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Jennifer Beals

Jennifer Beals was born on December 19, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in the city. She is the daughter of Jeanne (Anderson), an elementary school teacher, and Alfred Leroy Beals, who owned grocery stores. Her father was African-American and her mother, who was caucasian, had Irish ancestry. With a life-long desire for acting, Beals first ... See full bio »
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 2016 The White Orchid (post-production)
Vivian Hershey
 2015 Manhattan Nocturne (completed)
Lisa Wren
 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
- The Coldest Night of the Year (1998) ... Justine Madsen Judd
 1997 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Robin Dysart
- Bodies of Evidence (1997) ... Robin Dysart
 1996 Wishful Thinking
 1996 The Twilight of the Golds
Suzanne Stein
 1995 Let It Be Me
Emily Taylor
 1994 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
Gertrude Benchley
 1994 Dead on Sight
Rebecca Darcy
 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)
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Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
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Co-hostess, with Alexandra Cousteau, of an infomercial for "EverDeep" anti-aging skincare system. See more »

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It's been perfect. I can still ride a subway and work with great people. I can't imagine being Julia Roberts. I don't have the fortitude to withstand that kind of attention. See more »


Loves salsa dancing, ballet and belly dancing. See more »


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