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Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly

Birthday: 1970-12-12 | Place of Birth: Cairo, New York, USA

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 film acting debut in the crime film Once Upon a Time in America (1984). Connelly continued modeling and acting, starring in a number of films, including the horror film Phenomena (1985), the musical fantasy film Labyrinth (1986), the romantic comedy Career Opportunities (1991), and the period superhero film The Rocketeer (1991). She gained critical acclaim for her work in the science fiction film Dark City (1998) and for playing a drug addict in Darren Aronofsky's 2000 drama Requiem for a Dream. At the 74th Academy Awards, Connelly won Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Alicia Nash in Ron Howard's biopic A Beautiful Mind (2001). Her subsequent credits include the Marvel superhero film Hulk (2003), in which she played Bruce Banner's love interest Betty Ross, the horror film Dark Water (2005), the drama Blood Diamond (2006), the science fiction film The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), the romantic comedy He's Just Not That Into You, and the biopic Creation (both 2009). In the 2010s, she took on supporting roles in Aronofsky's epic film Noah (2014) and in the action film Alita: Battle Angel (2019). As of 2020, she stars in the TNT dystopian television series Snowpiercer. Connelly was named Amnesty International Ambassador for Human Rights Education in 2005. She has been the face of Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton 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.

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Known For

Acting

Year
Title

Role

2022
Top Gun: Maverick

as    Penny Benjamin

2020
Snowpiercer

as    Melanie Cavill

2019
Alita: Battle Angel

as    Chiren

2017
Only the Brave

as    Amanda Marsh

2016
American Pastoral

as    Dawn Levov

2014
Shelter

as    Hannah

2014
Noah

as    Naameh

2014
Aloft

as    Nana Kunning

2014
Winter's Tale

as    Virginia Gamely

2013
Stuck in Love

as    Erica

2011
The Dilemma

as    Beth

2011
Salvation Boulevard

as    Gwen Vanderveer

2010
Virginia

as    Virginia

2009
9

as    7 (voice)

2009
Creation

as    Emma Darwin

2009
He's Just Not That Into You

as    Janine Gunders

2008
The Day the Earth Stood Still

as    Helen Benson

2007
Reservation Road

as    Grace Learner

2006
Little Children

as    Kathy Adamson

2006
Blood Diamond

as    Maddy Bowen

2005
Dark Water

as    Dahlia Williams

2003
Hulk

as    Betty Ross

2003
House of Sand and Fog

as    Kathy

2001
A Beautiful Mind

as    Alicia Nash

2000
Requiem for a Dream

as    Marion Silver

2000
Pollock

as    Ruth Kligman

2000
Waking the Dead

as    Sarah Williams

1998
Dark City

as    Emma Murdoch

1997
Inventing the Abbotts

as    Eleanor Abbott