Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Lynn Connelly (born December 12, 1970), is an American film actress and former child model who started modeling after a friend of her parents suggested an audition. She subsequently appeared in magazine, newspaper and television advertising. Connelly made her motion picture debut in the 1984 crime film Once Upon a Time in America, then, while continuing her career as a model, starred as a teenager in films such as Labyrinth and Career Opportunities. She gained critical acclaim following her work in the 1998 science fiction film Dark City and for her portrayal of Marion Silver in Darren Aronofsky's 2000 drama, Requiem for a Dream. In 2002, Connelly won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress along with many other awards for her role as Alicia Nash in Ron Howard's 2001 biopic A Beautiful Mind. Other film credits include the 2003 Marvel superhero film Hulk, the 2005 thriller Dark Water, the drama Blood Diamond, the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still and the romantic comedy He's Just Not That Into You. Since 2005, Connelly has served as the Amnesty International Ambassador for Human Rights Education for the United States. Magazines, including Time, Vanity Fair, Esquire, and the Los Angeles Times, have included her on their lists of the world's most beautiful women. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jennifer Connelly, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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A Beautiful Mind (2001)

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John Nash is a brilliant but asocial mathematician fighting schizophrenia. After he accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Ed Harris  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Christopher Plummer

John Nash is a brilliant but asocial mathematician fighting schizophrenia. After he accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Ed Harris  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Christopher Plummer

Stuck in Love (2013)

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An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josh Boone
CAST:  Greg Kinnear  •  Logan Lerman  •  Lily Collins  •  Jennifer Connelly

An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josh Boone
CAST:  Greg Kinnear  •  Logan Lerman  •  Lily Collins  •  Jennifer Connelly

Little Children (2006)

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The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Field
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Patrick Wilson  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Gregg Edelman

The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Field
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Patrick Wilson  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Gregg Edelman

Career Opportunities (1991)

Josie, the daughter of the town's wealthiest businessman, faces problems at home and wishes to leave town but is disoriented. Her decision is finalized after she falls asleep in a Target dressing room. She awakens to find herself locked in the store overnight with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Gordon
CAST:  Jennifer Connelly  •  John Candy  •  Frank Whaley  •  Dermot Mulroney

Josie, the daughter of the town's wealthiest businessman, faces problems at home and wishes to leave town but is disoriented. Her decision is finalized after she falls asleep in a Target dressing room. She awakens to find herself locked in the store overnight with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Gordon
CAST:  Jennifer Connelly  •  John Candy  •  Frank Whaley  •  Dermot Mulroney

Dark City (1998)

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A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Proyas
CAST:  Rufus Sewell  •  William Hurt  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Jennifer Connelly

A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Proyas
CAST:  Rufus Sewell  •  William Hurt  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Jennifer Connelly

Dark Water (2005)

Dahlia Williams and her daughter Cecelia move into a rundown apartment on New York's Roosevelt Island. She is currently in midst of divorce proceedings and the apartment, though near an excellent school for her daughter, is all she can afford. From the time she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Salles
CAST:  Jennifer Connelly  •  John C. Reilly  •  Tim Roth  •  Dougray Scott

Dahlia Williams and her daughter Cecelia move into a rundown apartment on New York's Roosevelt Island. She is currently in midst of divorce proceedings and the apartment, though near an excellent school for her daughter, is all she can afford. From the time she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Salles
CAST:  Jennifer Connelly  •  John C. Reilly  •  Tim Roth  •  Dougray Scott

Higher Learning (1995)

Malik is an African-American student attending on a track scholarship; academics are not his strong suit, and he goes in thinking that his athletic abilities will earn him a free ride through college. Fudge, a "professional student" who has been at Columbus for six ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Omar Epps  •  Kristy Swanson  •  Michael Rapaport  •  Jennifer Connelly

Malik is an African-American student attending on a track scholarship; academics are not his strong suit, and he goes in thinking that his athletic abilities will earn him a free ride through college. Fudge, a "professional student" who has been at Columbus for six ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Omar Epps  •  Kristy Swanson  •  Michael Rapaport  •  Jennifer Connelly

House of Sand and Fog (2003)

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Behrani, an Iranian immigrant buys a California bungalow, thinking he can fix it up, sell it again, and make enough money to send his son to college. However, the house is the legal property of former drug addict Kathy. After losing the house in an unfair legal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vadim Perelman
CAST:  Jennifer Connelly  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Ron Eldard  •  Frances Fisher

