Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly

Highest Rated: 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Lowest Rated: 11% Virginia (2012)

Birthday: Dec 12, 1970

Birthplace: Catskill Mountains, New York

Once described as resembling a teenage Elizabeth Taylor, one gets the feeling that Jennifer Connelly may, with her winning of the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in A Beautiful Mind (2001), have finally found what she once referred to as, "the film I'm really proud of and really love." And though she has graced the screens of theaters since 1984, Connelly remains a capable and versatile actress undefined by any single role or film.Born in the Catskill Mountains of mid-state New York in December of 1970, and raised in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of New York City, Connelly got her start in show business as a model at the age of ten. Quickly coming into high demand due to her striking beauty, Connelly often traveled abroad, where she eventually made her acting debut. The burgeoning actress landed her first role in an episode of the British horror anthology Tales of the Unexpected, and soon found work in small roles such as the Duran Duran music video for "Union of the Snake" before making her feature debut in Sergio Leone's sprawling gangster epic Once Upon a Time in America. Connelly's next film role, as a gifted schoolgirl who teams with an entomologist to solve a string of murders in Dario Argento's Phenomena, proved that the young actress was well capable of handling leading roles. After a memorable Dorothy-esque turn in Jim Henson's fantasy adventure Labyrinth (1986), in which she must rescue her brother from Goblin King David Bowie, Connelly seemed to almost disappear for a short while. Subsequent appearances in such forgettable films as The Hot Spot and The Rocketeer, while frequent and helping the actress to maintain visibility, remained unchallenging and did little to advance her career.Things began to look up for the talented actress in the mid-'90s. Maturing into an actress capable of taking on challenging roles, Connelly's portrayal of a sensitive lesbian who befriends college freshman Kristy Swanson in John Singleton's Higher Learning hinted at abilities previously unexplored. After small roles in such well-received films as Lee Tamahori's Mulholland Falls and Alex Proyas' Dark City, Connelly was nominated for an Independent Spirit award for her portrayal of a burned-out junkie in Darren Aronofsky's emotionally jarring Requiem for a Dream (2000). In addition, 2000 brought Connelly her first recurring television role, in the fast-paced Wall Street weekly The $treet, and a role in Ed Harris' directing debut, the Jackson Pollock biopic Pollock. The following year found Connelly at a turning point in director Ron Howard's A Beautiful Mind. As the loyal wife of famed mathematician turned paranoid schizophrenic John Forbes Nash Jr. (portrayed in the film by Gladiator star Russell Crowe), Connelly once again showed her versatility and ability to gracefully shine amidst such notable talents as Crowe and Howard. With her roles in the early 2000s increasing in both emotional scope and dimension, Connellywould next appear in acclaimed director Ang Lee's eagerly anticipated The Hulk before taking the female lead in The House of Sand and Fog (both 2003). She played opposite a number of Oscar nominees in 2006 with her supporting work in Blood Diamond and Little Children, and continued to work steadily in a variety of projects including Reservation Road, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and Inkheart. She played the title character in screenwriter Dustin Lance Black's Virginia. She was cast as the put-upon wife of Vince Vaughn in Ron Howard's romantic comedy The Dilemma in 2011.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
61% Alita: Battle Angel Chiren 2019
87% Only the Brave Amanda Marsh $18.3M 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming Karen/Suit Lady $334.2M 2017
23% American Pastoral Dawn Levov $0.6M 2016
43% Shelter Hannah 2015
17% Aloft Nana 2015
76% Noah Naameh $101.2M 2014
13% Winter's Tale Virginia Gamely $10.7M 2014
No Score Yet A New York Winter's Tale Actor 2014
57% Stuck in Love Erica $0.2M 2013
11% Virginia Virginia $11.6K 2012
23% Salvation Boulevard Gwen Vandermeer $27.9K 2011
24% The Dilemma Beth $48.5M 2011
46% Creation Emma Darwin $0.4M 2010
57% 9 #7 $31.7M 2009
41% He's Just Not That Into You Janine $93.9M 2009
38% Inkheart Roxanne $17.3M 2009
21% The Day the Earth Stood Still Helen Benson $79.2M 2008
38% Reservation Road Grace Learner 2007
63% Blood Diamond Maddy Bowen $57.4M 2006
80% Little Children Kathy Adamson $5.4M 2006
No Score Yet Movies 101 Actor 2005
47% Dark Water Dahlia $25.5M 2005
74% House of Sand and Fog Kathy $13M 2003
No Score Yet Dédales (Labyrinth) Actor 2003
62% Hulk Betty Ross $132.2M 2003
74% A Beautiful Mind Alicia Nash 2001
81% Pollock Ruth Klingman $7.3M 2000
79% Requiem for a Dream Marion Silver $2.6M 2000
51% Waking the Dead Sarah 2000
76% Dark City Emma Murdoch 1998
31% Inventing the Abbotts Eleanor Abbott 1997
No Score Yet Far Harbor Ellie 1996
20% Of Love and Shadows Irene 1996
30% Mulholland Falls Alison Pond 1996
45% Higher Learning Taryn 1994
No Score Yet The Heart of Justice Emma 1993
65% The Rocketeer Jenny Blake 1991
38% Career Opportunities Josie McClellan 1991
73% The Hot Spot Gloria Harper 1990
No Score Yet Étoile (Ballet) Claire Hamilton 1988
50% Some Girls Gabriella 1988
No Score Yet Labyrinth Quote-along Actor 1986
71% Labyrinth Sarah 1986
78% Phenomena (Creepers) Jennifer Corvino 1985
No Score Yet Il Mondo dell'orrore di Dario Argento (Dario Argento's World of Horror) Actor 1985
86% Once Upon a Time in America Young Deborah 1984

