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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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She performed at the gala event, "A Galaxy on Geary," in an American Conservatory Theatre production at the Geary Theater in San Francisco, California with Rene Auberjonois, Peter Donat, Ruth Kobart, Andrea Marcovicci, William Paterson, David Straithaim, and Michael Tucker in the cast. 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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I think we as celebrities have a lot more control. See more »


High School: Patrick Henry High, San Diego, CA. Parents Live in San Diego. Two brothers, Brad and Byron Bening, and one sister. She is the youngest. See more »

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