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Annette Bening


Annette Carol Bening was born on May 29, 1958 in Topeka, Kansas, the youngest of four children of Shirley (Ashley), a soloist and church singer, and Arnett Grant Bening, an insurance salesman. She is of German and British Isles ancestry. Her family moved to California when she was young, and she grew up there. She graduated from San Francisco ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 50 wins & 105 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

American Beauty
American Beauty Carolyn Burnham
(1999)
Mars Attacks!
Mars Attacks! Barbara Land
(1996)
The Siege
The Siege Elise Kraft / Sharon Bridger
(1998)

Filmography

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 2018 Georgetown (post-production)
Amanda Brecht
 2018 Life Itself (post-production)
Dr. Kate Morris
 2014/III The Search
Helen
 2005 Mrs. Harris (TV Movie)
Jean Harris
 2002-2003 Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (TV Series)
Abigail Adams
- Born Free and Equal (2003) ... Abigail Adams (voice)
- Bostonians (2002) ... Abigail Adams (voice)
- Sybil Ludington (2002) ... Abigail Adams (voice)
- An American in Paris (2002) ... Abigail Adams (voice)
- United We Stand (2002) ... Abigail Adams (voice)
 1989 Valmont
Merteuil
 1988 Hostage (TV Movie)
Jill
 1987 Wiseguy (TV Series)
Karen Leland / Maloy
- One on One (1987) ... Karen Leland / Maloy
 1987 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Vicky
- Red Tape (1987) ... Vicky
 1986 Manhunt for Claude Dallas (TV Movie)
Ann Tillman
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She performed in the gala, "Starry, Starry Night," in American Conservatory Theatre production in San Francisco, California for the silver 25th anniversary gala with Rene Auberjonois, Kathryn Crosby, George Deloy, Peter Donat, Gina Farrell, Andrea Marcovicci, Ruth Kobart, Deborah May, Jeff McCarthy, Sydney Walker, Ann Weldon ... See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 4 Interviews | 10 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 16 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

A.B.

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

The tension I feel is the moment they say, "Action!". Movies are like lightning in a bottle, and you always want to find when you possibly can catch a surprising moment. See more »

Trivia:

In California, she finished high school in three years at Patrick Henry High School and studied theater for two years at San Diego Mesa College. She subsequently attended San Francisco State University and was certified with a drama degree. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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