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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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(April 16- May 18, 2014. Previews beginning April 8)In "Ruth Draper's Monologues" at the Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, CA. 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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By the time I was in high school, Roe v. Wade had passed, so that was also happening; girls were getting pregnant and getting abortions - and that happened in my school too. See more »


Returned to work four months after giving birth to her son Benjamin in order to begin filming The American President (1995). See more »

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