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Jennifer Beals was born in December 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) in 1980. After graduation, she enrolled in college at Yale University, studying American literature. She appeared in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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The L Word
The L Word Bette Porter
Flashdance Alex Owens
The Book of Eli
The Book of Eli Claudia
Four Rooms
Four Rooms Angela (segments "The Wrong Man", "The Man from Hollywood")


Hide Hide Show Show Actress (80 credits)
 2017 White Orchid (post-production)
 2016/II Manhattan Night
Lisa Wren
 2016 Taken (TV Series)
Christina Hart
- Pilot (2016) ... Christina Hart
- Private War ... Christina Hart
 2015 The Laws of the Universe Part 0
Inkar (English version, voice)
 2015 Full Out
Coach Val
 2015 Proof (TV Series)
Dr. Carolyn Tyler
- Tsunami: Part Two (2015) ... Dr. Carolyn Tyler
- Tsunami: Part One (2015) ... Dr. Carolyn Tyler
- Reborn (2015) ... Dr. Carolyn Tyler
- St. Luke's (2015) ... Dr. Carolyn Tyler
- Private Matters (2015) ... Dr. Carolyn Tyler
 2014 A Wife's Nightmare (TV Movie)
 2014 Motive (TV Series)
Sophia Balfour
- They Made Me a Criminal (2014) ... Sophia Balfour
 2013 Westside (TV Movie)
Lisa Carver
 2013 Cinemanovels
 2012-2013 Lauren (TV Series)
Major Stone
- Episode #2.12 (2013) ... Major Stone
- Episode #2.10 (2013) ... Major Stone
- Episode #2.9 (2013) ... Major Stone
- Episode #2.8 (2013) ... Major Stone
- Episode #2.6 (2013) ... Major Stone
 2012-2013 The Mob Doctor (TV Series)
Celeste LaPree
- Resurrection (2013) ... Celeste LaPree
- Sibling Rivalry (2012) ... Celeste LaPree
- Confessions (2012) ... Celeste LaPree
- Game Changers (2012) ... Celeste LaPree
 2012 Castle (TV Series)
Sophia Turner
- Linchpin (2012) ... Sophia Turner
- Pandora (2012) ... Sophia Turner
 2012 Cop-Puter (Short)
 2012 Widow Detective (TV Movie)
 2010 The Night Before the Night Before Christmas (TV Movie)
Angela Fox
 2010 A Night for Dying Tigers
 2007 My Name Is Sarah (TV Movie)
Sarah Winston
 2007 Law & Order (TV Series)
Sofia Archer
- Charity Case (2007) ... Sofia Archer
 2005 Desolation Sound
Elizabeth Storey
 2005 Break a Leg
 2004 Catch That Kid
 2003 Runaway Jury
Vanessa Lembeck
 2002 They Shoot Divas, Don't They? (TV Movie)
Sloan McBride
 2002 13 Moons
 2001 The Big House (TV Movie)
Lorraine Brewster
 2001 Feast of All Saints (TV Movie)
Dolly Rose
 2001 Out of Line
Parole Officer Jenny Capitanas
 2001 After the Storm (TV Movie)
Mrs. Gavotte
 2000 Without Malice (TV Movie)
Samantha Wilkes
 2000 Militia
Julie Sanders
 2000 A House Divided (TV Movie)
Amanda Dickson
 2000 Body and Soul
 1999 The Hunger (TV Series)
- And She Laughed (1999) ... Jane
 1999 Something More
 1998 The Spree (TV Movie)
Xinia Kelly
 1998 Nothing Sacred (TV Series)
Justine Madsen Judd
- Felix Culpa (1998) ... Justine Madsen Judd
- Sleeping Dogs (1998) ... Justine Madsen Judd
- Sex, God and Reality (1998) ... Justine Madsen Judd
- Holy Words (1998) ... Justine Madsen Judd
- HIV Priest! Film at Eleven (1998) ... Justine Madsen Judd
 1997 Wishful Thinking
 1997 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Robin Dysart
- Bodies of Evidence (1997) ... Robin Dysart
 1996 The Twilight of the Golds
Suzanne Stein
 1995 Let It Be Me
Emily Taylor
 1994 Dead on Sight
Rebecca Darcy
 1994 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
Gertrude Benchley
 1993 Night Owl (TV Movie)
 1992 Le Grand Pardon II
Joyce Ferranti
 1992 Indecency (TV Movie)
Ellie Shaw
 1992 2000 Malibu Road (TV Series)
Perry Quinn
- Episode #1.6 (1992) ... Perry Quinn
- Episode #1.5 (1992) ... Perry Quinn
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Perry Quinn
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Perry Quinn
- Pilot (1992) ... Perry Quinn
 1992 Terror Stalks the Class Reunion (TV Movie)
 1991 Blood and Concrete
 1990 Sons
 1990 Tinikling ou 'La madonne et le dragon' (TV Movie)
Patty Meredith
 1990 Dr. M
Sonja Vogler
 1988 Split Decisions
Barbara Uribe
 1988 The Gamble
Lady Olivia Candioni
 1988 Vampire's Kiss
 1985 The Bride
 1985 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
- Cinderella (1985) ... Cinderella
 1980 My Bodyguard
Clifford's Friend (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (49 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (9 credits)

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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 ... See more »


She was the original choice for the lead role in Pretty in Pink (1986), but the role went to Molly Ringwald. See more »


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