Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly

Highest Rated: 96% Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

Lowest Rated: 11% Virginia (2010)

Birthday: Dec 12, 1970

Birthplace: Cairo, New York, USA

Jennifer Connelly was an American actress born in Cairo, New York on December 12, 1970. The daughter of an antiques dealer and a clothing manufacturer, Connelly primarily grew up in Brooklyn Heights and attended private school for the arts St. Ann's. She began modeling for Ford Modeling Agency when she was about 10 years old, appearing on covers of magazines and even recording two pop songs for Japan in 1986. She had to sing the Japanese lyrics phonetically since she couldn't speak the language. Before that, however, she made her acting and television debut in an episode of the British anthology series "Tales of the Unexpected" (ITV, 1979-1988) in 1982. Connelly's breakout role was also her film debut and only her second acting gig. Director Sergio Leone decided to cast her in his epic film "Once Upon a Time in America" (1984) because of her resemblance to the adult version of her character, Deborah Gelly, played by Elizabeth McGovern. The next year, she led a film for the first time, in another Italian auteur's movie: "Phenomena" (1985), directed by Dario Argento. But among her most iconic roles was opposite David Bowie as Sarah Williams in "Labyrinth" (1986), a contemporary flop but modern cult classic. In 1988 and '89, Connelly attended Yale University, studying English. But she transferred to Stanford University to study acting in 1990; she ended up leaving at the end of the year to focus on her acting career. Her first major role after this period was as Jenny Blake in "The Rocketeer" (1991), another costly failure for a studio but, ultimately, a favorite among devoted fans. Connelly dated her co-star Billy Campbell after working on the film until 1996. She then had a relationship with photographer David Dugan, and gave birth to their son Kai in 1997. Connelly starred in Darren Aranofsky's "Requiem for a Dream" (2000), but it was her role in Ron Howard's "A Beautiful Mind" (2001) that possibly gave Connelly her greatest mainstream success. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at the 2002 Oscars, and her role as Alicia Nash is still among her most recognizable. Connelly next played Betty Ross, the love interest of hero Bruce Banner, in Ang Lee's commercially successful yet criticized Marvel Comics adaptation "Hulk" (2003). The same year, she married actor Paul Bettany and gave birth to their first child, a son named Stellan. Through the 2000s, some of Connelly's more notable roles were in "Blood Diamond" (2006) and as part of the ensemble cast of "He's Just Not That Into You" (2009). She gave birth to a daughter, Agnes in 2011. She reteamed with Aranofsky and Russell Crowe (her "Beautiful Mind" costar) in "Noah" (2014), and starred in her husband's directorial debut "Shelter" opposite Anthony Mackie. Connelly also acted with Ewan McGregor in his directorial debut "American Pastoral" (2016) before providing her voice as Karen in "Spider-Man: Homecoming" (2017). The latter character is essentially a new version of Bettany's previous AI assistant Jarvis (he now plays Vision), making both husband and wife part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. From 2018 through 2020, Connelly landed roles in high-profile sci-fi/franchise/sequel films such as the "Snowpiercer" series (TNT, 2019), "Alita: Battle Angel" (2019), and "Top Gun: Maverick" (2020).

Highest rated movies

Top Gun: Maverick Spider-Man: Homecoming Only the Brave
Little Children
Requiem for a Dream Noah




96% 99% Top Gun: Maverick Penny Benjamin (Character) $520.8M 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Top Gun: Maverick - Early Access Premiere Event: The IMAX 2D Experience Penny Benjamin (Character) - 2022
61% 92% Alita: Battle Angel Chiren (Character) $85.8M 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alita: Battle Angel Unknown (Character) - 2018
87% 91% Only the Brave Amanda Marsh (Character) $18.1M 2017
92% 87% Spider-Man: Homecoming Karen/Suit Lady (Character) $334.4M 2017
23% 30% American Pastoral Dawn Levov (Character) $541.5K 2016
46% 50% Shelter Hannah (Character) - 2014
17% 25% Aloft Nana Kunning (Character) $53.0K 2014
76% 41% Noah Naameh (Character) $101.2M 2014
13% 43% Winter's Tale Virginia Gamely (Character) $12.6M 2014
58% 68% Stuck in Love Erica (Character) $79.0K 2012
23% 23% Salvation Boulevard Gwen (Character) $27.4K 2011
24% 29% The Dilemma Beth (Character) $48.4M 2011
11% 25% Virginia Virginia (Character) $6.9K 2010
47% 49% Creation Emma Darwin (Character) $340.6K 2009
58% 56% 9 7 (Voice) $31.7M 2009
41% 59% He's Just Not That Into You Janine (Character) - 2009
39% 45% Inkheart Roxanne (Character) $17.3M 2008
20% 27% The Day the Earth Stood Still Dr. Helen Benson (Character) $79.4M 2008
38% 52% Reservation Road Grace Lerner (Character) $101.4K 2007
No Score Yet 43% Movies 101 Unknown (Character) - 2007
63% 90% Blood Diamond Maddy Bowen (Character) $57.4M 2006
79% 82% Little Children Kathy Adamson (Character) $5.5M 2006
47% 28% Dark Water Dahlia Williams (Character) $25.5M 2005
74% 83% House of Sand and Fog Kathy Lazaro (Character) $13.0M 2003
62% 29% Hulk Betty Ross (Character) $132.1M 2003
74% 93% A Beautiful Mind Alicia Nash (Character) $170.7M 2001
80% 74% Pollock Ruth Klingman (Character) $8.6M 2000
79% 93% Requiem for a Dream Marion Silver (Character) $3.6M 2000
51% 78% Waking the Dead Sarah Williams (Character) $327.4K 2000
75% 85% Dark City Emma Murdoch/Anna (Character) $14.3M 1998
33% 51% Inventing the Abbotts Eleanor Abbott (Character) $5.9M 1997
31% 39% Mulholland Falls Allison Pond (Character) $11.5M 1996
No Score Yet 18% Far Harbor Ellie (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Spreckman's Boat Ellie (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Out There Woman in grocery line (Character) - 1995
45% 74% Higher Learning Taryn (Character) $36.8M 1995
20% 33% Of Love and Shadows Irene (Character) $22.1K 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Heart of Justice Emma Burgess (Character) - 1993
39% 37% Career Opportunities Josie McClellan (Character) $11.0M 1991
66% 65% The Rocketeer Jenny Blake (Character) $46.5M 1991
73% 49% The Hot Spot Gloria Harper (Character) $1.2M 1990
50% 42% Some Girls Gabriella (Character) $6.2K 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seven Minutes in Heaven Natalie Becker (Character) - 1986
75% 86% Labyrinth Sarah (Character) $12.1M 1986
76% 67% Phenomena Jennifer Corvino (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 63% Dario Argento's World of Horror Unknown (Character) - 1985


No Score Yet 44% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2015 2022
75% 68% Snowpiercer Melanie Cavill (Character) 2020-2022
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2019 2021
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2009 2014-2016 2019 2021
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017
41% 61% Chelsea Guest 2016
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011-2012 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2007-2008
68% 0% American Idol Guest 2008
42% No Score Yet The $treet Unknown (Character) 2000 2003