Annette Bening Biography (1958-)

Born May 29, 1958, in Topeka, KS; daughter of Grant (an insurance salesman) and Shirley Bening; married Steven White (an acting teacher and actor), 1984 (divorced, 1991); married Warren Beatty (an actor), March 12, 1992; children:(second marriage) Kathlyn Elizabeth, Benjamin, Isabel Ira Ashley, Ella Corinne. Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist: PYR PR, 139 S. Beverly Dr., Suite 230, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Nancy Seltzer & Associates, 6220 Del Valle Dr., LosAngeles, CA 90048.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress
Birth Details
May 29, 1958
Topeka, Kansas, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • Holly Dancer, Coastal Disturbances, Second Stage, New York City, 1986, then (Broadway debut) Circle in the Square, 1987
  • Zookeeper, Spoils of War, Second Stage, 1988
  • Title role, Hedda Gabler, Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, 1998-99
  • The World of Nick Adams (staged reading), Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, CA, 2002
  • Fallen Angels, Shubert Theatre, New York City, 2003
  • Also appeared as Juliet, Romeo and Juliet; Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco, CA; Emily, Our Town; Eliza Doolittle, Pygmalion; Tatania, A Midsummer Night's Dream; showgirl, The Sleeping Prince; Helena, All's Well; Blanche, King John; Anya, The Cherry Orchard; and the Virgin Mary, The Christmas Miracles; dancer, The Green Show, Old Globe Theatre,San Diego, CA.
  • Film Appearances
  • Kate Craig, The Great Outdoors, Universal, 1988
  • Marquise DeMerteuil, Valmont, Orion, 1989
  • Myra Langtry, The Grifters, Miramax/Cineplex Odeon, 1990
  • Evelyn Ames, Postcards from the Edge, Columbia, 1990
  • Ruth Merrill, Guilty by Suspicion (also known as La liste noire), Warner Bros., 1991
  • Sarah Turner, Regarding Henry, Paramount, 1991
  • Virginia Hill, Bugsy, TriStar, 1991
  • Terry McKay, Love Affair, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Sidney Ellen Wade, The American President, Columbia, 1995
  • Queen Elizabeth, Richard III, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists,1995
  • Barbara Land, Mars Attacks!, Warner Bros., 1996
  • Sharon Bridger/Elise Kraft, The Siege, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998
  • Claire Cooper, In Dreams, DreamWorks, 1999
  • Carolyn Burnham, American Beauty, DreamWorks, 1999
  • (Uncredited) Herself, The Book That Wrote Itself, Brentwood Home Video, 1999
  • Herself, Forever Hollywood (documentary), 1999
  • Susan Anderson, What Planet Are You From?, Columbia/Sony Pictures,2000
  • Herself, American Beauty: Look Closer (documentary short film), DreamWorks, 2000
  • Sue Barlow, Open Range, Buena Vista, 2003
  • Julia Lambert, Being Julia, Sony Pictures Classics, 2004
  • Herself, Beyond the "Open Range" (documentary), Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2004
  • Diva, 2005
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Voice of Abigail Adams, Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776, PBS, 2002
  • Movies
  • Ann Tillman, Manhunt for Claude Dallas, CBS, 1986
  • Jill, Hostage (also known as Against Her Will), CBS, 1988
  • Jean Harris, Mrs. Harris, HBO, 2005
  • Pilots
  • Appeared in It Had to Be You, ABC.
  • Specials
  • "Milos Forman: Portrait," American Masters, PBS, 1989
  • An American Reunion: The 52nd Presidential Inaugural Gala, CBS, 1993
  • Herself, All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! (also known as Sesame Street's All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Streets Forever!), ABC, 1994
  • Barbara Walters Special, ABC, 1996
  • Herself, The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 2001
  • (Uncredited) Herself, Shirtless: Hollywood's Sexiest Men (documentary), AMC, 2002
  • Herself, A&E Biography: Kevin Costner (documentary), Arts andEntertainment, 2003
  • Awards Presentations
  • Herself, 41st Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1987
  • (Uncredited) Herself, The 63rd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1991
  • Presenter, 64th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1992
  • 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1992
  • Presenter, 67th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1995
  • Presenter, 52nd Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1998
  • Presenter, 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 1999
  • Presenter, 71st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1999
  • (Uncredited) Herself, The 72nd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2000
  • Presenter, The 73rd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2000
  • The Orange British Academy Film Awards, 2001
  • The 7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2001
  • Presenter, The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2002
  • Presenter, the 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2003
  • Episodic
  • Vicky, "Red Tape," Miami Vice, NBC, 1987
  • Vicky, "Knock, Knock, Who's There?," Miami Vice, NBC, 1987
  • Karen Leland, "One on One," Wiseguy, CBS, 1987
  • Herself, The Howard Stern Show, syndicated, 1992
  • Herself, "The Test Dream," The Sopranos, HBO, 2004
  • Herself, Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 2004
  • Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2004
  • Herself, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, syndicated, 2004
  • Herself, Breakfast with the Arts, Arts and Entertainment, 2004
  • Herself, Richard and Judy, Channel 4, 2004
  • Herself, Film '72, BBC, 2004

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 3: Actors and Actresses, 4th edition, St. James Press, 2000
    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, October 22, 2004, p. 64
    • Interview, November, 1989
    • New York, January 14, 1991
    • Parade, October 3, 2004, p. 20
    • People, November 1, 1999, p. 83; April 24, 2000, p. 82
    • Premiere, July, 1991
    • Rolling Stone, May 16, 1991
    • Vanity Fair, September, 1994
    • Variety, January 10, 2000, p. 74

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