Is Ginnifer Goodwin Jewish?

Yes, Ginnifer Goodwin is Jewish. The actor known mostly for her role on HBO's "Big Love," was born in Memphis, Tennessee. Her mom Linda is Jewish and her dad Tim Goodwin is of Welsh descent.

Ginnifer Goodwin was raised attending synagogue on Saturdays and Unitarian church on Sundays. She was both baptized and had a bat mitzvah ceremony. As a teen Ginnifer Goodwin was involved in both NFTY (North American Federation of Temple Youth) and BBYO (B'nai Brith Youth Organization) at the Jewish Community Center in Memphis.

She went to school at St. Mary's Episcopal School in Memphis, Tennessee and graduated from Lausanne Collegiate School in 1996 and then attended Hanover College (majoring in Theater) for one year before moving on to earn her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Boston University.

In 2013, Goodwin said that, after she left Memphis, she "...up and left Judaism for a very long time," and that, "For 10 years, there was nothing. No ritual. No tradition. No community." She later reconnected with her faith, and has said, "I was a Jew by birth, and now I'm a Jew by choice."

Goodwin subsequently began dating her Once Upon a Time co-star Josh Dallas in 2011. Goodwin and Dallas became engaged on in October 2013 and the next month announced that they are expecting their first child. They married on April 12, 2014.

In April 2014 while pregnant with the couple's first child, she went on the Jimmy Kimmel Show and told the story of how her ketubah was first lost and then later found the day of her wedding.

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