May 27, 1971
Place of Birth:
Paul Bettany married Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Connelly on January 1, 2003. The couple met while working on A Beautiful Mind.
Role That Got Him Noticed:
Playing Chaucer in A Knight's Tale opposite Heath Ledger. Bettany earned the London Film Critics' Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in A Knight's Tale and made Variety's 'Ten to Watch' list for 2001.
Paul Bettany's Acting Background:
Bettany attended the Drama Centre in London and then made his stage debut in a West End production of An Inspector Calls directed by Stephen Daldry. Bettany stayed on the stage for a season with the Royal Shakespeare Company before taking on his first feature film role in Bent.