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Jennifer Connelly ACTOR


Jennifer Connelly was born on December 12th, 1970 in the Catskill Mountains in New York with the middle name Lynn, born to Gerard and Eileen Connelly.  She was raised in Brooklyn Heights and attended St. Ann's School.  From the age of ten, Connelly began attending modeling auditions and did some work in magazine and newspaper advertisements.
It did not take long before she began auditioning for commercials and in 1984 was cast as in her first role on the British television series, "Tales of the Unexpected" (1979) followed by being cast as a dancer in her first film role, "Once Upon a Time in America".  After earning her high school diploma, Connelly went on to study at Yale and then transferred to Stanford University.
Jennifer has appeared in numerous films throughout her career in the industry such as, "Phenomena" (1985), "√Čtoile" (1989), "Labyrinth" (1986), "Some Girls" (1988), "The Hot Spot" (1990), "The Rocketeer" (1991), "Career Opportunities" (1991), "Mulholland Falls" (1996), "Inventing the Abbotts" (1997) and "Dark City" (1998).
Soon she began working in television when Fox came to her and offered her a re-occurring role on the series, "The $treet" (2000).  She continued to appear in more successful film roles such as, "Waking the Dead" (2000) and "Requiem for a Dream" (2000), for which she earned a Spirit Award nomination for her performance.
Some of her more recent roles have been in, "A Beautiful Mind" (2001) starring Russell Crowe and directed by Ron Howard, a role for which she won a Golden Globe, BAFTA, AFI and Oscar as Best Supporting Actress followed by roles in such films as, "Little Children" (2006), "Reservation Road" (2007), "Creation" (2009), "He's Just Not that Into You" (2009), "Virginia" (2009), "The Dilemma" (2011), "Salvation Boulevard" (2011) and soon to release in 2013, "Writers".
In addition to her modeling and acting career, Connelly was also named Amnesty International Ambassador for Human Rights Education in 2005.  She has appeared in advertisements that focus on the issues of clean water in for countries suffering from poverty.     
Connelly has married only one time to Paul Bettany in 2003 and they have two children together and remain married today.  She does have one other son, Kai born in 1997 from a previous relationship she had with a photographer, David Dugan. 
Jennifer Connelly has been ranked in the "Top Sexiest Women", "Most Desirable Woman" and chosen as "One of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history" by FHM, Stuff's, Empire and Celebrity Sleuth's magazine.


2013   Writers

2011   Salvation Boulevard

2011   The Dilemma

2010   Virginia 

2009   Creation

2009   9

2009   He's Just Not That Into You 

2008   Inkheart

2008   The Day the Earth Stood Still 

2007   Reservation Road 

2006   Blood Diamond 

2006   Little Children 

2005   Dark Water 

2003   House of Sand and Fog 

2003   Hulk 

2001   A Beautiful Mind 

2000-2001  The $treet 

2000   Pollock 

2000   Requiem for a Dream

2000   Waking the Dead

1998   Dark City 

1997   Inventing the Abbotts 

1996   Far Harbor

1996   Mulholland Falls 

1995   Higher Learning 

1994   Of Love and Shadows 

1992   The Heart of Justice

1991   The Rocketeer 

1991   Career Opportunities 

1990   The Hot Spot 

1989   √Čtoile 

1988   Some Girls 

1986   Labyrinth 

1985   Seven Minutes in Heaven 

1985   Phenomena 

1984   Once Upon a Time in America 

1982   Tales of the Unexpected

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