Jennifer Connelly

  • Birth Name: Jennifer Lynn Connelly
  • Birth Place: Catskill, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Started modeling in print and TV ads at age 10.
  • Made film debut in Sergio Leone's epic Once upon a Time in America (1984), playing Elizabeth McGovern's character as a child.
  • In the 1980s, released a single in Japan called "Monologue of Love," sung in phonetic Japanese because she didn't actually speak the language. 
  • Married Paul Bettany, whom she met on the set of A Beautiful Mind (2001), in a secret ceremony at Gilmerton House, a centuries-old manor in East Lothian, Scotland.
  • Son Stellan is named for Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgard.
  • Delivered her daughter Agnes in a home water birth in May 2011.


  • 2002, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 2001, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 2002, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2004, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2002, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Winner
  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee


  • Paul Bettany — Husband
  • David Dugan — Ex-significant Other
  • Stellan Bettany — Son
  • Josh Charles — Ex-significant Other
  • Billy Campbell — Ex-significant Other
  • Eileen Connelly — Mother
  • Gerard Connelly — Father
  • Kai Dugan — Son
  • Agnes Lark Bettany — Daughter


  • Attended Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States; attended Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States

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