Connelly, Jennifer 1970–

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Connelly, Jennifer 1970–


Full name, Jennifer Ann Connelly (some sources say Jennifer Lynn Connelly); born December 12, 1970, in Round Top, NY (some sources say New York, NY); raised in Brooklyn Heights, New York, NY, and Woodstock, NY; daughter of Gerard (a clothing retailer) and Eileen (an antiques dealer and craniosacral therapist) Connelly; married Paul Bettany (an actor), January 1, 2003; children: Stellan; (with David Dougan, a photographer) Kai. Education: Attended Yale University and Stanford University; trained with Howard Fine, Harold Guskin, and Roy London. Avocational Interests: Swimming, cycling, gymnastics, camping, hiking, rock climbing, quantum physics, philosophy, languages, drawing, alternative music, horses.

Addresses: Agent—International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Publicist—I/D Public Relations, 8409 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career: Actress. Appeared in commercials and worked as a model.

Awards, Honors: Saturn Award nomination, best supporting actress, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, 1992, for The Rocketeer; Sierra Award nomination, best supporting actress, Las Vegas Film Critics Society, 2000, Phoenix Film Critics Society Award nomination, best actress in a supporting role, Online Film Critics Society Award nomination, best supporting actress, Independent Spirit Award nomination, best supporting female, Chlotrudis Award nomination, best supporting actress, 2001, all for Requiem for a Dream; Southeastern Film Critics Association Award, best supporting actress, 2001, Academy Award, best actress in a supporting role, AFI Film Award, AFI featured actor of the year—female—movies, American Film Institute, Sierra Award nomination, best supporting actress, Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award, best supporting actress, Online Film Critics Society Award, best supporting actress, Phoenix Film Critics Society Award, best actress in a supporting role, Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by the cast of a theatrical motion picture, Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role, Golden Satellite Award, best performance by an actress in a supporting role—drama, Golden Globe Award, best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture, Chicago Film Critics Association Award nomination, best supporting actress, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, best supporting actress, Film Award, best performance by an actress in a supporting role, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 2002, Empire Award nomination, best actress, 2003, all for A Beautiful Mind; Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a motion picture—drama, Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award, best actress, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nomination, best actress, 2004, all for House of Sand and Fog; Saturn Award nomination, best actress, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, 2004, for Hulk.


Film Appearances:

Young Deborah, Once upon a Time in America (also known as C'era una volta in America), Warner Bros., 1984.

Jennifer Corvino, Phenomena (also known as Creepers), New Line Cinema, 1985.

Jennifer Corvino/Herself, The Valley, 1985.

Herself and Jennifer Corvino, Il mondo dell'orrore di Dario Argento (documentary; also known as Dario Argento's World of Horror), World Sales Compas International, 1985.

Natalie Becker, Seven Minutes in Heaven (also known as Deslices de joventud), Warner Bros., 1986.

Sarah, Labyrinth, TriStar, 1986.

Herself and Sarah, Inside the Labyrinth (documentary), TriStar, 1986.

Claire Hamilton and Natalie Horvath, Etoile (also known as Ballet and Star), Artisti Associati, 1989.

Gabriella "Gabby" D'Arc, Some Girls (also known as Sisters), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1989.

Gloria Harper, The Hot Spot, Orion, 1990.

Jenny Blake, The Rocketeer, Buena Vista, 1991.

Josie McClellan, Career Opportunities (also known as One Wild Night), Universal, 1991.

Irene, Of Love and Shadows (also known as De amor y de sombras), Miramax, 1994.

Taryn, Higher Learning, Columbia, 1995.

Allison Pond, Mulholland Falls, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1996.

Ellie, Far Harbor (also known as Mr. Spielberg's Boat and Mr. Spreckman's Boat), Cinequanon Pictures International, 1996.

Eleanor Abbott, Inventing the Abbotts, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997.

Emma Murdoch and Anna, Dark City, New Line Cinema, 1998.

Sarah Williams, Waking the Dead, USA Films, 1999.

