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Jennifer Connelly, Best Supporting Actress 2001: MovieMonday.com

A BEAUTIFUL MIND (PG-13)

Jennifer Connelly won her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her poignant portrayal of Alice Nash, the wife of math prodigy, John Forbes Nash Jr., who sticks with him through his battle with mental illness to see him beat the odds and win the Nobel Prize for game theory.


JENNIFER CONNELLY (1970 - )

Jennifer Connelly was born on December 12th, 1970 in the Catskill Mountains, New York. She grew up in Brooklyn Heights, New York, near the Brooklyn Bridge. From the age of 10, she was a child model for newspaper and magazine ads, and then moved onto television commercials. Jennifer Connelly was in her first film as an actress at the age of 15, in Dario Argento's "Phenomena," playing the lead role, Jennifer Corvino.

Jennifer Connelly went to Yale for 2 years, and then transferred to Stanford. She took classes in classical theater and improvisation with drama coach Roy London, Howard Fine and Harold Guskin. Jennifer Connelly also speaks fluent Italian and French, and enjoys being physically active.

Her other film credits include:

ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA
SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN
LABYRINTH
THE HOT SPOT
ÉTOILE
THE ROCKETEER
HIGHER LEARNING
FAR HARBOR
REQUIEM FOR A DREAM
POLLOCK
THE HULK
HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG

Her television credits include:

"Tales of the Unexpected" (1979)
"The $treet" (2000) TV Series

THE OTHER BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS NOMINEES WERE...

Helen Mirren & Maggie Smith for GOSFORD PARK
Marisa Tomei for IN THE BEDROOM
Kate Winslet for IRIS

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