Real Name: Jennifer Lynn Connelly
Height: 5' 7½"
Hair: Dark Brown
Born: December 12, 1970 in Catskill Mountains, New York, USA.
Discovered: Jennifer grew up in Brooklyn Heights and attended St. Ann's school. A friend of the family's suggested, when she was 10, that her parents take her to a modeling audition. That was the start of a successful career in newspapers and magazines, including "Seventeen" magazine.
A casting director saw Jennifer and introduced her to Sergio Leone, who was seeking a young girl to dance in his gangster epic Once Upon a Time in America (1984). After graduation she enrolled at Yale, then transferred two years later to Stanford. Her first TV appearance as an adult was a British TV series "Tales of the Unexpected" in 1984. Her first movie appearance was in Dario Argento's Phenomena in 1985.
Jennifer even appeared in a rock video "I Drove All Night", a Roy Orbison song, co-starring Jason Priestley.
Perhaps most surprising Jennifer once tried her hand at a music career, she released a single called "Monologue of Love" in Japan in the mid-'80s, in which she sings in Japanese.
Resume: The Berkeley Connection (2006)
The Blood Diamond (2007)
Little Children (2006)
Dark Water (2005)
House of Sand and Fog (2003)
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
"The $treet" (2000) TV
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Waking the Dead (2000/I)
Dark City (1998)
Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
Far Harbor (1996)
Mulholland Falls (1996) Higher Learning (1995)
Of Love and Shadows (1994)
Продолжение ниже рекламного блока:
The Heart of Justice (1993)
The Rocketeer (1991)
Career Opportunities (1991)
The Hot Spot (1990/I)
Some Girls (1988)
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Known For: Always playing smart and thoughtful characters.
Romance: Married to actor Paul Bettany January 1, 2003 - present, the pair have one child, son Stellan.
Was engaged to Bill Campbell, her co-star in The Rocketeer.
Dated and had one son, Kai, with photographer David Dugan.
Quotes: "Acting is great. When it works it is so fulfilling. You do the research and work with other talented people who are creative and compassionate and use all your faculties. The ability to express yourself completely is the most wonderful feeling in the world. Each film is a chapter in my life wherein I learn so much more about myself." - Jennifer Connelly
"I so much enjoy being able to completely allow myself to be consumed by a role, and really grow in the process,once you've done that, it's hard to go back working on things you don't care about." - Jennifer Connelly
"You don't want to get rid of your experiences, because they're your experiences - good or bad - and you need them, but it would be great if they weren't on the video shelf!" - Jennifer Connelly talking about the films she did in the beginning of her career
"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 (2001), 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 a tragedy in the family, and it takes a toll on each of them as they try to live with each other". - Jennifer Connelly talking about her character in A Beautiful Mind
"We've already done plays together. Very short plays. He dictates them to me. Sometimes he casts me, sometimes he doesn't. And when I'm in the play, he'll sometimes say to me, 'No Mom, you didn't say that right!'" - Jennifer Connelly talking about her son Kai
"I wore a beautiful silver ball gown, which was a refreshing change from the blue jeans I wore in almost every other scene. It was really a gorgeous set, with masses of huge chandeliers and thousands of flickering candles, hundreds of silken cushions and curtains, and masses of people in strange masks and ornate dresses. There was the thrill of dancing with David Bowie to one of the songs he composed especially for the film. There wasn't enough room, for technical reasons, to really dance around properly, but we just drifted slowly and gracefully (I hope!) to David's music, and he looked fabulous! It's all a sort of magical fantasy sequence inside a huge bubble." - Jennifer Connelly on "The Ball Room Dance" scene, her favorite from Labyrinth (1986)
"I don't think I would be doing this quality of work if it hadn't been for my son. He's changed me. He's helped me to understand myself and find my place in the world." - Jennifer Connelly