Jennifer Connelly

Name of Birth: Jennifer Lynn Connelly
Date of Birth: December 12, 1970
Height: 5′ 6½” (1,69 m)
Zodiac Sign: Sagitarius

Connelly was born in Cairo, New York, in the Catskill Mountains. She is the daughter of Ilene, an antiques dealer, and Gerard Karl Connelly (1941–2008), a clothing manufacturer. Her father was Roman Catholic, and of Irish and Norwegian descent. Connelly’s mother was Jewish, and was educated at a yeshiva; all of Connelly’s mother’s grandparents were Jewish emigrants from Poland and Russia. Connelly was raised primarily in Brooklyn Heights, near the Brooklyn Bridge, where she attended Saint Ann’s, a private school specializing in the arts. 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 returned to Saint Ann’s.