Jennifer Connelly

by ethnic on April 26, 2010

Jennifer Connelly

Birth Name: Jennifer Lynn Connelly

Place of Birth: Cairo, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 12, 1970

Ethnicity:
*Irish, Norwegian (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Jennifer Connelly is an American actress and model. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for A Beautiful Mind (2001). She is also known for starring in the films Dark City, Requiem for a Dream, and Hulk.

Jennifer’s father was of Irish and Norwegian descent. Jennifer’s mother was Jewish (of Russian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent).

Jennifer has three children, two with her husband, English actor Paul Bettany, and one with her former partner, photographer David Dugan.

Jennifer’s maternal grandfather was Jacob “Jack” Schumann/Schuman (the son of Meyer Schumann/Schuman and Yetta/Yette). Jacob was born in Pennsylvania, to Russian Jewish parents.

Jennifer’s maternal grandmother was Leah/Leona “Lee” Bernzweig (the daughter of Benjamin Bernzweig and Sophia/Sophie Rubin). Leah was born in New York, to Jewish parents from Galicia (Poland). Benjamin was the son of Moshe Bernzweig and Hannah.

Sources: Interview on Inside the Actors Studio, 2004

Jennifer’s maternal grandfather, Jacob “Jack” Schumann, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Jacob “Jack” Schumann on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Jennifer’s maternal grandmother, Leah/Leona “Lee” Bernzweig, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Leah/Leona “Lee” Bernzweig on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

photo by Prphotos

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neiltennant July 26, 2017 at 2:37 pm

she is listed falsely on several pages as a perfect example of BLACK IRISH

but actually we know that she has more than only irish

follers November 13, 2016 at 2:42 pm
ashash November 13, 2016 at 4:38 pm

She really does. Both beautiful.

ashash November 13, 2016 at 4:43 pm

Both beautiful. I thought Connelly was the prettiest woman I had ever seen in Career Opportunities.

fuzzybear44 May 15, 2016 at 2:17 am

It’s hard to believe, that base on the site pictures of both her and her husband(Paul Bettany), that he’s 5 months younger

fuzzybear44 May 15, 2016 at 2:18 am

correction: based on

ashash November 13, 2016 at 4:38 pm

Paul aged like milk.

follers August 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm
ashash April 1, 2015 at 9:54 am

I agree with theropod’s comment, though. Jennifer Connelly is stunning!

Capricious April 5, 2015 at 5:13 am

You just chose her fairer skinned picture. She is mostly olive skinned, a lighter one specifically.

Fair-skinned is Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett and Julianne Moore. She surely doesn’t fit with them, unless if you’re colour blind.

After I check my eyes, I want you to do me a favour by going back to your English class and learn the meaning of “olive”.

follers April 5, 2015 at 8:56 am

Chevy Chase is olive-skinned, slightly. Connelly isn’t.
http://www.nndb.com/people/499/000024427/Chevy4.jpg

ashash April 5, 2015 at 10:24 am

She is not as pale as Kidman, Blanchett, and Moore, but she is still fair-skinned. Not having skin the color of paste does not mean you are suddenly “olive,” “tanned,” or “bronzed.”

Here are more pictures of Connelly:

http://adventureamigos.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/jennifer-connelly-70971.jpg

http://cdn03.cdn.justjared.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/connelly-revlon/jennifer-connelly-revlon-commercial-01.jpg

Here are two even when she was young:

http://www.jenniferconnelly.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/labyrinth913.jpg

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1870707/images/o-JENNIFER-CONNELLY-LABYRINTH-facebook.jpg

Where is her natural olive, tanned, or bronzed skin here? She was a teenager.

Once again, I advise you to get your eyes checked.

Capricious October 10, 2015 at 6:20 am

I saw her pictures where she’s olive skinned. You just linked me the ones where she is lighter (nitpicked them rather). So I didn’t know that she would’ve been this light on a regular basis.

Don’t be a smartass. And didn’t you just agree with me? (“I agree with Theropod”), when I said that she looks exotic. Pfft…Get a clue man.

ashash April 5, 2015 at 10:58 am

Here is a model wearing bronzer or perhaps she tanned. I am not sure. Whatever the case, this is the color:

http://i57.tinypic.com/335841e.jpg

Here is a woman with olive skin:

http://i.imgur.com/l9lUe.jpg

Connelly’s skin is not naturally that color nor anywhere near it. Even her tans have reddish undertones to them.

