Biografia

Jennifer Beals (born December 19, 1963, height 5' 8½" (1,74 m)) is an American actress and a former teen model. She is known for her roles as Alexandra "Alex" Owens in the 1983 film Flashdance, and as Bette Porter on the Showtime drama series The L Word. She earned an NAACP Image Award and a Golden Globe Award nomination for the former. She has appeared in more than 50 films.

Beals was born on the South Side of Chicago, the daughter of Jeanne (née Anderson), an elementary school teacher, and Alfred Beals, who owned grocery stores. She is multiracial; her father was African American, and her mother is Irish American. She has two brothers, Bobby and Gregory.Her father died when Beals was nine years old, and her mother married Edward Cohen in 1981. Beals has said her biracial heritage had some effect on her, as she "always lived sort of on the outside", with an idea "of being the other in society". She got her first job at age 13 at an ice cream store, using her height at the time (she is now nearly 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)), to convince her boss she was 16.

Beals was inspired to become an actress by two events: doing a high school production of Fiddler on the Roof and seeing Balm in Gilead with Joan Allen while volunteer-ushering at the Steppenwolf Theatre.

Beals graduated from the progressive Francis W. Parker School. She also was chosen to attend the elite Goodman Theatre Young People's Drama Workshop. Beals attended Yale University, receiving a B.A. in American literature in 1987; she deferred a term so she could film Flashdance. While at Yale, Beals was a resident of Morse College.

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Jennifer Beals (born December 19, 1963, height 5' 8½" (1,74 m)) is an American actress and a former teen model. She is known for her roles as Alexandra "Alex" Owens in the 1983 film Flashdance, and as Bette Porter on the Showtime drama series The L Word. She earned an NAACP Image Award and a Golden Globe Award nomination for the former. She has appeared in more than 50 films.

Beals was born on the South Side of Chicago, the daughter of Jeanne (née Anderson), an elementary school teacher, and Alfred Beals, who owned grocery stores. She is multiracial; her father was African American, and her mother is Irish American. She has two brothers, Bobby and Gregory.Her father died when Beals was nine years old, and her mother married Edward Cohen in 1981. Beals has said her biracial heritage had some effect on her, as she "always lived sort of on the outside", with an idea "of being the other in society". She got her first job at age 13 at an ice cream store, using her height at the time (she is now nearly 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)), to convince her boss she was 16.

Beals was inspired to become an actress by two events: doing a high school production of Fiddler on the Roof and seeing Balm in Gilead with Joan Allen while volunteer-ushering at the Steppenwolf Theatre.

Beals graduated from the progressive Francis W. Parker School. She also was chosen to attend the elite Goodman Theatre Young People's Drama Workshop. Beals attended Yale University, receiving a B.A. in American literature in 1987; she deferred a term so she could film Flashdance. While at Yale, Beals was a resident of Morse College.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Jennifer Beals, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia. ​

Informazioni Personali

Conosciuto Per Recitazione

Genere Femmina

Crediti Conosciuti 80

Compleanno 1963-12-19

Luogo di Nascita Chicago - Illinois - USA

Sito Ufficiale http://www.jennifer-beals.com/

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Recitazione Serie TVFilm

The L Word: Generation Q (1 episodio) come Bette Porter
2019 Swamp Thing (10 episodi) come Lucilia Cable
2019 After come Karen Gibson
2018 White Orchid come Vivian
2017 Prima di domani come Mrs. Kingston
2017 Taken (26 episodi) come Christina Hart
2016 Manhattan Night come Lisa Wren
2015 Full Out come Valorie Kondos-Field
2015 Proof (10 episodi) come Dr. Carolyn Tyler
2014 A Wife's Nightmare - L'incubo di una moglie come Liz
2014 The Night Shift (7 episodi) come Dr. Syd Jennings
2013 Cinemanovels come Clementine
2013 A Fuller Life come Herself - Reader (segment "Crime Reporter")
2013 Motive (1 episodio) come Sophia Balfour
2011 The Chicago Code (13 episodi) come Teresa Colvin
2010 A Night for Dying Tigers come Melanie
2010 La notte prima della notte di Natale come Angela Fox
2010 Codice Genesi come Claudia
2009 Joueuse come L’Américaine
2009 Castle (4 episodi) come Sophia Turner
2009 Lie to Me (4 episodi) come Zoe Landau
2007 My Name Is Sarah come Sarah Winston
2007 Troubled Waters come FBI Agent Beck
2006 The Grudge 2 come Trish
2005 Crimini nascosti come Elizabeth Storey
2005 Break a Leg come Juliet
2004 Tre ragazzi per un bottino come Molly Phillips
2004 Best Week Ever (1 episodio)
2004 The L Word (71 episodi) come Bette Porter
2003 La giuria come Vanessa Lembeck
2002 They Shoot Divas, Don't They? come Sloan McBride
2002 13 Moons come Suzi
2002 Roger Dodger come Sophie
2001 Out of Line come Jenny Capitanas
2001 Feast of All Saints come Dolly Rose
2001 The Anniversary Party come Gina Taylor
2000 Something More come Lisa
2000 Body and Soul come Gina
2000 A House Divided come Amanda Dickson
2000 Militia come Julie Sanders
2000 Without Malice come Samantha Wilkes
1999 Turbulence II come Jessica
1999 Where Are They Now? (1 episodio)
1998 The Last Days of Disco come Nina
1998 The Spree come Xinia Kelly
1998 L'angelo del male come Valerie Rosales
1997 Nothing Sacred (20 episodi) come Justine Madsen Judd
1997 The View (2 episodi)
1996 Illusioni come Elizabeth
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1 episodio)
1996 E! True Hollywood Story (1 episodio)
1996 L'orgoglio di un figlio come Suzanne Stein
1995 Four Rooms come Angela
1995 Let It Be Me come Emily Taylor
1995 Il diavolo in blu come Daphne Monet
1995 Oltre i limiti (1 episodio)
1994 Mrs. Parker e il circolo vizioso come Gertrude Benchley
1994 Dead on Sight
1993 Caro diario come se stessa
1993 The Thief and the Cobbler come Princess YumYum
1993 Frasier (2 episodi) come Dr. Anne Ranberg
1993 Night Owl come Julia
1992 Le grand pardon 2 come Joyce Ferranti
1992 In the soup - un mare di guai come Angelica Pena
1992 Indecency come Ellie Shaw
1992 2000 Malibu Road (6 episodi) come Perry Quinn
1992 Terror Stalks the Class Reunion come Virginia
1991 Blood and Concrete come Mona
1990 Law & Order (1 episodio)
1990 Tinikling ou 'La madonne et le dragon' come Patty Meredith
1990 Dr. M come Sonja Vogler
1990 Sons come Transvestite
1988 La partita come Lady Olivia Candioni
1988 Stress da Vampiro come Rachel
1988 Split Decisions come Barbara Uribe
1985 La sposa promessa come Eva
1985 Cinderella come Cinderella
1983 Flashdance come Alex Owens
1982 Il castello delle fiabe (1 episodio) come Cinderella

Produzione

The L Word: Generation Q (1 episodio)Produttore Esecutivo

Troupe

1994 Pulp Fiction Grazie

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