Ginnifer Goodwin, best known for her roles in Once Upon A Time and Mona Lisa Smile, will be the incoming president of Young Literati.
The fundraising group for the Library Foundation of Los Angeles for literary lovers in their 40s and younger, Young Literati named Ginnifer as president during its annual Summer Social event on Aug. 1 at the Tiato Kitchen + Garden Venue in Santa Monica. The organization usually names a celebrity or celebrity connection to its board. Ginnifer will take the reins from Samantha Hanks, the wife of actor Colin Hanks and daughter-in-law of actor Tom Hanks, who served in her presidency for two years.
Due to her work schedule, Ginnifer could not be present at the social, according to the organization, but she did attend its largest event, the 11th Annual Toast, in April.
According to IMDb, Ginnifer said she wanted a partner who was “bookish” before marrying her Once Upon A Time co-star Josh Dallas. “I will end up with someone in the arts. I am positive. I eat, breathe and sleep acting. And I’ll end up with someone who is happy staying at home and having me cook supper. But I also really need to be intellectually challenged and stimulated. I want someone bookish, and someone who is passionate.”
Ginnifer has also starred in films based on books such as Something Borrowed, He’s Just Not That Into You, and Ramona and Beezus with Mona Lisa Smile‘s success producing a companion novel. She’s currently starring in Why Women Kill, which premieres Aug. 15 on CBS All Access.
Young Literati’s honorary chairs include Busy Phillipps, who released her memoir This Will Only Hurt a Little last year, and Constance Wu, who had a star turn in book-based films Crazy Rich Asians and soon Goodbye, Vitamin. Actresses Natasha Rothwell, Lake Bell, Natalie Morales, Constance Zimmer, June Diane Raphael, Ione Skye, and Zoe Lister-Jones are also involved in the organization.