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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

The L Word
The L Word Bette Porter
(2004-2009)
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)

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 2017 White Orchid (post-production)
Vivian
 2016/II Manhattan Night
Lisa Wren
 2015 The Laws of the Universe Part 0
Inkar (English version, voice)
 2015 Full Out
Coach Val
 2013 Cinemanovels
Clementine
 2010 A Night for Dying Tigers
Melanie
 2005 Desolation Sound
Elizabeth Storey
 2005 Break a Leg
Juliet
 2004 Catch That Kid
Molly
 2003 Runaway Jury
Vanessa Lembeck
 2002 13 Moons
Suzi
 2001 Out of Line
Parole Officer Jenny Capitanas
 2000 Militia
Julie Sanders
 2000 Body and Soul
Gina
 1999 Something More
Lisa
 1997 Wishful Thinking
Elizabeth
 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
 1992 Le Grand Pardon II
Joyce Ferranti
 1991 Blood and Concrete
Mona
 1990 Sons
Transvestite
 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
 1980 My Bodyguard
Clifford's Friend (uncredited)
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Other Works:

TV commercial: Winsor Pilates. 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:

Introduced ex-husband Alexandre Rockwell to Sam Rockwell whom he cast in four films. See more »

Trademark:

Long black hair See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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