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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 & 21 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 | 30 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:

When she was 17 she auditioned for the role of Sarah Tobias in The Accused (1988), but the part went to Jodie Foster. See more »

Trademark:

Freckle on her upper lip See more »

Nickname:

Jenny C

Star Sign:

Sagittarius