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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 13 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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Music video: She had a small part in a Simon Milne-directed music video for the Duran Duran song "Union of the Snake" (released in 1984, it was part of the "Dancing on the Valentine" video EP and later included on the "Decade" video anthology). Jennifer played a member of a subterranean child-cult; the scenes she was in were shot in England... See more »

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


5' 6½" (1.69 m)

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[talking about her son Kai Dugan]: We've already done plays together. Very short plays. He dictates them to me. Sometimes he casts me, sometimes he doesn't. And when I'm in the play, he'll sometimes say to me, "No Mom, you didn't say that right!" See more »


Her father was of Irish and Norwegian heritage. Her mother was from an Ashkenazi Jewish family (from Poland and Russia). See more »


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