Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly

  • Highest Rated: 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
  • Lowest Rated: 8% Virginia (2012)
  • Birthday: Dec 12, 1970
  • Birthplace: Catskill Mountains, New York
  • Once described as resembling a teenage Elizabeth Taylor, one gets the feeling that Jennifer Connelly may, with her winning of the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in A Beautiful Mind (2001), have finally found what she once referred to as, "the film I'm really proud of and really love." And though she has graced the screens of theaters since 1984, Connelly remains a capable and versatile actress undefined by any single role or film.Born in the Catskill Mountains of mid-state New York in December of 1970, and raised in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of New York City, Connelly got her start in show business as a model at the age of ten. Quickly coming into high demand due to her striking beauty, Connelly often traveled abroad, where she eventually made her acting debut. The burgeoning actress landed her first role in an episode of the British horror anthology Tales of the Unexpected, and soon found work in small roles such as the Duran Duran music video for "Union of the Snake" before making her feature debut in Sergio Leone's sprawling gangster epic Once Upon a Time in America. Connelly's next film role, as a gifted schoolgirl who teams with an entomologist to solve a string of murders in Dario Argento's Phenomena, proved that the young actress was well capable of handling leading roles. After a memorable Dorothy-esque turn in Jim Henson's fantasy adventure Labyrinth (1986), in which she must rescue her brother from Goblin King David Bowie, Connelly seemed to almost disappear for a short while. Subsequent appearances in such forgettable films as The Hot Spot and The Rocketeer, while frequent and helping the actress to maintain visibility, remained unchallenging and did little to advance her career.Things began to look up for the talented actress in the mid-'90s. Maturing into an actress capable of taking on challenging roles, Connelly's portrayal of a sensitive lesbian who befriends college freshman Kristy Swanson in John Singleton's Higher Learning hinted at abilities previously unexplored. After small roles in such well-received films as Lee Tamahori's Mulholland Falls and Alex Proyas' Dark City, Connelly was nominated for an Independent Spirit award for her portrayal of a burned-out junkie in Darren Aronofsky's emotionally jarring Requiem for a Dream (2000). In addition, 2000 brought Connelly her first recurring television role, in the fast-paced Wall Street weekly The $treet, and a role in Ed Harris' directing debut, the Jackson Pollock biopic Pollock. The following year found Connelly at a turning point in director Ron Howard's A Beautiful Mind. As the loyal wife of famed mathematician turned paranoid schizophrenic John Forbes Nash Jr. (portrayed in the film by Gladiator star Russell Crowe), Connelly once again showed her versatility and ability to gracefully shine amidst such notable talents as Crowe and Howard. With her roles in the early 2000s increasing in both emotional scope and dimension, Connellywould next appear in acclaimed director Ang Lee's eagerly anticipated The Hulk before taking the female lead in The House of Sand and Fog (both 2003). She played opposite a number of Oscar nominees in 2006 with her supporting work in Blood Diamond and Little Children, and continued to work steadily in a variety of projects including Reservation Road, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and Inkheart. She played the title character in screenwriter Dustin Lance Black's Virginia. She was cast as the put-upon wife of Vince Vaughn in Ron Howard's romantic comedy The Dilemma in 2011.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

61% Alita: Battle Angel Chiren 2019
87% Only the Brave Amanda Marsh $18.3M 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming Karen/Suit Lady $334.2M 2017
21% American Pastoral Dawn Levov $0.6M 2016
41% Shelter Hannah 2015
16% Aloft Nana 2015
76% Noah Naameh $101.2M 2014
13% Winter's Tale Virginia Gamely $10.7M 2014
No Score Yet A New York Winter's Tale Actor 2014
57% Stuck in Love Erica $0.2M 2013
8% Virginia Virginia $11.6K 2012
21% Salvation Boulevard Gwen Vandermeer $27.9K 2011
24% The Dilemma Beth $48.5M 2011
46% Creation Emma Darwin $0.4M 2010
57% 9 #7 $31.7M 2009
40% He's Just Not That Into You Janine $93.9M 2009
38% Inkheart Roxanne $17.3M 2009
21% The Day the Earth Stood Still Helen Benson $79.2M 2008
38% Reservation Road Grace Learner 2007
63% Blood Diamond Maddy Bowen $57.4M 2006
80% Little Children Kathy Adamson $5.4M 2006
No Score Yet Movies 101 Actor 2005
47% Dark Water Dahlia $25.5M 2005
74% House of Sand and Fog Kathy $13M 2003
No Score Yet Dédales (Labyrinth) Actor 2003
62% Hulk Betty Ross $132.2M 2003
74% A Beautiful Mind Alicia Nash 2001
81% Pollock Ruth Klingman $7.3M 2000
79% Requiem for a Dream Marion Silver $2.6M 2000
51% Waking the Dead Sarah 2000
76% Dark City Emma Murdoch 1998
31% Inventing the Abbotts Eleanor Abbott 1997
No Score Yet Far Harbor Ellie 1996
20% Of Love and Shadows Irene 1996
30% Mulholland Falls Alison Pond 1996
45% Higher Learning Taryn 1994
No Score Yet The Heart of Justice Emma 1993
63% The Rocketeer Jenny Blake 1991
38% Career Opportunities Josie McClellan 1991
73% The Hot Spot Gloria Harper 1990
No Score Yet Étoile (Ballet) Claire Hamilton 1988
50% Some Girls Gabriella 1988
No Score Yet Labyrinth Quote-along Actor 1986
70% Labyrinth Sarah 1986
78% Phenomena (Creepers) Jennifer Corvino 1985
No Score Yet Il Mondo dell'orrore di Dario Argento (Dario Argento's World of Horror) Actor 1985
86% Once Upon a Time in America Young Deborah 1984

