Jennifer Connelly (I)


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Jennifer Connelly was born in the Catskill Mountains, New York, to Ilene (Schuman), a dealer of antiques, and Gerard Connelly, a clothing manufacturer. Her father had Irish and Norwegian ancestry, and her mother was from a Jewish immigrant family. Jennifer grew up in Brooklyn Heights, just across the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan, except for the ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

A Beautiful Mind Alicia Nash
(2001)
Requiem for a Dream Marion Silver
(2000)
(1991)

Filmography

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 2022 Top Gun: Maverick
Penny Benjamin
 2020-2022 Snowpiercer (TV Series)
Melanie Cavill
- The Original Sinners (2022) ... Melanie Cavill
- A Beacon for Us All (2022) ... Melanie Cavill
- Bound by One Track (2022) ... Melanie Cavill
- Into the White (2021) ... Melanie Cavill
- The Show Must Go On (2021) ... Melanie Cavill (uncredited)
 2019 Alita: Battle Angel
Chiren
 2017 Only the Brave
Amanda Marsh
 2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming
Karen / Suit Lady (voice)
 2016 American Pastoral
Dawn Levov
 2014/I Shelter
Hannah
 2014 Noah
Naameh
 2014 Aloft
Nana Kunning
 2014 Winter's Tale
Virginia Gamely
 2012 Stuck in Love.
Erica
 2011 Salvation Boulevard
Gwen Vandermeer
 2011 The Dilemma
Beth
 2010 Virginia
Virginia
 2009/I Creation
Emma Darwin
 2009/I 9
#7 (voice)
 2008 Inkheart
Roxanne
 2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still
Helen Benson
 2007 Reservation Road
Grace Learner
 2007 Vanity Fair: Killers Kill, Dead Men Die (Video short)
The Informer (credit only)
 2006 Blood Diamond
Maddy Bowen
 2006 Little Children
Kathy Adamson
 2005 Dark Water
Dahlia
 2003 House of Sand and Fog
Kathy
 2003 Hulk
Betty Ross
 2000-2001 The $treet (TV Series)
Catherine Miller
- Turf Wars (2001) ... Catherine Miller
- Past Performance (2001) ... Catherine Miller
- Junk Bonds (2001) ... Catherine Miller
- Framed (2001) ... Catherine Miller
- Rebound (2000) ... Catherine Miller
 2001 A Beautiful Mind
Alicia Nash
 2000 Pollock
Ruth Kligman
 2000 Requiem for a Dream
Marion Silver
 2000 Waking the Dead
Sarah Williams
 1998 Dark City
Emma Murdoch
 1997 Inventing the Abbotts
Eleanor Abbott
 1996 Far Harbor
Ellie
 1996 Mulholland Falls
Allison Pond
 1995 Out There (TV Movie)
Woman in grocery line (uncredited)
 1995 Higher Learning
Taryn
 1994 Of Love and Shadows
Irene
 1992 The Heart of Justice (TV Movie)
Emma Burgess
 1992 Roy Orbison: I Drove All Night (Music Video short)
The Young Woman
 1991 The Rocketeer
Jenny
 1991 Career Opportunities
Josie McClellan
 1990 The Hot Spot
Gloria Harper
 1989 Ballet
Claire Hamilton / Natalie Horvath
 1988 Joe Satriani: Always with Me, Always with You (Music Video short)
Girl (uncredited)
 1988 Some Girls
Gabriella
 1986 Labyrinth
Sarah
 1986 Seven Minutes in Heaven
Natalie Becker
 1985 Jennifer (Music Video short)
 1985 Phenomena
Jennifer Corvino
 1984 Once Upon a Time in America
Young Deborah
 1983 Duran Duran: Union of the Snake (Music Video short)
Underground cult member (uncredited)
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12 Interviews | 9 Articles | 21 Pictorials | 34 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Spouse:

Paul Bettany  (2 children)

Children:

Kai Dugan | See more »

Parents:

Connelly, Gerard | Connelly (Schuman), Ilene
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Personal Quote:

[Talking about her character in A Beautiful Mind (2001)]: Alicia is the person who's trying to ground John Nash in reality and bring him home, literally, and back to what he was. In "A Beautiful Mind", there are scenes that were painful and scary and sad. I didn't have to go through degradation as I did in Requiem for a Dream (2000), but there is a lot of emotional terrain in this movie. There's ... See more »

Trivia:

Was considered for the role of "Catherine Tramell" in Basic Instinct (1992), which went to Sharon Stone. See more »

Trademark:

Dark, thick eyebrows See more »

Nickname:

Jenny C

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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