Jennifer Connelly

Date Of Birth:
12 December 1970
Place Of Birth:
New York City, New York
Best Known As:
The Oscar-winning co-star of A Beautiful Mind
Jennifer Connelly won an Academy Award as best supporting actress for playing the wife of mathematician John Forbes Nash in A Beautiful Mind (2001, with Russell Crowe as Nash). It was the pinnacle of a long career in films. Jennifer Connelly was only 15 when she landed her first big role, in Jim Henson's 1986 fantasy feature The Labyrinth. (She played innocent youngster Sarah against David Bowie's creepy Goblin King.) Connelly then grew up to become a voluptuous and dark-haired leading lady in a variety of films, including the sex-tinged drama The Hot Spot (1990), John Hughes's Career Opportunities (1990), the cartoony The Rocketeer (1991, with a villainous Timothy Dalton) and Inventing the Abbots (1997, with Liv Tyler and Billy Crudup). Her success with A Beautiful Mind sent her to a new level of fame. On TV, she starred in the short-lived TV series The $treet (2000). In the movies, she has also appeared as Jackson Pollock's mistress in the film Pollock (2000), with Ben Kingsley in The House of Sand and Fog (2003), as a journalist on the trail of Leonardo DiCaprio's naughty diamond smuggler in Blood Diamond (2006), with Colin Farrell in the thieving romance Winter's Tale (2014), and as a firefighter's wife in Only the Brave (2017).
Extra Credit

Like Jodie Foster, Jennifer Connelly enrolled in Yale University; Connelly later transferred to Stanford… Jennifer Connelly married actor Paul Bettany, who also appeared in A Beautiful Mind, in a private ceremony in Scotland in December of 2002.

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