TV

Credit
62% Snowpiercer
2019
Melanie Cavill 2020
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2019
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2019
2016
2015
2014
2012
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2017
2015
41% Chelsea
2016-2017
Guest 2016
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing 2015
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2015
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest 2015
2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest 2014
2011
2009
68% American Idol
2002-2016
Appearing 2008
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2003
2002
2001
42% The $treet
2000
Catherine Miller 2000
No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected
1979-1988
Girl

QUOTES FROM Jennifer Connelly CHARACTERS

Hannah says: I've made such a mess. What I've done is unforgivable. I don't know how to be in the world at all.

Hannah says: We need something good. This is something good.

Grace Learner says: How do I get you back, Ethan?

Grace Learner says: I told him to let them go!

Irene says: Goodnight, Chile.

Dr. Bruce Banner says: "You found me."

Dr. Betty Ross says: "You weren't that hard to find."

Dr. Bruce Banner says: "Yes, I was."

Dr. Bruce Banner says: "You found me."

Dr. Betty Ross says: "You weren't that hard to find."

Dr. Bruce Banner says: "You found me."

Dr. Betty Ross says: "You weren't that hard to find."

Dr. Bruce Banner says: "Yes, I was."

Maddy Bowen says: [overlooking the refugee camp] This is what a million people looks like. At the moment, the second largest camp in Africa. Might catch a minute of this on CNN, somewhere between Sports and Weather.

Maddy Bowen says: Why? This whole country's at war. Why should I help just one person? [Followed by silence as she thinks about it]

Sarah Williams says: So few people get what they want. And the ones that do, aren't really the lucky ones anyway.

Sarah Williams says: You're just going to have to put up with me as your own personal Jiminey Crickett.

Sarah Williams says: The war's been ending soon for a long time.

Naameh says: I see my sons. All they desire is love. Isn't that all we need to be good?

Virginia says: I'm a good Mormon woman , God will look after me .

Virginia says: I'm a good Mormon woman. God will look after me.

Dr. Betty Ross says: "What were those animals ?"

Dr. Betty Ross says: What were those animals?

Dr. Bruce Banner says: "My father sent them."

Dr. Bruce Banner says: My father sent them.

Jenny Blake says: Oh my God. Neville Sinclair's a...

Neville Sinclair says: [confronting her] A what? Spy? Saboteur? Fascist? All of the above.

Neville Sinclair says: A what? Spy? Saboteur? Fascist? All of the above.

Jenny Blake says: [after smashing a flower pot on Neville's head, knocking him out] I've finally played a scene with Neville Sinclair.

Jenny Blake says: I've finally played a scene with Neville Sinclair.

Cliff Secord says: What was that line again? Oh my prince...

Jenny Blake says: ...would that you drink of my lips...

Cliff Secord says: Thanks, I don't mind if I do.

Marion Silver says: I need to ask you a favour...

Marion Silver says: Actually, I have a favour to ask.

#9 says: I was right! You did send him out to die!

#1 says: He was old! He was weak!

#5 says: *gasp*

#1 says: Sometimes one must be sacrificed for the good of many.

#7 says: You coward!

Sarah says: [during battle] Ludo, call the rocks!

The Junk Lady says: What's the matter, my dear, don't you like your toys?

Sarah says: [comes to her senses] It's all junk!

The Junk Lady says: [picks up a music box] Well, what about this? This is not junk, eh?

Sarah says: [smashes music box] Yes, it is!

Didymus says: [finally entering the castle] Well, come on then!

Sarah says: No! I have to face him alone.

Didymus says: But why?

Sarah says: Because that's the way it's done.

Didymus says: Well, if that is the way it is done, then that is the way you must do it. But, should you need us...

Hoggle says: Yes, should you need us...

Sarah says: I'll call.

Hoggle says: Them's my rightful property. It's not fair.

Sarah says: No, it isn't. But that's the way it is.

Hoggle says: You have to understand my position. I'm a coward. And Jareth scares me.

Sarah says: What kind of a position is that?

Hoggle says: No position! That's my point.

Sarah says: Okay, let's handle this thing logically. What exactly have you sworn?

Didymus says: I have sworn with my life's blood, none shall pass this way without *my* permission!

Sarah says: Well... May we have your permission?

Didymus says: Well I, uh... I... that is, uh... hm... Yes?

Sarah says: Ow! It bit me!

Hoggle says: What'd you expect fairies to do?

Sarah says: I thought they did nice things, like... Like granting wishes.

