Annette Bening is an American actress. She has been nominated for the Academy Awards, the Emmy Awards, and the Tony Awards, and has won a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and two Golden Globe Awards.  As of April 2022, Annette Bening’s net worth stands at $50 million. Here is how she made her wealth.

How Annette Bening Made Her Net Worth?

Annette Bening has been an actress since debuting in 1980, performing on-stage for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival company. She also performed for the San Diego Repertory Theatre and the American Conservatory Theater, performing on such plays as Macbeth, Pygmalion, and The Cherry Orchard.

Her Broadway debut in the play, Coastal Disturbances, earned her a Tony Award nomination

She made her movie debut in 1988 in the movie, The Great Outdoors, and two years later, had a breakout performance in The Grifters, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Annette Benign with co-star Kevin Spacey in American Beauty
Annette Benign with co-star Kevin Spacey in American Beauty

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Her second Academy Award nomination came in the 1999 movie American Beauty, starring Kevin Spacey.

She has also been nominated at the Academy Awards for her turn in movies like Being Julia, and The Kids Are All Right.

She has since appeared in 47 movies and TV shows, including her Emmy Award-nominated role in the HBO TV drama, Mrs. Harris and her Golden Globe Award-winning turn in the movies Being Julia and The Kids Are All Right.

Real Estate

In June 2012, Annette and her husband, Warren Beatty, put their Los Angeles mansion for sale when they failed to rent out the estate due to a heightened price; the couple was, at one point, asking for $27,500 a month, reducing the price to $25000 a month, without much success.

Annette Bening and Warren Buffet's former Los Angeles home
Annette Bening and Warren Buffet’s former Los Angeles home

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They put the house up for sale for a whopping $6.995 million. The 11,000-square-foot Mediterranean estate has six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, a gym, and an office space. In addition, there is a separate building for entertaining guests as well as a separate servants’ quarters.

The main entrance opens to a sprawling staircase with detailed handrails with marbled flooring. The house comes complete with a large swimming pool, a three-vehicle garage, and an expansive backyard that leads to a dense forest.

Early Life: Parents, Childhood, And Education

Born as Annette Francine Bening, Annette Bening was born on May 29, 1958, the youngest daughter of four born to sales training consultant and insurance salesman, Arnett Grant Bening, and his church singer/soloist wife, Shirley Katherine Ashley.

Born in Topeka, Kansas, Annette spent her childhood in Wichita, Kansas, and San Diego, California with her three siblings: older sister Jane; and two older brothers, Bradley Bening, and Byron Bening.

Annette attended Patrick Henry High School and engrossed herself in theatre, playing the lead in the play, The Sound of Music. 

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Upon her graduation in 1975, Annette enrolled in the San Diego Mesa College before attending the San Francisco State University, where she got her Bachelor in Arts – Theatre Arts degree.

She subsequently got her Master in Fine Arts degree from American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, California.

Personal Life: Relationships, Marriage, And Children 

Annette has been married two times. Her first marriage came to American Conservatory Theatre (ACT) director, James Steven White. They were first acquainted in 1981 and bonded over their love of the theatre. They tied the knot on May 26, 1984. They separated two years later in 1986, and their divorce was finalized in 1991.

Annette Bening, her husband, Warren Beatty, and their four children
Annette Bening, her husband, Warren Beatty, and their four children

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Annette married for the second time to actor and filmmaker, Warren Beatty. They got married on March 3, 1992, and have four children together: Kathlyn Beatty, born on January 8, 1992; Benjamin Beatty, born on August 23, 1994; Isabel Beatty, born on January 11, 1997; and Ella Beattie, born on April 8, 2000.