Jennifer Connelly’s Parents Sent A Picture Of Her To The Ford Modeling Agency

Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly


She is the daughter of Ilene, an antiques dealer, and Gerard Connelly, a clothing manufacturer. Her father suffered from asthma, so the family moved to Woodstock, New York in 1976 to escape the city smog. Four years later, the family returned to Brooklyn Heights, and Connelly resumed her education at the same school. Her parents sent a picture of her to the Ford Modeling Agency, which shortly after added her to its roster. Connelly began modeling for print advertisements, before moving on to television commercials. While Once Upon a Time in America was being filmed, Connelly made her first television appearance, in the episode “Stranger in Town” of the British series Tales of the Unexpected. Of her early career, she said, “Before I knew it, (acting) became what I did.

Jennifer Connelly The Role Required The Performance Of A Ballet Routine

Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly


Connelly continued modeling and acting, starring in films such as the 1986 Labyrinth and the 1991 Career Opportunities. She is the daughter of Ilene, an antiques dealer, and Gerard Connelly, a clothing manufacturer. When Connelly was ten years old, an advertising executive friend of her father suggested she audition as a model. in December 1986, she recorded two pop songs for the Japanese market: “Monologue of Love” and “Message of Love”. Her mother started taking her to acting auditions; at one of these, she was selected for a supporting role as the young aspiring dancer and actress Deborah Gelly in Sergio Leone’s 1984 gangster epic Once Upon a Time in America. The role required the performance of a ballet routine. Of her early career, she said, “Before I knew it, (acting) became what I did.



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