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Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly (Grace Learner) previously starred opposite fellow Reservation Road actor Joaquin Phoenix in Pat O'Connor's Inventing the Abbotts.
For her portrayal of Alicia Nash in Ron Howard's Academy Award-winning A Beautiful Mind, Ms. 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.
She most recently starred in Edward Zwick's Blood Diamond, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Djimon Hounsou.
Ms. Connelly is currently working on another film for Focus Features, voicing one of the main characters in Shane Acker's animated epic 9.
Her other film credits include 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; 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.