foremost,” Robinson, 22, said. “That people feel respected, represented as much as they can and that it is a fun way to spend a couple hours.”

Garner, 45, touted the film’s entertainment value as well as its emotional core: “We want to be entertaining. We want anyone who sees it to have a good time, and they should,” she said. “I think it’s a really fun comedy that anyone should connect to.”

The three actors said that one of the many reasons they wanted to be a part of Love, Simon — which is based on Becky Albertalli’s book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda — is because it’s a universal coming-of-age story that also has a message of acceptance.

“So many times these movies are heavy-handed in some way or preachy, I never felt that from this,” said Duhamel, 45. “I think that that’s really why it works. I think that if there’s a message, it’s that it’s not that big of a deal if you’re lesbian, gay, straight, trans, whatever, you’re still a human being. We don’t have to make a huge deal of it. What I love about this movie is it’s not heavy-handed, it’s light and at the end of the day we’re just human beings, trying to exist.”

Added Garner: “To me, if I could say something that I hope that a teenage kid who’s struggling with whether to come out, what they’re feeling, I hope that they see this and don’t stay alone in their head,” she said. “I hope they find somebody, whether it’s Blue [Simon’s email confidant and crush in the film], whether it’s their mom, whether it’s a friend where they let themselves talk about what’s going on, because that’s the scariest thing when you’re alone with yourself in your head, especially for teenagers, that can be a big big wide dark place.”

Love, Simon is now playing in theaters.

Mothers of gay sons, Jennifer Garner is here to be your guide.

As Emily Spier, whose 17-year-old, Simon (Nick Robinson), has recently come out to her and her husband (Josh Duhamel), the actress is a ray of light and love in every frame she shares with her distressed gay son in 20th Century Fox’s gay-led teen love dramedy “Love, Simon.”

But the warmest: When Garner consoles Simon with teary eyes and the kind of eloquent post-coming out speech every gay kid’s mother wishes she had stored in her front pocket – and every queer kid hopes to hear. “These last few years, it’s almost like I could feel you holding your breath,” she tells her son. “You can finally exhale, Simon. You finally get to be more you than you’ve been in a very long time.”

Easing Simon’s worries with a comforting remedy of maternal support, validation and healing, she is Simon’s rock. But for every queer person whose heart Garner will touch, it’s because they also know her delicately chosen words are meant for every Simon.

And who better to give the film’s bolstering mom hug than the universally adored and real-life mother-of-three?

The ever-affable Garner has portrayed wigged shero Sydney Bristow on TV’s female-led espionage series “Alias,” which ran from 2001-2006 on ABC; an HIV doctor at the height of the AIDS epidemic in “Dallas Buyers Club,” director Jean-Marc Vallée’s 2013 three-time Oscar winner; and Marvel’s eponymous girl-kissing anti-heroine in 2005’s “Elektra.” Point being: Garner was already well on her way to achieving PFLAG-ish Dream Movie Mom status in a queer-centered film, one she’s undoubtedly proud of. “Thanks for hunting me down and insisting on an interview, because I’m so happy I’ve spoken to you,” Garner tells me.

During our exclusive one-on-one, Garner, 45, spoke about why she cried when she first read the “Love, Simon” script, the lesbian role her hair was too long for, being beautified by a drag queen as a kid and supporting a gay ex.

You’re so wonderful as a gay son’s loving mother it’s hard to believe you hadn’t played this role before. I have a feeling you’re gonna know a lot more gay people after this movie. The floodgates are open.

I know plenty now! That’s why I wanted to make the movie!

Jennifer appeared on today’s Ellen DeGeneres show and gives us an overview of her appearance.

Jennifer Garner‘s visit to The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday ended with the Love Simon actress participating in a blind taste test — an exercise that she called “the worst game I’ve ever played.”

The 45-year-old actress is the co-founder of the organic baby food line Once Upon a Farm, which transports cold-pressed, freshly-made baby food from the farm to the grocery store refrigerator section.

“It’s all organic, all farm-fresh…it’s like we made it ourselves,” she told host Ellen DeGeneres during their sit-down chat, gushing about the product.

She may be regretting that plug now, though. Since Garner has become an expert at identifying flavors, DeGeneres thought it would be fun test her skills, blindfolding her and feeding her items like sweet potatoes, applesauce, lemonade, guacamole, and oranges—all in a row.

For each item Garner correctly identified, DeGeneres said she would donate $1,000 to one of Garner’s favorite charities, Save the Children.

“I’m a little bit nervous,” Garner said as the game began.

All was going well until DeGeneres fed her a bite of a pickle.

“I don’t like pickles,” Garner said. “This is the worst game I’ve ever played. You’re the worst!”

In the end, Garner correctly identified six items, but DeGeneres rounded up the number to ten — donating $10,000 to Save the Children from her friends at Shutterfly.

“Oh my gosh, thank you!,” Garner said upon seeing the oversized check.

Garner announced she was joining forces with Once Upon a Farm back in September, explaining in a press release that she is “passionate about childhood nutrition and making sure we are leaving a healthier and happier planet for the next generation.”

“I have three lunch boxes to pack each day and understand the problems that must be solved with serving fresh food to young children,” she said. “My mother made every single meal for me, and I have always been a big believer in staying connected to the earth, which grows our food.”

Recently, she took fans on a tour of the company’s headquarters in southern California, showing off her “first-ever desk.”

The Ellen DeGeneres Show airs weekdays in syndication (check local listings).

I have added captures of Jennifer presenting at the Academy Awards to our gallery.

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Jennifer Garner Online > CAPTURES > 2018 > March 4 | The Academy Awards – Ceremony

March 7, 2018 Comments Off on Vanity Fair Oscar Portrait Images

Vanity Fair has released some beautiful portraits from their party following the Academy Awards. Here is the beautiful one of Jennifer.

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March 7, 2018 Comments Off on Jennifer Garner on the Oscars 2018 Red Carpet Events, Interview, Videos

Watch presenter Jennifer Garner discuss her new television role and her Oscar looks over the years on the Oscars 2018 Red Carpet.

March 7, 2018 Comments Off on More from the 90th Academy Awards Events, Images

I have added a bunch of new images from this past weekend’s Academy Awards. She also attended the Vanity Fair party afterwards.

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Jennifer Garner Online > 2018 > March 4 | Academy Awards

March 4, 2018 Comments Off on Jennifer arrives at the Academy Awards Events, Images

Jennifer arrived at the Academy Awards in a stunning cobalt blue gown.

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