Jennifer Connelly

Lowest Rated: 8% 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
60% Alita: Battle Angel Chiren 2019
87% Only the Brave Amanda Marsh $18.3M 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming Karen/Suit Lady $334.2M 2017
21% American Pastoral Dawn Levov $0.6M 2016
41% Shelter Hannah 2015
16% 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
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 $0.4M 2010
57% 9 #7 $31.7M 2009
40% 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
47% Higher Learning Taryn 1994
No Score Yet The Heart of Justice Emma 1993
63% 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
70% 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
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2019
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
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
72% American Idol
2002-2016
Appearing
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Snowpiercer
2019
Melanie Cavill
No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected
1979-1988
Girl

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