Happy Birthday to Jennifer Connelly: Celebrate Her Hollywood Career with True or False Trivia

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Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Connelly celebrates her 41st birthday on December 12, 2011. She's had a long and successful career in Hollywood, but how much do you remember about the stunning brunette's life and her films? Here is a true or false trivia game to test your knowledge.

True or False?

1. One of Connelly's most well known roles was in a 1980's film, "Heathers," that later became a cult classic.

2. At age 12, the New York born actress, made her debut in the 1984 film, "Once Upon a Time in America."

3. This year, the former model gave birth to a baby boy, her third child.

4. The "He's Just Not That Into You" star, won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Marion Silver in "Requiem for a Dream."

5. The 41-year-old was named as the new face of CoverGirl in 2008.

6. Connelly starred with several well known actresses in 2009's "He's Just Not That Into You," including Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston, and Drew Barrymore.

7. The wife of actor Paul Bettany was married in a beautiful ceremony in the home of her ancestors, Ireland.


1. False. As a teenager, Connelly started in "Labyrinth." In this 1986 Jim Henson fantasy film, she played Sarah, an imaginative teen who wishes her brother into a fairy-tale world.

2. True. The birthday girl's film debut was as the younger incarnation of Elizabeth McGovern's character in "Once Upon a Time in America."

3. False. The mother of three gave birth to a baby girl, Agnes Lark Bettany, on May 31.

4. False. Connelly won an Academy Award for her role in Ron Howard's 2001 film, "A Beautiful Mind."

5. False. The actress was named the new face of Revlon in 2008, along with Halle Berry, Jessica Biel and Jessica Alba.

6. True. Connelly played the part of Janine Gunders in the 2009 film, "He's Just Not That Into You." Some of her famous co-stars included Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore and Scarlett Johansson.

7. False. Mrs. Bettany does have some Irish ancestry, but she and her husband were married in Scotland on New Year's Day in 2003.

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