Jennifer Connelly Net Worth, Money and More

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Net Worth: $32 Million

Profession: Model, Actor, Voice Actor

jennifer connelly

 

Jennifer Lynn Connelly is an American Actress and Model who is well known for her roles in movies like A Beautiful Mind, Once upon a time in America, Hulk, Dark Water, Blood Diamond and The Day the Earth Stood Still among many others. She began her career as a child model when she was just ten years old. Connelly did modelling for print advertisements and television commercials before making her acting debut.

 

Early Life-

early life

Connelly was born on December 12, 1970 in Cairo, New York to Ilene and Gerard Connelly. Her mother was Jewish and an antiques dealer and her father was a clothing manufacturer who was of Irish and Norwegian descent. Connelly was raised mainly in Brooklyn heights where she attended Saint Ann’s, a private school dedicated to both arts and academics. Her family moved to Woodstock, New York in 1976 but returnedfour years later to Brooklyn Heights and Connelly returned to Saint Ann’s. She studied English for two years at Yale University in 1988 and 1989, before transferring to Stanford University in 1990 to study drama.

Acting Career-

acting career

Connelly got her first acting break when she was selected to play the role of an aspiring dancer and actress Deborah Gelly in Sergio Leone’s gangster epic Once Upon a Time in America (1984). While Once Upon a Time in America was being filmed, Connelly made her first television appearance in Tales of the Unexpected episode “Stranger in Town”. Tales of the Unexpected is a British television series which aired between 1979 and 1988 whose early episodes were based on short stories by Roald Dahl. Connelly’s first leading role was in Dario Argento’s 1985 film Phenomena where she played a girl who has psychic powers. Connelly gained public recognition with Jim Henson’s 1986 film Labyrinth in which she played Sarah.

In 2001, she played the role of Alicia Nash in the American biographical drama film A Beautiful Mind based on the life of John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics. For her portrayal in this film Connelly was nominated and won many awards including a Golden Globe, an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress,and a BAFTA for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Her latest works includes Winter’s Tale, Noah, Aloft and Shelter directed by husband Paul Bettany.

Personal Life-

personal life

Connelly was in a relationship with The Rocketeer co-star Billy Campbell for five years before they broke up in 1996. She have a son, Kai, from her relationship with photographer David Dugan. On January 1, 2003, Jennifer Connelly married actor Paul Bettany, whom she had met while working on A Beautiful Mind. The couple have two children –Stellan and Agnes Lark.

Fashion and Popularity-

Connelly was noticed at a very young age for her beauty and talent. She was a child model and was the cover girl of Seventeen Magazine 1986. Magazines including Time, Vanity Fair and Esquire, as well as the Los Angeles Times newspaper has included her on their lists of the world’s most beautiful women. She has been the face of Balenciaga fashion advertisements, as well as for Revlon cosmetics. She was named the first global face of the Shiseido Company in 2012.

Awards-

For her role in A Beautiful Mind, she has to her credit-

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
American Film Institute Award for Best Supporting Actress
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress

 

Assets-

Tribeca Penthouse-

trebeca penthouse

Jennifer Connelly and husband Paul Bettany owns a penthouse apartment in the affluent TriBeCa neighborhood on the edge of New York City. It is America’s one of the most desirable and fashionable neighbourhoods and it plays host to many celebrities.

Limestone townhouse in Brooklyn-

limestone house in brooklyn

Before settling in TriBeCa, the couple owned a gorgeous 18-room single family limestone mansion in Brooklyn, New York. Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany put their limestone townhouse on the market for $8.5 million.

Causes-

Charity- water

Jennifer Connelly supports Charity- Water, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide clean & safe drinking water to the people of developing nations. The organisation focuses on stimulating greater global awareness about extreme poverty and encourages compassionate and intelligent giving through charitable programs and fund raising awareness campaigns.

Entertainment Industry Foundation-

Jennifer Connelly also supports EIF, a reputed charitable organization that raises awareness and funds for several causes like medical research, childhood hunger, cancer research, creative arts, education, cardiovascular research, and much more.

Fun quotes-

          I didn’t expect to win the Oscar. You grow up watching the Oscars on TV and you think it happens to fancy people. It was really surreal.”

          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.

 

 

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