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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
 2013 Cinemanovels
 2010 A Night for Dying Tigers
 2005 Desolation Sound
Elizabeth Storey
 2005 Break a Leg
 2004 Catch That Kid
 2003 Runaway Jury
Vanessa Lembeck
 2002 13 Moons
 2001 Out of Line
Parole Officer Jenny Capitanas
 2000 Militia
Julie Sanders
 2000 Body and Soul
 1999 Something More
 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
 1992 Le Grand Pardon II
Joyce Ferranti
 1991 Blood and Concrete
 1990 Sons
 1990 Dr. M
Sonja Vogler
 1988 Split Decisions
Barbara Uribe
 1988 The Gamble
Lady Olivia Candioni
 1988 Vampire's Kiss
 1985 The Bride
 1980 My Bodyguard
Clifford's Friend (uncredited)
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Co-hostess, with Alexandra Cousteau, of an infomercial for "EverDeep" anti-aging skincare system. See more »

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


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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[on who inspires her] My role models are Bettie Page and Mia Kirshner (co-star on The L Word (2004)). Every day when Mia comes to work she raises the bar for us all. 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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