Is one of four actresses to play Clara Allen in the "Lonesome Dove" series. The role was first played by Anjelica Huston in Lonesome Dove (1989), and then Barbara Hershey in Return to Lonesome Dove (1993). Garner plays the younger, unmarried Clara Forsythe in Dead Man's Walk (1996). Linda Cardellini takes over the role in Comanche Moon (2008). Of the four actresses, she is the only one who, like her character, is from Texas.
Was listed as a potential nominee for Worst Actress on the 2006 Razzie Award nominating ballot, for her performance in Elektra (2005). She wasn't nominated.
Is currently starring on the Broadway stage with Kevin Kline in "Cyrano de Bergerac". [November 2007]
Alias (2001) creator J.J. Abrams gave her a pink bicycle for her birthday. Being the first one on set, she would often greet the show's production crew by ringing the bells on the bike's handlebars.
Named #2 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)