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      Jennifer Connelly

      Jennifer Connelly

      Highest Rated: 96% Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

      Lowest Rated: 11% Virginia (2010)

      Birthday: Dec 12, 1970

      Birthplace: Cairo, New York, USA

      Jennifer Connelly was an American actress born in Cairo, New York on December 12, 1970. The daughter of an antiques dealer and a clothing manufacturer, Connelly primarily grew up in Brooklyn Heights and attended private school for the arts St. Ann's. She began modeling for Ford Modeling Agency when she was about 10 years old, appearing on covers of magazines and even recording two pop songs for Japan in 1986. She had to sing the Japanese lyrics phonetically since she couldn't speak the language. Before that, however, she made her acting and television debut in an episode of the British anthology series "Tales of the Unexpected" (ITV, 1979-1988) in 1982. Connelly's breakout role was also her film debut and only her second acting gig. Director Sergio Leone decided to cast her in his epic film "Once Upon a Time in America" (1984) because of her resemblance to the adult version of her character, Deborah Gelly, played by Elizabeth McGovern. The next year, she led a film for the first time, in another Italian auteur's movie: "Phenomena" (1985), directed by Dario Argento. But among her most iconic roles was opposite David Bowie as Sarah Williams in "Labyrinth" (1986), a contemporary flop but modern cult classic. In 1988 and '89, Connelly attended Yale University, studying English. But she transferred to Stanford University to study acting in 1990; she ended up leaving at the end of the year to focus on her acting career. Her first major role after this period was as Jenny Blake in "The Rocketeer" (1991), another costly failure for a studio but, ultimately, a favorite among devoted fans. Connelly dated her co-star Billy Campbell after working on the film until 1996. She then had a relationship with photographer David Dugan, and gave birth to their son Kai in 1997. Connelly starred in Darren Aranofsky's "Requiem for a Dream" (2000), but it was her role in Ron Howard's "A Beautiful Mind" (2001) that possibly gave Connelly her greatest mainstream success. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at the 2002 Oscars, and her role as Alicia Nash is still among her most recognizable. Connelly next played Betty Ross, the love interest of hero Bruce Banner, in Ang Lee's commercially successful yet criticized Marvel Comics adaptation "Hulk" (2003). The same year, she married actor Paul Bettany and gave birth to their first child, a son named Stellan. Through the 2000s, some of Connelly's more notable roles were in "Blood Diamond" (2006) and as part of the ensemble cast of "He's Just Not That Into You" (2009). She gave birth to a daughter, Agnes in 2011. She reteamed with Aranofsky and Russell Crowe (her "Beautiful Mind" costar) in "Noah" (2014), and starred in her husband's directorial debut "Shelter" opposite Anthony Mackie. Connelly also acted with Ewan McGregor in his directorial debut "American Pastoral" (2016) before providing her voice as Karen in "Spider-Man: Homecoming" (2017). The latter character is essentially a new version of Bettany's previous AI assistant Jarvis (he now plays Vision), making both husband and wife part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. From 2018 through 2020, Connelly landed roles in high-profile sci-fi/franchise/sequel films such as the "Snowpiercer" series (TNT, 2019), "Alita: Battle Angel" (2019), and "Top Gun: Maverick" (2020).

      Highest rated movies

      Top Gun: Maverick Spider-Man: Homecoming Only the Brave
      Little Children
      Pollock
      Requiem for a Dream Labyrinth
      Dark City

