Jennifer Connelly celebrates turning 44

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Happy birthday Jennifer Connelly! As the American actress celebrates turning 44, HELLO! Online takes a look at what the stars have in store for Jennifer, and you…

This is what Jennifer, who is a Sagittarius, can be expecting today:

Every advantage hides a drawback. That's not, I must hasten to add, my prediction for you for the weekend. It is simply a statement of fact, intended to convey reassurance. As you now contemplate an exciting emerging option, you are naturally becoming aware of a potential problem. That isn't a reason to dismiss a hope or to take your plans right back to the drawing board. It is just an opportunity to factor in a degree of caution, as you now prepare a positive plan. If you know what to watch for, you will be fine.

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Born on December 12, 1970, Jennifer started modelling when she was ten-years-old, appearing in magazine and TV adverts. Within a year or so, she had launched her film career with a role as a young ballerina in Robert De Niro's Once Upon A Time In America, and was soon cast as the lead in the Jim Henson fantasy Labyrinth alongside David Bowie.

Though she never stopped working - in the Eighties she made six films in as many years - Jennifer never found her name on the Hollywood child star A-list. "I began working when I hadn't yet come into my own, when I was this walking puppet," she reflected in one interview.

"Some of the movies I did... I look back and cringe." She would later add: "I don't think I was this fantastic actress who was being neglected. I had the career I deserved at the time."

Jennifer graduated from high school and went on to study English at Yale University and then drama at Stanford. Around this time, her career and personal life transitioned into adulthood when she was cast as the leading lady in another adventure story, 1991's The Rocketeer.

She fell in love and became engaged to her co-star Billy Campbell, who headlined US TV show Once And Again. Five years later, the pair broke off their wedding plans.

Not long after the split Jennifer began seeing photographer David Dugan and the two had a son Kai in 1997. Though the pair are no longer an item, they raise Kai "together", and the three have dinner as a family once a week.

Jennifer married her A Beautiful Mind co-star Paul Bettany in January 2003 and her and Paul welcomed their first child together, a boy named Stellan, on August 6, 2003. Seven years later they announced they were expecting a second baby, and in May 2011, Jennifer gave birth to Agnes Lark. 

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