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Jennifer Connelly
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Connelly at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival
Born
Jennifer Lynn Connelly

December 12, 1970 (1970-12-12) (age 48)
Residence Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Yale University
Stanford University
Occupation Actress
Years active 1982–present
Spouse(s)
Paul Bettany (m. 2003)
Children 3

Jennifer Lynn Connelly (born December 12, 1970) is an American actress who began her career as a child model. She appeared in magazine, newspaper and television advertising, before she made her movie acting debut in the 1984 crime film Once Upon a Time in America. Connelly continued modeling and acting, starring in films such as the 1985 horror film Phenomena (her first leading role), and the 1986 musical fantasy film Labyrinth (opposite David Bowie).

Jennifer Connelly 2010 TIFF
2010 Toronto International Film Festival

On November 14, 2005, Connelly was named Amnesty International Ambassador for Human Rights Education. She appeared in an advertisement highlighting the global need for clean water, and sought donations for African, Indian, and Central American drilling projects for the non-profit organization Charity: Water. On May 2, 2009, she participated in Revlon's annual 5k Run/Walk for Women. In May 2012, Connelly was named ambassador for Save the Children fund, to advocate for children's rights in the United States and worldwide.

She has been the face of Balenciaga fashion advertisements, as well as for Revlon cosmetics. In 2012, she was named the first global face of the Shiseido Company. Magazines including Time, Vanity Fair and Esquire, as well as the Los Angeles Times newspaper have included her on their lists of the world's most beautiful women. In the 1992 animated Disney movie Aladdin, Princess Jasmine was modeled after Connelly.

Personal life

While filming The Rocketeer, she began a romance with co-star Billy Campbell. They were involved for five years before they broke up in 1996. Connelly then had a relationship with photographer David Dugan, with whom she had a son, Kai, born in 1997.

On January 1, 2003, in a private family ceremony in Scotland she married actor Paul Bettany, whom she had met while working on A Beautiful Mind. The couple's first child was born in August the same year. She gave birth to her third child in May 2011, in New York City.

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1984 Once Upon a Time in America Young Deborah Gelly Debut film role
1985 Phenomena Jennifer Corvino First starring role
1985 Seven Minutes in Heaven Natalie Becker
1986 Labyrinth Sarah Williams
1988 Some Girls Gabriella d'Arc
1989 Étoile (Ballet) Claire Hamilton / Natalie Horvath
1990 The Hot Spot Gloria Harper
1991 Career Opportunities Josie McClellan
1991 The Rocketeer Jenny Blake Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
1994 Of Love and Shadows Irene
1995 Higher Learning Taryn
1996 Mulholland Falls Allison Pond
1996 Far Harbor Ellie
1997 Inventing the Abbotts Eleanor Abbott
1998 Dark City Emma Murdoch / Anna
2000 Waking the Dead Sarah Williams
2000 Pollock Ruth Kligman
2000 Requiem for a Dream Marion Silver Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
Nominated — Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
2001 A Beautiful Mind Alicia Nash Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
American Film Institute Award for Best Supporting Actress
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Empire Award for Best Actress
Nominated — Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2003 Hulk Betty Ross Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Actress
2003 House of Sand and Fog Kathy Nicolo Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Nominated — Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated — Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated — Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
2005 Dark Water Dahlia Williams
2006 Little Children Kathy Adamson
2006 Blood Diamond Maddy Bowen
2007 Reservation Road Grace Learner
2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still Helen Benson
2008 Inkheart Roxane
2009 He's Just Not That Into You Janine Gunders
2009 9 7 Voice role
2009 Creation Emma Darwin
2010 Virginia Virginia
2011 The Dilemma Beth
2011 Salvation Boulevard Gwen Vanderveer
2012 Stuck in Love Erica
2013 The Trials of Muhammad Ali Herself Documentary
2014 Winter's Tale Virginia Gamely
2014 Aloft Nana Kunning
2014 Noah Naameh
2014 Shelter Hannah
2016 American Pastoral Dawn Dwyer Levov
2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming Karen Voice role
2017 Only the Brave Amanda Marsh
2018 Alita: Battle Angel Chiren Post-production

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