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2019
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
41% Chelsea
2016-2017
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2011
  • 2009
72% American Idol
2002-2016
Appearing
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Snowpiercer
2019
Melanie Cavill
No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected
1979-1988
Girl

QUOTES FROM Jennifer Connelly CHARACTERS

Hannah
I've made such a mess. What I've done is unforgivable. I don't know how to be in the world at all.
Hannah
We need something good. This is something good.
Grace Learner
How do I get you back, Ethan?
Grace Learner
I told him to let them go!
Irene
Goodnight, Chile.
Dr. Bruce Banner
"You found me."
Dr. Betty Ross
"You weren't that hard to find."
Dr. Bruce Banner
"Yes, I was."
Dr. Bruce Banner
"You found me."
Dr. Betty Ross
"You weren't that hard to find."
Dr. Bruce Banner
"You found me."
Dr. Betty Ross
"You weren't that hard to find."
Dr. Bruce Banner
"Yes, I was."
Maddy Bowen
[overlooking the refugee camp] This is what a million people looks like. At the moment, the second largest camp in Africa. Might catch a minute of this on CNN, somewhere between Sports and Weather.
Maddy Bowen
Why? This whole country's at war. Why should I help just one person? [Followed by silence as she thinks about it]
Sarah Williams
So few people get what they want. And the ones that do, aren't really the lucky ones anyway.
Sarah Williams
You're just going to have to put up with me as your own personal Jiminey Crickett.
Sarah Williams
The war's been ending soon for a long time.
Naameh
I see my sons. All they desire is love. Isn't that all we need to be good?
Virginia
I'm a good Mormon woman , God will look after me .
Virginia
I'm a good Mormon woman. God will look after me.
Dr. Betty Ross
"What were those animals ?"
Dr. Betty Ross
What were those animals?
Dr. Bruce Banner
"My father sent them."
Dr. Bruce Banner
My father sent them.
Jenny Blake
Oh my God. Neville Sinclair's a...
Neville Sinclair
[confronting her] A what? Spy? Saboteur? Fascist? All of the above.
Neville Sinclair
A what? Spy? Saboteur? Fascist? All of the above.
Jenny Blake
[after smashing a flower pot on Neville's head, knocking him out] I've finally played a scene with Neville Sinclair.
Jenny Blake
I've finally played a scene with Neville Sinclair.
Cliff Secord
What was that line again? Oh my prince...
Jenny Blake
...would that you drink of my lips...
Cliff Secord
Thanks, I don't mind if I do.
Marion Silver
I need to ask you a favour...
Marion Silver
Actually, I have a favour to ask.
#9
I was right! You did send him out to die!
#1
He was old! He was weak!
#5
*gasp*
#1
Sometimes one must be sacrificed for the good of many.
#7
You coward!
Sarah
[during battle] Ludo, call the rocks!
The Junk Lady
What's the matter, my dear, don't you like your toys?
Sarah
[comes to her senses] It's all junk!
The Junk Lady
[picks up a music box] Well, what about this? This is not junk, eh?
Sarah
[smashes music box] Yes, it is!
Didymus
[finally entering the castle] Well, come on then!
Sarah
No! I have to face him alone.
Didymus
But why?
Sarah
Because that's the way it's done.
Didymus
Well, if that is the way it is done, then that is the way you must do it. But, should you need us...
Hoggle
Yes, should you need us...
Sarah
I'll call.
Hoggle
Them's my rightful property. It's not fair.
Sarah
No, it isn't. But that's the way it is.
Hoggle
You have to understand my position. I'm a coward. And Jareth scares me.
Sarah
What kind of a position is that?
Hoggle
No position! That's my point.
Sarah
Okay, let's handle this thing logically. What exactly have you sworn?
Didymus
I have sworn with my life's blood, none shall pass this way without *my* permission!
Sarah
Well... May we have your permission?
Didymus
Well I, uh... I... that is, uh... hm... Yes?
Sarah
Ow! It bit me!
Hoggle
What'd you expect fairies to do?
Sarah
I thought they did nice things, like... Like granting wishes.
Hoggle
Shows what "you" know, don't it?
Hoggle
Shows what 'you' know, don't it?
Jareth
I've brought you a gift.
Sarah
What is it?
Jareth
It's a crystal. Nothing more. But if you turn it this way and look into it, it will show you your dreams. But this is not a gift for an ordinary girl who takes care of a screaming baby.
Sarah
You're horrible!
Hoggle
No I ain't, I'm Hoggle.
Sarah
And you wouldn't be so brave if you'd ever smelled the Bog of Eternal Stench. It's, it's...
Sarah
Is that all it does, is smell?
