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Annette Bening

Updated May 11, 2010

Annette Bening is an American Actress
Annette Bening is a Professional
Annette Bening is "A Terrific Combination"
Annette Bening is Tough as Nails
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Annette Bening is an American Actress

Annette Bening is an American Actress

Annette Bening may have moved a far distance from her birthplace in Topeka, Kansas, but her characters still contain that non-nonsense straight-talking common sense that is all American. Indeed Nic, the character she plays in Lisa Cholodenko’s The Kids Are All Right, shines with American self-reliance and self- confidence. A doctor by profession, Nic is the main breadwinner for her partner Jules (Julianne Moore) and their two kids, Joni (Mia Wasikowska) and Laser (Josh Hutcherson), and is involved (perhaps too much so) in every aspect of her family’s health and well-being. Bening’s own parents were perhaps less in touch with their daughter’s dreams. As Bening recently told Angeleno Magazine, “They never went to movies or talked about show business….I remember when I started doing plays…they would call and ask, ‘What are you doing now?’ I’d say, ‘Tartuffe in San Francisco.’ They’d say, ‘Oh, that’s nice, dear.’”