Jennifer Jynn Connelly was born on December 12, 1970 in Catskill Mountains, New York. His father, Gerard Connelly, was a Catholic of Irish and Norwegian descent and worked in the clothing industry; his mother, Eileen Connelly, came from a Jewish family that had immigrated from Russia and Poland, and was an antiques dealer.
Connelly, who spent most of her childhood in Brooklyn and studied at St.Ann’s School, started her career as a model at the age of 10. Connelly signed up with a modeling agency on the advice of a advertising friend of her father’s.
The famous actress, whose pictures began to appear in newspapers and magazines, quickly noticed with her beauty and became one of the sought-after models in a short time, began to travel abroad frequently, also took part in commercials on television.
Jennifer Connelly, who studied acting and English at Yale University after graduating from Stanford University in California, first appeared on camera in an English horror episode. After starring in many video-clips, including the video for the song Union of the Snake of the Duran Duran group, she played in Once Upon A Time In America, the 1984 gangster movie directed by Sergio Leone, which was shown as the debut movie of the famous actress.
A year later, Connelly proved his success in leading roles with his performance in Seven Minutes In Heaven and Italian horror director Dario Argento’s film Phenomena.