Jennifer Garner was named Woman of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals, not only because of her acting career, but also because of her track record as a philanthropist and entrepreneur, the organization.
Garner, 49, will be the guest of honor at a parade in Harvard Square, followed by a roast in which she will receive her pudding, the theater group said in a statement.
Hasty Pudding Theatricals, which dates back to 1844 and bills itself as the third oldest theater company in the world, created its Woman of the Year award in 1951 to honor individuals who have made “lasting and impressive contributions to the world. entertainment world ”. Last year’s recipient was Viola Davis, and previous winners are Meryl Streep, Katharine Hepburn, Ethel Merman and Cher.
The parade date, February 5, is also the opening night of the group’s last performance.
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“We are delighted to honor Jennifer Garner, who will be the first woman of the year to be honored on opening night,” said co-producer Molly Chiang. ’13 Going on 30 ′ was my favorite movie growing up, so I can’t wait to meet her. “
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Garner has been nominated for several Primetime Emmys for her role as Sydney Bristow in the “Alias” television spy series. She has been recognized for her work in several films, including “Juno”, “Dallas Buyers Club” and “13 Going on 30”.
Garner is a Save the Children administrator and has advocated on Capitol Hill and across the country to raise awareness and raise funds for the organization. She also co-founded the organic food company Once Upon a Farm in 2017, with the goal of providing children with the highest quality food that is sustainably grown.
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Jason Bateman, who played Garner’s husband in the 2007 movie “Juno”, was named Male of the Year 2022 last month.