Connelly, Bettany selling N.Y. home

Connelly, Bettany selling N.Y. home

NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) -- Married film stars Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany reportedly are selling their Brooklyn, N.Y., mansion for an asking price of $8.5 million.

Jaden Smith lands on 'Earth'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Jaden Smith, the 9-year-old son of Hollywood stars Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, has signed on for a role in the sci-fi remake, "The Day the Earth Stood Still."

Connelly to star in 'Earth' redo

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Jennifer Connelly has signed on to co-star in the remake of the 1951 sci-fi classic, "The Day the Earth Stood Still," Variety.com said Monday.

Ruffalo, wife welcome third child

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Sunrise Coigney, the wife of Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo, has given birth to the couple's third child, People.com reported Thursday.

Travolta wins supporting actor prize

HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Organizers of the Hollywood Film Festival have named John Travolta the recipient of its Hollywood Supporting Actor of the Year Award.

Cruise ponders mining 'Salt' character

HOLLYWOOD, July 23 (UPI) -- Columbia Pictures is negotiating with Terry George to direct Hollywood's take on "Edwin A. Salt," a drama being developed with Tom Cruise in mind.

'Diamond' stars appear in hunger PSAs

NEW YORK, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- A couple of Hollywood stars from the new movie "Blood Diamond" will make an appearance in a public service announcement for the World Food Program.

Ring Productions lands 'Glad All Over'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A new, independent film company based in Florida is planning to start production next year for "Glad All Over," starring Samuel L. Jackson.

Brooklyn becoming new celebrity locale

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Celebrities, including film actors Heath Ledger and Jennifer Connelly, are flocking to live in the New York borough of Brooklyn, a report says.

Jennifer Connelly likely in 'Blood Diamond

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Connelly is in talks to star with Leonardo DiCaprio in the Warner Bros. Pictures film "The Blood Diamond."

Unpublished Bell story gets film treatment

LONDON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- An unpublished story by British author Mary Haley Bell is being turned into a movie by Gold Circle Films.

Connelly: 'Dark Water' NOT a horror movie

NEW YORK, July 10 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Connelly describes her scary new movie "Dark Water" as a psychological thriller, not a horror flick.

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Keira Knightley named sexiest film star

LONDON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- "Pirates of the Caribbean" star Keira Knightley has been tapped the sexiest film star of all time, beating out the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Halle Berry.

Bettany: Family is my top priority

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- "Master and Commander" co-star Paul Bettany says he and wife Jennifer Connelly agree only one of them should work at a time -- for the sake of their family.
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Jennifer Connelly
Actress Jennifer Connelly attends the Costume Institute Gala celebrating Chanel on May 2, 2005 at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)

Jennifer Lynn Connelly (born December 12, 1970) is an American film actress and former child model who started modeling after a friend of her parents suggested an audition. She subsequently appeared in magazine, newspaper and television advertising before making her motion picture debut in the 1984 crime film Once Upon a Time in America. As a teenager, Connelly continued her career as a model, at the same time starring in films such as Labyrinth and Career Opportunities. She gained critical acclaim for her work in the 1998 science fiction film Dark City and for her portrayal of Marion Silver in Darren Aronofsky's drama, Requiem for a Dream (2000).

In 2002, Connelly won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress along with a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and the BAFTA for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role as Alicia Nash in Ron Howard's biopic A Beautiful Mind. Other film credits include the Marvel superhero film Hulk, the thriller Dark Water, the drama Blood Diamond, the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still and the romantic comedy He's Just Not That Into You.

Since 2005, Connelly has served as the Amnesty International Ambassador for Human Rights Education in the United States. Magazines including Time, Vanity Fair and Esquire, as well as the Los Angeles Times newspaper have included her on their lists of the world's most beautiful women.

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