Annette Bening

Born May 29, 1958

Annette Carol Bening is an American actress. Bening is a four-time Oscar nominee for her roles in The Grifters, American Beauty, Being Julia, and The Kids Are All Right, winning Golden Globe Awards for the latter two films.

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1958 Birth Born on May 29, 1958.
1959 1 Year Old The family moved to Wichita, Kansas in 1959, where she spent her early childhood.
1965 7 Years Old In 1965, her father took a job with a company in San Diego, California, and they moved there. … Read More


1980 22 Years Old Bening began her career on stage with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival company in 1980, and appeared in plays at the San Diego Repertory Theatre. … Read More
1987 29 Years Old 1 More Event
…  She was nominated for the 1987 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her Broadway debut in Coastal Disturbances. … Read More


1988 30 Years Old After her film debut in the 1988 film The Great Outdoors, she starred in Valmont (1989), Bugsy (1991), The American President (1995), The Siege (1998), Open Range (2003) and Running with Scissors (2006). … Read More
1991 33 Years Old In 1991, she portrayed Virginia Hill in Barry Levinson's biopic Bugsy, alongside Warren Beatty. Later, she appeared in Regarding Henry with Harrison Ford. In 1994, Bening and Beatty starred in Love Affair, which also featured Katharine Hepburn. In 1995, Bening appeared in The American President, followed by Tim Burton's sci-fi spoof Mars Attacks! (1996).


1998 40 Years Old In 1998, she co-starred with Denzel Washington and Bruce Willis in The Siege.
1999 41 Years Old The biggest critical and commercial success of her career thus far was the 1999 film American Beauty, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture and was directed by Sam Mendes. … Read More
2004 46 Years Old In 2004, she played the title role in Being Julia, which earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and her second Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
2005 47 Years Old She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for her portrayal of Jean Harris the 2005 HBO film Mrs. Harris.
2006 48 Years Old In 2006, she replaced Julianne Moore to star in the film adaptation of Running with Scissors. … Read More


2010 52 Years Old In 2010, she starred in Joanna Murray-Smith’s comedy The Female of the Species at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. … Read More
2014 56 Years Old It was announced in May 2014 that she would join John Lithgow in Shakespeare's King Lear at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, as part of the Public Theatre's Free Shakespeare in the Park. It marked her first New York stage appearance in 20 years. Bening was married to choreographer J. Steven White from 1984 to 1991. … Read More
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