Connolly worked steadily in television and film throughout his career. But landing a spot on the HBO series "Entourage" in his 30s thrust him into a whole new realm of celebrity, earning the actor a Golden Globe nomination and inviting offers for higher-profile projects on the big screen.
Connolly also enjoyed a run on the WB sitcom "Unhappily Ever After" (1995-99). Other notable credits include Antwone Fisher (2002), The Notebook (2004) and She's Just Not That Into You (2009).
Two young lovers are torn apart by war and class differences in the 1940s in this adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' best-selling novel. Their story is told by a man who, years later, reads from a notebook while he visits a woman in a nursing home.