Jennifer Beals

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Was born at 19 December 1963 (now is 55 years old) in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Jennifer Beals was born in December 1963 in Chicago, Illinois and grewup in the city. With a life-long desire for acting, Beals firstappeared in small high school plays and even got an uncredited bit partin My Bodyguard (1980) in 1980. After graduation, she enrolledin college at Yale University, studying American literature. Sheappeared in her first starring role in the movie Flashdance (1983) while still a freshman at Yale.

While at Yale,she also starred in 'Franc Roddam' 's The Bride (1985) . After graduation from Yale, Beals married independent filmmaker'Alexandre Rockwell' in 1986, and has appeared in several of hisfilms. Most notably, she starred in his In the Soup (1992) ,which won the 1992 Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival andthe Audience Award at the Deauville Film Festival. Beals continued tofind acting work in various movies and TV productions through the 1990sand 2000s, in lead and supporting roles. One of her most notable rolescame in 2004 when she was cast in the Showtime TV-cable series "The L Word" (2004) as a lesbian art gallery manager named"Bette Porter," a role she played throughout its entire run until 2009.

She played Police Superintendant Teresa Colvin on the Fox Network crimeseries "The Chicago Code" (2011) . She now plays Dr. CarolynTyler in the 2015 TV series "Proof" (2015) . Beals divorcedRockwell in 1996 and married Canadian entrepreneur Ken Dixon two yearslater. They had a daughter in 2005.

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There is some small facts about Jennifer Beals:
  • In Devil in a Blue Dress (1995) , she played a woman passing for white who is actually the daughter of an interracial couple. In real life, this is also Beals' racial background.
  • Turned down the opportunity to play herself in "It's Like, You Know..." (1999) .
  • She put her career on hold to attend Yale University.
  • While at Yale University, she was classmates with 'David Duchovny' , who suggested her for a role on "The X Files" (1993) (which went to 'Gillian Anderson (I)' ).
  • In the film The Anniversary Party (2001) , Beals plays a character who takes photographs of performers which she then gives away, usually to the subjects of the photos. Beals actually does this.
  • Her father, Alfred Beals, a grocery store owner, was African-American, and was originally from Texas. Her mother, Jeanne (Anderson), an elementary school teacher, was caucasian, and had Irish ancestry.
  • In Flashdance (1983) , the birth date that she fills out on the application form is her actual birth date in real life.
  • While still a teenager, before she went into show business, she worked as a babysitter for one of her neighbors - Steve Edwards.
  • Good friends with 'Elizabeth Berkley' . They each appeared in a 'Joe Eszterhas' -written film (Berkley: Showgirls (1995) ; Beals: Flashdance (1983) ), and they appeared together in Roger Dodger (2002) . and the last season of "The L Word" (2004) .
  • Stepmother to her husband, Ken Dixon's, two children.
  • 18 October 2005: Gave birth to her first child, a girl. Father is Beals' husband of seven years, Canadian entrepreneur Ken Dixon.
  • She and her character on "The L Word" (2004) , Bette Porter, are both Yale graduates with an African-American father and a Caucasian mother.
  • Was offered the role of Apollonia for Purple Rain (1984) . She turned down the role because she wanted to concentrate on college.
  • Worked at Baskin-Robbins as a teenager.
  • She was the original choice for the lead role in Pretty in Pink (1986) , but the role went to 'Molly Ringwald' .
  • Close friends with 'Quentin Tarantino' . He often stayed at her home while struggling as a director before making Pulp Fiction (1994) .
  • Thieves took nearly $1,000 from her hotel room while she was on location in Manila, Philippines, shooting the movie Tinikling ou 'La madonne et le dragon' (1990) (TV) (aka "Madonna and the Dragon"), in 1989.
  • Close friends with 'Jon Stewart (I)' and 'Marlee Matlin' .
  • Is a huge fan of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) and wanted the cast to guest star on "The L Word" (2004) .
  • Good friends with 'Jennifer Jason Leigh' .
  • Introduced ex-husband 'Alexandre Rockwell' to 'Sam Rockwell' whom he cast in four films.
