Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly

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

Lowest Rated: 11% Virginia (2010)

Birthday: Dec 12, 1970

Birthplace: Round Top, New York, USA

Jennifer Connelly was an American actress born in Cairo, New York on December 12, 1970. The daughter of an antiques dealer and a clothing manufacturer, Connelly primarily grew up in Brooklyn Heights and attended private school for the arts St. Ann's. She began modeling for Ford Modeling Agency when she was about 10 years old, appearing on covers of magazines and even recording two pop songs for Japan in 1986. She had to sing the Japanese lyrics phonetically since she couldn't speak the language. Before that, however, she made her acting and television debut in an episode of the British anthology series "Tales of the Unexpected" (ITV, 1979-1988) in 1982. Connelly's breakout role was also her film debut and only her second acting gig. Director Sergio Leone decided to cast her in his epic film "Once Upon a Time in America" (1984) because of her resemblance to the adult version of her character, Deborah Gelly, played by Elizabeth McGovern. The next year, she led a film for the first time, in another Italian auteur's movie: "Phenomena" (1985), directed by Dario Argento. But among her most iconic roles was opposite David Bowie as Sarah Williams in "Labyrinth" (1986), a contemporary flop but modern cult classic. In 1988 and '89, Connelly attended Yale University, studying English. But she transferred to Stanford University to study acting in 1990; she ended up leaving at the end of the year to focus on her acting career. Her first major role after this period was as Jenny Blake in "The Rocketeer" (1991), another costly failure for a studio but, ultimately, a favorite among devoted fans. Connelly dated her co-star Billy Campbell after working on the film until 1996. She then had a relationship with photographer David Dugan, and gave birth to their son Kai in 1997. Connelly starred in Darren Aranofsky's "Requiem for a Dream" (2000), but it was her role in Ron Howard's "A Beautiful Mind" (2001) that possibly gave Connelly her greatest mainstream success. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at the 2002 Oscars, and her role as Alicia Nash is still among her most recognizable. Connelly next played Betty Ross, the love interest of hero Bruce Banner, in Ang Lee's commercially successful yet criticized Marvel Comics adaptation "Hulk" (2003). The same year, she married actor Paul Bettany and gave birth to their first child, a son named Stellan. Through the 2000s, some of Connelly's more notable roles were in "Blood Diamond" (2006) and as part of the ensemble cast of "He's Just Not That Into You" (2009). She gave birth to a daughter, Agnes in 2011. She reteamed with Aranofsky and Russell Crowe (her "Beautiful Mind" costar) in "Noah" (2014), and starred in her husband's directorial debut "Shelter" opposite Anthony Mackie. Connelly also acted with Ewan McGregor in his directorial debut "American Pastoral" (2016) before providing her voice as Karen in "Spider-Man: Homecoming" (2017). The latter character is essentially a new version of Bettany's previous AI assistant Jarvis (he now plays Vision), making both husband and wife part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. From 2018 through 2020, Connelly landed roles in high-profile sci-fi/franchise/sequel films such as the "Snowpiercer" series (TNT, 2019), "Alita: Battle Angel" (2019), and "Top Gun: Maverick" (2020).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Top Gun: Maverick Penny Benjamin (Character) - 2021
61% 92% Alita: Battle Angel Chiren (Character) $85.7M 2019
87% 91% Only the Brave Amanda Marsh (Character) $18.1M 2017
92% 87% Spider-Man: Homecoming Karen/Suit Lady (Character) $334.4M 2017
23% 30% American Pastoral Dawn Levov (Character) $541.5K 2016
13% 43% Winter's Tale Virginia Gamely (Character) $12.6M 2014
17% 25% Aloft Nana Kunning (Character) $53K 2014
46% 49% Shelter Hannah (Character) - 2014
76% 41% Noah Naameh (Character) $101.2M 2014
57% 68% Stuck in Love Erica (Character) $79K 2012
23% 23% Salvation Boulevard Gwen (Character) $27.4K 2011
25% 29% The Dilemma Beth (Character) $48.4M 2011
11% 24% Virginia Virginia (Character) $6.9K 2010
39% 45% Inkheart Roxanne (Character) $17.3M 2009
46% 49% Creation Emma Darwin (Character) $340.6K 2009
42% 59% He's Just Not That Into You Janine (Character) - 2009
57% 56% 9 7 (Voice) $31.7M 2009
21% 27% The Day the Earth Stood Still Dr. Helen Benson (Character) $79.4M 2008
38% 52% Reservation Road Grace Lerner (Character) $101.4K 2007
80% 82% Little Children Kathy Adamson (Character) $5.5M 2006
63% 90% Blood Diamond Maddy Bowen (Character) $57.4M 2006
47% 28% Dark Water Dahlia Williams (Character) $25.5M 2005
74% 83% House of Sand and Fog Kathy Lazaro (Character) $13M 2003
62% 29% Hulk Betty Ross (Character) $132.1M 2003
74% 93% A Beautiful Mind Alicia Nash (Character) $170.7M 2001
51% 78% Waking the Dead Sarah Williams (Character) $327.4K 2000
79% 93% Requiem for a Dream Marion Silver (Character) $3.6M 2000
81% 74% Pollock Ruth Klingman (Character) $8.6M 2000
76% 85% Dark City Emma Murdoch/Anna (Character) $14.3M 1998
31% 52% Inventing the Abbotts Eleanor Abbott (Character) $5.9M 1997
31% 39% Mulholland Falls Allison Pond (Character) $11.5M 1996
No Score Yet 18% Far Harbor Ellie (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Spreckman's Boat Ellie (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Out There Woman in grocery line (Character) - 1995
45% 74% Higher Learning Taryn (Character) $36.8M 1995
20% 33% Of Love and Shadows Irene (Character) $22.1K 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Heart of Justice Emma Burgess (Character) - 1993
65% 65% The Rocketeer Jenny Blake (Character) $46.5M 1991
38% 37% Career Opportunities Josie McClellan (Character) $11M 1991
70% 48% The Hot Spot Gloria Harper (Character) $1.2M 1990
50% 41% Some Girls Gabriella (Character) $6.2K 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seven Minutes in Heaven Natalie Becker (Character) - 1986
72% 86% Labyrinth Sarah (Character) $11.8M 1986
75% 68% Creepers Jennifer Corvino (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 63% Dario Argento's World of Horror Unknown (Character) - 1985

TV

Credit
61% 72% Snowpiercer Melanie Cavill (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2020 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2019 2014-2016 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2016
41% 63% Chelsea Guest 2016
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2015
No Score Yet 26% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anderson Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2010-2011 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.com Guest 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2007-2008
68% No Score Yet American Idols Guest 2008
42% No Score Yet The $treet Unknown (Character) 2003 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Unknown (Character) 1982

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.