Hoggle
Oh, believe me, that's enough! But the worst thing is, if you so much as set a foot in the Bog of Stench, you'll smell bad for the rest of your life. It'll never wash off.
Sarah
I can bear it no longer! Goblin King! Goblin King! Wherever you may be take this child of mine far away from me!
Sarah
I can bear it no longer! Goblin King! Goblin King! Wherever you may be take this child of mine far away from me!
Goblin
That's not it! Where did she get that rubbish? It doesn't even start with "I wish!"
Goblin
That's not it! Where did she get that rubbish? It doesn't even start with 'I wish!'
Sarah
Once upon a time, there was a beautiful young girl whose stepmother always made her stay home with the baby. And the baby was a spoiled child, and wanted everything to himself, and the young girl was practically a slave. But what no one knew is that the king of the goblins had fallen in love with the the girl, and he had given her certain powers. So one night, when the baby had be particularly cruel to her, she called on the goblins for help!
Goblin
[inside the closet] Listen!
Sarah
"Say your right words," the goblins said, "and we'll take the baby to the castle, and you will be free!" But the girl knew, that the Goblin King would keep the baby in his castle for ever and ever and ever, and turn it into a goblin! And so the girl suffered in silence. Until one day, when she was tired from a day of housework, and she was hurt by the harsh words of her stepmother, and she could no longer stand it...
Sarah
"Say your right words, 'the goblins said, and we'll take the baby to the castle, and you will be free!' But the girl knew, that the Goblin King would keep the baby in his castle for ever and ever and ever, and turn it into a goblin! And so the girl suffered in silence. Until one day, when she was tired from a day of housework, and she was hurt by the harsh words of her stepmother, and she could no longer stand it...
Fairy
Hey! Hey! Her head don't come off!
Sarah
Of course it doesn't!
Fireys
Hey, lady! Where are you going with a head like that?
Fireys
Hey, man! I know what we can do! Take off her head! Ha-ha!
Hoggle
What did you have to go and do a thing like that for?
Sarah
Do what? You mean rescue you?
Hoggle
No! You kissed me!
Marion Silver
Harry... can you come today?
Alicia Nash
I need to believe that something extraordinary is possible.
Cliff Secord
What was that line again?...."Oh my prince..."
Cliff Secord
What was that line again? 'Oh my prince'.
Jenny Blake
...would that you drink of my lips...
Jenny Blake
Would that you drink of my lips.
Cliff Secord
Thanks, don't mind if I do!
Marion Silver
"Anyway, I'm not really hooked..."
Marion Silver
Anyway, I'm not really hooked...
Little John
"Oh I know, but it's a real nice taste."
Little John
Oh I know, but it's a real nice taste.
The Worm/The Four Guards/Goblin
'Ello.
Sarah
Did you say 'hello'?
The Worm/The Four Guards/Goblin
No, I said "Ello", but that's close enough.
The Worm/The Four Guards/Goblin
No, I said 'Ello', but that's close enough.
Sarah
It's not fair...
Jareth
You say that so often, I wonder what your basis for comparison is?
Helen Benson
National security? Well that just means whatever you want it to mean.
Jareth
Turn back, Sarah. Turn back before it's too late.
Sarah
I can't. Don't you understand I can't?
Jareth
What a pity.
Sarah
Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, I have fought my way here to the castle beyond the Goblin City to take back the child that you have stolen. For my will is as strong as yours, and my kingdom is as great... You have no power over me.
Sarah
Give me the child.
Alicia Nash
I need to believe that something extraordinary is possible.
Alicia Nash
How big is the universe?
John Forbes Nash Jr.
Infinite.
Alicia Nash
How do you know?
John Forbes Nash Jr.
I know because all the data indicates it.
Alicia Nash
But it hasn't been proven yet.
John Forbes Nash Jr.
No.
Alicia Nash
You haven't seen it.
Alicia Nash
How do you know for sure?
John Forbes Nash Jr.
I don't, I just believe it.
Alicia Nash
Mm. It's the same with love, I guess.
Alicia Nash
You can't come up with a formula to change the way you experience the world.
Pastor Dan Day
Tell me. Did he have any family history?
Gwen Vanderveer
Like genealogy?
Helen Benson
Have you done your homework?
Jacob Benson
School's canceled on account of the aliens.
Helen Benson
I need to know what's happening.
Klaatu
This planet is dying. The human race is killing it.