Born: Topeka, Kansas, USA
Annette Carol Bening professionally known as Annette Bening made her debut as an actor in the film The Great Outdoors (1988). It was in 1990 she gained recognition as an actor with the film The Grifters which gave her stardom. There was no turning back after that and Bening at present is considered a very bankable star. She has had a good career studded with a lot of awards to her credit. Her maiden award was the National Society of Film Critics Awards for Best Supporting Actress for The Grifters which has since been followed by many more. The iconic films in Benings career so far are The Grifters (1990), Love Affair (1994), American Beauty (1999), What Planet Are You From? (2000), Being Julia (2004), The Women (2008), and The Kids Are All Right (2010) to name a few. Bening, daughter of Shirley Katherine and Arnett Grant Bening was born on May 29, 1958, in Topeka, Kansas. She attended Patrick Henry High School and graduated from there in 1975. She attended San Diego Mesa College, then graduated with a degree in Theatre Arts at San Francisco State University.
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