Annette Bening

Annette Bening
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Born
Annette Carol Bening

(1958-05-29) May 29, 1958 (age 60)
Alma mater
OccupationActress
Years active1980–present
Spouse(s)
Children4

Annette Carol Bening[1] (born May 29, 1958)[2] is an American actress. She began her career on stage with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival company in 1980, and played Lady Macbeth in 1984 at the American Conservatory Theatre. She was nominated for the 1987 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her Broadway debut in Coastal Disturbances. She is a four-time Academy Award nominee for the films: The Grifters (1990), American Beauty (1999), Being Julia (2004), and The Kids Are All Right (2010). In 2006, she received a film star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Bening won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for American Beauty, two Golden Globe Awards for Being Julia and The Kids Are All Right, and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for Mrs. Harris.

Early life

Bening was born in Topeka, Kansas,[2] the daughter of Shirley Katherine (née Ashley; b. 1929)[3] and Arnett Grant Bening (b. 1926). Her mother was a church singer and soloist, and her father was a sales training consultant and insurance salesman.[4][5][6] Her parents, natives of Iowa, were practicing Episcopalians and conservative Republicans. She is of mostly German and English descent.[7][8]

The youngest of four children, she has an older sister Jane (b. 1953), two older brothers Bradley (b. 1955) and Byron (b. 1957). The family moved to Wichita, Kansas in 1959, where she spent her early childhood. In 1965, her father took a job with a company in San Diego, California, and they moved there.

She began acting in junior high school, playing the lead in The Sound of Music. She graduated in 1975 from Patrick Henry High School, where she studied drama. She then spent a year working as a cook on a charter boat taking fishing parties out on the Pacific Ocean, and scuba diving for recreation. Bening attended San Diego Mesa College, then completed an academic degree in theatre arts at San Francisco State University.

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