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Academy Award winner JENNIFER CONNELLY (Chiren) continues to prove her
versatility as an actress with each new project she undertakes.
In 2019, Connelly will star in TNT's futuristic thriller Snowpiercer. Based on
the French graphic novel 'Le Transperceneige,' the series will focus on the last
survivors on the planet. They inhabit "The Snowpiercer," a train that travels
around the globe, which is divided into two feuding classes. Connelly is also
set to star in Paramount and Skydance's sequel Top Gun: Maverick. The movie is a
sequel to the 1986 original and will star Tom Cruise, Jon Hamm and Val Kilmer
with Joe Kosinski at the helm. It is currently slated to be in theaters on June
26th, 2020. The actress is currently in production on both Snowpiercer and Top
Connelly was recently seen in Joseph Kosinski's firefighter drama Only The Brave
for Sony Pictures with Josh Brolin, Miles Teller and Jeff Bridges. The film
tells the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a crew of elite firefighters
combating wildfires in Arizona.
Other recent projects include Ewan McGregor's American Pastoral, with Ewan
McGregor and Dakota Fanning, based on the book by Phillip Roth. In 2014, she
starred opposite Anthony Mackie in Shelter, written and directed by Paul Bettany.
2014 also re-teamed her with Darren Aronofsky and Russell Crowe for the biblical
Connelly's first film was Sergio Leone's Once Upon A Time in America in 1984,
though her big break was her role as 'Sarah' in Labyrinth opposite David Bowie
in 1986. She earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her widely
praised, haunting portrayal of a drug addict in Darren Aronofsky's critically
acclaimed Requiem for a Dream in 2000. She received a Golden Globe, BAFTA, AFI,
Broadcast Critics and Academy Award for her starring role in Ron Howard's A
Beautiful Mind opposite Russell Crowe.
Additional film credits include Phenomena; The Hot Spot; The Rocketeer; Higher
Learning; Mulholland Falls; Dark City; Waking the Dead; Pollack; Hulk; House of
Sand and Fog; Dark Water; Little Children Blood Diamond; Reservation Road; The
Day the Earth Stood Still; He's Just Not That Into You; Creation; Virginia; The
Dilemma; Stuck in Love; Aloft and Winter's Tale.
In addition to Connelly's acting career, she also serves as a longtime
ambassador for Louis Vuitton.
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