Annette Bening

Annette Bening

Movie Actress

Annette Carol Bening is an American actress. She has received various accolades throughout her career spanning over four decades, including a British Academy Film Award and two Golden Globe Awards, in addition to nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award, two Tony Awards, and four Academy Awards.

Full Name
Annette Carol Bening
May 29, 1958
5′ 7″
Net Worth


Annette Francine Bening was born on May 29, 1958, in Topeka, Kansas. She is an American actress who has starred in many Hollywood films such as The Grifters, Valley Girl, and American Beauty.

Bening attended San Diego Mesa College and then transferred to San Francisco State University where she studied acting with John Lehne. She made her stage debut at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego after graduating from college. She then moved to New York City to pursue a career in theater and made her Broadway debut in Coastal Disturbances. Her performance earned her a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress.

In 1989, Bening made her feature film debut in Valmont, based on the novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses. In 1990, she starred in The Grifters alongside John Cusack and Anjelica Huston which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. In 1999, she starred opposite Kevin Spacey in the critically acclaimed American Beauty which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.

Bening has also appeared on television shows such as Will & Grace and 30 Rock as well as voice roles for animated movies including Antz and Stardust. She has also taken on supporting roles in films like Being Julia and Running with Scissors. In 2011, she starred opposite Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo in The Kids Are All Right which earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Bening currently stars in the Showtime series Mrs. America which premiered in 2020.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1958</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Annette Bening is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On May 29, 1958, Annette Bening was born in Topeka, Kansas.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1981</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to New York City</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bening moves to New York City and attends the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1984</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Movie Role</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bening stars in her first movie role in The Great Outdoors.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1989</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Marries Warren Beatty</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bening marries actor Warren Beatty at the Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1991</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Nominated for an Oscar</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bening is nominated for Best Actress for her performance in The Grifters.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Golden Globe</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bening wins a Golden Globe for Best Actress for her performance in American Beauty.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2014</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Gender Equality Movement</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bening joins the Time's Up gender equality movement with other Hollywood actresses.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's an Award-Winning Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Annette Bening is an award-winning actress who has been nominated for four Academy Awards. She has also won several Golden Globe awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and many other awards.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's Versatile</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Annette Bening is a versatile actress who can play a wide range of roles. From romantic comedies to serious dramas, she can bring any character to life with her amazing acting skills.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's a Strong Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Annette Bening is a strong role model for young women. As an outspoken advocate for gender equality, she is an example of how powerful women can be in the entertainment industry.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Actress to Win an Oscar for a Supporting Role</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Annette Bening was the first actress to win an Oscar for a supporting role, winning Best Supporting Actress for her work in the film The Grifters in 1991.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Nominated for Four Academy Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Annette Bening has been nominated for four Academy Awards, and is one of only nine actresses to have received two or more Best Actress nominations.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Has Appeared in 30 Films</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Annette Bening has appeared in over thirty films to date, including American Beauty, Being Julia, and The Kids Are All Right.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Met Her Husband on Set</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Annette Bening met her husband, Warren Beatty, on the set of the film Bugsy. They have been married since 1992 and have four children together.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Earned a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Annette Bening earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2004, recognizing her contribution to the world of film and television.</p></div>


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