Who Is Jennifer Connelly? Her Career, Personal Life & Her Other Business?

American actress Jennifer Connelly has a $50 million dollar net worth. Together, she and her husband, actor Paul Bettany, have a net worth of that amount. Her roles in movies like “Requiem for a Dream,” “A Beautiful Mind,” and “Blood Diamond” are arguably what make her most well-known. She has been named among the most beautiful women in the world by publications including Time, Vanity Fair, Esquire, and the Los Angeles Times.

Net Worth: $50 Million
Date of Birth: Dec 12, 1970 (51 years old)
Gender: Female
Height: 5 ft 6 in (1.69 m)
Profession: Actor, Model, Voice Actor
Nationality: United States of America

Jennifer Connelly Early Life and Career

Born in Cairo, New York, on December 12, 1970, Jennifer Connelly grew up in Brooklyn Heights. She went to a private arts-focused school called Saint Ann’s. Connelly began modeling at the age of 10 and made magazine covers for publications like Seventeen and Muppet Magazine before beginning a career in cinema. “Monologue of Love” and “Message of Love,” two pop songs that Connelly recorded for the Japanese market, were released in 1986. In 1985’s “Phenomena,” she had her first major role. At the age of 11, she made her acting debut in the 1984 film Once Upon a Time in America. She played the lead in the coming-of-age movie “Seven Minutes in Heaven” that same year.

She rose to fame in 1986 when she played Sarah Williams in Jim Henson’s “Labyrinth,” in which David Bowie starred in. By the time Connelly was 20 years old, she had already made nine cinematic appearances. After high school, she put acting on hold to attend Yale University to study English literature. She transferred to Stanford after two years, where she studied theatre and received instruction from Roy London. She dropped out of college before receiving her degree in order to go back into the film business.

Jennifer Connelly Personal Life

While filming “The Rocketeer,” Jennifer Connelly and Billy Campbell began dating. After five years together, the couple got engaged but ultimately decided to separate in 1996. Connelly and photographer David Dugan had a son in 1997.

Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly

Since 2003, Connelly has been wed to fellow performer Paul Bettany. They got married in a secret ceremony in Scotland after meeting while filming A Beautiful Mind. A son was born in 2003, and a daughter was born in 2011. They are parents to two kids. The family calls Brooklyn Heights, New York, home.

Jennifer Connelly Achievement

In the 1991 romantic comedy “Career Opportunities,” Connelly co-starred with Frank Whaley. She starred in the high-profile Disney film “The Rocketeer” later that year. Jason Priestley and Connelly co-starred in the “I Drove All Night” music video, and she later made appearances in the movies “Of Love and Shadows,” “Higher Learning,” “Far Harbor,” “Mulholland Falls,” “Inventing the Abbotts,” and “Dark City.”

Despite her early achievements, Connelly didn’t really get widespread recognition until the 2000 movie Requiem for a Dream. For her depiction of Marion Silver, Connelly received tremendous praise, and The New York Times gushed, “Ms. Connelly has never done anything to prepare us for how good she is here.” Her subsequent breakthrough performance came in the critically acclaimed 2001 movie A Beautiful Mind. Connelly received ten different awards for her performance, including a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and the movie took home four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Connelly went on to appear in additional well-received and successful movies, such as The Hulk in 2003, when she played Betty Ross, the love interest. She played a suffering heroin addict in the movie House of Sand and Fog the same year. She played an American journalist trying to uncover crooked diamond corporations in war-torn Sierra Leone in the well-reviewed Blood Diamond movie with Leonardo DiCaprio in 2006.

In The Day the Earth Stood Still in 2008, she co-starred alongside Keanu Reeves. Connelly starred in “Virginia” in 2012 after spending time at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and watching documentaries on schizophrenia to prepare for the title role of a mentally disturbed woman. She won praise for her performance.

She then acted alongside Vince Vaughn in the comedy “The Dilemma” by Ron Howard. In 2012, she worked on “Salvation Boulevard” and starred in “Stuck in Love” with Greg Kinnear. In the following years, she acted in films like “Shelter,” “Winter’s Tale,” “Aloft,” “Noah,” “American Pastoral,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “Only the Brave,” and “Alita: Battle Angel.” She has played Melanie Cavill in the TV show “Snowpiercer” since 2020. She will play Penelope “Penny” Benjamin in “Top Gun: Maverick” in 2022.

Jennifer Connelly Other Businesses

Beyond acting, Jennifer Connelly has served as the face of Revlon cosmetics, Balenciaga fashion commercials, and the first global face of the Shiseido Company. She was appointed Amnesty International Ambassador for Human Rights Education in 2005.

Real Estate

Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly spent $6.92 million on a Manhattan apartment in 2008. The property, which is in Tribeca, has about 1,400 square feet of private outdoor roof space, over 4,000 square feet of living space, and a sunroom. The historic structure was initially built in the 1890s and features exposed brick walls and a wood-burning stove. According to rumors, Bettany and Connelly sold this house for $9 million in 2018.

The couple upgraded to a $15.5 million townhouse in Brooklyn Heights the same year they sold their prior penthouse. It was apparently one of the most profitable real estate deals ever completed in the borough, according to real estate agents. The townhouse has a living area of more than 8,000 square feet and has stunning views of the metropolitan skyline, including the Statue of Liberty.

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