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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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Born:
Dec 19, 1963 In Chicago - Illinois - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
69
Première apparrition :
In the series Faerie Tale Theatre 1982-09-11
Dernier projet:
Film Le Dernier jour de ma vie 2017-03-02
Connu pour
Poster of Troubled Waters
Poster of Turbulences 2, panique à bord
Poster of Journal intime
Poster of Split Decisions
Filmographie
Film Le Dernier jour de ma vie Mrs. Kingston 2017-03-02
Series Taken Christina Hart 2017-02-27
Film Manhattan Night Lisa Wren 2016-05-20
Series Proof Dr. Carolyn Tyler 2015-06-16
Film Full Out Valorie Kondos-Field 2015-09-11
Film A Wife's Nightmare Liz 2014-12-27
Series Motive Sophia Balfour 2013-02-03
Film A Fuller Life Herself - Reader (segment "Crime Reporter") 2013-08-28
Film Cinemanovels Clementine 2013-09-06
Series Chicago Code Teresa Colvin 2011-02-07
Film Le Livre d'Éli Claudia 2010-01-14
Film L'Avant-veille de Noël Angela Fox 2010-09-07
Film A Night for Dying Tigers Melanie 2010-09-10
Series Lie to me Zoe Landau 2009-01-21
Film Joueuse L’Américaine 2009-08-05
Series Castle Sophia Turner 2009-03-08
Film Troubled Waters FBI Agent Beck 2007-01-09
Film L'ivresse du cœur 2007-05-28
Film The Grudge 2 Trish 2006-10-13
Film Break a Leg Juliet 2005-04-21
Film Desolation Sound Elizabeth Storey 2005-06-27
Series The L Word Bette Porter 2004-01-18
Film Les Petits braqueurs Molly Phillips 2004-02-06
Series Best Week Ever Unknown 2004-01-23
Film Le Maître du jeu Vanessa Lembeck 2003-10-09
Film Roger Dodger Sophie 2002-05-09
Film They Shoot Divas, Don't They? Sloan McBride 2002-10-05
Film 13 Moons Suzi 2002-08-30
Film Feast of All Saints Dolly Rose 2001-11-11
Film The Anniversary Party Gina Taylor 2001-05-15
Film Out of Line Jenny Capitanas 2001-11-20
Film Militia Julie Sanders 2000-01-01
Film A House Divided Amanda Dickson 2000-07-30
Film Body and Soul Gina 2000-09-01
Series Where Are They Now? Unknown 1999-06-07
Film Turbulences 2, panique à bord Jessica 1999-12-27
Film Les Derniers jours du disco Nina 1998-05-29
Film The Prophecy II Valerie Rosales 1998-01-20
Film The Spree Xinia Kelly 1998-04-18
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series Nothing Sacred Justine Madsen Judd 1997-09-18
Film The Twilight of the Golds Suzanne Stein 1996-03-22
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Film Wishful Thinking Elizabeth 1996-12-09
Series Au-delà du Réel, l'Aventure continue Unknown 1995-03-26
Film Le diable en robe bleue Daphne Monet 1995-09-15
Film Let It Be Me Emily Taylor 1995-11-17
Film Groom service Angela 1995-12-09
Film Dead on Sight 1994-09-02
Film Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Gertrude Benchley 1994-09-07
Film Night Owl Julia 1993-08-19
Film The Thief and the Cobbler Princess YumYum 1993-09-23
Film Journal intime se stessa 1993-10-12
Film Mary Higgins Clark : Pour le meilleur et pour le pire Virginia 1992-06-12
Series 2000 Malibu Road Perry Quinn 1992-08-23
Film Indecency Ellie Shaw 1992-09-16
Film Le grand pardon 2 Joyce Ferranti 1992-12-09
Film In the Soup Angelica Pena 1992-10-23
Film Blood and Concrete Mona 1991-09-13
Film Dr. M Sonja Vogler 1990-05-24
Series New York Police Judiciaire Unknown 1990-09-13
Film Tinikling ou 'La madonne et le dragon' Patty Meredith 1990-09-01
Film Split Decisions Barbara Uribe 1988-06-11
Film La partita Olivia Candioni 1988-05-01
Film Embrasse-moi vampire Rachel 1988-09-17
Film La Promise Eva 1985-08-16
Film Flashdance Alex Owens 1983-04-14
Series Faerie Tale Theatre Unknown 1982-09-11