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Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly

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For her portrayal of Alicia Nash in Ron Howard’s Academy Award-winning A Beautiful Mind, Jennifer Connelly was honored with the Academy Award, the Golden Globe Award, the BAFTA Award, the American Film Institute (AFI) Award, and the Critics’ Choice Award.

Her other film credits include Ken Kwapis’ He’s Just Not That Into You; Scott Derrickson’s The Day the Earth Stood Still; also for Focus Features, Terry George’s Reservation Road; Edward Zwick’s Blood Diamond, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Djimon Hounsou; Todd Field’s Little Children; Walter Salles’ Dark Water; Vadim Perelman’s House of Sand and Fog; Ang Lee’s The Hulk; and Ed Harris’ Pollock.

Ms. Connelly was widely praised for her haunting portrayal of a drug addict in Darren Aronofsky’s critically acclaimed Requiem for a Dream. The role earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination.

She is also well known for her roles in Keith Gordon’s Waking the Dead; Pat O’Connor’s Inventing the Abbotts; John Singleton’s Higher Learning; Joe Johnston’s The Rocketeer; and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth. Her first film was Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in America.

Ms. Connelly next stars opposite Paul Bettany as Emma and Charles Darwin, respectively, in Jon Amiel’s Creation.