->''"I didn't expect to win the Oscar. You grow up watching the Oscars on TV and you think it happens to fancy people. It was really surreal."''

Jennifer Lynn Connelly (Cairo, New York; December 12, 1970) is an American film actress who began her career as a child model. She's best known for such movies as ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'', ''Film/{{Phenomena}}'', ''Film/TheRocketeer'', ''Film/RequiemForADream'', ''Film/DarkCity'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'', ''Film/ABeautifulMind'', for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress as well as a Golden Globe Award, ''Film/BloodDiamond'', and ''Film/{{Hulk}}'' (as ComicBook/BettyRoss). She's married to Creator/PaulBettany. She is the mother of three children: son Kai Dugan (with David Dugan) born in 1997, son Stellan (born 2003) and daughter Agnes (born 2011) with Paul Bettany.
!!Tropes frequently used for this actress' roles:
* GreenEyes: A famous, captivating pair.
* MsFanservice: In her early twenties years. ''The Hot Spot'' is [[BestKnownForTheFanservice mostly known]] for the scene she goes topless. It doesn't stop there; a lot of her movies in the late 90s and early 00s have sex scenes that display her... assets. Even a film that didn't have any overt sexuality, 1991's ''Career Opportunities'', found an excuse to get her into a tight T-shirt for the last 45 minutes or so. The "Fanservice" aspect pretty much faded away once she started establishing herself in serious films like ''Film/ABeautifulMind''.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: She's a dark-haired, creamy skinned beauty.
* RomanceOnTheSet: [[invoked]] She met boyfriend Bill Campbell filming ''Film/TheRocketeer'', and husband Creator/PaulBettany while filming ''Film/ABeautifulMind''.
* ThoseTwoActors: [[invoked]] With Creator/RussellCrowe in three films (''Film/ABeautifulMind'', ''Winter's Tale'' and ''Film/{{Noah}}'') and with Josh Lucas in two films (''Film/ABeautifulMind'', ''Film/{{Hulk}}'')