Annette Bening is an A-list movie star who started in regional theater before moving to New York, where she earned a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in Coastal Disturbances. She made a name for herself in film with supporting roles, such as her deliciously wicked turns in Valmont and The Grifters, the latter of which earned her an Academy Award nomination.
Currently a devoted mother of four, the actress-mom continues to be a hit with both critics and fans, earning Oscar nominations for her turns in the popular American Beauty and Being Julia. In 2010, she again showcased her broad appeal with a star turn in The Kids Are All Right, which was a hit at both Sundance and the box office. Bening is also a four-time Oscar nominating actress.