Jennifer Connelly

Actor, Model
Though she had been a model and performed in over a dozen movies since she was 12 years old, actress Jennifer Connelly spent most of her early life trying to make a name for herself. While certainly known in Hollywood ... Read more »
Born: 12/11/1970 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (54)

Aloft 2015 (Movie)

Nana (Actor)

Devil's Gate 2015 (Movie)

(has been mentioned) (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Noah 2014 (Movie)

Naameh (Actor)

Winter's Tale 2014 (Movie)

Virginia Gamely (Actor)

Shelter 2013 (Movie)

Hannah (Actor)

Stuck in Love 2013 (Movie)

Erica (Actor)

Virginia 2012 (Movie)

Virginia (Actor)

Salvation Boulevard 2011 (Movie)

Gwen Vandermeer (Actor)

The Dilemma 2011 (Movie)

Beth (Actor)

Creation 2010 (Movie)

Emma Darwin (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2007 - 2008, 2010 (Tv Show)

Guest

9 2009 (Movie)

#7 (Voice)

He's Just Not That Into You 2009 (Movie)

Janine (Actor)

Inkheart 2009 (Movie)

Roxanne (Actor)

The Day the Earth Stood Still 2008 (Movie)

Helen Benson (Actor)

Reservation Road 2007 (Movie)

Grace Learner (Actor)

Blood Diamond 2006 (Movie)

Maddy Bowen (Actor)

Little Children 2006 (Movie)

Kathy Adamson (Actor)

Dark Water 2005 (Movie)

Dahlia Williams (Actor)

The 2005 MTV Movie Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside the Actors Studio 2004 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

The 9th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

House of Sand and Fog 2003 (Movie)

Kathy Nicolo (Actor)

Hulk: The Lowdown 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hulk 2003 (Movie)

Betty Ross (Actor)

The Hulk: MTV Movie Special 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

A Beautiful Mind 2001 (Movie)

Alicia Nash (Actor)

GQ's 2000 Men of the Year Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The $Treet 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Pollock 2000 (Movie)

Ruth Kligman (Actor)

Requiem for A Dream 2000 (Movie)

Marion Silver (Actor)

Waking the Dead 2000 (Movie)

Sarah Williams (Actor)

Dark City 1998 (Movie)

Emma Murdoch (Actor)

Inventing the Abbotts 1997 (Movie)

Eleanor Abott (Actor)

Far Harbor 1996 (Movie)

Ellie (Actor)

Mulholland Falls 1996 (Movie)

Allison Pond (Actor)

Of Love and Shadows 1996 (Movie)

Irene (Actor)

Higher Learning 1995 (Movie)

Taryn (Actor)

1991 MTV Video Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Career Opportunities 1991 (Movie)

Josie McClellan (Actor)

The Rocketeer 1991 (Movie)

Jenny (Actor)

The Hot Spot 1990 (Movie)

Gloria Harper (Actor)

Etoile 1989 (Movie)

Claire (Actor)

Some Girls 1989 (Movie)

Gabriella (Actor)

Labyrinth 1986 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

Seven Minutes in Heaven 1986 (Movie)

Natalie Becker (Actor)

Creepers 1985 (Movie)

Jennifer Corvino (Actor)

Once Upon A Time In America 1984 (Movie)

Young Deborah (Actor)

The Heart of Justice (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Producer

Biography

Though she had been a model and performed in over a dozen movies since she was 12 years old, actress Jennifer Connelly spent most of her early life trying to make a name for herself. While certainly known in Hollywood, Connelly remained relatively anonymous to the public at large until her major breakthrough with a gutsy performance in "Requiem for a Dream" (2000). Prior to that role, Connelly had several brushes with potential stardom, especially with her turns in "The Rocketeer" (1991) and "Inventing the Abbotts" (1997), both of which could have seriously launched her career had they been hits. But it was her Oscar-winning performance as the tortured wife of a brilliant mathematician suffering from schizophrenia in "A Beautiful Mind" (2001) that put Connelly on the map for good. Since that time, she churned out other award-worthy performances - notably "House of Sand and Fog" (2003) and "Reservation Road" (2007), while taking on the occasional blockbuster like "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (2008), certainly making Connelly one of the most compelling, yet underrated actresses of her time.

