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September 23, 2013 | By Mary McNamara
If Jennifer Carpenter doesn't get an Emmy nomination next year for the final season of "Dexter," which came to a close on Showtime just as the prime-time Emmys were airing on CBS, there really is no reason to have these awards. For years, "Dexter" has been treated as something of a one-man show, and certainly Michael C. Hall's portrayal of the world's first Serial Killer for Justice deserved the attention, and nominations, it received. Based on the Jeff Lindsay novel series, the show premiered in 2006 and no one knew quite what they were seeing.
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September 23, 2013 | By Mary McNamara
If Jennifer Carpenter doesn't get an Emmy nomination next year for the final season of "Dexter," which came to a close on Showtime just as the prime-time Emmys were airing on CBS, there really is no reason to have these awards. For years, "Dexter" has been treated as something of a one-man show, and certainly Michael C. Hall's portrayal of the world's first Serial Killer for Justice deserved the attention, and nominations, it received. Based on the Jeff Lindsay novel series, the show premiered in 2006 and no one knew quite what they were seeing.
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November 26, 2010 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
Jennifer Carpenter knows what it's like to be put through the wringer. Her ordeals in the past few years include being possessed by the devil and battling virus-infected zombies. Much of her present schedule involves playing a driven but hypersensitive homicide detective on the hit Showtime drama "Dexter," who has no clue that her beloved half-brother moonlights as a serial killer. But the actress is hoping for some daylight. Inside Carpenter's gallery of intense, troubled characters is a clown just busting to break loose.
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March 5, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Plans for the future of Showtime's long-running serial killer drama "Dexter" have been vague as the series heads into its eighth season. But in a discussion with Wall Street analysts, CBS Corp. Chief Executive Les Moonves may have revealed when the series will end. According to the Hollywood Reporter, an analyst's question Monday about coming programming on the CBS-owned pay channel prompted the exec to say, "We have 'Ray Donovan'   ...
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December 3, 2006 | Maria Elena Fernandez, Times Staff Writer
SOMETIMES having a dirty mouth is all a lady needs. Jennifer Carpenter, the young actress who contorted herself acrobatically in "The Exorcism of Emily Rose," had never worked in television, but she really wanted to play the overly gung-ho cop sister of a serial killer who kills serial killers on Showtime's most-watched series, "Dexter." The night before her audition, Carpenter started feeling nervous when she was given 15 script pages to learn.
HOME & GARDEN
October 10, 2009 | LAUREN BEALE
Actress Jennifer Carpenter , who stars on Showtime's murder-centric "Dexter" with her husband, Michael C. Hall , has listed her Hollywood Hills bachelorette pad for $695,000. The 1937 California bungalow, with two bedrooms and 1 1/2 bathrooms, was built as a hunting lodge. Surrounded by mature trees and landscaping, the cottage has vaulted ceilings, skylights and decks off the dining room and master bedroom. There is a flat lawn and canyon views. Carpenter, 29, has played Dexter Morgan's sister, Debra, since 2006.
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December 31, 1997 | SCOTT GLOVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A mother who is under investigation for abandoning her two children in the Mojave Desert when her car ran out of gas has a history of psychiatric problems and has been accused many times of neglecting her children, authorities said Tuesday. Jennifer Carpenter, 33, suffers from manic depression, for which she is required to take medication daily, said Sgt. Mike Lackey of the Kern County Sheriff's Department.
HOME & GARDEN
November 30, 2009 | By Lauren Beale
Update: Jennifer Carpenter, who stars on the Showtime series "Dexter" with her husband, Michael C. Hall, has sold her Hollywood Hills home for its asking price of $695,000, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The California bungalow, with two bedrooms and 1 1/2 bathrooms, was built as a hunting lodge in 1937. Surrounded by mature trees and landscaping on a flat lawn, the cottage has vaulted ceilings, skylights and decks off the dining room and master bedroom. Carpenter, 29, plays Dexter Morgan's sister, Debra.
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September 24, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt
Showtime threw a relaxed and low-key pre-Emmy party on Saturday night at the Sunset Tower that gave no hint of the excitement that would unfold for the network at the ceremony the following evening. The fete kicked off at 7 with red carpet arrivals including Damian Lewis and Claire Danes (wearing a stunning turquoise Jason Wu dress), who would soon win the Emmys for lead actor and actress in a drama series. "Homeland" would also take the award for outstanding drama series in what is being lauded as a sweep for the show and a coup for the Showtime network.
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September 28, 2008 | Choire Sicha, Special to The Times
Michael C. HALL plays the title role on Showtime's "Dexter," which returns tonight for Season 3. He is late of "Six Feet Under. " According to E!, he arrived "arm in arm" with his costar, Jennifer Carpenter, for HBO's Emmy bash last weekend, on the evening he was nominated for but did not win the award for outstanding lead actor in a drama series. -- Looking back at your time when you were primarily working in theater -- were you very happy? Or is it a crushing sense of insecurity financially?
