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Annette Bening

Annette Bening was born on May 29, 1958 in Topeka, Kansas, the youngest of four children of Shirley (Ashley), a soloist and church singer, and Arnett Grant Bening, an insurance salesman. She has German and English ancestry. Her family moved to California when she was young, and she grew up there. She graduated from San Francisco State University ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 44 wins & 77 nominations. See more awards »

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American Beauty
American Beauty Carolyn Burnham
Mars Attacks!
Mars Attacks! Barbara Land
The Siege
The Siege Elise Kraft / Sharon Bridger


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 2014/III The Search
 2005 Mrs. Harris (TV Movie)
Jean Harris
 2002-2003 Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (TV Series)
Abigail Adams
- Born Free and Equal (2003) ... Abigail Adams (voice)
- Bostonians (2002) ... Abigail Adams (voice)
- Sybil Ludington (2002) ... Abigail Adams (voice)
- An American in Paris (2002) ... Abigail Adams (voice)
- United We Stand (2002) ... Abigail Adams (voice)
 1989 Valmont
 1988 Hostage (TV Movie)
 1987 Wiseguy (TV Series)
Karen Leland / Maloy
- One on One (1987) ... Karen Leland / Maloy
 1987 Miami Vice (TV Series)
- Red Tape (1987) ... Vicky
 1986 Manhunt for Claude Dallas (TV Movie)
Ann Tillman
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She performed in the gala, "Starry, Starry Night," in American Conservatory Theatre production in San Francisco, California for the silver 25th anniversary gala with Rene Auberjonois, Kathryn Crosby, George Deloy, Peter Donat, Gina Farrell, Andrea Marcovicci, Ruth Kobart, Deborah May, Jeff McCarthy, Sydney Walker, Ann Weldon ... See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 4 Interviews | 9 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 14 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 8" (1.73 m)

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I love being busy, and I love having a lot going on; it's exciting. See more »


Has four children with Warren Beatty: Kathlyn (b. January 8, 1992), Benjamin (b. August 23, 1994), Isabel (b. January 11, 1997), and Ella (b. April 8, 2000). See more »

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