Relationships

Paul Bettany Actor

Husband
Met on set of "A Beautiful Mind" (2001) Married New Year's Day 2003 in Scotland

Stellan Bettany

Son
Born Aug. 5, 2003; father, Paul Bettany; named after Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård

Agnes Bettany

Daughter
Born May 31, 2011 via home water birth in a birthing pool; father, Paul Bettany

Billy Campbell Actor

Companion
Met on set of "The Rocketeer" (1991) Engaged 1991 Split 1995

Josh Charles Actor

Companion
Together from 2000-02 No longer together

Gerard Connelly

Father

Ilene Connelly

Mother

David Dugan Actor

Companion
No longer together

Kai Dugan

Son
Born July 1997; father, David Dugan

EDUCATION

Stanford University

Palo Alto , California

Saint Ann's School

New York , New York

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1988
Left after her second year

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1988
Left after her second year

Milestones

2009

Joined an ensemble cast for the feature adaptation of the bestselling book, "He's Just Not That Into You"

2009

Lent her voice to the feature-length adaptation of Shane Acker's short film, "9"

2008

Co-starred in the remake of the 1951 science fiction movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still"

2007

Acted in the Terry George directed "Reservation Road" with Joaquin Phoenix

2006

Played a journalist in Edward Zwick's "Blood Diamond" opposite Leonardo DiCaprio

2006

Played Patrick Wilson's wife in Todd Field's "Little Children"

2005

Starred in the thriller "Dark Water," which was based on a Japanese film

2003

Played a recovering addict trying to save her home in Vadim Perelman's "House of Sand and Fog"

2003

Cast opposite Eric Bana in Ang Lee's "The Hulk"

2001

Played Alicia Nash, the long-suffering wife of schizophrenic mathematician, John Forbes Nash, Jr. (played by Russell Crowe) in Ron Howard's film "A Beautiful Mind"

2000

Breakthrough role was as a drug addicted fashion designer in Darren Aronofsky's "Requiem for a Dream"

2000

Re-teamed with Crudup for the romantic drama "Waking the Dead"

2000

Played Jackson Pollock's mistress in the biopic "Pollock" starring and directed by Ed Harris

1998

Co-starred as Rufus Sewell's estranged spouse in "Dark City"

1997

Portrayed one of three alluring sisters in "Inventing the Abbotts"; first collaboration with Billy Crudup

1996

Played Nick Nolte's mistress whose death is at the center of a mystery in "Mulholland Falls"

1995

Portrayed a collegiate lesbian in John Singleton's "Higher Learning"

1993

Played a spoiled rich girl, opposite Frank Whaley in John Hughes' "Career Opportunities"

1991

Cast as the female lead, opposite Bill Campbell in "The Rockateer"

1986

Starred in the coming-of-age movie "Seven Minutes in Heaven"

1986

Played a teenager who wishes her baby brother into the world of goblins ruled by king Jareth (David Bowie) in "Labyrinth"

1984

Made feature acting debut in "Once Upon a Time in America"; played Elizabeth McGovern's character as a child

Raised in Brooklyn Heights, New York

Began modeling and doing commercials at age ten; continued working as a model until her teens

Bonus Trivia

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"I like doing things that intimidate me." - Connelly quoted in Vanity Fair magazine, February 1996

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"I wasn't a kid who wanted to be an actress. I suddenly found myself making movies, and eventually I had to stop, take acting apart, and then choose it again on my own terms." - Connelly quoted in Movieline magazine, October 2000

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"I had no aspirations, I had no movie posters in my room, I wasn't a movie buff. I liked Evel Knievel and animals and I kind of liked science." - Connelly to Us Weekly, Sept. 2, 2002.

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