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Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly
At the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival
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Personal information
Birth nameJennifer Lynn Connelly
Birth dateDecember 12, 1970(age 45)
Place of birthRound Top, New York, United States
Spouse-Paul Bettany-2003-
PartnerDavid Dugan (1990s)

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Jennifer Lynn Connelly (born December 12, 1970) is an American film actress, who began her career as a child model. She subsequently appeared in magazine, newspaper and television advertising before making her motion picture debut in the 1984 crime film Once Upon a Time in America. Connelly continued her career as a model and actress, starring in films such as the 1986 Labyrinth and the 1991 Career Opportunities. She gained critical acclaim for her work in the 1998 science fiction film Dark City and for her portrayal of Marion Silver in 2000 drama Requiem for a Dream.

In 2002, Connelly won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award for her supporting role as Alicia Nash in Ron Howard's 2001 biopic A Beautiful Mind. Her later film credits include the 2003 Marvel superhero film Hulk, the 2005 thriller Dark Water, the 2006 drama Blood Diamond, the 2008 science fiction The Day the Earth Stood Still and the 2009 romantic comedy He's Just Not That Into You.

Connelly has been married to actor Paul Bettany since 2003; they have two children and she has a child from a previous relationship with photographer David Dugan. She was named Amnesty International Ambassador for Human Rights Education in 2005, and she has been the face of Balenciaga fashion advertisements, as well as for Revlon cosmetics. Magazines including Time, Vanity Fair and Esquire, as well as the Los Angeles Times newspaper have included her on their lists of the world's most beautiful women.

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