Who is Jennifer Connelly?

Jennifer Connelly is a brilliant actress of Hollywood. She is best known for her outstanding performance in A Beautiful Mind (2001) as Alicia Nash, the wife of an excellent mathematician named John Nash (played by Russell Crowe). She is also famous for movies such as Labyrinth (1986), Dark City (1998), Requiem for a Dream (2000), Hulk (2003) and many more.

She is also known for her starting her career as a child model. She was signed to the Ford Modeling Agency. However, she is now signed to MGMT Entertainment. She was also named Amnesty International for Human Rights Education in 2005.

Quick Info
Full NameJennifer Lynn Connelly
Date of Birth December 12, 1970
Birth PlaceCairo, New York, U.S.
Parent(s)Gerard Karl Connelly and Ilene Connelly
Age50 Years
Height5 feet 6 and a half inch (1.69 m)
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Don Johnson (1989)
Dweezil Zappa (1990)
Billy Campbell (1990-1995)
David Dugan (1996-1997)
Josh Charles (1999-2002)
Paul Bettany ​(m. 2003)​
Children3 ( 1 Daughter - Agnes Lark , 2 Son - Kai and Stellan Skarsgard
Net worth US $50 million


Jennifer was born on 12th of December, 1970 in Cairo, New York, United States of America (USA) to Gerard Karl Connelly and Ilene Connelly. Her father worked as a manufacturer of clothes and her mother worked as an antiques dealer. Jennifer was their only child. She was brought up in Brooklyn Heights. As her father was sick because of asthma, they had to relocate to Woodstock, New York to escape from the city smog in 1976.

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Jennifer Connelly joined a private arts-based school, Saint Ann’s in New York City. After she graduated her high school, she enrolled at Yale University in 1988 which is located in Connecticut in order to study English.

However, after two years, she transferred to Stanford University.

In 1990, she transferred to Stanford University in Stanford, California to study drama. Nonetheless, in order to focus more on her film career, she dropped out of Stanford University in the same year.


Jennifer Connelly has her share of a few relationships in her lifetime. She dated Don Johnson in 1989 after meeting on the set of the 1990 movie The Hot Spot. Similarly, she dated Dweezil Zappa in 1990.

Likewise, she was in a relationship with Billy Campbell from 1990 to 1995. They got engaged but didn’t marry. Seeing her own parents’ divorce, she was more careful about the marriage.

After that, she dated Billy Crudup in the year 1996. Similarly, she started dating David Dugan, a photographer in 1996. Their relationship was blessed with a son on July 10, 1997. The daughter was named Kai. After separating in 1997, Kai now stays with Jennifer and goes to his father’s on weekends.

After she was separated from David, she got into a relationship with Josh Charles from 1999 to 2002. However, Josh left her after, he couldn’t handle her success and also because of the rumor about Russell Crowe and Jennifer’s love affair.

Russell Crowe, a New Zealand actor, and Jennifer were rumored to being in a relationship in 2002 after they were seen cuddling during Critics Choice Awards in the same year.

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Jennifer Connelly finally married Paul Bettany on the 1st of January, 2003 after dating him for about a year. They met on the set of A Beautiful Mind. They were also blessed with a child of their own on August 5, 2003, and a second child on May 31, 2011. Their names are Stellan Skarsgard and Agnes Lark respectively.


Jennifer Connelly made her movie debut from the 1984’s Once Upon a Time in America as a Young Deborah Gelly. She became popular all over the world from her movie Labyrinth (1986) where she played the popular role of Sarah Williams.

Some of her popular movies are Requiem for a Dream (2000) starring Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Marlon Wayans, Blood Diamond (2006), House of Sand and Fog (2003), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Alita: Battle Angel (2018), The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) and many more.

Her other famous movies are The Hot Spot (1990) as Gloria Harper, The Rocketeer (1991) as Jenny Blake, Mulholland Falls (1996) as Allison Pond, Dark Water (2005) as Dahlia Williams, Little Children (2006) as Kathy Adamson, American Pastoral (2016) as Dawn Dwyer Levov.

She is coming in 2021 with a new movie named Top Gun: Maverick as Penny Benjamin. The movie is currently on the post-production phase.

Television Shows

Jennifer Connelly made her first television appearance in Tales of the Unexpected in 1982 as ‘the girl’. She has only done four TV shows so far. They are: The Heart of Justice (1992) as Emma Burgess, Out There (1995) as Woman in grocery line, The Street (2000-2001) as Catherine Miller and Snowpierces, which is running since 2020 to present, as Melanie Cavill.


Jennifer Connelly has been nominated and critically acclaimed for many movies like Blood Diamond, Little Children, Reservation Road, Dark City, The Rocketeer, Dark Water, Snowpiercer and a few ohers. However, it was the 2001’s Ron Howard’s A Beautiful Mind that was able to get win her various prestigious awards like Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA.

Moreover, she has also been honored with one of the most beautiful women in the world by renowned publications like Vanity, Esquire and The Los Angeles Times.

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Age, Height, Nationality, and Zodiac

Jennifer’s nationality is American while her ethnicity is mixed as her father was of Roman Catholic, Irish and Norwegian descent while her mother was Jewish of Poland and Russian descent.

Jennifer Connelly has a slim body of height 1.69 m or 5 feet 6 and a half inch and weight 52 kg or 115 lbs. Similarly, her eye is of rare color i.e. green and the color of her hair is dark brown. Her body measurements are 34-23-33 inches or 87-58.5-84 cm.

Likewise, her dress size is 2 US or 34 EU and her shoe size is 8.5 US or 39 EU. Her bra size is 32C.

Her distinctive features are thick eyebrows and a deep-sultry voice.

Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Social media

Jennifer Connelly has been quite active on her social media with 312.4K followers on Instagram (@jenniferconnelly_) and 331.8K followers on Facebook (Jennifer Connelly). She doesn’t have a Twitter account though.

Net worth

Working in the entertainment industry since 1982, Jennifer has been able to collect a decent amount of money and is estimated to have a net worth of about $50 million dollars.