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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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 2015 Full Out (post-production)
Coach Val
 2015 Manhattan Nocturne (post-production)
Lisa Wren
 2015 The White Orchid (post-production)
Vivian Hershey
 2013 Cinemanovels
Clementine
 2012 Cop-Puter (Short)
 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
 1996 Wishful Thinking
Elizabeth
 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
 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:

(1980s) TV commercials (Japan): Shiseido cosmetics (these ads are in Japanese and can be viewed on YouTube). 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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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:

While at Yale University, she was classmates with David Duchovny, who suggested her for a role on The X-Files (1993) (which went to Gillian Anderson). See more »

Trademark:

Long black hair See more »

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Sagittarius

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