Jennifer Carpenter - Famous Actor

Jennifer Carpenter Net Worth


Jennifer Carpenter is an American actress who has a net worth of $8 million. Famous for her role as Debra Morgan in ‘Dexter,’ Jennifer earned a salary of $100,000 per episode in the show’s last few seasons.

Key facts:

  • Jennifer Carpenter is an American actress who has a net worth of $8 million.
  • Jennifer Carpenter is known for starring as Debra Morgan in the Showtime series 'Dexter.'
  • Jennifer earned many award nominations, and in 2009 she won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television for her role in 'Dexter.'
  • Carpenter also starred in the CBS television series 'Limitless.'
  • The actress received the 2006 MTV Movie Award for Best Frightened Performance for her role as Emily Rose in 'The Exorcism of Emily Rose.'
  • Jennifer's portrayal of Debra in 'Dexter' was highly praised by critics, and she received recognition for her performance in several prestigious magazines and award ceremonies.
  • In 2014, Carpenter made her voiceover debut as Juli Kidman in 'The Evil Within,' which is a horror video game series.
  • She also appeared in various other productions such as the plays 'Gruesome Playground Injuries' and 'The Crucible,' as well as the movie 'Dragged Across Concrete.'
  • Jennifer was previously engaged to Michael C. Hall, co-star of Dexter, and later married musician Seth Avett in 2016.
  • Carpenter sold her home in Los Angeles for $695,000, a 1937 bungalow with two bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms, in 2008.

Basic Information About Jennifer Carpenter

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
ProfessionsActor, Voice Actor
Net worth$8,000,000
Date of birth1979-12-07 (44 years old)
Place of birthLouisville
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseSeth Avett - (29 MayΒ 2016 - present)Β (1 child)
Michael C. Hall - (31 DecemberΒ 2008 - 2 DecemberΒ 2011)Β (divorced)
Height5 ft 8 in (1.74 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Jennifer Carpenter win?


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Jennifer Carpenter awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
MTV Movie Award - Best Frightened PerformanceWinnerThe Exorcism of Emily Rose2006
Scream Award - Breakout PerformanceWinnerThe Exorcism of Emily Rose2006
Fright Meter Award - Best ActressNomineeQuarantine2008
Scream Award - Best Horror ActressNomineeQuarantine2009
Saturn Award - Best Supporting Actress on TelevisionWinnerDexter2009
Critics' Choice TV Award - Best Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesNomineeDexter2013
Gold Derby TV Award - Drama Supporting ActressNomineeDexter2013
IGN Award - Best TV ActressWinnerDexter2012
Prism Award - Female Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode StorylineNomineeDexter2014
Scream Award - Best Supporting ActressWinnerDexter2009

Jennifer Carpenter roles

Movie / Series Role
Dragged Across ConcreteKelly Summer
White ChicksLisa
Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's RevengeSonya Blade (voice)
The Exorcism of Emily RoseEmily Rose
Brawl in Cell Block 99Lauren Thomas
GoneSharon Ames
QuarantineAngela Vidal
A Mouthful of AirLucy
D.E.B.S.Hysterical Student
Batman: Gotham by GaslightSelina Kyle (voice)
Seeking JusticeTrudy
DexterDebra Morgan 96 episodes, 2006-2013
LimitlessRebecca Harris 22 episodes, 2015-2016
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonSelf 1 episode, 2019
Robot ChickenDonut / ... 1 episode, 2014
The Enemy WithinErica Shepherd 13 episodes, 2019
Loose WomenSelf 1 episode, 2009
ConanSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2012

Jennifer Carpenter's Movie/Shows Salary

Movie / Series Salary
DexterΒ (2006)$75,000 per episode

Jennifer Carpenter's Quotes

  • I love that there's a beginning, middle and end to a film and you can craft what the whole journey is going to look like.
  • I hate to say it because I feel like it might be a jinx, but yes - knock on wood - I have never broken a bone.
  • I believe in possibility, but I'm not sure I believe in demons.
  • I have learned that keeping my personal life outside of work is the easier, richer way to work.
  • I usually spend the hiatus of Dexter (2006) in New York in a way to balance things.

Jennifer Carpenter's photos

Jennifer Carpenter – Everything You Need to Know About This Dexter Star

Jennifer Carpenter is an American actress known for her work in various TV shows and movies. She’s most popular for her role as Debra Morgan in Showtime’s “Dexter.” But this article is not just about her career success. It’s time to find out about Jennifer Carpenter’s net worth, early life, relationships, achievements, and more.

