Although Hollywood is known for giving child actors a chance to express their creativity, few of them grow up to maintain the same level of relevance that once defined their childhood and teenage years. One of the few exceptions to this is Jennifer Connelly, the actress who made her debut appearance on screen at the age of 12.
Since making her debut, Jennifer Connelly has racked up credits in several movies and a few TV shows. And as she has grown in age, so has her career grown in strength, racking up multiple awards and nominations in the process.
In this article, we discuss everything you need to know about her career so far, as well as facts about her height and body measurements.
How Old is Jennifer Connelly?
The Once Upon a Time actress was born on the 12th of December, 1970, in Cairo, New York. She is believed to be the only child of her parents, Ilene and Gerard Karl Connelly.
Through her mother, she has Jewish heritage and was raised in the culture and religion. Growing up, she was raised in different parts of New York, in Brooklyn Heights and Woodstock.
At the age of 17, after graduating high school, Jennifer Connelly enrolled at Yale University, where she studied English Literature. She spent two years at the Ivy League school before transferring to Stanford University in 1990, where she switched her major to drama.
During her academic journey, Jennifer Connelly began her career in show business at the age of 10. She started as a model and was signed to the Ford Modeling Agency. As a model, she appeared in various print advertisements and television commercials. She also had a brief career as a singer. She recorded and released a couple of tracks for the Japanese market.
Two years into her career as a model, she made her debut as an actress in the TV show, Tales of the Unexpected. She appeared in an episode as an unnamed character.
Her first notable role as an actress came in 1984 when she played Young Deborah in the film, Once Upon a Time in America. Her performance in the movie led to her first leading role in the following year for the film, Phenomena, playing Jennifer Corvino. In the same year, she played another leading role in the young adult film, Seven Minutes in Heaven.
With two leading roles under her belt, Jennifer Connelly’s career gained traction, and it hasn’t stopped ever since. She got her first award nomination in 1992, for the film The Rocketeer. Since then, she has been nominated for over 25 awards ever since, including the Academy Award, which she won for the film, A Beautiful Mind.
So far, she has appeared in over 50 movies and TV shows, including notable titles like Inkheart, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Blood Diamond, Hulk, House of Sand and Frog, and several others.
Aside from her career as an actress, she is also a philanthropist. Jennifer Connelly became an ambassador for Amnesty International at the age of 35 and has worked with other major charity organizations like Charity Water and Save the Children. She is also an ambassador for the latter.
Her other works include becoming a global brand ambassador for Shiseido and recording the audiobook version of The Sheltering Sky.
What is Her Height and Body Measurements?
Since she became one of Hollywood’s most recognized actresses, Jennifer Connelly has been named one of the most beautiful women in the world by several major magazines such as the Los Angeles Times, Vanity Fair, and Esquire.
Her beautiful body manifests off a body with a height of 5 feet 6 ½ inches and a modest bodyweight of 52kg.
She has a slim body build punctuated with green colored eyes, dark brown hair, and curvaceous body measurement of 34, 23, and 33 inches for her bust, waist, and hip sizes, respectively.
Where is She Now?
Following her appearance in the 2017 film, Only the Brave, she did not appear in a movie or TV show until 2019, when she appeared in a supporting role for the blockbuster, Alita: Battle Angel.
After her brief hiatus, Jennifer Connelly is returning to the big screen and small screen in 2020. She will appear in the Top Gun sequel, Top Gun: Maverick and in the TV show, Snowpiercer, where she will play Melanie Cavill.
When Jennifer Connelly appears in the show in 2020, she would be 49 years of age and would have been an actress for 38 years.