Actress JENNIFER GARNER has been named as the 2007 West Virginian of the Year by her hometown newspaper.
The Alias star was given the accolade by the Sunday Gazette-Mail honoring her dedication, hard work and services as an ambassador and role model for the state.
Garner was born in Texas but moved to Princeton, West Virginia when she was four years old and considers the region to be her home.
The 35-year-old now lives in Los Angeles with her husband Ben Affleck and their two-year-old daughter Violet. The family are currently renting an apartment in New York while Garner stars in the Cyrano de Bergerac on Broadway.