Jennifer Connelly Biography


Jennifer Connelly

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Birth Name: Jennifer Connelly
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Birth Sign: sagittarius
Age: 47 Years
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Academy Awards, USA winner and the 50 Most Beautiful People of 2002, Jennifer Connelly is an actress and former model from United States. She is popular in the world for starring the role of Alicia Nash in the 2001 movie, A Beautiful Mind. Jennifer was born as Jennifer Lynn Connelly in Cairo, New York, United States of America to Gerard Connelly and Eileen Connelly. She was raised in upper middle class family. She is an American and is of Jewish, Irish and Norwegian descent.

In 1991, Jennifer was seen with Billy Campbell. Billy is also an actor from United States. They met each other for the first time while filming in 1991 movie, The Rocketeer. They began their love affairs since then and they continued it till 1996. They finally broke up that year.

At the end of 1996, Jennifer began her romantic love affairs with David Dugan. David is a professional photographer. As a couple, they welcomed their only child in July 1997. This love life also came to an end few years later.

In 2001, Jennifer appeared in the movie A Beautiful Mind starring the role of Alicia Nash. On the set of this movie, she met love of her life Paul Bettany. Paul is also an actor. They began dating since then and they finally got married on 1st of January 2003. As a married couple, they have been parents twice.

Jennifer was sweet and lovely since she was child. Because of her beauty, he father's friend encouraged her to enter into the modeling world. He then sent her photo to Ford Modeling Agency. After that she began appearing in print advertisements as a model and few months later she began appearing in the television commercials. During that time, she also didn't have any thought about acting. She was encouraged to give an acting audition by her mother and she finally got the role of The Girl in the 1982 TV series, Tales of the Unexpected. Her breakthrough role came in 1986 after she starred the role of Sarah Williams in the movie, Labyrinth. At the end of 1986, she also sang several songs and recorded two pop songs. For her role in Hulk, she earned the salary of $1,500,000. Her net worth is said to be around $32 million.

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Born in Cairo, New York

1970 12th of December

Jennifer was born as Jennifer Lynn Connelly in Cairo, New York, United States of America to Gerard Connelly and Eileen Connelly. She was raised in upper middle class family. She is an American and is of Jewish, Irish and Norwegian descent.

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Began appearing as a model

1981

Jennifer was sweet and lovely since she was child. Because of her beauty, he father's friend encouraged her to enter into the modeling world. He then sent her photo to Ford Modeling Agency. After that she began appearing in print advertisements as a model and few months later she began appearing in the television commercials.

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Began her acting career

1982

During her early days, she didn't have any thought about acting. But later she was encouraged to give an acting audition by her mother and she finally got the role of The Girl in the 1982 TV series, Tales of the Unexpected.

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Appeared on the cover of Seventeen magazine

1986

As a model, she appeared in several magazines and fashion shows. In 1986, she appeared on the cover of Seventeen Magazine. She appeared in this magazine till 1988. At the end of 1986, she also sang several songs and recorded two pop songs.

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Appeared in the movie, Labyrinth

1986

In 1984, she appeared in her debut movie, Once Upon a Time in America starring the role of Young Deborah Gelly. Her breakthrough role came in 1986 after she starred the role of Sarah Williams in the movie, Labyrinth.

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Began dating Billy Campbell

1991

In 1991, Jennifer was seen with Billy Campbell. Billy is also an actor from United States. They met each other for the first time while filming in 1991 movie, The Rocketeer. They began their love affairs since then and they continued it till 1996. They finally broke up that year.

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Began dating David Dugan

1996

At the end of 1996, Jennifer began her romantic love affairs with David Dugan. David is a professional photographer. As a couple, they welcomed their only child in July 1997. This love life also came to an end few years later.

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First child, Kai Dugan

1997 of July

She became mother for the first time in her life in 1997. She and her ex-boyfriend, David Dugan welcomed their first child together in July 1997 and that time it was a son and they named him Kai Dugan.

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Appeared in A Beautiful Mind

2001

Jennifer Connelly is an actress and former model from United States. She is popular in the world for starring the role of Alicia Nash in the 2001 movie, A Beautiful Mind. For this role, she has also been honored with several prestigious awards.

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Began dating Paul Bettany

2001

In 2001, Jennifer appeared in the movie A Beautiful Mind starring the role of Alicia Nash. On the set of this movie, she met love of her life Paul Bettany. Paul is also an actor. They began their love affairs since then.

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Won Awards Circuit Community Awards

2001

Till now, she has been nominated in Awards Circuit Community Awards for four different times and out of these four nominations she has been honored only once. She won this award in 2001 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

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Won Academy Awards, USA

2002

Academy Awards, USA is also one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and it’s an honor if anyone wins this award. She has also been honored with this award once and that was in 2002 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

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Won Golden Globes, USA

2002

For starring the role of Alicia Nash in the 2001 movie A Beautiful Mind, she got her one and only nomination in Golden Globes, USA. She also won this award that year for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture.

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Married to Paul Bettany

2003 1st of January

After being in love with Paul Bettany for about two years, they decided to enter into the new stage of their love life and they finally got married on 1st of January 2003. As a married couple, they have been parents twice.

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Second child, Stellan Bettany

2003 5th of August

She also became mother for the third time in her life and that was in 2003. She and her loving husband, Paul Bettany welcomed their first child together on 5th of August and that time it was a son and they named him Stellan Bettany.

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