Jennifer Connelly 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. Connelly was named Amnesty International Ambassador for Human Rights Education in 2005. 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.

Birth Name

Jennifer Lynn Connelly

Nickname

Jenny C

Profession

Actress

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Jennifer Connelly was born on December 12, 1970, in Cairo, New York, United States.

Age

She’s currently 48 years old.

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Ethnicity

White

Religion

Roman Catholic

Education

She attended a private arts-based school, Saint Ann’s in New York City. Later from 1988 to 1989, she attended Yale University in Connecticut to study English. Just after two years, she transferred herself to Stanford University in Stanford, California to study drama in 1990. She left the college in that year only to focus more on her film career.

Family Details

  • Father – Gerard Connelly (Clothing Manufacturer)
  • Mother – Ilene (Antiques Dealer)
  • Siblings – None

Marital Status

Married

Boyfriend / Spouse

Jennifer Connelly has dated –

  • Dweezil Zappa (1990) – Jennifer dated rock guitarist, Dweezil Zappa for a short time in 1990. They started dating in July 1990 and separated later in that year.
  • Billy Campbell (1990-1995) – The Rocketeer co-stars Billy Campbell and Jennifer Connelly dated from 1990 to 1995, ON and OFF. They were also engaged during this period but didn’t marry. She was little more careful about the marriage after seeing her own parents’ divorce.
  • Billy Crudup (1996) – In 1996, Inventing the Abbotts co-stars, Billy Crudup and Jennifer Connelly dated in the year 1996. They were having a strong sexual relationship in the film.
  • David Dugan (1996-1997) – Soon after splitting with Billy, she met a photographer David Dugan in 1996 during a rock climbing expedition. They started dating and soon she became pregnant with David’s child. She gave birth to their first child on July 10, 1997, named Kai. The couple separated in 1997, shortly after that time. Kai stays with her mom and goes to see his father on weekends.
  • Josh Charles (1999-2002) – From 1999 to 2002, the actors Josh and Jennifer dated. They separated just before Oscars 2002 after she won an award for Supporting Actress. It was said that Josh could not handle her success and was perturbed by the romance rumors between Jennifer Connelly and Russell Crowe.

  • Paul Bettany (2002-Present) – In April 2002, Jennifer Connelly started dating English actor Paul Bettany after meeting him on the set of A Beautiful Mind. She finally decided to marry him, and the ceremony happened on January 1, 2003, in Scotland. Jennifer gave birth to the couple’s first child, Stellan on August 5, 2003. The couple’s second child (and Jennifer’s third child), Agnes Lark was born on May 31, 2011, in New York City.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 6½ inches
  • In centimeters – 169 cm
  • In meters – 1.69 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 52 kg
  • In Pounds – 115 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-23-34
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 24 inches
  • Hip – 34 inches
  • Bra Size – 32C

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Green

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 8.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 3 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Playing Alicia Nash in the 2001 biographical drama film A Beautiful Mind, as Betty Ross in 2003 superhero film Hulk, as Marion Silver.

Film Debut

Connelly made her film debut in 1984 with the crime drama film Once Upon a Time in America for her role as Young Deborah Gelly.

Television Debut

In 1982, Jennifer appeared in ITV’s television series Tales of the Unexpected in just one episode entitled Stranger in Town for her role as The Girl.

Brand Endorsements

She has appeared in Balenciaga, Revlon, Shiseido: (1980’s and 2012), Panasonic (the 1980’s), Lux Shampoo (the 1990’s) & Gitano (1980’s). She was announced as Amnesty International’s ambassador for Human Rights Education on November 14, 2005. In May 2012, Connelly was named ambassador for Save the Children fund, to advocate for children’s rights in the United States and worldwide.

