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Jennifer Connelly
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Grew up in Brooklyn Heights, just across the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan, except for the four years her family spent in Woodstock, New York. Back in Brooklyn Heights, she attended Saint Ann school. Her father was in the garment industry, and a close friend of the family was an advertising executive. When Jennifer was 10, the friend suggested that her parents take her to a modelling audition. She began appearing in newspaper and magazine ads (see Seventeen magazine pictures) and soon moved on to TV commercials. A casting director saw the girl and introduced her to Sergio Leone, who was seeking a young girl to dance in his gangster epic "Once Upon a Time in America." Enrolled at Yale, then transferred two years later to Stanford. First appearance on celluloid was a British TV series "Tales Of The Unexpected". Her first movie appearance was in Dario Argento's Phenomena (1985). Has appeared in 1 rock video: "I Drove All Night", a Roy Orbison Song, co-starring Jason Priestly. There is a rumor she appeared briefly in a Duran Duran video. Is appearing in an upcoming Miller Beer commercial. Released a single called "Monologue Of Love" in Japan mid-eighties, in which she sings in Japanese a charming little song with semi classical instruments arrangement. B-side is "Message Of Love" which is an interview with music in background. Trained in classical theatre and improvisation, studying with the late drama coach Roy London and with Howard Fine and Harold Guskin. She did TV commercials in Japan. Was "engaged" in an unconventional sense i.e. no real plans to marry, to Bill Cambell, her co-star in "The Rocketeer". They were together on and off for about 5 years. Lives in New York. She's five feet seven (about 1, 68 m) Speaks fluent Italian and French. Was a member of Gold's Gym in Venice for a year or two, but is no longer active. Enjoys physical activities such as swimming, gymnastics, bike riding. Is an outdoors person -- camping, hiking and walking. Is interested in Quantum Physics and philosophy. Is fairly level headed and grounded as a person, and is not overly seduced by the Hollywood fantasy. Likes Horses. Likes Pearl Jam, SoundGarden, Jesus Jones. Occasionally wears a small picture of the Dali Lama on a necklace. Favorite colors:cobalt blue, forest green, and" very pale green/gray - sort of like the color of the sea". Likes to draw.


(July 1997) Son Kai born. Father is photographer David Dugan.

Cut a single in Japan, which she sang in phonetic Japanese. She says her agent made up the idea that she is semi-fluent in the language.

Speaks fluent Italian and French.

Transferred from Yale to Stanford University in fall of 1992 (her work schedule to date has yet to allow her to gain enough credits for her degree). At Stanford she studied drama with the late Roy London and with Howard Fine and Harold Guskin.

(2001) Dating actor Josh Charles.

Her father, Gerard Connelly, is a clothing manufacturer, and her mother, Eileen Connelly, is an antique dealer.

(2001) Still fiddles with returning to finish her last year at Stanford College.

(1991-1996) Dated Bill Campbell

Dated David Dugan.

Dated Don Johnson.

Jennifer Connelly stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Scene On Rating
Labyrinth 1986 With Jessica 0000-00-00 *** 1/2
The Rocketeer 1991 With Trish 0000-00-00 *** 1/2
Career Opportunities 1991 Showcase North Haven? 0000-00-00 1/2 *
Mulholland Falls 1996 Suzy 2015-10-27 ***
Dark City 1998 0000-00-00 *** 1/2
A Beautiful Mind 2001 w/ Suzy at Branford Hoyts 2002-02-01 *** 1/2
The Hulk 2003 at Showcase North Haven 2003-06-23 *** 1/2
Inkheart 2008 Family 2009-05-22 ** 1/2
He's Just Not That Into You 2009 Suzy 2009-05-29 * 1/2
9 2009 Hanna 2010-02-12 ***
Spider-Man: Homecoming 2017 Plane to Phoenix 2017-10-10 ** 1/2
Alita: Battle Angel 2019 Suzy and Hanna 2019-07-28 * 1/2
Top Gun: Maverick 2022 On flight to DEN 2022-08-25 ** 1/2