Jennifer Connelly

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Full Name: Jennifer Lynn Connelly


Height: 5’7.5” (1.71m)


Date of Birth: December 12th, 1970


Current Age: 35


Star Sign: Sagittarius


Place of Birth: Catskill Mountains, New York, USA


Hobbies: Swimming, gymnastics, camping, drawing, hiking, walking & bike riding


Interests: Quantum Physics, horses & Philosophy


Favourite Colours: Cobalt blue, forest green & very pale green/grey


Education: St. Ann’s school, Brooklyn Heights

                   Yale University

                    Stanford University


Family: Father - Gerard Connelly

             Mother - Eileen Connelly


Celebrity Relationships: Bill Campbell(Actor)

                       David Dugan  (Photographer)

         Paul Bettany (Actor)


Children: Sons – Kai Dugan (9) & Stellan Bettany (3)


Occupation: Actress 



The Blood Diamond (2007) playing Maddy Bowen

The Berkeley Connection (2006)

Little Children (2006) playing Kathy Adamson

Dark Water (2005) playing Dahlia

House of Sand and Fog (2003) playing Kathy

Hulk (2003) playing Betty Ross

A Beautiful Mind (2001) playing Alicia Nash

Pollock (2000) playing Ruth Kligman

Requiem for a Dream (2000) playing Marion Silver

Waking the Dead (2000) playing Sarah Williams

Dark City (1998) playing Emma Murdoch/Anna

Inventing the Abbotts (1997) playing Eleanor Abbott

Far Harbor (1996) playing Ellie

Mulholland Falls (1996) playing Allison Pond

Higher Learning (1995) playing Taryn

Of Love and Shadows (1994) playing Irene

The Heart of Justice (1993) playing Emma Burgess

The Rocketeer (1991) playing Jenny Blake

Career Opportunities (1991) playing Josie McClellan

The Hot Spot (1990) playing Gloria Harper

Some Girls (1988) playing Gabriella D’Arc

Etoile (1988) playing Claire Hamilton/Natalie Horvath

Labyrinth (1986) playing Sarah

Seven Minutes in Heaven (1985) playing Natalie Becker

Phenomena (1985) playing Jennifer Corvino

The Valley (1985) playing Jennifer Corvino/Herself

Once Upon a Time in America (1984) playing Young Deborah 


Her Family History: Jennifer spent 4 years as a child in Woodstock, New York before her family moved to Brooklyn Heights – just across the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan.  Jennifer’s father Gerard Connelly is a clothing retailer and is of Norwegian and Irish heritage. Jennifer’s mother Eileen Connelly is an antiques dealer and is of Russian and Polish descent. A close friend of her family was an advertising executive and it was this friend who suggested her parents take Jennifer to a modelling audition when she was 10, which kicked off Jennifer’s career.


Interesting Facts about Jennifer:


*      As a child, Jennifer modelled for newspapers, magazines including Seventeen magazine & in TV commercials

*      When film producer Sergio Leone was seeking a young girl to dance in his gangster epic ‘Once Upon a Time in America’, a casting director introduced him to Jennifer who was then given the part

*      She appeared in Roy Orbison’s rock music video for “I Drove All Night” also co-starring Jason Priestley

*      She speaks fluent Italian and French

*      She has starred in a Miller Beer commercial & has done several commercials in Japan  

*      She released a Japanese music single called “Monologue of Love” in Japan in the 80’s, she sings phonetic Japanese on the song. She says her agent made up the idea as she is semi-fluent in the language

*      Jennifer is trained in classical theatre and improvisation, she has studied with drama coaches; Roy London, Howard Fine & Harold Guskin    

*      Jennifer was engaged to her ‘The Rocketeer’ co-star Bill Campbell in the early 90’s. They were together on and off for 5 years, but Jennifer never had any plans to actually marry Bill and the engagement was soon off

*      She was a member of Gold’s Gym in Venice for 2 years

*      Jennifer occasionally wears a small picture of the Dalai Lama on a necklace

*      She won a BAFTA, Golden Globe, AFI and an Oscar for Best supporting Actress for her role in ‘A Beautiful Mind’

*      She had a son called Kai in 1997 who’s father is photographer David Dugan. Kai was originally going to be called Liam, but he looked so “exotic” when he was born that they decided on Kai – a Hawaiian name

*      Jennifer married Paul Bettany in 2003 making her the daughter-in-law of actor Thane Bettany. Jennifer & Paul are still together and have a son called Stellan who was born on August 5th, 2003. Stellan is named after Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgard

*      Named “One of the 50 Most Beautiful People” by People Magazine in 2002

*      In the film ‘Heathers’, the role of Veronica was originally written with Jennifer in mind, but she turned the role down

*      Her boobs a size 34C/D

*      In 3 of her films; ‘Dark City’, ‘Requiem for a Dream’ & ‘House of Sand and Fog’ she coincidently appears standing at the end of a pier

*      She was nearly cast as Diane Court in Cameron Crowe’s ‘Say Anything…’ in 1989, but Ione Skye got the part instead

*      Jennifer enrolled at Yale as an English major but transferred 2 years later to Stanford

*      She uses the online username “ecksor” which is a phonetic spelling of XOR (exclusive OR). This is a tribute to her cousin Jerry who is a computer security expert

*      Ranked #14 in Celebrity Sleuth’s “25 Sexiest Women of 1993”

*      Ranked #53 in Stuff magazine’s “103 Sexiest Women” in 2003

*      Ranked #74 in FHM-USA’s “100 Sexiest Women” in 2002

*      Ranked #85 in Askmen’s “Most Desirable Women” in 2002

*      Ranked #88 in FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World” in 2005

*      Jennifer is a vegan


Jennifer’s Personal 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."

"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."

[talking about the films she did in the beginning of her career]: "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!"

[Talking about her character in A Beautiful Mind: "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, 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 , 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".

[Talking about her son Kai]: "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!'"

"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 on "The Ball Room Dance" scene, her favorite from Labyrinth.

[About her son]: "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."