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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 »

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Requiem for a Dream
Requiem for a Dream Marion Silver
A Beautiful Mind
A Beautiful Mind Alicia Nash
Blood Diamond
Blood Diamond Maddy Bowen
Hulk Betty Ross


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 2017 Granite Mountain (filming)
Amanda Marsh
 2016 American Pastoral
 2014/I Shelter
 2014 Noah
 2011 The Dilemma
 2009/I 9
#7 (voice)
 2009 The Day the Earth Was Green (Video short)
 2008 Inkheart
 2003 Hulk
Betty Ross
 1996 Far Harbor
 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
 1985 Seven Minutes in Heaven
Natalie Becker
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Other Works:

Music video: Appeared in the Joe Satriani video 'Always With Me, Always With You" (from the album "Surfing with the Alien"). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


5' 6½" (1.69 m)

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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 »


Returned to work 7 months after giving birth to her son Kai in order to begin filming Waking the Dead (2000). See more »


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