Academy Award® winner Jennifer Connelly continues to prove her versatility as an actress with each new project she undertakes.
Connelly will next be seen on the big screen starring in Paramount and Skydance’s blockbuster Top Gun: Maverick. The movie is a sequel to the 1986 original and will star Tom Cruise, Jon Hamm Val Kilmer and Miles Teller alongside Connelly with Joe Kosinski at the helm. The film is currently slated to be in theaters on December 23, 2020.
On the small screen, Connelly will next star in TNT's Snowpiercer which is a futuristic thriller based on the critically acclaimed movie by Korean director Bong Joon-ho and graphic novel series of the same name. The series will focus on the last survivors on the planet and follow them as they inhabit “The Snowpiercer,” a train that travels around the globe, which is divided into two feuding classes. The series is set to premiere on TNT on May 31st, 2020.
Most recently, Connelly was seen in Robert Rodriguez-directed, James Cameron-produced sci-fi epic Alita: Battle Angel, with Christoph Waltz, Mahershala Ali and Rosa Salazar. She was additionally recently seen in firefighter drama Only The Brave which was also directed by her Top Gun: Maverick director, Joe Kosinski for Sony Pictures with Josh Brolin, Miles Teller and Jeff Bridges. The film tells the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a crew of elite firefighters combating wildfires in Arizona.
Other recent projects include Ewan McGregor’s American Pastoral, with Ewan McGregor and Dakota Fanning, based on the book by Phillip Roth. In 2014, she starred opposite Anthony Mackie in Shelter, written and directed by Paul Bettany. 2014 also re-teamed her with Darren Aronofsky and Russell Crowe for the biblical epic Noah.
Connelly's first film was Sergio Leone’s Once Upon A Time In America in 1984, though her big break was her role as ‘Sarah’ in Labyrinth opposite David Bowie in 1986. She earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her widely praised, haunting portrayal of a drug addict in Darren Aronofsky’s critically acclaimed Requiem For A Dream in 2000. She received a Golden Globe®, BAFTA, AFI, Broadcast Critics, and Academy Award® for her
starring role in Ron Howard’s A Beautiful Mind opposite Russell Crowe.
Additional film credits include Dario Argento’s Phenomena; Dennis Hopper’s The Hot Spot with Don Johnson and Virginia Madsen; Joe Johnston’s The Rocketeer alongside Billy Campbell, Alan Arkin, and Timothy Dalton; John Singleton’s Higher Learning alongside Omar Epps and Kristy Swanson; Lee Tamahori’s Mulholland Falls alongside Nick Nolte and Melanie Griffith; Alex Proyas’ Dark City with Rufus Sewell, William Hurt, and Kiefer Sutherland; Keith Gordon’s Waking The Dead opposite Billy Crudup; Ed Harris’ Pollock alongside Ed Harris, Marcia Gay Harden, and Tom Bower; Ang Lee’s Hulk opposite Eric Bana; Vadim Perelman’s House Of Sand And Fog opposite Ben Kingsley; Walter Salles’ Dark Water opposite John C. Reilly; Todd Field’s Little Children with Kate Winslet and Patrick Wilson; Edward Zwick’s Blood Diamond with Leonardo DiCaprio and Djimon Hounsou; Terry George’s Reservation Road with Joaquin Phoenix and Elle Fanning; Scott Derrickson’s The Day The Earth Stood Still opposite Keanu Reeves; Ken Kwapis’ He’s Just Not That Into You with Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Lily, Scarlett Johansson, Bradley Cooper, Ben Affleck, and Justin Long; Jon Amiel’s Creation opposite Paul Bettany; Dustin Lance Black’s Virginia with Ed Harris, Carrie Preston, and Harrison Gilbertson; Ron Howard’s The Dilemma with Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, and Winona Ryder; Stuck In Love, with Greg Kinnear; Claudi Llosa’s Alof with Cillian Murphy, Oona Chaplin, and Mélanie Laurent; and Akiva Goldsman's Winter’s Tale.
In addition to Connelly’s acting career, she also serves as a longtime ambassador for Louis Vuitton. Connelly recently recorded lines from Grace Coddington’s memoir, which were then mixed by Woodkid before being featured as the soundtrack to the 2019 Cruise Show.
Connelly currently resides in New York with her family.