did actress jennifer carpenter ever suffer a stroke or other accident causing paralysis in her face?

Jennifer Carpenter has a condition known as Bell's Palsy. Bell's Palsy causes facial paralysis and weakness of the muscles in the face. It is caused by damage to the facial nerves on one side of the face.

Carpenter is best known for her role as Debra Morgan, Dexter Morgan's sister, on Showtime's hit show, Dexter. Carpenter was married to her Dexter costar, Michael C. Hall in 2009, but they divorced last year.

Carpenter was recently seen at the Austin Film Festival, where her latest film, Ex-Girlfriends premiered.

Updated on Friday, November 02 2012 at 03:09AM EDT
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