What is Jennifer Carpenter’s Net Worth and Salary?

According to recent estimates, Jennifer Carpenter’s net worth is $8 million. For her Emmy-nominated role in “Dexter,” she earned an impressive $100,000 per episode at the peak of the series. She has also been awarded various acting honors such as Best Supporting Actress from the Saturn Awards.

Early life

Jennifer Carpenter was born in Louisville, Kentucky, on December 7, 1979. She went to St. Raphael the Archangel Elementary School and later attended the all-girls Sacred Heart Academy to finish her high school education.

Following her graduation from high school, Jennifer Carpenter enrolled in the Walden Theatre Conservatory Program to learn acting skills. After this program, she studied for four years at the famed Juilliard School in New York City.


In 2005, Jennifer Carpenter made her film debut in “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” and rose to fame through her stunning portrayal of Emily Rose. Her portrayal won her acclaim as well as Hollywood Life’s Breakout Performance Award and a 2006 MTV Movie Award for Best Frightened Performance.

Carpenter’s significant breakthrough role arrived in the form of Dexter’s adoptive sister Debra Morgan on the Showtime hit series “Dexter” in 2006, a role that brought her world-wide recognition. Her portrayal of Debra was also appreciated by critics and made her a popular household name.

In 2011, Carpenter landed a significant guest role on the CBS legal drama “The Good Wife,” where she played the character of Patty Nyholm, which earned her much popularity among audiences.

Jennifer Carpenter’s list of achievements extends from popular TV shows to some convincing performances in movies such as her outstanding work in “Limitless,” where she gave impressive acting alongside Bradley Cooper.


In 2007, Jennifer Carpenter started dating actor Michael C. Hall, with whom he co-starred on “Dexter.” The two got engaged in 2008 and then promptly came out as a married couple at the 66th Golden Globe Awards in January of 2009. They filed for divorce in 201, which was finalized in 2011. Carpenter later got engaged to musician Seth Avett, and they have a son together who was born before they exchanged vows.

Real Estate

Jennifer Carpenter sold her 1937 bungalow home originally built as hunting cottage and located in Los Angeles for $695,000 back in 2008. The estate encompasses an exquisite view with higher ceilings, hardwood flooring, a fireplace, and a totally redone kitchen. Before she sold the wonderful home back in 2008, she did complete some updates.


Jennifer Carpenter was awarded the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television in 2009 for her role in “Dexter.” She has also won multiple other honors and awards for her work in TV series and movies. Carpenter is known for her subtle yet insightful acting style and was commended by critics and fans.

One more achievement that Jennifer Carpenter can maintain to her name is surpassing a fan of Mortal Kombat when it comes to realizing a fan’s goal of becoming Sonya Blade in the upcoming animated film. In 202, she also lent voice as Sonya Blade in “Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion Revenge.”

The Verdict

Jennifer Carpenter has had a great career progress, starting with her developing interest in acting at a young age. Her incredible talent ultimately brought her to critical recognition, which made her popular and brought her leading roles. Today, Jennifer Carpenter is known for her contribution to American cinema and TV shows, making her one of the most successful actresses working in the industry.

Interesting Facts about Jennifer Carpenter

  1. She went to Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville, Kentucky.
  2. Attended the Juilliard School in New York City.
  3. Growing up in Kentucky, frequently went shooting with her father.
  4. Ex-husband Michael C. Hall plays her brother on Dexter (2006).
  5. In 2010, she ran the New York City Marathon with Elementary (2012) lead and former Dexter (2006) co-star, Jonny Lee Miller, completing it in 3:34.
  6. Michael C. Hall and Jennifer married on 31st December 2008. They subsequently divorced in December 2011, but continued to work together in the show.
  7. Her sister is a chiropractor.
  8. Good friends with Gone (2012) costar Amanda Seyfried.
  9. Following the completion of Dexter (2006), Carpenter moved to North Carolina, the home of her partner Seth Avett.
  10. Jennifer Carpenter and Michael C. Hall divorced due to "irreconcilable differences".
  11. Jennifer Carpenter was the voice of "Juli Kidman" in the video game, PsychoBreak (2014).
  12. Was 8Β½ months pregnant with her son Isaac while was shooting the pilot of Limitless (2015).
  13. Gave birth to her 1st child at age 35, a son named Isaac Avett in February 2015. Child's father is her fiancΓ©, Seth Avett.
  14. (May 29, 2016) Married her boyfriend of 2Β½ years and father of her 15-month-old son Isaac, Seth Avett, following a 15-month-long engagement.

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