Jennifer Connelly young
December 12, 1970
5 ft 6.5 in | 169 cm
34-23-33 in | 87-58.5-84 cm
52 kg | 115 pounds
8.5 US | 39 EU
Jennifer Lynn Connelly was born in Cairo, New York, U.S., on December 12, 1970, is an American actress and model.
Young Jennifer Connelly first started her career as a child model, in newspaper, magazine ads and in television commercials, at the age of ten.
She got her television debut in British series Tales of the Unexpected (1982) in episode "Stranger in Town", in role as The Girl.
She made her big screen debut in epic crime drama movie Once Upon a Time in America (1984) in role as young Deborah, directed by Sergio Leone.
Her breakthrough performance came as Sarah Williams in musical fantasy movie Labyrinth (1986) opposite David Bowie.
Top Gun: Maverick (2020) action drama in role as Maverick's love interest, opposite Tom Cruise
Alita: Battle Angel (2019) cyberpunk science fiction action in role as Dr. Chiren
She won the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Alicia Nash in biographical drama movie A Beautiful Mind (2001).
The Rocketeer (1991) superhero opposite Billy Campbell and Timothy Dalton
Hulk (2003) superhero with Eric Bana
Requiem for a Dream (2000) psychological drama with Jared Leto
Dark City (1998) neo-noir science fiction with Kiefer Sutherland
House of Sand and Fog (2003) drama opposite Ben Kingsley
Dark Water (2005) horror drama opposite Tim Roth and John C. Reilly
Phenomena (1985) fantasy mystery in role as Jennifer Corvino
Pollock (2000) biographical drama opposite Ed Harris
Blood Diamond (2006) political war thriller with Leonardo DiCaprio
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) science fiction thriller with Keanu Reeves
Virginia (2010) drama romance with Ed Harris and Emma Roberts
The Dilemma (2011) comedy drama with Vince Vaughn and Winona Ryder
Noah (2014) epic biblical drama with Russell Crowe and Emma Watson
American Pastoral (2016) crime drama opposite Ewan McGregor and Dakota Fanning
Only the Brave (2017) biographical drama opposite Josh Brolin and Miles Teller
She played Catherine Miller in drama television series The Street (2000).
Snowpiercer (2020) TBS dystopian thriller television drama series in role as Melanie Cavill
Attended Saint Ann's School in New York City.
Studied English literature at Yale University and drama at Stanford University.
She recorded two songs for the Japanese market, "Monologue of Love" and "Message of Love" in 1986.
She is a vegan.
Practicing yoga and pilates regularly.
Has been face of Balenciaga and Revlon cosmetics.
Speaks fluent Italian and French.
She voiced Karen in superhero film Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).
Likes to draw.
She was named ambassador for Save the Children in 2012.
Lives in Brooklyn Heights, New York.
She dated Dweezil Zappa (1990), Josh Charles (1999-2002), Billy Crudup (1996) and Billy Campbell (1990-1996).
Has been in relationship with photographer David Dugan (1996-1997), they have a son.
She married English actor Paul Bettany in 2003, they have a son and a daughter.
Acting is great. When it works it is so fulfilling. You do the research and work with other talented people who are creative and compassionate and use all your faculties. The ability to express yourself completely is the most wonderful feeling in the world. Each movie is a chapter in my life wherein I learn so much more about myself.
I still get recognized for 'Labyrinth' by little girls in the weirdest places. I can't believe they still recognize me from that movie. It's on TV all the time, and I guess I pretty much look the same.
I met David Bowie when I was 14, and he became a hero to me - because he was an artist, and because he was a genius who had the time to be kind. I'd never met such an extraordinary artist before, and I haven't since - the world will be a greyer place without him.
It's funny looking at yourself. You know how it is when you look back at old photos? It's just funny looking back at yourself walking and talking at age 14.
I've chosen not to live in Hollywood, and instead I live in Brooklyn, New York. It's how I like to live. I'd rather hang out with my kids and family when I'm not working. Going to premieres is not my idea of a fun night out.