Jennifer Beals
  • Jennifer Beals

  • Birthday: 1963-12-19
  • Place of Birth: Chicago - Illinois - USA
  • Biography:

    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. ​

Jennifer Beals Movie List

Title Role Year
After Karen Gibson 2019 Try Prime Free >
Before I Fall Mrs. Kingston 2017 Free Watch now
Manhattan Night Lisa Wren 2016 Try Prime Free >
Full Out Valorie Kondos-Field 2015 Try Prime Free >
A Wife's Nightmare Liz 2014 Try Prime Free >
Cinemanovels Clementine 2013 Free Watch now
The Book of Eli Claudia 2010 Free Watch now
Queen to Play L’Américaine 2009 Free Watch now
Troubled Waters FBI Agent Beck 2007 Try Prime Free >
Break a Leg Juliet 2005 Free Watch now
Desolation Sound Elizabeth Storey 2005 Try Prime Free >
Catch That Kid Molly Phillips 2004 Free Watch now
Roger Dodger Sophie 2002 Free Watch now
13 Moons Suzi 2002 Try Prime Free >
The Anniversary Party Gina Taylor 2001 Free Watch now
Feast of All Saints Dolly Rose 2001 Try Prime Free >
Militia Julie Sanders 2000 Try Prime Free >
Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying Jessica 1999 Free Watch now
The Last Days of Disco Nina 1998 Try Prime Free >
The Prophecy II Valerie Rosales 1998 Try Prime Free >
Wishful Thinking Elizabeth 1996 Try Prime Free >
Devil in a Blue Dress Daphne Monet 1995 Try Prime Free >
Four Rooms Angela 1995 Free Watch now
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Gertrude Benchley 1994 Try Prime Free >
Night Owl Julia 1993 Free Watch now
The Thief and the Cobbler Princess YumYum 1993 Try Prime Free >
Indecency Ellie Shaw 1992 Try Prime Free >
Terror Stalks the Class Reunion Virginia 1992 Try Prime Free >
Blood and Concrete Mona 1991 Try Prime Free >
Tinikling, or The Madonna and the Dragon Patty Meredith 1990 Try Prime Free >
Dr. M Sonja Vogler 1990 Try Prime Free >
Split Decisions Barbara Uribe 1988 Free Watch now
The Gamble Olivia Candioni 1988 Try Prime Free >
Vampire's Kiss Rachel 1988 Free Watch now
The Bride Eva 1985 Try Prime Free >
Flashdance Alex Owens 1983 Free Watch now

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