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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

as Bette Porter
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Date of Birth: December 19, 1963

Birth Place
: Chicago, Illinois

Eye Color: Brown

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.




  • "I'm always shocked that gay marriage is such a big deal. You have to realize how precious human life is, when there are tsunamis and mudslides, when there are armies and terrorists - at any moment, you could be gone, and potentially in the most brutal fashion. And then you have to realize that love is truly one of the most extraordinary things you can experience in your life. To begrudge someone else their love of another person because of gender seems to be absolutely absurd. It's based in fear, fear of the other, fear of what is not like you. But when you are able to see lives on a day-to-day basis, rather than reducing it to politics, then it humanizes a whole community of people that were otherwise invisible."

  • But I said, I don't need a million dollars. Why would I do a PEPSI commercial, or a whatever commercial? I don't even drink Pepsi, why would I do that? I have no problem with money and I appreciate what it can do, but I think you really are in danger if you start doing things solely for money.

  • "It's been perfect. I can still ride a subway and work with great people. I can't imagine being Julia Roberts. I don't have the fortitude to withstand that kind of attention." - when asked by People Magazine about her standing in Hollywood today.

  • Beals describing Bette Porter in Lword : "a total type-A, multi-tasking, slightly bossy women, who is moved the most by art...and she's biracial. So there's all kinds of things you get to play with. You get to play with the mystery of sexuality and you get to play with race and you get to play with class and all kinds of things."

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    • Jennifer and Bette are both Yale graduates with an African-American father and a Caucasian mother.
    • Jennifer Beals was up for the lead role in Pretty in Pink, but it went to Molly Ringwald.
    • Her favorite cereal is Oatmeal.
    • She's a champion in thumb wrestling

    FANS SAY...

    Je suis fan depuis tes debut Jennifer tu es super continue à me faire réver ok in englis I try=> I am your fan since the beginning you are super Jennifer continues to make me dream
    Jennifer is an excellent actress. She is beautiful and intelligent. If I had one wish, I would like to meet her. And if I had a wish is that it is truly Lesbian and that I am his wife, but the dream is to live. So Jennifer continues to make us survivors in The L word. Jennifer please do not stop the series The L word continued even as this series makes us a great deal of good.

    Please Please Please I would like to see several series. I can not take this life then please let me live through you
    I love everything about Jennifer, I'm very young and I look up to her like a role model.

    Tibette would not be what it is today without Jennifer Beals.

    CONTEMPLE HER LIKE A WORK ART..................before...............the gift of beauty that GOD give, it's not only a nice body..........but with it it's neccesary the energy inside and the light,and serenity,even a body doesn't respect "i canoni" convencional of beauty.....JENNIFER BEALS,even I don't know her,as a human being expess that,a part that for sure her beauty.......

    Jennifer Beals | Katherine Moennig | Mia Kirshner | Leisha Hailey | Laurel Holloman
    Rose Rollins | Marlee Matlin | Daniela Sea | Rachel Shelley | Pam Grier | Cybill Shepherd
    Sarah Shahi
    Janina Gavankar| Marlenka Nana

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    iouirs Jennifer Beals 0 Sep 1 2011, 8:12 AM EDT by iouirs
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    I got the impression you think Shane is an object of derision
    You find her to be hilarious, is that it??
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    sharee_np to Jennifer Beals <3 0 Mar 20 2011, 11:38 PM EDT by sharee_np
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    Hi Jen, My name is Sharee, I am from Gold Coast Australia, I am a really big admirer of you and I would really love to write to you, do you have a address in which I can contact you in anyway. :D Much love you, Love Sharee xx
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    natasha189 to jennifer beals... 0 Jul 12 2010, 2:47 AM EDT by natasha189
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    hi jennifer iam from pakistan... i've been writting to you on your facebook page, one withe picture in black dress, wide smile...
    i got no reply. and i find no official site where i can send my msgs to, every page endup with an error...
    pls read my msgs... its very important to me.... im so depressed of being unheared...
    love you...
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