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Renee Zellweger makes red carpet debut after four month hiatus

Renee Zellweger makes red carpet debut after four month hiatus

March 13 (UPI) -- Renee Zellweger made her first red carpet appearance in a while during Monday's The Painted Turtle event at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, Calif.
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Annette Bening: Photos without makeup a 'thrill'

Annette Bening: Photos without makeup a 'thrill'

NEW, March 5 (UPI) -- Annette Bening had her portrait taken without any makeup by photographer Chuck Close.
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Annette Bening drama 'Face of Love' makes its LA premiere

Annette Bening drama 'Face of Love' makes its LA premiere

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- Annette Bening, Ed Harris and Robin Williams star in "The Face of Love," in theaters March 7.
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Spielberg and Katzenberg donate $10M each to Academy Museum fund

Spielberg and Katzenberg donate $10M each to Academy Museum fund

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg have each donated $10 million to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles.
Annette Bening and Warren Beatty's transgender son appears in PSA

Annette Bening and Warren Beatty's transgender son appears in PSA

Nov. 17 (UPI) --Stephen Ira appears in a two-minute public service announcement.
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Brett Ratner donates $1 million to Academy Museum fund

Brett Ratner donates $1 million to Academy Museum fund

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 29 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says director Brett Ratner has donated $1 million for its Academy Museum of Motion Pictures fund.

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Bening, Williams to star in 'Look of Love'

Bening, Williams to star in 'Look of Love'

LOS ANGELES, April 5 (UPI) -- Annette Bening, Ed Harris and Robin Williams have signed up for roles in "Look of Love," a romantic drama to begin shooting next week in Los Angeles.
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Criss turns down 'X Factor' offer

Criss turns down 'X Factor' offer

LOS ANGELES, March 14 (UPI) -- "Glee" star Darren Criss turned down an offer to serve as host of the American version of "The X Factor," show sources told E! News.
Nominee Bening to be Oscar presenter

Nominee Bening to be Oscar presenter

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Current Oscar nominee Annette Bening is to be a presenter at the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, the telecast's producers said.
Bening, Giamatti take home film Globes

Bening, Giamatti take home film Globes

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- "The Kids Are All Right" won the Golden Globe for Best Comedy Film in Beverly Hills, Calif., Sunday night.
Women critics honor Annette Bening

Women critics honor Annette Bening

NEW YORK, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The Women Film Critics Circle awarded U.S. actress Annette Bening three prizes for her work in "The Kids are All Right" and "Mother and Child."
Bening, Duvall set for Hollywood Awards

Bening, Duvall set for Hollywood Awards

HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Film stars Annette Bening and Robert Duvall are to be honored at the upcoming Hollywood Awards Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif., organizers said Wednesday.
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Annette Carol Bening (born May 29, 1958) is an American actress. Bening is a four-time Oscar nominee for her roles in The Grifters, American Beauty, Being Julia and The Kids Are All Right, winning Golden Globe Awards for the latter two films. Bening is married to actor Warren Beatty, with whom she has four children.

Bening was born in Topeka, Kansas, the youngest of four children. Her mother, Shirley (née Ashley), was a church singer and soloist, and her father, Arnett Grant Bening, was a sales training consultant and insurance salesman. Her parents, natives of Iowa, were practicing Episcopalians and conservative Republicans. Her sister and two brothers are Jane, Bradley, and Byron. The family moved to Wichita, Kansas, in 1959, where she spent her early childhood. In 1965, her father took a job with a company in San Diego, California, and they moved there. She began acting in junior high school, playing the lead in The Sound of Music. She graduated in 1975 from Patrick Henry High School where she studied drama.

She then spent a year working as a cook on a charter boat taking fishing parties out on the Pacific Ocean, and scuba diving for recreation. She attended San Diego Mesa College, then completed an academic degree in theatre arts at San Francisco State University. Bening joined the acting company at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco while studying acting as part of the Advanced Theatre Training Program. During this time she established herself as a formidable acting talent in roles like Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth.

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