BFA in acting, with honors, from Boston University. A fellow student was Emily Deschanel.
Acting Shakespeare Certificate from Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, UK.
Also studied with London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, and the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon (in conjunction with the Royal Shakespeare Company)
Won the Bette Davis Foundation Excellence in Acting / Professional Promise Award for theatre in 2001 (Boston, Massachusetts).
Was in a relationship with Chris Klein, her boyfriend of two years. [December 2008]
Was girlfriend of Joey Kern [April 6, 2009].
As a child, she attended the Henry S. Jacobs Camp, a summer camp for Reform Jewish children in Utica, Mississippi.
'Younger sister, Melissa Goodwin Shepherd, is a stop-motion animator.
Was engaged to Joey Kern [December 24, 2010 - May 20, 2011].
Sister-in-law of Nathan Shepherd.
Is no longer a vegan, after telling in an interview that she had several health issues.
Attended and failed clown school.
Filming Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004). [July 2003]
Vancouver, BC, Canada: Filming Once Upon a Time (2011). [November 2012]
Her father has English, some Welsh, and more distant German, ancestry. Her mother is of Lithuanian Jewish, Russian Jewish, and German Jewish descent. Ginnifer had a Bat Mitzvah ceremony.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 36, a son named Oliver Finlay Dallas on May 29, 2014. Child's father is her husband, Josh Dallas.
Was 8 months pregnant with her son Oliver when she completed filming the 3rd season of Once Upon a Time (2011).
Returned to work 6 weeks after giving birth to her son Oliver to begin filming the 4th season of Once Upon a Time (2011).
(November 17, 2015) Expecting her 2nd child with her husband Josh Dallas.
(February 17, 2016) Having her 2nd son with her husband Josh Dallas.
Her father, Tim Goodwin, was the orchestra leader for Roy Orbison.