Jennifer Connelly (Emma Darwin)
Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly continues to prove her versatility as an actress with each new project she undertakes. Connelly has most recently been seen in the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still opposite Keanu Reeves, and in He’s Just Not That Into You, based on the best selling novel of the same name, alongside Jennifer Aniston, Scarlett Johansson, Drew Barrymore, and Ben Affleck. Her vocal talents will be heard in Shane Ackner’s upcoming animated film 9, along with John C. Reilly, Elijah Wood, Christopher Plummer, and Martin Landau for Focus Features.
Her other film credits include Terry George’s Reservation Road opposite Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo, Edward Zwick’s Blood Diamond, Todd Field’s Little Children, Walter Salles’ Dark Water, Vadim Perelman’s House of Sand and Fog, Ang Lee’s The Hulk, and Ed Harris’ Pollock.
Connelly received a Golden Globe, BAFTA, AFI, Broadcast Critics and Academy Award for her role in Ron Howard’s A Beautiful Mind. Connelly was widely praised for her haunting portrayal of a drug addict in Darren Aronofsky’s critically acclaimed Requiem For a Dream. The role earned her an Independent Spirit Award Nomination.
Connelly is well known for her roles in Keith Gordon’s Waking the Dead, Pat O’Connor’s Inventing the Abbotts, Lee Tamahori’s Mulholland Falls, John Singleton’s Higher Learning, and Joe Johnston’s The Rocketeer. Connelly’s first film was Sergio Leone’s Once Upon A Time in America.
Connelly is an educational ambassador for Amnesty International.