  • Very good friends with 'Steve Buscemi' .
  • She is a triathlete.
  • Friends with 'Alexandra Hedison' and 'Jodie Foster' .
  • On February 1, 2010, in cooperation with Eastman Kodak and Color Centric, she released her photographic journal. A book containing over 250 photographs. Additionally, the book also contained call sheets, production notes and intimate interviews with the cast. Jennifer wanted to share the behind the scenes photos she had taken over her six years on the show portraying the dynamic and alpha Bette Porter with both the cast and fans (that supported the show around the world).
  • Tried to convince 'Ilene Chaiken' to have 'Sarah Michelle Gellar' on "The L Word" (2004) .
  • Loves salsa dancing, ballet and belly dancing.
  • Was considered for the role of Catwoman/Selina Kyle in Batman Returns (1992) .
  • Is trained in Kung Fu San-Soo & Kickboxing.
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There is the list of movies, where Jennifer Beals was taked part:
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1 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards movie 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards 2008 as Herself
2 2008 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards movie 2008 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2008 as Herself - Presenter: Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video for a Series/Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special/Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic, Multi-Camera) for VMC Programming and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
3 Exploring the Scene: Hackman & Hoffman Together movie Exploring the Scene: Hackman & Hoffman Together 2004 as Herself
4 Four Rooms movie Four Rooms 1995 as Angela (segments "The Wrong Man", "The Man from Hollywood")
5 Gala Paramount Pictures Celebrates 90th Anniversary with 90 Stars for 90 Years movie Gala Paramount Pictures Celebrates 90th Anniversary with 90 Stars for 90 Years 2002 as Herself
6 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle movie Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle 1994 as Gertrude Benchley
7 Starz Inside: Fashion in Film movie Starz Inside: Fashion in Film 2008 as Herself
8 The 57th Annual Academy Awards movie The 57th Annual Academy Awards 1985 as Herself - Presenter: Best Costume Design
9 The Book of Eli: Elis Journey movie The Book of Eli: Elis Journey 2010 as Herself
10 The Night Before the Night Before Christmas movie The Night Before the Night Before Christmas 2010 as Angela Fox
11 The Twilight of the Golds movie The Twilight of the Golds 1996 as Suzanne Stein
12 Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying movie Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying 1999 as Jessica
13 Dinner for Five movie Dinner for Five 2001 as Herself - Special Guest
14 Late Show with David Letterman movie Late Show with David Letterman 1993 as Herself
15 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson movie The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005 as Herself - Guest
16 The Marilyn Denis Show movie The Marilyn Denis Show 2011 as Herself - Guest
17 Tu cara me suena - Argentina movie Tu cara me suena - Argentina 2013 as Alex Owens
18 13 Moons movie 13 Moons 2002 as Suzi
19 77th McDonalds Thanksgiving Parade movie 77th McDonalds Thanksgiving Parade 2010 as Herself
20 A Fuller Life movie A Fuller Life 2013 as Herself - Reader (segment "Crime Reporter")
21 A House Divided movie A House Divided 2000 as Amanda Dickson
22 A Night for Dying Tigers movie A Night for Dying Tigers 2010 as Melanie
23 A Wifes Nightmare movie A Wifes Nightmare 2014 as Liz
24 After the Storm movie After the Storm 2001 as Mrs. Gavotte
25 Blood and Concrete movie Blood and Concrete 1991 as Mona
26 Body and Soul movie Body and Soul 2000 as Gina
27 Break a Leg movie Break a Leg 2005 as Juliet
28 Caro diario movie Caro diario 1993 as Herself
29 Catch That Kid movie Catch That Kid 2004 as Molly
30 Cinemanovels movie Cinemanovels 2013 as Clementine
