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Jennifer Connelly
Biographical information

12 December 1970






Paul Bettany (husband)





Notable Roles

Alicia Nash in A Beautiful Mind
Maddy Bowen in Blood Diamond

Jennifer Connelly (born December 12, 1970) is an American actress. Connelly portrayed Sarah, the central character in Labyrinth.

Connelly made her debut as a child model, who made her first appearance in film with Once Upon a Time in America. She later went on to star in films such as wikipedia:Requiem for a Dream in 2000, A Beautiful Mind in 2001, and Blood Diamond in 2006.


Connelly started her career as a child model, appearing in clothing catalogues and advertisements. She received her first film role in Sergio Leone's gangster-epic Once Upon a Time in America when she was eleven years old, and went on to appear in a number of other films throughout the 1980s including Phenomena (1985), Labyrinth (1986) and Some Girls (1988).

In 1990 Connelly appeared in Dennis Hopper's The Hot Spot, and the next year appeared in The Rocketeer. After appearing in a range of low profile films throughout the 1990s, Connelly had her big break in 2000 with Darren Aronofsky's critically acclaimed indie film, Requiem for a Dream. Her performance in that film gave her a nomination for The Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female, however this achievement was topped in 2002 by the numerous accolades (including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress) she received for her performance as Alicia Nash in A Beautiful Mind (2001).

Connelly has featured in films consistently throughout the 2000s, from the super-hero film Hulk (2003) to the controversial drama Creation (2009). Her last films released were The Dilemma and Salvation Boulevard in 2011.

Personal life[]

Connelly has been married to English actor Paul Bettany since 2003.[1] They have two children, Stellan (born 2003)[2] and Agnes Lark (born May 31 2011).[3] Connelly also has an older child, Kai (born 1997), from an earlier relationship.


Year Title Role
1984 Once Upon a Time in America Young Deborah Gelly
1984 Phenomena Jennifer Corvino
1985 Seven Minutes in Heaven Natalie Becker
1986 Labyrinth Sarah Williams
1988 Étoile (ballet) Claire Hamilton / Natalie Horvath
1988 Some Girls Gabriella d'Arc
1990 The Hot Spot Gloria Harper
1991 Career Opportunities Josie McClellan
1991 The Rocketeer Jenny Blake
1992 The Heart of Justice Emma Burgess
1994 Of Love and Shadows Irene
1995 Higher Learning Taryn
1996 Mulholland Falls Allison Pond
1996 Far Harbor Ellie
1997 Inventing the Abbotts Eleanor Abbott
1998 Dark City Emma Murdoch / Anna
2000 Waking the Dead Sarah Williams
2000 Requiem for a Dream Marion Silver
2000 Pollock Ruth Kligman
2000 The $treet Catherine Miller
2001 A Beautiful Mind Alicia Nash
2003 Hulk Betty Ross
2003 House of Sand and Fog Kathy Nicolo
2005 Dark Water Dahlia Williams
2006 Little Children Kathy Adamson
2006 Blood Diamond Maddy Bowen
2007 Reservation Road Grace Learner
2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still Helen Benson
2008 Inkheart Roxane
2009 He's Just Not That Into You Janine
2009 9 7 (voice)
2009 Creation Emma Darwin
2010 Virginia Virginia
2011 The Dilemma Beth
2011 Salvation Boulevard Gwen Vanderveer
2013 Writers Erica
2014 Noah[4] Naameh
2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming Karen (voice)
2019 Alita: Battle Angel Chiren
2022 Top Gun: Maverick Penny Benjamin