Jennifer Beals Biography

Birthday: 1963-12-19
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 5' 8½" (1.74 m)
Wiki Biography: Jennifer Beals was born on December 19, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in the city. With a life-long desire for acting, Beals first appeared in small high school plays and even got an uncredited bit part in My Bodyguard (1980). After graduation, she enrolled in college at Yale University, studying American literature. She appeared 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, and appeared in several of his films. Most notably, she starred in his In the Soup (1992), which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Deauville Film Festival. Beals has continued to find acting work with lead roles in obscure independent films and various made-for-television productions, as well as occasional supporting roles mainstream features such as Devil in a Blue Dress (1995), Catch That Kid (2004), The Grudge 2 (2006), and The Book of Eli (2010). One of her most notable roles came in 2004 when she was cast on the Showtime cable TV series "The L Word" (2004), playing a lesbian art gallery manager named "Bette Porter" throughout its entire run until 2009. Her latest role is playing Police Superintendant Teresa Colvin on the Fox Network crime series "The Chicago Code" (2011). In her personal life, Beals divorced Rockwell in 1996 and married Canadian entrepreneur Ken Dixon two years later. On October 18, 2005, she gave birth to a daughter.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
A House Divided 2000 Drama
The L Word Bette Porter 2004 Drama
Break a Leg Juliet 2005 Comedy
The Chicago Code Teresa Colvin 2011 Crime
Kendra on Top Angela (segments "The Wrong Man", "The Man from Hollywood") 2012 Reality Tv
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Flashdance Alex Owens 1983 Drama, Romance, Music
Vampire's Kiss Rachel 1988 0
The Gamble Lady Olivia Candioni 1988 Comedy, History
Split Decisions Barbara Uribe 1988 Action, Drama
Dr. M Sonja Vogler 1990 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Blood and Concrete Mona 1991 Comedy, Crime
In the Soup 1992
Sons Transvestite 1992 Comedy, Drama
Le Grand Pardon II Joyce Ferranti 1992 Crime
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle 1994
Dead on Sight Rebecca Darcy 1994 Mystery, Thriller
Caro diario 1994 Comedy, Drama
Four Rooms Angela (segments "The Wrong Man", "The Man from Hollywood") 1995 Comedy, 0, 0
Devil in a Blue Dress Daphne Monet 1995 0, Comedy
Let It Be Me 1995 Drama, Romance
The Twilight of the Golds 1996
Wishful Thinking Elizabeth 1996 0
The Search for One-eye Jimmy 1996 Comedy
The Prophecy II Valerie Rosales 1998 0, Reality Tv
The Last Days of Disco 1998 Comedy, Drama, Music
Something More Lisa 1999 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying Jessica 1999 Action, Thriller
Militia 2000
Body and Soul Gina 2000 Drama, Sport
Out of Line Parole Officer Jenny Capitanas 2001 Action, Drama, Thriller
Roger Dodger Sophie 2002 0
13 Moons 2002
Runaway Jury 2003 0
Catch That Kid 2004 Action, Adventure, Comedy
Break a Leg Juliet 2005 Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Desolation Sound Elizabeth Storey 2005 Drama
The Grudge 2 Trish 2006 Reality Tv
Troubled Waters Special Agent Jennifer Beck 2007 Thriller
The Book of Eli Claudia 2010 0, Game Show, Sport, 0
A Night for Dying Tigers Melanie 2010 0
Queen to Play L'Américaine 2011 Drama
Cinemanovels Clementine 2013 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Manhattan Nocturne Lisa Wren 2015 Mystery, Thriller
The White Orchid Vivian Hershey 2015 Crime, Drama, Mystery
The Bride Eva 2017 Game Show