Why was Jennifer Connelly famous?

Jennifer Connelly first gained wide public recognition when she starred opposite David Bowie in Jim Henson’s 1986 fantasy adventure Labyrinth. She is famous for being an American actress and former child model.

Jennifer Connelly made her acting debut in the 1984 crime film Once Upon a Time in America. Connelly portrayed Penelope “Penny” Benjamin in the action blockbuster film Top Gun: Maverick released in 2022.

Jennifer Connelly’s most prominent work has been ‘A Beautiful Mind (2001)’ in which she played the character Alicia Nash, wife of schizophrenic mathematician and noble laureate John Nash. The role got her an Oscar, BAFTA, and Golden Globe.

Jennifer Connelly has made appearances in Career Opportunities (1991), The Rocketeer (1991), Dark City (1998), Requiem for a Dream (2000), Hulk (2003), Dark Water (2005), Blood Diamond (2006), He’s Just Not That Into You (2009), Creation (2009), Noah (2014), Alita: Battle Angel (2019), and Snowpiercer(2020).

Jennifer Connelly portrayed astrobiologist Helen Benson alongside Keanu Reeves in the 2008 remake of the 1951 science fiction film The Day The Earth Stood Still. Connelly has starred in the TNT dystopian television series Snowpiercer since 2020.