Ten fun facts about Annette Bening


Fact 1
As a child, Annette lived in Wichita, Kansas, where she was the youngest of four children. Her family later moved to San Diego, Califronia, and it was there that she had her first taste of acting, participating in her junior high school’s production of The Sound of Music.

Fact 2
Annette’s first appearance on the big screen was in 1988 in “The Great Outdoors”. Her next appearance was in “Valmont” in 1989, alongside Colin Firth.

Fact 3
In 1990, she had her breakthrough role in the movie “The Grifters”. Her performance in the film earned her the first of four Oscar nominations, this time for Best Supporting Actress.


Fact 4
In 1999, she appeared in her biggest role thus far in the film “American Beauty”. Annette received widespread critical acclaim for her acting, and she was nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards and also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress.

Fact 5
In the 2004 film “Being Julia”, she played the role of the title character, and was awarded a Golden Globe for her performance as well as an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.

Fact 6
In 2005, in the HBO feature production Mrs. Harris, Annette played the role of Jean Harris, for which she received an Emmy Award nomination.

Fact 7
Before she became a film actress, Annette was a stage actress with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Among the notable productions she starred in while working there was Shakespeare’s Lady Macbeth.

Fact 8
In 1987, she made her debut on Broadway in the play Coastal Disturbances, her performance in which earned her a nomination for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play.

Fact 9
For her role in “The Kids Are All Right” in 2010, Annette won her second Golden Globe Award and received nominations for an Academy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award.

Fact 10
In 2012, she also lent her voice to the audiobook version of Virginia Woolf’s classic tale "Mrs. Dalloway".


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