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Annette Bening


Annette Carol 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 is of German and British Isles ancestry. Her family moved to California when she was young, and she grew up there. She graduated from San Francisco ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 50 wins & 105 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

Filmography

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 2014/III The Search
Helen
 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
Merteuil
 1988 Hostage (TV Movie)
Jill
 1987 Wiseguy (TV Series)
Karen Leland / Maloy
- One on One (1987) ... Karen Leland / Maloy
 1987 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Vicky
- Red Tape (1987) ... Vicky
 1986 Manhunt for Claude Dallas (TV Movie)
Ann Tillman
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Other Works:

(April 16- May 18, 2014. Previews beginning April 8)In "Ruth Draper's Monologues" at the Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, CA. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 4 Interviews | 10 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 16 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

A.B.

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

When I started, I was a theater actress, and there were roles that I couldn't imagine not playing, like Rosalind in "As You Like It". I used to think I would die if I could play that. But then I started doing movies, and I had children, and I moved to Los Angeles. And now I kind of can't remember what those roles would be. See more »

Trivia:

Turned down Robin Wright's role in The Playboys (1992). Ironically, 17 years later, Wright turned down the role of Bening's daughter in Mother and Child (2009). See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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