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Jennifer Beals

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jennifer Beals (born December 19, 1963, height 5' 8½" (1,74 m)) is an American actress and a former teen model. She is known for her roles as Alexandra "Alex" Owens in the 1983 film Flashdance, and as Bette Porter on the Showtime drama series The L Word. She earned an NAACP Image Award and a Golden Globe Award nomination for the former. She has appeared in more than 50 films. Beals was born on the South Side of Chicago, the daughter of Jeanne (née Anderson), an elementary school teacher, and Alfred Beals, who owned grocery stores. She is multiracial; her father was African American, and her mother is Irish American. She has two brothers, Bobby and Gregory.Her father died when Beals was nine years old, and her mother married Edward Cohen in 1981. Beals has said her biracial heritage had some effect on her, as she "always lived sort of on the outside", with an idea "of being the other in society". She got her first job at age 13 at an ice cream store, using her height at the time (she is now nearly 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)), to convince her boss she was 16. Beals was inspired to become an actress by two events: doing a high school production of Fiddler on the Roof and seeing Balm in Gilead with Joan Allen while volunteer-ushering at the Steppenwolf Theatre. Beals graduated from the progressive Francis W. Parker School. She also was chosen to attend the elite Goodman Theatre Young People's Drama Workshop. Beals attended Yale University, receiving a B.A. in American literature in 1987; she deferred a term so she could film Flashdance. While at Yale, Beals was a resident of Morse College. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jennifer Beals, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia. ​

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Dec 19, 1963 In Chicago - Illinois - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Cuentos de las estrellas 1982-09-11
Latest Project:
Movie Si no despierto 2017-03-02
Known For
Poster of Proof
Poster of The Chicago Code
Poster of A House Divided
Poster of Nothing Sacred
Movie Si no despierto Mrs. Kingston 2017-03-02
Series Taken Christina Hart 2017-02-27
Movie Manhattan nocturno Lisa Wren 2016-05-20
Series Proof Dr. Carolyn Tyler 2015-06-16
Movie Full Out Valorie Kondos-Field 2015-09-11
Movie A Wife's Nightmare Liz 2014-12-27
Series Motive Sophia Balfour 2013-02-03
Movie A Fuller Life Herself - Reader (segment "Crime Reporter") 2013-08-28
Movie Cinemanovels Clementine 2013-09-06
Series The Chicago Code Teresa Colvin 2011-02-07
Movie El libro de Eli Claudia 2010-01-11
Movie The Night Before the Night Before Christmas Angela Fox 2010-09-07
Movie A Night for Dying Tigers Melanie 2010-09-10
Series Miénteme Zoe Landau 2009-01-21
Movie La jugadora de ajedrez L’Américaine 2009-08-05
Series Castle Sophia Turner 2009-03-08
Movie Aguas turbulentas FBI Agent Beck 2007-01-09
Movie Me llamo Sarah 2007-05-28
Movie El grito 2 Trish 2006-10-13
Movie Break a Leg Juliet 2005-04-21
Movie Desolation Sound Elizabeth Storey 2005-06-27
Series The L Word Bette Porter 2004-01-18
Movie Mision sin permiso Molly Phillips 2004-02-06
Series Best Week Ever Unknown 2004-01-23
Movie El Jurado Vanessa Lembeck 2003-10-09
Movie Cosa de hombres Sophie 2002-05-09
Movie They Shoot Divas, Don't They? Sloan McBride 2002-10-05
Movie 13 Moons Suzi 2002-08-30
Movie Feast of All Saints Dolly Rose 2001-11-11
Movie The Anniversary Party Gina Taylor 2001-05-15
Movie Out of Line Jenny Capitanas 2001-11-20
Movie Militia Julie Sanders 2000-01-01
Movie A House Divided Amanda Dickson 2000-07-30
Movie Body and Soul Gina 2000-09-01
Series Where Are They Now? Unknown 1999-06-07
Movie Turbulence 2: Miedo a volar Jessica 1999-12-27
Movie The Last Days of Disco Nina 1998-05-29
Movie Ángeles y demonios 2 Valerie Rosales 1998-01-20
Movie The Spree Xinia Kelly 1998-04-18
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series Nothing Sacred Justine Madsen Judd 1997-09-18
Movie La fuerza del amor Suzanne Stein 1996-03-22
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Series Las noticias de Jon Stewart Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie Piensa en mi Elizabeth 1996-12-09
Series Más allá del límite Unknown 1995-03-26
Movie El demonio vestido de azul Daphne Monet 1995-09-15
Movie Let It Be Me Emily Taylor 1995-11-17
Movie Four Rooms Angela 1995-12-09
Movie Muerte a la vista 1994-09-02
Movie La Sra. Parker y el círculo vicioso Gertrude Benchley 1994-09-07
Movie Night Owl Julia 1993-08-19
Movie El ladrón de Bagdad Princess YumYum 1993-09-23
Movie Caro Diario (Querido diario) se stessa 1993-10-12
Series 2000 Malibu Road Perry Quinn 1992-08-23
Movie Terror Stalks the Class Reunion Virginia 1992-06-12
Movie Indecency Ellie Shaw 1992-09-16
Movie En la sopa (In the Soup) Angelica Pena 1992-10-23
Movie Le grand pardon 2 Joyce Ferranti 1992-12-09
Movie Perseguido por todos Mona 1991-09-13
Movie Dr. M Sonja Vogler 1990-05-24
Movie Tinikling, or The Madonna and the Dragon Patty Meredith 1990-09-01
Series Ley y orden Unknown 1990-09-13
Movie El chico de los guantes Barbara Uribe 1988-06-11
Movie Juegos prohibidos de una dama Olivia Candioni 1988-05-01
Movie Besos de vampiro Rachel 1988-09-17
Movie La cenicienta (Cuentos de las estrellas) Cinderella 1985-08-14
Movie La prometida Eva 1985-08-16
Movie Flashdance Alex Owens 1983-04-14
Series Cuentos de las estrellas Unknown 1982-09-11