Annette Bening

Birth Place: Topeka, KS, USA

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Annette Bening is a Tony and Academy Award-nominated actress with a celebrated career across stage and screen. Theater credits include: King Lear for Public Theater's 2014 Shakespeare in the Park; Ruth Draper Monologues at Geffen Playhouse; The Cherry Orchard at Mark Taper Forum; Talking Heads at Tiffany Theater; Hedda Gabler at Geffen Playhouse; and Medea at UCLA. Her work as Holly Dancer in Costal Disturbances earned her the 1987 Clarence Derwent Tony Award for Outstanding Debut Performance of the Season.

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Roundabout Theatre Company Broadway Revival, 2019
Kate Keller

Audible Off-Broadway Reading, 2018

Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park, 2014


Holly Dancer

Holly Dancer

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Celebrities honored at Encore Ovation: A Celebration of Aging Through Art. Encore Community Services recognizes Broadway stars at Theater District event to support successful aging.

Erika Henningsen, Kyle Selig & More to be Featured in Theatre Aspen 2023 Holiday Events

Theatre Aspen will present the return of their celebrated cabaret series for its third year. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Meet the Cast of APPROPRIATE, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!

Appropriate officially begins previews tonight, November 29, and will officially open on Monday, December 18th for a limited engagement at Second Stage’s Hayes Theater. Meet the cast of Appropriate here!

Photos: Bryan Cranston Hosts Celebrity Poker Tournament to Raise Funds for The Entertainment Community Fund

See photos from the Lights! Camera! Ante Up! Celebrity Poker Tournament.

The Entertainment Community Fund Addresses End of WGA and SAG-AFTRA Strikes

The Entertainment Community Fund (formerly The Actors Fund) has recognized the end of the Screen Actors Guild strike and the earlier resolution of the Writers Guild of America strike.

Katina Medina Mora to Direct POISON at Unit J Loft in Brooklyn

Get ready to be captivated by the powerful play 'Poison' at Unit J Loft in Brooklyn. Directed by the talented Katina Medina Mora, this thought-provoking production explores themes of grief, loss, and the complexities of moving on.

Bryan Cranston to Host Celebrity Poker Tournament to Raise Funds for The Entertainment Community Fund

The Entertainment Community Fund is partnering with Academy Award nominee, Emmy, Screen Actors Guild, and Tony Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston, who is hosting the Lights! Camera! Ante Up! Celebrity Poker Tournament.

Meet the Cast of MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, Beginning Previews Tonight!

The search for the grail continues, on Broadway this fall! Direct from a sold out run at the Kennedy Center, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical comedy Monty Python’s SPAMALOT returns to Broadway tonight! Meet the cast of SPAMALOT here!

Second Stage Theater's Sapphire Anniversary Gala Will Honor Sarah Paulson

Second Stage Theater’s Sapphire Anniversary Gala will honor Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Award winner Sarah Paulson, who will be appearing in Second Stage Theater’s upcoming Broadway production of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ APPROPRIATE, directed by Lila Neugebauer.

Shirley MacLaine Will Be Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2023 Industry Dance Awards & Cancer Benefit Show

Shirley MacLaine will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2023 Industry Dance Awards & Cancer Benefit Show. Annette Bening will present MacLaine with the award.

Sara Bareilles, Donna Murphy, Cecily Strong & More to Star in LOCKER ROOM TALK Industry Reading

Madison Wells Live will present a private industry reading of Locker Room Talk, a new play by Meghan Kennedy, on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 in New York City.

Carrie Hope Fletcher to Join Darren Criss as Special Guest at London Palladium Concert

Carrie Hope Fletcher will join Darren Criss as special guest at the 2.30pm matinee performance of Darren Criss In Concert. Prepare to be spellbound as Carries joins Darren, Joey Richter and Lauren Lopez as they head back to a very special school.

Darren Criss Adds Extra Show at The London Palladium in October

Don't miss Darren Criss's West End debut at the London Palladium on October 15th. An extra 2.30pm show has been added due to overwhelming demand. Join Emmy Award-Winner Darren Criss and special guests for a night of unforgettable performances. Tickets on sale now.

Darren Criss Will Make West End Debut at the London Palladium Next Month

Fresh from a hugely successful tour of Australia and the US, Emmy, Golden Globe, Critics Choice and Screen Actors Guild Award-Winner Darren Criss will make his West End debut at the iconic London Palladium for a special one night only concert on October 15th.

Seth MacFarlane Partners With Entertainment Community Fund to Raise $10 Million for Industry Workers

Learn about Seth MacFarlane's partnership with the Entertainment Community Fund to raise $10 million in aid for all entertainment industry workers. Discover how this exclusive fundraising campaign aims to provide support and assistance to those working in the entertainment industry.

Corey Hawkins Signs With CAA For Representation

Emmy and Tony Award nominee Corey Hawkins has signed with CAA for representation. Learn more about Corey here!

DEAD OUTLAW World Premiere, NOBODY CARES Starring Laura Benanti & More Set for Audible Theater Programming

Audible Inc. celebrates the fifth anniversary of Audible Theater with new shows: The Energy Curfew Music Hour, Nobody Cares starring Laura Benanti, and the world premiere of Dead Outlaw. Read more about these upcoming productions and the expansion of Audible Theater's programming.

The Herb Alpert Foundation Donates $250,000 Matching Gift to the Entertainment Community Fund

The Entertainment Community Fund—formerly known as The Actors Fund—has received a generous $250,000 matching gift challenge donation from iconic trumpeter, A&M Records co-founder and philanthropist Herb Alpert, via the Herb Alpert Foundation.

Corey Stoll, Natalie Gold & Alyssa Emily Marvin to Join Sarah Paulson in APPROPRIATE

Golden Globe Award nominee Corey Stoll (“House of Cards,” “Billions”), Natalie Gold (“Succession”), and Alyssa Emily Marvin (Grey House) join Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Award winner Sarah Paulson in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ APPROPRIATE at Second Stage Theater, directed by Lila Neugebauer.

Photos: STARS IN THE HOUSE Raises More Than $55,000 During Labor Day Special

The Stars In The House Labor Day Special that was presented on Monday, September 4 by SiriusXM’s Seth Rudetsky, his husband, Broadway producer James Wesley and Entertainment Community Fund Chair Annette Bening has raised more than $55,000 so far. See photos from the event!


Annette Bening has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Annette Bening has not appeared in the West End

Annette Bening has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. She was nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for her performance in "All My Sons". She also received nominations for the Tony Awards, including Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for "All My Sons" and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for "Coastal Disturbances".

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