There are plenty of actresses and models who also use bronzer or tan. The majority of them are not naturally that color. By your definition, anyone who is not as fair as Blanchett has olive skin, which is a lot of people.

phaedra May 11, 2016 at 8:48 pm

The “olive-skinned” woman looks more like she has brown skin.

theropod April 1, 2015 at 8:00 am

She looks Turkish or Georgian – bronze skin, blue eyes. Very exotic.

ashash April 1, 2015 at 9:50 am

Jennifer Connelly doesn’t have bronze skin, though. Her eyes also aren’t blue.

Capricious April 3, 2015 at 5:14 am

Connelly is naturally tanned or olive – I just happened to call that “bronze”.

There’s something about the shape of her eyes and eyebrows that make her look Turkish.

Her eyes are blue with a bit of hazel in them:

http://famousface.us/wp-content/gallery/jennifer-connelly/jennifer-connelly-7.jpg

J.J. April 4, 2015 at 4:42 am

her eyes don’t have “hazel” in them. They’re blue with amber/brown around the pupil which is called central heterochromia and is quite common. Hazel eyes are solely a golden brown colour (essentially just a light luminous brown) resembling a hazelnut. To say hazel eyes are anything other than a light amberish brown or to say a person has “hazel” within their eyes makes no sense and is a common misconception. Note some hazel eyes will show hints/specks of green shades in them when observed in strong lighting which is usually around the outskirts of the eye and is what causes the amber/gold colours within the iris. However if the green is too signifcant/obvious then the iris cannot be defined as hazel as a hazelnut presents no green colouration whatsoever. Some people will argue that the “hazel colour” is different to “hazel eyes” but once again that is a misconception, common amongst North Americans and areas exposed to Americanistion. Hazel is a colour of its own being a lighter more luminous shade of brown, it is not nor will it ever be a combination of colours.

J.J. April 4, 2015 at 4:43 am

her eyes don’t have “hazel” in them. They’re blue with amber/brown around the pupil which is called central heterochromia and is quite common. Hazel eyes are solely a golden brown colour (essentially just a light luminous brown) resembling a hazelnut. To say hazel eyes are anything other than a light amberish brown or to say a person has “hazel” within their eyes makes no sense and is a common misconception. Note some hazel eyes will show hints/specks of green shades in them when observed in strong lighting which is usually around the outskirts of the eye and is what causes the amber/gold colours within the iris. However if the green is too signifcant/obvious then the iris cannot be defined as hazel as a hazelnut presents no green colouration whatsoever. Some people will argue that the “hazel colour” is different to “hazel eyes” but once again that is a misconception, common amongst North Americans and areas exposed to Americanisation. Hazel is a colour of its own being a lighter more luminous shade of brown, it is not nor will it ever be a combination of colours.

ashash April 5, 2015 at 12:11 am

http://www.freeallimages.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/jennifer-connelly-2.jpg

Connelly does not have olive skin. You need to get your eyes checked. Morena Baccarin has olive or bronzed skin.

ashash August 16, 2014 at 3:06 pm

She is so exotic.

ashash October 19, 2014 at 8:20 am

How come this beauty gets few comments? She has an exotic ancestry.

andrew October 19, 2014 at 10:29 am

Coz she’s a beautiful brunette, but not “exotic”.

shobohunter November 13, 2014 at 5:10 am

i’ll say

ashash April 1, 2015 at 10:06 am

Why isn’t she exotic? She is biracial.

stonelord June 11, 2015 at 9:03 am

um, no she’s not.

ashash August 15, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Is there a better picture of her?

Holly12 May 21, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Since when has Norwegian not been considered white?

Me myself and I January 2, 2011 at 1:12 am

oh God I thought she was Italian because of her surname.. Connelly 10000% Italian.. but ok she is really beautiful

misslala January 20, 2011 at 10:24 am

Connelly is an IRISH surname.

Michelle February 4, 2011 at 12:18 pm

If her surname ended with an “i” instead of a “y”, maybe. But nope, her surname’s Irish.

Maria January 23, 2012 at 3:11 pm

I dont know how someone could think Connelly is a 100% Italian that just madness.

rafael June 23, 2011 at 6:52 pm

ha ha ha

Habe February 23, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Connelly is Irish surname you fucking idiot!!!! Italian surnames are like Gotti, Massaro, Giovanni & Polizzi.

francescorivi May 23, 2012 at 2:07 am

haha connelly being an italian surname is one of the funniest things i ever read on this site. there’s actually a surname here spelled Connelli but the pronunciation is totally different and i dont believe it has something to do with Ireland.

pinksghetti April 27, 2010 at 3:06 am

She’s pretty but hope she goes back to her Rocketeer/Mall Rat weight from back in the early 90’s. She really stood out back then.

ethnic April 27, 2010 at 1:08 am

to kira ;)

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