Playing Snow White , flaws and all, feels less like acting and more like getting to step into the shoes of someone I would like to be. Jennifer Michelle Goodwin, professionally known as Ginnifer Goodwin, was born on May 22, ,  in Memphis, Tennessee  to Linda Kantor, a stay-at-home mom who later became a "computer genius," working for big-brand companies like Apple, FedEx and the Smithsonian, and Tim Goodwin, who was a musician that conducted Roy Orbison's band and later opened a recording studio. In fifth grade, she became deeply interested in Romeo and Juliet and described herself as a "Shakespeare nerd" that became devoted to acting throughout school. From studying at Boston University , Ginnifer performed in student films and in college and regional stage productions that earned her the Excellence in Acting: Professional Promise Award by the Bette Davis Foundation. She graduated in with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting. Since the fall of , Ginnifer has been dating Once Upon a Time co-star Josh Dallas , became engaged in October  and they married in April
Goodwin has appeared in various films, including the drama Mona Lisa Smile , the musical biopic Walk the Line , the romantic comedy He's Just Not That Into You , the family comedy Ramona and Beezus , the romantic comedy Something Borrowed , and the biopic Killing Kennedy She also voiced the lead role of Fawn in the Disney animated fantasy film Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast and Judy Hopps in the Disney animated comedy film Zootopia Goodwin was born in Memphis, Tennessee. Goodwin's mother is Jewish.
When you're getting paid to kiss someone on camera, it helps if you also enjoy kissing that someone in real life too. These television couples mixed business with pleasure to varying degrees of success. Sara Gilbert and Johnny Galecki dated in real life at the same time they played teen couple Darlene and David on Roseanne in the early 90s.