31 Facts About Jennifer Beals


Jennifer Beals was born on December 19,1963 and is an American actress.


Jennifer Beals was born and raised in the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Jeanne, an elementary school teacher, and Alfred Jennifer Beals, who owned grocery stores.


Jennifer Beals's father died when Beals was nine, after which she spent a summer at Cheley Colorado Camps in Estes Park, Colorado.


Jennifer Beals deferred a term so she could perform in the feature film Flashdance.


Jennifer Beals had a minor role in the 1980 film My Bodyguard, then came to fame with her starring part in Flashdance.


Jennifer Beals was cast for this key role while still a student at Yale.


Jennifer Beals was nominated for a Golden Globe and the film received an Academy Award for Best Song.


Jennifer Beals appeared as Cinderella in an episode of Faerie Tale Theatre, opposite Matthew Broderick.


Jennifer Beals was asked by Joel Schumacher to do St Elmo's Fire but turned it down, preferring to stay at Yale.


Jennifer Beals had a leading role in 2006's The Grudge 2, sequel to the hit horror film of two years earlier.


In 2010, Jennifer Beals reunited with Denzel Washington in the post-apocalyptic action drama The Book of Eli, where she played a blind woman who is the mother of Mila Kunis' character and a consort of a local despot played by Gary Oldman.


Jennifer Beals portrayed UCLA Bruins gymnastics head coach Valorie Kondos Field, in the Full Out movie about Ariana Berlin.


In 2004, Jennifer Beals made a brief cameo in the final episode of Frasier.


Jennifer Beals starred in Showtime's The L Word, wherein she played Bette Porter, an Ivy League-educated lesbian.


Jennifer Beals appears alongside Tim Roth in Lie to Me, as Cal Lightman's ex-wife, Zoe Landau.


Jennifer Beals was the female lead in Fox's TV drama The Chicago Code.


In 2013, Jennifer Beals signed on for the main role of the ABC drama pilot Westside produced by McG and developed by Ilene Chaiken.


On February 27,2017, Jennifer Beals played the leader of a small group of specially trained government operatives for the new series Taken, which serves as a prequel to the Taken film series.


In September 2018, Jennifer Beals was cast in the role of Sheriff Lucilia Cable for the Swamp Thing series.


In December 2019, Jennifer Beals reprised her role as Bette Porter in The L Word: Generation Q, the sequel series to The L Word, and executive-produces the show.


In December 2021, Jennifer Beals appeared in the series premiere of The Book of Boba Fett, a Disney+ series in the Star Wars franchise, where she portrays the Twi'lek Garsa Fwip.


Jennifer Beals is well known for her support of women's rights.


Jennifer Beals has appeared in two interviews, discussing her views in relation to Lauren.


In January 2013, Troian Bellisario confirmed on her Twitter and Instagram that she and Jennifer Beals were filming more Lauren web episodes.


Jennifer Beals married Alexandre Rockwell in 1986, before divorcing in 1996.


On October 18,2005, Jennifer Beals gave birth to their daughter.


Jennifer Beals has expressed interest in the Bible and Catholicism, as well as Judaism, to which she once considered converting, and she is a practicing Buddhist.


Jennifer Beals is a practitioner of kung-fu, sanshou, and kickboxing, and is a triathlete.


Jennifer Beals is a photographer and has had shows featuring her work under her married name, Dixon.


Jennifer Beals published a book about her time on The L Word featuring her own photographs.


In 2010, Jennifer Beals served as the Grand Marshal of the McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade in Chicago, during which she spoke of the two charities important to her: the Matthew Shepard Foundation and the Pablove Foundation.