Jennifer Lynn Connelly (born December 12, 1970) is an American film actress who began her career
as a child model. She appeared in magazine, newspaper, and television advertising, before she made her debut in
the 1984 crime film Once Upon a Time in America. Connelly continued modeling and acting, starring in films such as
the 1985 horror film Phenomena (her first leading role), the 1986 film Labyrinth and the 1991 films Career Opportunities
and The Rocketeer. She gained critical acclaim for her work in the 1998 science fiction film Dark City and for her portrayal
of heroin addict Marion Silver in the 2000 drama Requiem for a Dream.In 2002, Connelly won an Academy Award,
a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award for her supporting role as Alicia Nash in Ron Howard's 2001 biopic A Beautiful Mind.
Her subsequent credits include the 2003 Marvel superhero film Hulk where she played Bruce Banner's love interest Betty Ross;
the 2005 horror film Dark Water; the 2006 drama Blood Diamond; the 2008 science fiction remake The Day the Earth Stood Still;
the 2009 romantic comedy He's Just Not That Into You; and the 2009 biographical drama Creation. She re-teamed with
Requiem for a Dream director Darren Aronofsky and A Beautiful Mind co-star Russell Crowe for the 2014 biblical epic Noah;
was directed by her husband Paul Bettany in the 2014 drama film Shelter; and
will star in Robert Rodriguez' upcoming cyberpunk action film Alita: Battle Angel.