Annette Bening

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Annette Francine Bening
  • Birth Place: Topeka, KS
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/29/1958, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor
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A-list movie star Bening got her start in regional theater before moving to New York, where she earned a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in Coastal Disturbances (1986). She then made a name for herself in film with supporting roles, such as her deliciously wicked turns in Valmont and The Grifters, the latter of which earned her an Academy Award nomination. In 1991, she signed on to the project that would change her career and her life. Although Bugsy wasn't a commercial success, it offered Bening her first genuine leading role, as a gangster's moll. It also introduced her to notorious ladies' man Warren Beatty, who ended up abandoning his wild ways to wed and raise a family with Bening. Now a devoted mother of four, the actress-mom continues to be a hit with both critics and fans, earning Oscar nominations for her turns in the popular American Beauty (1999) and Being Julia (2004). In 2010, she again showcased her broad appeal with a star turn in The Kids Are All Right, which was a hit at both Sundance and the box office.Annette Bening Fast Facts:
  • Played the lead in her junior high school's production of The Sound of Music.
  • Spent some time as a cook on a charter boat.
  • Made her Broadway debut in 1987 in Coastal Disturbances, for which she received a Tony nomination.
  • Met husband Warren Beatty while costarring with him in Bugsy.
  • Annette Bening Relationships:
  • Bradley Bening - Brother
  • Byron Bening - Brother
  • Kathlyn Elizabeth Bening Beatty - Daughter
  • Ella Corinne Beatty - Daughter
  • Isabel Ira Ashley Beatty - Daughter
  • Arnett Grant Bening - Father
  • J. Steven White - Ex-husband
  • Benjamin Beatty - Son
  • Warren Beatty - Husband
  • Shirley Bening - Mother
  • Jane Bening - Sister
  • Annette Bening Awards:
  • 2007 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2000 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1996 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 2007 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 2005 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 1992 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1999 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1990 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2004 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1987 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Play) - Nominee
  • 2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1999 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2010 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Leading Actress - Nominee
  • 2011 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Winner
  • 2010 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 1991 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • College:
  • San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA (BA in Theater); attended San Diego Mesa College, San Diego, CA

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