Raised in New York City, Jennifer Connelly was landing modeling jobs from the age of 10 and appeared in
the Duran Duran "Union of the Snake" video while barely in her teens. Soon after, she was cast in Sergio Leone's 229-minute
epic "Once Upon A Time In America" (1984), followed by a starring role in "Phenomena". Two years later she starred opposite
David Bowie in Jim Henson's "Labyrinth". After that came a decade of mostly mediocre films, with a few
highlights in Dennis Hopper's "The Hot Spot" (1990), "The Heart Of Justice" (1993, co-starring Hopper, Eric Stoltz, Dermot
Mulroney, Vincent Price, and, in supporting roles, William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman -- a pretty good cast for a made-for-TV
movie!), and "Mulholland Falls" (1996). 1998 brought Alex Proyas' intriguing sci-fi film "Dark City" (co-starring
Rufus Sewell, William Hurt and Kiefer Sutherland). In 2000, Connelly's career really went into overdrive, with 3 films:
"Pollock" (with Ed Harris and Marcia Gay Harden), "Waking the Dead" (with Billy Crudup), and "Requiem for a Dream" (with Ellen
Burstyn, Jared Leto, and Marlon Wayans). 2001, of course, brought Ron Howard's magnificent "A Beautiful Mind" (with
Russell Crowe and Ed Harris); Connelly won several Best Supporting Actress awards, including the Oscar and a Golden Globe.
(She was also nominated by the Screen Actors Guild for Best Actress.) She followed this up with two dramatically different
films: "The Hulk", and the moving "The House of Sand and Fog" (with Ben Kingsley). Jennifer Connelly has now proven
to all that she has talent equal to her striking beauty.