Jennifer Carpenter (born December 7, 1979 in Louisville, Kentucky) is an American actor, best known as Debra Morgan on Dexter, as well as the titular role in The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Angela in Quarantine (2008). In 2015 she began starring as FBI agent Rebecca Harris in Limitless. She's also had plenty of voice acting work, most notably as Black Widow in the English dub of Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher, Penny in Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery, Selina Kyle in Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, and Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge.
- Artistic License – Gun Safety: Averted. She was trained in the use of firearms by her father (she's from Kentucky), so any scene in Dexter where her character has a gun (which happens fairly frequently, being a cop), she knows what she's doing.
- The Cast Show Off: She saved the makers of The Exorcism of Emily Rose a lot of money on special effects when she pointed out that she could do all those weird poses herself.