      Photos

      Jennifer Connelly Jennifer Connelly at arrivals for Rei Kawakubo & Comme des Garcons Costume Institute Gala - ARRIVALS 1, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY May 1, 2017. Photo By: John Nacion/Everett Collection Jennifer Connelly at arrivals for AMERICAN PASTORAL Premiere, Samuel Goldwyn Theatre, Los Angeles, CA October 13, 2016. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Jennifer Connelly (wearing Balenciaga), Paul Bettany at arrivals for THE TOURIST Premiere, The Ziegfeld Theatre, New York, NY December 6, 2010. Photo By: Desiree Navarro/Everett Collection Jennifer Connelly, wearing a Louis Vuitton dress at arrivals for SHELTER Premiere, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY November 11, 2015. Photo By: Steven Ferdman/Everett Collection Jennifer Connelly at arrivals for ONLY THE BRAVE Premiere, The Regency Village Theatre, Los Angeles, CA October 8, 2017. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection Jennifer Connelly at arrivals for Warner Media Upfronts 2019, One Penn Plaza, New York, NY May 15, 2019. Photo By: Jason Mendez/Everett Collection Jennifer Connelly at arrivals for ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL Premiere, Regency Village Theatre - Westwood, Los Angeles, CA February 5, 2019. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection Jennifer Connelly at arrivals for AMERICAN PASTORAL Premiere, Samuel Goldwyn Theatre, Los Angeles, CA October 13, 2016. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Jennifer Connelly at arrivals for AMERICAN PASTORAL Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2016, Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto, ON September 9, 2016. Photo By: James Atoa/Everett Collection Jennifer Connelly at arrivals for AMERICAN PASTORAL Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2016, Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto, ON September 9, 2016. Photo By: James Atoa/Everett Collection Jennifer Connelly at arrivals for SHELTER Premiere, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY November 11, 2015. Photo By: Steven Ferdman/Everett Collection Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany at arrivals for SHELTER Premiere, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY November 11, 2015. Photo By: Steven Ferdman/Everett Collection Jennifer Connelly at arrivals for Camp: Notes on Fashion Met Gala Costume Institute Annual Benefit - Part 3, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY May 6, 2019. Photo By: Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany at arrivals for ''CHINA: Through The Looking Glass'' Opening Night Met Gala - Part 2, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute, New York, NY May 4, 2015. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany at arrivals for ''CHINA: Through The Looking Glass'' Opening Night Met Gala - Part 2, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute, New York, NY May 4, 2015. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection Jennifer Connelly at arrivals for ALOFT Premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, The MARC, Park City, UT January 26, 2015. Photo By: James Atoa/Everett Collection Jennifer Connelly at arrivals for ALOFT Premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, The MARC, Park City, UT January 26, 2015. Photo By: James Atoa/Everett Collection Jennifer Connelly at arrivals for DuJour Magazine Spring 2014 Issue Celebration, LAVO, New York, NY March 27, 2014. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection Jennifer Connelly at arrivals for DuJour Magazine Spring 2014 Issue Celebration, LAVO, New York, NY March 27, 2014. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      49% No Score Yet Bad Behaviour Lucy (Character),
      Executive Producer
      - 2023
      96% 99% Top Gun: Maverick Penny Benjamin (Character) $718.5M 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sergio Leone: The Italian Who Invented America Self - 2022
      62% 91% Alita: Battle Angel Chiren (Character) $85.8M 2019
      87% 91% Only the Brave Amanda Marsh (Character) $18.1M 2017
      92% 87% Spider-Man: Homecoming Karen/Suit Lady (Character) $334.4M 2017
      24% 31% American Pastoral Dawn Levov (Character) $541.5K 2016
      46% 49% Shelter Hannah (Character) - 2014
      16% 27% Aloft Nana Kunning (Character) $53.0K 2014
      75% 41% Noah Naameh (Character) $101.2M 2014
      13% 44% Winter's Tale Virginia Gamely (Character) $12.6M 2014
      57% 69% Stuck in Love Erica (Character) $79.0K 2012
      22% 23% Salvation Boulevard Gwen (Character) $27.4K 2011
      24% 29% The Dilemma Beth (Character) $48.4M 2011
      11% 25% Virginia Virginia (Character) $6.9K 2010
      47% 49% Creation Emma Darwin (Character) $340.6K 2009
      57% 56% 9 7 (Voice) $31.7M 2009
      41% 59% He's Just Not That Into You Janine (Character) - 2009
      38% 45% Inkheart Roxanne (Character) $17.3M 2008
      21% 27% The Day the Earth Stood Still Dr. Helen Benson (Character) $79.4M 2008
      38% 52% Reservation Road Grace Lerner (Character) $101.4K 2007
      No Score Yet 56% Movies 101 Unknown (Character) - 2007
      63% 90% Blood Diamond Maddy Bowen (Character) $57.4M 2006
      80% 82% Little Children Kathy Adamson (Character) $5.5M 2006
      47% 28% Dark Water Dahlia Williams (Character) $25.5M 2005
      74% 83% House of Sand and Fog Kathy Lazaro (Character) $13.0M 2003
      63% 29% Hulk Betty Ross (Character) $132.1M 2003
      74% 93% A Beautiful Mind Alicia Nash (Character) $170.7M 2001
      80% 74% Pollock Ruth Klingman (Character) $8.6M 2000
      78% 93% Requiem for a Dream Marion Silver (Character) $3.6M 2000
      50% 78% Waking the Dead Sarah Williams (Character) $327.4K 2000
      76% 85% Dark City Emma Murdoch/Anna (Character) $14.3M 1998
      36% 51% Inventing the Abbotts Eleanor Abbott (Character) $5.9M 1997
      31% 39% Mulholland Falls Allison Pond (Character) $11.5M 1996
      No Score Yet 18% Far Harbor Ellie (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Spreckman's Boat Ellie (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 67% Out There Woman in grocery line (Character) - 1995
      46% 73% Higher Learning Taryn (Character) $36.8M 1995
      20% 33% Of Love and Shadows Irene (Character) $22.1K 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Heart of Justice Emma Burgess (Character) - 1993
      39% 37% Career Opportunities Josie McClellan (Character) $11.0M 1991
      67% 65% The Rocketeer Jenny Blake (Character) $46.5M 1991
      71% 49% The Hot Spot Gloria Harper (Character) $1.2M 1990
      43% 43% Some Girls Gabriella (Character) $6.2K 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Seven Minutes in Heaven Natalie Becker (Character) - 1986
      77% 86% Labyrinth Sarah (Character) $12.1M 1986
      74% 67% Phenomena Jennifer Corvino (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 63% Dario Argento's World of Horror Unknown (Character) - 1985

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Matter Daniela Dessen (Character) 2024
      No Score Yet 48% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2015 2022
      75% 71% Snowpiercer Melanie Cavill (Character) 2020-2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2019 2021
      No Score Yet 36% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2009 2014-2016 2019 2021
      No Score Yet 19% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017
      41% 61% Chelsea Guest 2016
      No Score Yet 61% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011-2012 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2007-2008
      68% No Score Yet American Idol Guest 2008
      42% No Score Yet The $treet Unknown (Character) 2000 2003