Hoggle says: Shows what "you" know, don't it?

Hoggle says: Shows what 'you' know, don't it?

Jareth says: I've brought you a gift.

Sarah says: What is it?

Jareth says: It's a crystal. Nothing more. But if you turn it this way and look into it, it will show you your dreams. But this is not a gift for an ordinary girl who takes care of a screaming baby.

Sarah says: You're horrible!

Hoggle says: No I ain't, I'm Hoggle.

Sarah says: And you wouldn't be so brave if you'd ever smelled the Bog of Eternal Stench. It's, it's...

Sarah says: Is that all it does, is smell?

Hoggle says: Oh, believe me, that's enough! But the worst thing is, if you so much as set a foot in the Bog of Stench, you'll smell bad for the rest of your life. It'll never wash off.

Sarah says: I can bear it no longer! Goblin King! Goblin King! Wherever you may be take this child of mine far away from me!

Sarah says: I can bear it no longer! Goblin King! Goblin King! Wherever you may be take this child of mine far away from me!

Goblin says: That's not it! Where did she get that rubbish? It doesn't even start with "I wish!"

Goblin says: That's not it! Where did she get that rubbish? It doesn't even start with 'I wish!'

Sarah says: Once upon a time, there was a beautiful young girl whose stepmother always made her stay home with the baby. And the baby was a spoiled child, and wanted everything to himself, and the young girl was practically a slave. But what no one knew is that the king of the goblins had fallen in love with the the girl, and he had given her certain powers. So one night, when the baby had be particularly cruel to her, she called on the goblins for help!

Goblin says: [inside the closet] Listen!

Sarah says: "Say your right words," the goblins said, "and we'll take the baby to the castle, and you will be free!" But the girl knew, that the Goblin King would keep the baby in his castle for ever and ever and ever, and turn it into a goblin! And so the girl suffered in silence. Until one day, when she was tired from a day of housework, and she was hurt by the harsh words of her stepmother, and she could no longer stand it...

Sarah says: "Say your right words, 'the goblins said, and we'll take the baby to the castle, and you will be free!' But the girl knew, that the Goblin King would keep the baby in his castle for ever and ever and ever, and turn it into a goblin! And so the girl suffered in silence. Until one day, when she was tired from a day of housework, and she was hurt by the harsh words of her stepmother, and she could no longer stand it...

Fairy says: Hey! Hey! Her head don't come off!

Sarah says: Of course it doesn't!

Fireys says: Hey, lady! Where are you going with a head like that?

Fireys says: Hey, man! I know what we can do! Take off her head! Ha-ha!

Hoggle says: What did you have to go and do a thing like that for?

Sarah says: Do what? You mean rescue you?

Hoggle says: No! You kissed me!

Marion Silver says: Harry... can you come today?

Alicia Nash says: I need to believe that something extraordinary is possible.

Cliff Secord says: What was that line again?...."Oh my prince..."

Cliff Secord says: What was that line again? 'Oh my prince'.

Jenny Blake says: ...would that you drink of my lips...

Jenny Blake says: Would that you drink of my lips.

Cliff Secord says: Thanks, don't mind if I do!

Marion Silver says: "Anyway, I'm not really hooked..."

Marion Silver says: Anyway, I'm not really hooked...

Little John says: "Oh I know, but it's a real nice taste."

Little John says: Oh I know, but it's a real nice taste.

The Worm/The Four Guards/Goblin says: 'Ello.

Sarah says: Did you say 'hello'?

The Worm/The Four Guards/Goblin says: No, I said "Ello", but that's close enough.

The Worm/The Four Guards/Goblin says: No, I said 'Ello', but that's close enough.

Sarah says: It's not fair...

Jareth says: You say that so often, I wonder what your basis for comparison is?

Helen Benson says: National security? Well that just means whatever you want it to mean.

Jareth says: Turn back, Sarah. Turn back before it's too late.

Sarah says: I can't. Don't you understand I can't?

Jareth says: What a pity.

Sarah says: Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, I have fought my way here to the castle beyond the Goblin City to take back the child that you have stolen. For my will is as strong as yours, and my kingdom is as great... You have no power over me.

Sarah says: Give me the child.

Alicia Nash says: I need to believe that something extraordinary is possible.

Alicia Nash says: How big is the universe?

John Forbes Nash Jr. says: Infinite.

Alicia Nash says: How do you know?

John Forbes Nash Jr. says: I know because all the data indicates it.

Alicia Nash says: But it hasn't been proven yet.

John Forbes Nash Jr. says: No.

Alicia Nash says: You haven't seen it.

Alicia Nash says: How do you know for sure?

John Forbes Nash Jr. says: I don't, I just believe it.

Alicia Nash says: Mm. It's the same with love, I guess.

Alicia Nash says: You can't come up with a formula to change the way you experience the world.

Pastor Dan Day says: Tell me. Did he have any family history?

Gwen Vanderveer says: Like genealogy?

Helen Benson says: Have you done your homework?

Jacob Benson says: School's canceled on account of the aliens.

Helen Benson says: I need to know what's happening.

Klaatu says: This planet is dying. The human race is killing it.