Jennifer Lynn Connelly (born December 12, 1970) is an American film actress, who began her career as a child model. She 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 modeling and acting, 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 the 2000 drama Requiem for a Dream.
Growing up, being watched from the outside... it's kind of very taxing and maybe I should just do some kind of manual labor-it might be more relaxing. But I can't, it's not in my nature.
Everything changes as a mother. Yes, work has changed. The projects that I choose are even more important to me now. The world he's growing up in and the kind of stimulus that is out there; they are so precious and I'd do anything to protect him.
I had a good time working with Russell Crowe, Ron Howard and Ed Harris. It was a great cast and Russell worked really hard, doing tons of research and questioning everything.
|Full Name at Birth||Jennifer Lynn Connelly|
|Date of Birth||December 12, 1970|
|Birthplace||Catskill Mountains, New York, USA|
|Height||5' 6½" (169 cm)|
|Hair Color||Brown - Dark|
|Distinctive Features||Thick eyebrows, long dark brown hair and cool green eyes|
|High School||St. Ann`s, Brooklyn Heights, New York, USA (1988)|
|University||Yale University (transferred)Stanford University (1992)|
|Claim to Fame||Labyrinth, The Rocketeer, Requiem for a Dream and A Beautiful Mind.|
|Brand Endorsements||BalenciagaRevlonShiseido: (1980's and current 2012)Panasonic (1980's)Lux Shampoo (1990's)Gitano (1980's)|
|Friends||Liv Tyler, Salma Hayek, Renee Zellweger, Julianne Moore|
|Pets||Pip (dog- australian shepherd)|
|Favorite People||Evel Knievel|
|Favorite Bands||Nick CaveVampire WeekendThe Arctic MonkeysCat Power|
|Favorite Songs||A Case of You (Joni Mitchell)|
|Favorite Books||Mrs. Dalloway (Virginia Woolf)The Lorax (Dr. Seuss)Ulysses (James Joyce)|
|Favorite Places||Vermont, USAItalyNyc|
|Favorite Foods||Pink lady applesSushiRed Wine|