Jennifer Connelly High School:
|St. Ann`s, Brooklyn Heights, New York, USA (1988)|
Jennifer Connelly College:
|Yale University (transferred), Stanford University (1992)|
Jennifer Lynn Connelly was born in Catskill Mountains, New York, December 12th, 1970. She is the only child of Ilene (a dealer of fine antiques) and Gerard Connelly (a clothing manufacturer). As she grew up in Brooklyn Heights, just across from the Brooklyn Bridge, she never actually dreamed of becoming an actress—it just happened naturally as she progressed from modeling to several roles in music videos and television. Despite being kept busy with modeling and acting jobs, even at a young age, Ms. Connelly took her education quite seriously. She attended Brooklyn’s prestigious Saint Ann’s, graduating with high marks. She enrolled at Yale, majoring in English, but transferred two years later to Stanford to study drama, where she was trained in classical theater and improvisation by the late drama coach, Roy London. A delightfully, down to earth woman, she lives passionately every day. Constantly stretching herself toward greater achievements.