Annette Bening
Bening at the 83rd Academy Awards
4 Nominations
Role Actress
Born May 29, 1958
Topeka, Kansas, USA

Annette Bening is an American actress. Bening made her film debut in The Great Outdoors (1988). Her breakthrough role was in The Grifters (1990), which earned Bening an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress. The biggest critical and commercial success of her career thus far was the 1999 film American Beauty, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Prior to becoming a film actress, Bening was a member of the acting company at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. She is married to Academy Award-winning director, writer, and producer Warren Beatty, with whom she has four children.


63rd Academy Awards, 1990
Best Supporting ActressThe Grifters
72nd Academy Awards, 1999
Best ActressAmerican Beauty
77th Academy Awards, 2004
Best ActressBeing Julia
83rd Academy Awards, 2010
Best ActressThe Kids Are All Right


Oscar-nominated Roles