Jennifer Beals' Bio: Beals began her career after graduation from high school when she auditioned for Flashdance, resulting in a role which earned her a Golden Globe® nomination, and an NAACP Image Award for Best Actress. In recent years, Beals has had starring roles in a myriad of films, including The Anniversary Party, Showtime's The Twilight of the Golds, The Last Days of Disco, Roger Dodger, In the Soup, Four Rooms, Vampire's Kiss, Doctor M., Caro Diario, The Madonna and the Dragon. Recent film credits include Catch That Girl, Runaway Jury, and the recently released The Grudge 2.
Non-acting careers: Jennifer worked at Baskin Robbins as a teenager and
babysat for a news anchor.
Top Movies: Flashdance, Devil In A Blue Dress, Roger Dodger, Desolation Sound, Night Owl, and Vampires Kiss.
Top TV Shows: The L Word, Law and Order (s17 ep12) Frasier, and Dinner for 5.
Jennifer's big break: The role of welding dancer Alex Owens in the classic romance Flashdance (1983)
Best known for: Flashdance (1983); The L Word Awards:
- GLAAD Media: Golden Gate, 2005
- Cinequest San Jose Film Festival: Maverick Tribute, 1999
- Golden Satellite: Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, The Twilight of the Golds, 1998
- Image: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture, Flashdance, 1984
- Nominated for the Outstanding Actress Image Award in 2007 for The L Word 3
- 10th Anniversary Satellite Awards- Best Actress in a Drama Series (2005)
- 38th NAACP Image Awards- Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (2007)
- 39th NAACP Image Awards- Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (2008)
- 1st Annual Mixed Media Watch Image Awards- Special Honoree (2005)
Upcoming projects: You also did a couple of movies on lifetime called:
My Name is Sarah and Desolution Sound--Both Good movies.
V to the Tenth, with (alexandra Hedison, Ilene Chaiken &
Daniela Sea), 12 April 2008 New Orleane, LA
Date of Birth: December 19, 1963
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5' 8½"
Family: Husband: Ken Dixon; she has one child, a daughter with Dixon and is stepmother to his two children from a previous marriage.
Education: Yale University graduate (received her B.A. in American Literature)
Jennifer Beals' Nicknames: Jen, Jenniepoo, Jenny
Hobbies/Interests: photography, yoga, Swimming and triathlons, reading books, hates parties, horseback riding, and jogging.
Charities/Causes: The Mathew Shepard Foundation and Mia Kirshner's I Live Here charity.