Awards & Nominations

YearTitleAccoladeResults
1992The RocketeerSaturn Award for Best Supporting ActressNominated
1999Dark CityOnline Film & Television Association Award for Best Actress in a Sci-Fi/Fantasy HorrorNominated
2000Requiem for a DreamAwards Circuit Community Award for Best Supporting ActressNominated
2000Requiem for a DreamLas Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting ActressNominated
2001A Beautiful MindAwards Circuit Community Award for Best Supporting ActressWon
2001A Beautiful MindAwards Circuit Community Award for Best Cast EnsembleNominated
2001Requiem for a DreamChlotrudis Award for Best Supporting ActressNominated
2001Requiem for a DreamIndependent Spirit Award for Best Supporting FemaleNominated
2001A Beautiful MindGolden Schmoes Award for Best Supporting ActressWon
2001A Beautiful MindKansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting ActressWon
2001Requiem for a DreamOnline Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting ActressNominated
2001Requiem for a DreamOnline Film Critics Society Award for Best EnsembleNominated
2001Requiem for a DreamPhoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting ActressNominated
2001A Beautiful MindSoutheastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting ActressWon
2002A Beautiful MindAcademy Award for Best Supporting ActressWon
2002A Beautiful MindAmerican Film Institute Award for Feature Actor of the Year – Female, MoviesWon
2002A Beautiful MindBritish Academy Film Award for Best Supporting ActressWon
2002A Beautiful MindChicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting ActressNominated
2002A Beautiful MindCritics Choice Award for Best Supporting ActressWon
2002A Beautifil MindDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting ActressNominated
2002A Beautiful MindGolden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureWon
2002A Beautiful MindLas Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting ActressNominated
2002A Beautiful MindOnline Film & Television Association Award for Best Supporting ActressWon
2002A Beautiful MindOnline Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting ActressWon
2002A Beautiful MindPhoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting ActressWon
2002A Beautiful MindSatellite Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture – DramaWon
2002A Beautiful MindScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading RoleNominated
2002A Beautiful MindScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in Motion PictureNominated
2003A Beautiful MindEmpire Award for Best ActressNominated
2003House of Sand and FogKansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best ActressWon
2004House of Sand and FogCentral Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best ActressNominated
2004House of Sand and FogCritics Choice Award for Best ActressNominated
2004House of Sand and FogLas Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best ActressNominated
2004House of Sand and FogOnline Film & Television Association Award for Best ActressNominated
2004House of Sand and FogSatellite Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – DramaNominated
2004HulkSaturn Award for Best ActressNominated
2004House of Sand and FogVancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best ActressNominated
2006Little ChildrenAwards Circuit Community Award for Best Cast EnembleNominated
2006Dark WaterFangoria Chainsaw Award for Best ActressNominated
2007Reservation RoadHollywood Film Festival Award for Best Supporting ActressWon

Jennifer Connelly Favorites

  • Favorite TV Show – Friends (1994-2004)
  • Favorite City – New York City
  • Favorite Food – Sushi, Turkey Burger
  • Favorite Cartoon – Scooby-Doo
  • Favorite Books – The Beauty of the Husband (By Anne Carson), Thérèse Raquin  (By Èmile Zola), Ulysses (By James Joyce)
  • Favorite Color – Cobalt Blue, Light Gray, Forest Green

Jennifer Connelly Net worth

Jennifer Connelly has a estimated net worth of $30 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jennifer Connelly

  • She enjoys drawing. She also has an interest in software and mathematics.
  • She is good at Italian and French languages.
  • She has an Australian shepherd dog named, Pip.
  • She was vegan before her first pregnancy. She broke it after eating a turkey burger.
  • Connelly auditioned for the main role in the 1984 film Firestarter. But it went to Drew Barrymore.
  • In 1986, Connelly played a teenager in the fantasy film, Labyrinth. Her performance in the movie was highly criticized and the movie itself bombed at the box office but it became a cult film later.
  • In 1990, Connelly’s parents encouraged her to join back movies and she left Stanford to act in ‘The Hot Spot’. Although the movie did not achieve commercial success but her performance in the movie earned critics’ appreciation.
  • In 1996, Connelly did the most controversial intimate scene with her co-star John Malkovich in the movie Mulholland Falls, in which she played the role of his mistress who gets mysteriously murdered.
  • In 2003, she did The Hulk and played the role of Betty Rose, who was a scientist and main protagonist’s former girlfriend. Connelly got interested in the movie because of Ang Lee’s unusual take on the Marvel Comics superhero.
  • In 2009, she appeared in the costume drama biopic Creation, in which she played Emma Darwin, wife of Charles Darwin, opposite her real-life husband Paul Bettany.
  • In May 2, 2009, she participated in Revlon’s annual 5k Run/Walk for Women.
  • In 2010, Connelly did Dustin Lance Black’s Virginia. The movie was only meant to get limited theatrical release and her performance as a mentally unstable woman was very well received by the critics.
  • In 2012, she was named the first global face of the Shiseido Company.
  • In May 2012, Connelly was named ambassador for Save the Children fund, to advocate for children’s rights in the United States and worldwide.
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