Behrani, an Iranian immigrant buys a California bungalow, thinking he can fix it up, sell it again, and make enough money to send his son to college. However, the house is the legal property of former drug addict Kathy. After losing the house in an unfair legal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vadim Perelman
CAST:  Jennifer Connelly  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Ron Eldard  •  Frances Fisher

Hulk (2003)

Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers massive radiation exposure in his laboratory that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Eric Bana  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Sam Elliott  •  Josh Lucas

Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers massive radiation exposure in his laboratory that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Eric Bana  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Sam Elliott  •  Josh Lucas

Inventing the Abbotts (1997)

In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break the hearts of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Liv Tyler  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Billy Crudup

In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break the hearts of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Liv Tyler  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Billy Crudup

Labyrinth (1986)

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When teen Sarah is forced to babysit Toby, her baby stepbrother, she summons Jareth the Goblin King to take him away. When he is actually kidnapped, Sarah is given just thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Henson
CAST:  David Bowie  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Toby Froud  •  Christopher Malcolm

When teen Sarah is forced to babysit Toby, her baby stepbrother, she summons Jareth the Goblin King to take him away. When he is actually kidnapped, Sarah is given just thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Henson
CAST:  David Bowie  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Toby Froud  •  Christopher Malcolm

Dario Argento's World of Horror (1985)

Documentary on horror/mystery film maker Dario Argento. Features an in-depth interview with Argento and covers his work from 1969 to 1985.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michele Soavi
CAST:  Dario Argento  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Keith Emerson  •  Donald Pleasence

Documentary on horror/mystery film maker Dario Argento. Features an in-depth interview with Argento and covers his work from 1969 to 1985.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michele Soavi
CAST:  Dario Argento  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Keith Emerson  •  Donald Pleasence

Mulholland Falls (1996)

In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Tamahori
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Melanie Griffith  •  Chazz Palminteri  •  Michael Madsen

In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Tamahori
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Melanie Griffith  •  Chazz Palminteri  •  Michael Madsen

Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sergio Leone
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  James Woods  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Tuesday Weld

A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sergio Leone
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  James Woods  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Tuesday Weld

Pollock (2000)

In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has fittingly been called "an artist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ed Harris
CAST:  Ed Harris  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Tom Bower  •  Jennifer Connelly

In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has fittingly been called "an artist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ed Harris
CAST:  Ed Harris  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Tom Bower  •  Jennifer Connelly

Requiem for a Dream (2000)

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The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darren Aronofsky
CAST:  Ellen Burstyn  •  Jared Leto  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Marlon Wayans

The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darren Aronofsky
CAST:  Ellen Burstyn  •  Jared Leto  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Marlon Wayans

Seven Minutes in Heaven (1985)

Natalie allows her classmate Jeff, who ran away from home after a fight with his stepfather, to stay at her place while her father is away on a business trip. Natalie soon starts dating Jeff's friend James Casey, who isn't as faithful as she thinks, while her best ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Linda Feferman
CAST:  Jennifer Connelly  •  Byron Thames  •  Maddie Corman  •  Alan Boyce

Natalie allows her classmate Jeff, who ran away from home after a fight with his stepfather, to stay at her place while her father is away on a business trip. Natalie soon starts dating Jeff's friend James Casey, who isn't as faithful as she thinks, while her best ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Linda Feferman
CAST:  Jennifer Connelly  •  Byron Thames  •  Maddie Corman  •  Alan Boyce

Blood Diamond (2006)

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An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son, conscripted as a child ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Djimon Hounsou  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Kagiso Kuypers

An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son, conscripted as a child ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Djimon Hounsou  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Kagiso Kuypers

The Hot Spot (1990)

A loner moves in to a small Texas town, finds himself a job, and sets about plotting to rob the local bank.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Hopper
CAST:  Don Johnson  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Charles Martin Smith

A loner moves in to a small Texas town, finds himself a job, and sets about plotting to rob the local bank.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Hopper
CAST:  Don Johnson  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Charles Martin Smith

The Rocketeer (1991)

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Young pilot Cliff Secord stumbles on a top secret rocket-pack and with the help of his mechanic/mentor, he attempts to save his girl and stop the Nazis as 'The Rocketeer'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Johnston
CAST:  Billy Campbell  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Alan Arkin  •  Timothy Dalton

Young pilot Cliff Secord stumbles on a top secret rocket-pack and with the help of his mechanic/mentor, he attempts to save his girl and stop the Nazis as 'The Rocketeer'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Johnston
CAST:  Billy Campbell  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Alan Arkin  •  Timothy Dalton
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