Who is Jennifer Connelly?

Jennifer Lynn Connelly is a professional American actress. Jennifer is best known as Alicia Nash in the biological drama film “A Beautiful Mind”. You may also know her as Marion Silver in the psychological drama film “Requiem for a Dream.” Furthermore, Jennifer is also widely known for her role as Nana Kunning in the drama film “Aloft.”

Quick Info
Full NameJennifer Lynn Connelly
Birth DateDecember 12, 1970
Birth PlaceCairo, New York, United States
FatherGerard Karl Connelly
Age49 years old
HusbandPaul BettanyPaul Bettany
Height5 feet 6.5 inches (1.69 m)
Weight52 kg (115 lbs)
Body Measurement34-23-33 inches
HairDark Brown
Net Worth$20 million

Jennifer Connelly


Jennifer was born on December 12, 1970, with the name Jennifer Lynn Connelly in Cairo, New York, United States. She is a daughter to mother, Ilene and father Gerard Karl Connelly. Professionally, her mother is an antique dealer and her father was a clothing manufacturer. Furthermore, her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.


Jennifer appeared in a Hollywood film for the first time in “Once Upon a Time in America” in 1984. Eventually, at the same time, she also made her first appearance on the television. She got her first lead role in the Italian horror film “Phenomena” and “Seven Minutes in Heaven” in 1985. The following year, she played a teenager in the fantasy film “Labyrinth.” Then, she took a little break for acting to join back school and make sense of the things as her acting career was growing larger. She also acted in the film “The Hot Spot.”

Jennifer Connelly

In 1991, Connelly appeared in her next big movies which include a romantic comedy “Career Opportunities” and also in Disney’s “The Rocketeer” in 1991. She did the most controversial intimate scene with her co-star John Malkovich in the film “Mulholland Falls” in 1996. She took a break from the commercial cinema and did a low budget film “Inventing the Abbotts.” The following year, she did “Dark City” and her performance as “femme fatale Emma” charmed everyone.


Next came the most prominent movie in her life, “A Beautiful Mind” in 2001. After remaining away from the cinema for two years, she appeared in the horror film “Dark Water” in 2005. The following year, she did films like “Little Children” and “Blood Diamond.” She appeared in the film “The Day The Earth Stood Still” in 2008 and the following year, she starred in a light romantic comedy film “He’s Just Not That Into You.”

In 2009, Connelly appeared in the dramatic biopic Creation. She also took up a comedy venture and starred in the comedy-thriller film “The Dilemma” in 2011. Jennifer played in the family drama “Stuck in Love” in 2012. She did a role in the film adaptation of the Mark Helprin novel “Winter’s Tale” in 2014. The same year, she also co-starred in the biblical epic “Noah.”

Personal Life

Connelly dated Billy Campbell, a professional actor since 1991.  However, the couple broke up five years later in 1996. She then dated David Dugan, a professional photographer. The couple has a child together, a son named Kai. In 2003, Connelly married a professional actor named Paul Bettany. The couple has two children together, a son named Stellan Bettany and a daughter named Agnes Bettany.

Jennifer Connelly


Connelly has been associated with the entertainment industry since she was 10 years old. She has contributed a lot to many films and series. She has been nominated for many awards and won several of them. Furthermore, She earned Awards Circuit Community Award in 2000, Golden Schmoes Award in 2001, Kansas City Film Critics Society Award in 2001, Southeastern Film Critics Association Award in 2001, Academy Award, American Film Institute Award, BAFTA Award, Critics Choice Award, Golden Globe Award, OFTA Awards, Phoenix Awards, Satellite Award and Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2002.

Nationality and Physical Statistics

Connelly is American by nationality and is of the white race. She belongs to Norwegian, Irish, and Ashkenazi Jewish descent.

Besides that Jennifer stands at the height of 5 feet 6.5 inches (1.69 m) and weighing about 52 kg (115 lbs) with the body measurement of 34-23-33.  Additionally, her hair color is dark brown and her eye color is green.


Jennifer also owns a Facebook account as @JenniferConnelly with 325,517 likes and 3,811,069 followers.

Net Worth

Connelly is living a luxurious life with her family. She is a famous actress who has earned a lot of money as well as fame. Jennifer currently has about $20 million USD approximately.