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Jennifer Connelly


Jennifer Connelly was born in the Catskill Mountains, New York, to Ilene (Schuman), a dealer of antiques, and Gerard Connelly, a clothing manufacturer. Her father had Irish and Norwegian ancestry, and her mother was from a Jewish immigrant family. Jennifer grew up in Brooklyn Heights, just across the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan, except for the ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Requiem for a Dream
Requiem for a Dream Marion Silver
(2000)
A Beautiful Mind
A Beautiful Mind Alicia Nash
(2001)
Blood Diamond
Blood Diamond Maddy Bowen
(2006)
Hulk
Hulk Betty Ross
(2003)

Filmography

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 2014/I Shelter
Hannah
 2014 Noah
Naameh
 2011 The Dilemma
Beth
 2009/I 9
#7 (voice)
 2009 The Day the Earth Was Green (Video short)
 2008 Inkheart
Roxanne
 2003 Hulk
Betty Ross
 1996 Far Harbor
Ellie
 1995 Out There (TV Movie)
Woman in grocery line (uncredited)
 1992 Roy Orbison: I Drove All Night (Video short)
The Young Woman
 1989 Étoile
Claire Hamilton / Natalie Horvath
 1986 Labyrinth
Sarah
 1985 Seven Minutes in Heaven
Natalie Becker
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Show Show Self (94 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Music video: Appeared (with Jason Priestley) in Roy Orbison's video "I Drove All Night". See more »

Publicity Listings:

12 Interviews | 9 Articles | 21 Pictorials | 34 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Personal Quote:

Acting is great. When it works it is so fulfilling. You do the research and work with other talented people who are creative and compassionate and use all your faculties. The ability to express yourself completely is the most wonderful feeling in the world. Each film is a chapter in my life wherein I learn so much more about myself. See more »

Trivia:

Enrolled at Yale as an English major, then transferred two years later to Stanford. See more »

Trademark:

Freckle on her upper lip See more »

Nickname:

Jenny C

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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