Jennifer Connelly was born in Cairo, New York, to an antiques dealer mother and a textile industrialist father. Growing up in Brooklyn Heights, Jennifer Lynn Connelly attended one of the most famous art schools in the United States. After graduating from high school, she began studying English literature at Yale University. After two years, she transferred to Stanford University, and she completed her drama studies.
However, Jennifer Connelly started her professional acting career at a young age during her education life. Jennifer Connelly, who made her debut as a child model, played her first role in a TV series in 1982 when she was just 12 years old. In 1984, she made her feature film debut by playing the younger version of Elizabeth McGovern's Deborah character in “Once Upon a Time in America”. Jennifer Connelly's ballet training ensured she was selected for the role at the audition.
Jennifer Connelly, who started her career at a very young age, managed to attract attention with her performance in the movie “Labyrinth” in 1986. In the early part of her career, she acted in movies of various genres, including “Career Opportunities”, “Of Love and Shadows” and “Mulholland Falls”, and in 2000 she found opportunities that accelerated her career. The movies “Pollock” and “Requiem for a Dream” took her career up a few steps. And a year later, she portrayed the character of Alicia Nash in the movie “A Beautiful Mind” and won an Oscar for this performance.
Jennifer Connelly, who entered the Marvel Universe with the movie “Hulk” in 2003, made a comeback in 2005 with “Dark Water” after taking a break for about two years. Jennifer Connelly, who has been involved in successful projects such as “Blood Diamond”, “Reservation Road” and “Noah”, has been continuing her career nonstop since those days. Jennifer Connelly, who has recently become the center of attention with the movies “Only the Brave” and “Top Gun: Maverick”, has also started to dedicate a place to TV series in her career.
Notes from Jennifer Connelly's career
Jennifer Connelly signed up for a model agency at the age of 10 and stepped into her professional career.
Jennifer Connelly, who started auditioning at the age of 12, managed to get her first movie role thanks to her ballet training. Ballet training also made her play the leading role in the 1989 movie “Ballet”.
Jennifer Connelly played the roles of Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix's wives in 2001's “A Beautiful Mind” and 2007's “Reservation Road”. These two Oscar-winning actors co-starred in the movie “Gladiator” in 2000.