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Jennifer Connelly

Highest Rated:   89% Only the Brave (2017)
Lowest Rated:   8% Virginia (2012)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Alita: Battle Angel
  • Chiren
2018
89% Only the Brave
  • Amanda Marsh
$17.7M 2017
22% American Pastoral
  • Dawn Levov
$0.6M 2016
41% Shelter
  • Hannah
2015
15% 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
60% Stuck in Love
  • Erica
$0.1M 2013
8% Virginia
  • Virginia
$11.6k 2012
21% Salvation Boulevard
  • Gwen Vandermeer
$27.9k 2011
24% The Dilemma
  • Beth
$48.5M 2011
46% Creation
  • Emma Darwin
$0.3M 2010
57% 9
  • #7
$31.7M 2009
40% He's Just Not That Into You
  • Janine
$93.8M 2009
38% Inkheart
  • Roxanne
$17.3M 2009
21% The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • Helen Benson
$79.2M 2008
37% Reservation Road
  • Grace Learner
2007
No Score Yet Movies 101
  • Actor
2007
62% Blood Diamond
  • Maddy Bowen
$57.4M 2006
80% Little Children
  • Kathy Adamson
$5.4M 2006
No Score Yet Movies 101
  • Actor
2005
46% Dark Water
  • Dahlia
$25.5M 2005
74% House of Sand and Fog
  • Kathy
$13M 2003
No Score Yet Dédales (Labyrinth)
  • Actor
2003
61% Hulk
  • Betty Ross
$132.2M 2003
75% A Beautiful Mind
  • Alicia Nash
2001
81% Pollock
  • Ruth Klingman
$7.3M 2000
78% Requiem for a Dream
  • Marion Silver
$2.6M 2000
51% Waking the Dead
  • Sarah
2000
74% 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
50% Higher Learning
  • Taryn
1994
62% The Rocketeer
  • Jenny Blake
1991
38% Career Opportunities
  • Josie McClellan
1991
71% 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
68% Labyrinth
  • Sarah
1986
76% Phenomena (Creepers)
  • Jennifer Corvino
1985
No Score Yet Il Mondo dell'orrore di Dario Argento (Dario Argento's World of Horror)
  • Actor
1985
88% Once Upon a Time in America
  • Young Deborah
1984

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
  • Guest
  • 2017
33% Chelsea
2016
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
  • 2015
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • 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
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
  • Appearing
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001

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