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Annette Bening ACTOR


Annette Bening was born on May 29th, 1958 in Topeka, Kansas with the birth name Annette Francine Bening.  She was the youngest of four children total born to Shirley and Arnett Grant Bening.  In 1965 her family relocated to San Diego, California and she became involved in acting during junior high school.  She then went on to study at Patrick Henry High School and focused on drama classes.
After earning her high school diploma she decided to work as a cook on a charter boat for about a year and then earned her college degree from San Francisco State University.  Bening then began to turn her career goals to a focus in acting.  She began by joining the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and began working on stage productions such as, "Lady Macbeth".
Her next career move was a relocation to New York City taking on more stage roles in off-Broadway productions such as, "Coastal Disturbances" (1986) for which she earned her first Tony Award nomination.  Bening then began getting cast in a couple small television roles and after a role in her first film, "The Great Outdoors" (1988) she began to get cast in more promising films.
Some of the credits she soon added to her resume were roles in, "Valmont" (1989), "The Grifters" (1990), "Postcards from the Edge" (1990), "Bugsy" (1991), "Regarding Henry" (1991) starring alongside Harrison Ford, "Love Affair" (1994), "Richard III" (1995), "The American President" (1995) starring alongside Michael Douglas, "American Beauty" (1999), "The Sopranos" (1999) "What Planet Are You From? "(2000), "Open Range" (2003) starring with Kevin Costner and Robert Duvall, "Being Julia" (2004), "Running with Scissors" (2006), "Mother and Child" (2009) and soon to release in 2012, "Imogene", "He Loves Me" and "Hemingway & Fuentes".
She is currently married to Warren Beatty whom she wed in 1992 and together they have four children total.  Prior to this marriage she was married once before to J. Steven White whom she wed in 1984 and in 1991 their divorce finalized.  She was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006 for her contribution to the Motion Picture Industry. 


2012 Hemingway & Fuentes 
2012 He Loves Me
2012 Imogene
2010 The Kids Are All Right
2009 Mother and Child
2008 The Women 
2006 Running with Scissors 
2005 Mrs. Harris 
2004 Being Julia
2004 Sesame Street: Cookie Monster's Best Bites
2003 Open Range 
2002-2003 Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 
2000 What Planet Are You From? 
1999 American Beauty 
1999 In Dreams
1998 The Siege 
1996 Mars Attacks! 
1995 The American President
1995 Richard III 
1994 Love Affair 
1991 Bugsy 
1991 Regarding Henry 
1991 Guilty by Suspicion 
1990 The Grifters 
1990 Postcards from the Edge 
1989 Valmont 
1988 The Great Outdoors 
1988 Hostage 
1987 Wiseguy
1987 Miami Vice
1986 Manhunt for Claude Dallas

Matinee Classics - Open Range starring Robert Duvall, Kevin Costner, Annette Benning, Michael Gambon and Michael Jeter
Matinee Classics - Open Range starring Robert Duvall, Kevin Costner, Annette Benning, Michael Gambon and Michael Jeter

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