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Jennifer Beals

1963-12-19 Chicago - Illinois - USA

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

Películas

After Karen Gibson 2019-04-11
The White Orchid Vivian 2018-02-01
Before I Fall Mrs. Kingston 2017-03-02
Manhattan Night Lisa Wren 2016-05-20
Full Out Valorie Kondos-Field 2015-09-11
A Wife's Nightmare Liz 2014-12-27
A Fuller Life Self - Reader (segment "Crime Reporter") 2013-08-28
Cinemanovels Clementine 2013-09-06
The Night Before the Night Before Christmas Angela Fox 2010-09-07
A Night for Dying Tigers Melanie 2010-09-10
The Book of Eli Claudia 2010-01-11
Joueuse L’Américaine 2009-08-05
Troubled Waters FBI Agent Beck 2007-01-09
My Name Is Sarah Sarah Winston 2007-05-28
The Grudge 2 Trish Kimble 2006-10-13
Break a Leg Juliet 2005-04-21
Desolation Sound Elizabeth Storey 2005-06-27
Catch That Kid Molly Phillips 2004-02-06
Runaway Jury Vanessa Lembeck 2003-01-16
Roger Dodger Sophie 2002-05-09
13 Moons Suzi 2002-08-30
They Shoot Divas, Don't They? Sloan McBride 2002-10-05
The Anniversary Party Gina Taylor 2001-06-09
Feast of All Saints Dolly Rose 2001-11-11
Out of Line Jenny Capitanas 2001-11-20
Body and Soul Gina 2000-09-01
A House Divided Amanda Dickson 2000-07-30
Without Malice Samantha Wilkes 2000-01-01
Something More Lisa 2000-11-28
Militia Julie Sanders 2000-01-01
Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying Jessica 1999-12-27
The Spree Xinia Kelly 1998-04-18
The Last Days of Disco Nina 1998-05-29
The Prophecy II Valerie Rosales 1998-01-20
The Twilight of the Golds Suzanne Stein 1997-03-23
Wishful Thinking Elizabeth 1996-12-09
Devil in a Blue Dress Daphne Monet 1995-09-15
Four Rooms Angela 1995-12-09
Let It Be Me Emily Taylor 1995-11-17
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Gertrude Benchley 1994-09-07
The Search for One-eye Jimmy Ellen 1994-11-14
Dead on Sight 1994-09-02
Night Owl Julia 1993-08-19
Caro diario Self 1993-10-12
The Thief and the Cobbler Princess YumYum (voice) 1993-09-23
Le Grand Pardon 2 Joyce Ferranti 1992-12-09
Terror Stalks the Class Reunion Virginia 1992-06-12
In the Soup Angelica Pena 1992-10-23
Indecency Ellie Shaw 1992-09-16
Blood and Concrete Mona 1991-09-13
Sons Transvestite 1990-01-01
Tinikling ou 'La madonne et le dragon' Patty Meredith 1990-09-01
Dr. M Sonja Vogler 1990-05-24
Split Decisions Barbara Uribe 1988-06-11
La partita Lady Olivia Candioni 1988-10-28
Vampire's Kiss Rachel 1988-09-17
The Bride Eva 1985-08-16
That's Dancing! 1985-01-01
Cinderella Cinderella 1985-08-14
Flashdance Alex Owens 1983-04-14
My Bodyguard Clifford's Friend (uncredited) 1980-07-11
Luckiest Girl Alive