Marion Silver, Requiem for a Dream (also known as Delusion over Addiction), Artisan Entertainment, 2000.

Ruth Klingman, Pollock, Sony Pictures Classics, 2000.

Herself, The Making of "Requiem for a Dream" (documentary short film), Artisan Entertainment, 2001.

Alicia Nash, A Beautiful Mind, Universal, 2001.

Betty Ross, Hulk, Universal, 2003.

Kathy, House of Sand and Fog, DreamWorks, 2003.

Herself, The Making of "Hulk" (documentary short film), Universal Studios Home Video, 2003.

Herself, Behind the Scenes of "House of Sand and Fog" (documentary short film), DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 2004.

Dahlia, Dark Water, Buena Vista, 2005.

Herself, Dark Water: Extraordinary Ensemble (documentary short film), Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2005.

Herself, Beneath the Surface: The Making of "Dark Water" (documentary), 2005. Kathy Adamson, Little Children, New Line Cinema, 2006.

Maddy Bowen, The Blood Diamond, Warner Bros., 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Catherine Miller, The $treet (also known as The Street), Fox, 2000.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Emma Burgess, The Heart of Justice, TNT, 1993.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Presenter, MTV 1991 Video Music Awards, MTV, 1991.

Herself, Rocketeer: Excitement in the Air, 1991.

Sarah, The World of Jim Henson (documentary), PBS, 1994.

Herself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997, 2000, 2002.

Herself, VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, VH1, 2000.

Presenter, GQ's 2000 Men of the Year Awards, Fox, 2000.

(Uncredited) Presenter, The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel, 2001.

Herself, The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2002.

Herself, The Orange British Academy Film Awards, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Herself, Inside a Beautiful Mind, 2002.

Presenter, The 8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2002.

Herself, The 74th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2002.

Herself, The 2002 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2002.

Herself, The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2003.

Presenter, The 75th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2003.

Herself, The Hulk: AN MTV Movie Special, MTV, 2003.

Presenter, Premiere Women in Hollywood Awards, AMC, 2004.

Presenter, The 9th Annual Critics' Circle Awards, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Presenter, The 2005 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2005.

Herself, MTV Movie Awards 2005 Pre-Show, MTV, 2005.

Herself, Live 8, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Young girl, "Stranger in Town," Roald Dahl's "Tales of the Unexpected' (also known as Tales of the Unexpected), Anglia Television, 1982.

Herself, Good Morning Britain, ITV, 1986.

Herself, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001, 2002, 2005.

Herself, Tinseltown TV, International Channel, 2003.

Herself, The Charlie Rose Show, PBS, 2003.

Herself, Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 2004.

Herself, Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, 2004.

Herself, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, BBC, 2005.

Herself, Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show), CBS, 2005.

Herself, Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2005.

Herself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2005.

Herself, The View, ABC, 2005.

Herself, Corazon de …, 2005.



Recorded the song "Monologue of Love" in Japanese, mid-1980s.

Music Videos:

Appeared in "I Drove All Night" by Roy Orbison; "Jennifer" by Claudio Simoneti; "As the Lights Go Down" by Duran Duran; "Union of the Snake," by Duran Duran.


Sarah, Best of Bowie, EMI Distribution, 2002.



Newsmakers, Issue 4, Gale Group, 2002.


Empire, 1996, pp. 52, 53.

Entertainment Weekly February 22, 2002, p. 54.

Harper's Bazaar, July, 2003, p. 80.

Interview, February, 2002, p. 112; April, 2002, p. 107; February, 2004, p. 106.

Newsweek, July 11, 2005, p. 73.

Parade, February 22, 1998, p. 18.

People Weekly, April 21, 1997, p. 25; January 27, 2003, p. 89; May 13, 2003, p. 96; June 30, 2003, p. 134.

Seventeen, September, 1990, p. 168.

Starlog, September, 1997.

Time, January 21, 2002, p. 125.

Variety, May 16, 2005, p. S55.

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