31 Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia movie Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia 2007 as Herself
32 Dead on Sight movie Dead on Sight 1994 as Rebecca Darcy
33 Desolation Sound movie Desolation Sound 2005 as Elizabeth Storey
34 Devil in a Blue Dress movie Devil in a Blue Dress 1995 as Daphne Monet
35 Dr. M movie Dr. M 1990 as Sonja Vogler
36 Feast of All Saints movie Feast of All Saints 2001 as Dolly Rose
37 Flashdance movie Flashdance 1983 as Alex Owens
38 Full Out movie Full Out 2015 as Coach Val
39 Hollywood Celebrates Denzel Washington: An American Cinematheque Tribute movie Hollywood Celebrates Denzel Washington: An American Cinematheque Tribute 2003 as Herself
40 Hollywood Goes to Hell movie Hollywood Goes to Hell 2000 as Herself
There is the list of interview of Jennifer Beals:
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 7 February 2011, Vol. 59, Iss. 6, pg. 30, by: Damian Holbrook, "Breaking the Code"
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 2 March 2009, Vol. 57, Iss. 9, pg. 44, by: Damian Holbrook, "One L of A Finale"
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 10 February 2008, Vol. 56, Iss. 6, pg. 92, by: Ileane Rudolph, "Q&A with Jennifer Beals"
  • "Budget Living" (USA), April 2003, Vol. 1, Iss. 4, pg. 148, by: Caroline Haberfeld, "My Best Buy"
  • "Playboy" (USA), April 2003, Vol. 50, Iss. 4, pg. 30, by: Leonard Maltin, "Scene Stealer: Jennifer Beals"
  • "US Weekly" (USA), 14 August 2000, Iss. 286-287, pg. 22, by: William Keck, "Flashback"
  • "FHM" (UK), February 1999, Iss. 109, pg. 66-69, by: Flic Louise Everett, "Black in Black"
  • "Starlog" (USA), September 1985, Vol. 9, Iss. 98, pg. 10-13, by: Robert Greenberger, "Jennifer Beals: The Man-Made Bride"
There is the list of some articles of Jennifer Beals:
  • "Woman's World" (USA), 14 December 2004, Vol. 25, Iss. 50, pg. 18, by: Jennifer Beals, "Ask America's Ultimate Experts"
There is the list of some printed articles of Beals, Jennifer:
  • "AD Rotterdams Dagblad" (Netherlands), 22 June 2012, "Nog meer sterren dan aan de hemel"
  • "In Style" (USA), June 2000, Vol. 7, Iss. 6, pg. 337, by: Honor Brodie & Lisa Simpson, "The OM Stretch"
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1991, Vol. 4, Iss. 6, pg. 30-31, by: staff, "Flashdance"
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1989, Vol. 3, Iss. 1, pg. 38-39, by: staff, "Flashdance's Jennifer Beals"
  • "Playboy" (USA), December 1983, Vol. 30, Iss. 12, pg. 205, by: Jim Harwood, "Sex Stars Of 1983"
The image of was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "More" (USA), December 2010
  • "F.I.M. - Festivais de Imagem Em Movimento" (Portugal), September 1998, Iss. 2
  • "Veronica" (Netherlands), 10 September 1988, Iss. 37
  • "Starlog" (USA), September 1985, Vol. 9, Iss. 98
  • "People Weekly" (USA), 26 December 1983
  • "Hitkrant" (Netherlands), 6 August 1983, Iss. 31
There is the list of some quotes of Jennifer Beals:
  • It's been perfect. I can still ride a subway and work with great people. I can't imagine being 'Julia Roberts (I)' . I don't have the fortitude to withstand that kind of attention.
  • I'm always shocked that gay marriage is such a big deal. You have to realize how precious human life is, when there are tsunamis and mudslides, when there are armies and terrorists - at any moment, you could be gone, and potentially in the most brutal fashion. And then you have to realize that love is truly one of the most extraordinary things you can experience in your life. To begrudge someone else their love of another person because of gender seems to be absolutely absurd. It's based in fear, fear of the other, fear of what is not like you. But when you are able to see lives on a day-to-day basis, rather than reducing it to politics, then it humanizes a whole community of people that were otherwise invisible.
  • [on who inspires her] My role models are 'Bettie Page' and 'Mia Kirshner' (co-star on "The L Word" (2004) ). Every day when Mia comes to work she raises the bar for us all.
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