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September 24, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt
Showtime threw a relaxed and low-key pre-Emmy party on Saturday night at the Sunset Tower that gave no hint of the excitement that would unfold for the network at the ceremony the following evening. The fete kicked off at 7 with red carpet arrivals including Damian Lewis and Claire Danes (wearing a stunning turquoise Jason Wu dress), who would soon win the Emmys for lead actor and actress in a drama series. "Homeland" would also take the award for outstanding drama series in what is being lauded as a sweep for the show and a coup for the Showtime network.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 2010 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
Jennifer Carpenter knows what it's like to be put through the wringer. Her ordeals in the past few years include being possessed by the devil and battling virus-infected zombies. Much of her present schedule involves playing a driven but hypersensitive homicide detective on the hit Showtime drama "Dexter," who has no clue that her beloved half-brother moonlights as a serial killer. But the actress is hoping for some daylight. Inside Carpenter's gallery of intense, troubled characters is a clown just busting to break loose.
HOME & GARDEN
December 19, 2009 | By LAUREN BEALE
"Dancing With the Stars" co-host and "The Insider" correspondent Samantha Harris and her husband, financial wholesaler Michael Hess, have sold their Westwood home for $1.64 million. Talk about a quickstep: The house had come on the market in late October at $1,595,000. The 1930s Spanish two-story has four bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths in about 3,000 square feet and has been extensively remodeled. The second-story master suite features a marble-faced fireplace, a sun deck, beamed cathedral ceilings and wooded views.
HOME & GARDEN
November 30, 2009 | By Lauren Beale
Update: Jennifer Carpenter, who stars on the Showtime series "Dexter" with her husband, Michael C. Hall, has sold her Hollywood Hills home for its asking price of $695,000, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The California bungalow, with two bedrooms and 1 1/2 bathrooms, was built as a hunting lodge in 1937. Surrounded by mature trees and landscaping on a flat lawn, the cottage has vaulted ceilings, skylights and decks off the dining room and master bedroom. Carpenter, 29, plays Dexter Morgan's sister, Debra.
HOME & GARDEN
October 10, 2009 | LAUREN BEALE
Actress Jennifer Carpenter , who stars on Showtime's murder-centric "Dexter" with her husband, Michael C. Hall , has listed her Hollywood Hills bachelorette pad for $695,000. The 1937 California bungalow, with two bedrooms and 1 1/2 bathrooms, was built as a hunting lodge. Surrounded by mature trees and landscaping, the cottage has vaulted ceilings, skylights and decks off the dining room and master bedroom. There is a flat lawn and canyon views. Carpenter, 29, has played Dexter Morgan's sister, Debra, since 2006.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 2008 | Choire Sicha, Special to The Times
Michael C. HALL plays the title role on Showtime's "Dexter," which returns tonight for Season 3. He is late of "Six Feet Under. " According to E!, he arrived "arm in arm" with his costar, Jennifer Carpenter, for HBO's Emmy bash last weekend, on the evening he was nominated for but did not win the award for outstanding lead actor in a drama series. -- Looking back at your time when you were primarily working in theater -- were you very happy? Or is it a crushing sense of insecurity financially?
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Plans for the future of Showtime's long-running serial killer drama "Dexter" have been vague as the series heads into its eighth season. But in a discussion with Wall Street analysts, CBS Corp. Chief Executive Les Moonves may have revealed when the series will end. According to the Hollywood Reporter, an analyst's question Monday about coming programming on the CBS-owned pay channel prompted the exec to say, "We have 'Ray Donovan'   ...
HOME & GARDEN
December 19, 2009 | By LAUREN BEALE
"Dancing With the Stars" co-host and "The Insider" correspondent Samantha Harris and her husband, financial wholesaler Michael Hess, have sold their Westwood home for $1.64 million. Talk about a quickstep: The house had come on the market in late October at $1,595,000. The 1930s Spanish two-story has four bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths in about 3,000 square feet and has been extensively remodeled. The second-story master suite features a marble-faced fireplace, a sun deck, beamed cathedral ceilings and wooded views.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2006 | Maria Elena Fernandez, Times Staff Writer
SOMETIMES having a dirty mouth is all a lady needs. Jennifer Carpenter, the young actress who contorted herself acrobatically in "The Exorcism of Emily Rose," had never worked in television, but she really wanted to play the overly gung-ho cop sister of a serial killer who kills serial killers on Showtime's most-watched series, "Dexter." The night before her audition, Carpenter started feeling nervous when she was given 15 script pages to learn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1997 | SCOTT GLOVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A mother who is under investigation for abandoning her two children in the Mojave Desert when her car ran out of gas has a history of psychiatric problems and has been accused many times of neglecting her children, authorities said Tuesday. Jennifer Carpenter, 33, suffers from manic depression, for which she is required to take medication daily, said Sgt. Mike Lackey of the Kern County Sheriff's Department.
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