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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 »

Known For

Flashdance
Flashdance Alex Owens
(1983)
The Book of Eli
The Book of Eli Claudia
(2010)
Four Rooms
Four Rooms Angela (segments "The Wrong Man", "The Man from Hollywood")
(1995)
The Bride
The Bride Eva
(1985)

Filmography

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 2017 White Orchid (post-production)
Vivian
 2017-2018 Taken (TV Series)
Christina Hart
- Episode #2.3 (2018) ... Christina Hart
- Invitation Only (2018) ... Christina Hart
- Episode #2.1 (2018) ... Christina Hart
- I Surrender (2017) ... Christina Hart
- Gone (2017) ... Christina Hart
 2017 The Last Tycoon (TV Series)
Margo Taft
- Oscar, Oscar, Oscar (2017) ... Margo Taft
- More Stars Than There Are in Heaven (2017) ... Margo Taft
- Eine Kleine Reichmusik (2017) ... Margo Taft
 2016-2017 The Night Shift (TV Series)
Dr. Syd Jennings
- Off the Rails (2017) ... Dr. Syd Jennings
- Burned (2016) ... Dr. Syd Jennings
- Emergent (2016) ... Dr. Syd Jennings
- Trust Issues (2016) ... Dr. Syd Jennings
- By Dawn's Early Light (2016) ... Dr. Syd Jennings
 2017 Before I Fall
Julie Kingston
 2016 Manhattan Night
Lisa Wren
 2015 UFO gakuen no himitsu
Inkar (English version, voice)
 2015 Full Out
Coach Valorie Kondos-Field
 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)
Liz
 2014 Motive (TV Series)
Sophia Balfour
- They Made Me a Criminal (2014) ... Sophia Balfour
 2013 Westside (TV Movie)
Lisa Carver
 2013 Cinemanovels
Clementine
 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)
Lainey
 2011 The Chicago Code (TV Series)
Teresa Colvin
- Mike Royko's Revenge (2011) ... Teresa Colvin
- Greylord & Gambat (2011) ... Teresa Colvin
- Black Sox (2011) ... Teresa Colvin
- Bathhouse & Hinky Dink (2011) ... Teresa Colvin
- St. Valentine's Day Massacre (2011) ... Teresa Colvin
 2010 The Night Before the Night Before Christmas (TV Movie)
Angela Fox
 2010 A Night for Dying Tigers
Melanie
 2009-2010 Lie to Me (TV Series)
Zoe Landau
- Pied Piper (2010) ... Zoe Landau
- The Whole Truth (2010) ... Zoe Landau
- Truth or Consequences (2009) ... Zoe Landau
- The Core of It (2009) ... Zoe Landau
- Sacrifice (2009) ... Zoe Landau
 2010 The Book of Eli
Claudia
 2009 Queen to Play
L'Américaine
 2004-2009 The L Word (TV Series)
Bette Porter
- Last Word (2009) ... Bette Porter
- Last Couple Standing (2009) ... Bette Porter
- Lactose Intolerant (2009) ... Bette Porter
- Litmus Test (2009) ... Bette Porter
- Leaving Los Angeles (2009) ... Bette Porter
 2007 My Name Is Sarah (TV Movie)
Sarah Winston
 2007 Law & Order (TV Series)
Sofia Archer
- Charity Case (2007) ... Sofia Archer
 2006 Troubled Waters
Special Agent Jennifer Beck
 2006 The Grudge 2
Trish
 2005 Desolation Sound
Elizabeth Storey
 2005 Break a Leg
Juliet
 2004 Frasier (TV Series)
Dr. Anne Ranberg
- Goodnight, Seattle: Part 2 (2004) ... Dr. Anne Ranberg
- Goodnight, Seattle: Part 1 (2004) ... Dr. Anne Ranberg
 2004 Catch That Kid
Molly
 2003 Runaway Jury
Vanessa Lembeck
 2002 They Shoot Divas, Don't They? (TV Movie)
Sloan McBride
 2002 Roger Dodger
Sophie
 2002 13 Moons
Suzi
 2001 The Big House (TV Movie)
Lorraine Brewster
 2001 The Feast of All Saints (TV Movie)
Dolly Rose
 2001 Out of Line
Parole Officer Jenny Capitanas
 2001 After the Storm (TV Movie)
Mrs. Gavotte
 2001 The Anniversary Party
Gina Taylor
 2000 Without Malice (TV Movie)
Samantha Wilkes
 2000 Militia
Julie Sanders
 2000 A House Divided (TV Movie)
Amanda Dickson
 2000 Body and Soul
Gina
 1999 The Hunger (TV Series)
Jane
- And She Laughed (1999) ... Jane
 1999 Something More
Lisa
 1998 The Spree (TV Movie)
Xinia Kelly
 1998 The Prophecy II (Video)
Valerie Rosales
 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
Elizabeth
 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
 1995 Devil in a Blue Dress
Daphne Monet
 1995 Four Rooms
Angela (segments "The Wrong Man", "The Man from Hollywood")
 1994 Dead on Sight
Rebecca Darcy
 1994 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
Gertrude Benchley
 1993 Night Owl (TV Movie)
Julia
 1993 The Thief and the Cobbler
Princess YumYum (Miramax version) (voice)
 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)
Virginia
 1992 In the Soup
Angelica Pena
 1991 Blood and Concrete
Mona
 1990 Sons
Transvestite
 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
Rachel
 1985 The Bride
Eva
 1985 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Cinderella
- Cinderella (1985) ... Cinderella
 1983 Flashdance
Alex Owens
 1980 My Bodyguard
Clifford's Friend (uncredited)
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Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (54 credits)
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Co-hostess, with Alexandra Cousteau, of an infomercial for "EverDeep" anti-aging skincare system. See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 1 Article | 5 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

Has two brothers and at least four half-siblings from her father's relationships with African-American women. See more »

Trademark:

Long dark hair See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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