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Annette Bening

1958-05-29 Topeka, Kansas, USA

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Annette Carol Bening (born May 29, 1958) is an American actress. In a career spanning more than four decades, she has received many accolades, including a BAFTA Award and two Golden Globes as well as nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award, two Tony Awards, and five Academy Awards. Bening began her career on stage with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival company in 1980, and played Lady Macbeth in 1984 at the American Conservatory Theater. She made her Broadway debut in the Tina Howe play Coastal Disturbances (1987) for which she received a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play. She played the title role in a Geffen Playhouse production of Hedda Gabler (1999). She returned to Broadway in the revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons (2019) earning another Tony nomination for Best Actress in a Play. Bening won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for playing a materialistic wife in American Beauty (1999), and received nominations for five Academy Awards for her roles in The Grifters (1990), American Beauty, Being Julia (2004), The Kids Are All Right (2010), and Nyad (2023). She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for playing the title role in the television film Mrs. Harris (2005). Her other notable films include Postcards from the Edge (1990), Bugsy (1991), Richard III (1995), The American President (1995), 20th Century Women (2016), Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017), The Seagull (2018), The Report (2019), Captain Marvel (2019), and Death on the Nile (2022). Description above from the Wikipedia article Annette Bening, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


The Bride! Dr. Euphronius 2025-10-03
Poolman Diane Espilnade 2024-05-09
NYAD Diana Nyad 2023-10-18
Death on the Nile Euphemia Bouc 2022-02-09
Jerry & Marge Go Large Marge Selbee 2022-10-20
A Night at the Academy Museum Self 2021-10-12
Hope Gap Grace 2019-10-03
Captain Marvel Supreme Intelligence / Dr. Wendy Lawson 2019-03-06
Georgetown Amanda Brecht 2019-05-14
The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts Narrator (voice) 2019-06-24
The Report Dianne Feinstein 2019-09-12
Beyond Boundaries: The Harvey Weinstein Scandal Self (archive footage) 2018-08-21
The Seagull Irina Arkadina 2018-05-11
Life Itself Dr. Cait Morris 2018-09-21
Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool Gloria Grahame 2017-11-17
Rules Don't Apply Lucy Mabrey 2016-11-23
20th Century Women Dorothea Fields 2016-12-28
Warren Beatty, une obsession hollywoodienne Self (archive footage) 2015-10-04
Danny Collins Mary Sinclair 2015-03-19
And the Oscar Goes To... Self - Interviewee 2014-02-01
The Search Helen 2014-11-26
The Face of Love Nikki Lostorm 2013-10-25
Ginger & Rosa Bella 2012-10-18
Ruby Sparks Gertrude 2012-07-25
Girl Most Likely Zelda 2012-09-07
The Kids Are All Right Nic 2010-07-09
PoliWood Self 2009-07-03
Mother and Child Karen 2009-11-07
Miloš Forman: Co tě nezabije… Self 2009-10-08
The Women Sylvie Fowler 2008-09-12
14 Women Narrator (voice) 2007-07-14
The Road to Damascus: The Reinvention of Bugsy Siegel Self 2006-12-12
The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays Holly Dancer (segment "Coastal Disturbances") 2006-05-02
Mrs. Harris Jean Harris 2006-02-25
Running with Scissors Deirdre Burroughs 2006-10-27
Who Needs Sleep? Self 2006-01-19
Beyond the 'Open Range' Self 2004-01-20
Being Julia Julia Lambert 2004-09-03
Open Range Sue Barlow 2003-08-29
What Planet Are You From? Susan Anderson 2000-03-03
American Beauty: Look Closer... Self 2000-10-24
Forever Hollywood Self 1999-01-01
In Dreams Claire Cooper 1999-01-15
American Beauty Carolyn Burnham 1999-09-15
The Siege Elise Kraft / Sharon Bridger 1998-11-06
Mars Attacks! Barbara Land 1996-12-13
Richard III Queen Elizabeth 1995-12-29
The American President Sydney Ellen Wade 1995-11-17
Love Affair Terry McKay 1994-10-21
Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! Self (archive footage) 1994-05-18
Bugsy Virginia Hill 1991-12-10
Regarding Henry Sarah Turner 1991-07-10
Guilty by Suspicion Ruth Merrill 1991-03-15
Postcards from the Edge Evelyn Ames 1990-09-14
The Grifters Myra Langtry 1990-08-08
Valmont Merteuil 1989-11-17
The Great Outdoors Kate Craig 1988-06-17
Hostage Jill 1988-02-14
Manhunt for Claude Dallas Ann Tillman 1986-10-26
War Unfolding Self - Narrator (voice)
Turn of Mind Dr. Jennifer White