But her big break - and the one that would forever change the trajectory of her.
In addition to her lead role on Vikings, an episode directed by Winnick debuted in 2020.
Actress Jennifer Connelly was born in the Catskill Mountains, New York, to Ilene Schuman , a dealer of antiques, and Gerard Connelly, a clothing manufacturer.
At the age of 13 her father transferred to the Forest Service.
Just a few decades later, however, passing by a bakery is all it takes to add another layer to that spare tire.