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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 42 wins & 77 nominations. See more awards »

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American Beauty
American Beauty Carolyn Burnham
(1999)
Mars Attacks!
Mars Attacks! Barbara Land
(1996)
The Siege
The Siege Elise Kraft / Sharon Bridger
(1998)

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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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A.B.

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5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Most women would say they relate to 'Hedda Gabler' - there's a part of her in them. Ibsen was writing about a deep ambivalence that many women feel about domesticity. I think about myself and friends of mine - we have some of Hedda's qualities and traits. See more »

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In California, Annette finished high school in three years at Patrick Henry High in San Diego and studied theater for two years at Mesa College in San Diego. She subsequently attended the San Francisco State University and was certified with a drama degree. See more »

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