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Annette Bening

Real name: Annette Bening
Birthdate: May 29, 1958
Status: Married
Partner: Warren Beatty

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Annette Carol Bening (born May 29, 1958) is a Golden Globe-, BAFTA- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American actress.

Bening was born in Topeka, Kansas, the daughter of Shirley and Grant Bening, an insurance salesman. Her sister and two brothers are Jane Bening (born 1953), Bradley Bening (born 1955) and Byron Bening (born 1957). The family moved to Wichita, Kansas, in 1959, where she spent her early childhood. In 1965, her father took a job with a company in San Diego, California, and they moved there. She began acting in junior high school, playing the lead in The Sound of Music. She studied drama at Patrick Henry High School.

She then spent a year working as a cook on a charter boat taking fishing parties out on the Pacific Ocean, and scuba diving for recreation. She attended San Diego Mesa College, then completed an academic degree in theatre arts at San Francisco State University. Bening joined the acting company at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco while studying acting as part of the Advanced Theatre Training Program. During this time she established herself as a formidable acting talent in roles like Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth.

She was originally cast as the mother in Disney's Freaky Friday, but dropped out. She replaced Julianne Moore in her most recent appearance, Running with Scissors, playing Deirdre Burroughs in the film adaptation of the Augusten Burroughs book. On December 9, 2006, Bening hosted Saturday Night Live with musical guests Gwen Stefani and Akon.

In 1985, she and her first husband, choreographer J. Steven White, moved to Denver, Colorado, to work at the Shakespeare Festival in Boulder, Colorado. They separated the following year.

She and Warren Beatty met on the set of Bugsy (1991), in which she played Virginia Hill, and the two began a secret romance. They married in 1992. She and Beatty live in Los Angeles with their four children, Kathlyn Elizabeth Beatty (born 1992), Benjamin Maclean Beatty (born 1994), Isabel Ira Ashley Beatty (born 1996) and Ella Corinne Beatty (born 2000).

Unsuccessful nominations were :
- 1990 - Best Supporting Actress - The Grifters
- 1999 - Best Leading Actress - American Beauty
- 2004 - Best Leading Actress - Being Julia

An unsuccessful nomination was:
- 2006 - Outstanding Lead Actress - Miniseries or a Movie - Mrs. Harris

Unsuccessful nominations were:
- 1992 - Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama - Bugsy
- 1996 - Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama - The American President
- 2000 - Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama - American Beauty
- 2007 - Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy - Running with Scissors
- 2007 - Best Actress in a Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television - Mrs. Harris


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