Biography

Jennifer Beals

Jennifer Beals, an American actress, earned the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in 1983 for her work in Flashdance. Her performance in the romantic drama film garnered her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture. Besides Devil in a Blue Dress, The Last Days Dress, The Book of Eli, and Before I Fall, among others, Beals’ other significant films are Devil in a Blue Dress, The Last Days Dress, The Book of Eli, and Before I Fall.

Jennifer Beals has been married twice.

In 1998, the Flashdance star married Ken Dixon, a Canadian entrepreneur. On October 18, 2005, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter. Dixon is also the father of two children from a previous marriage.

Beals was previously married to Alexandre Rockwell, an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. From 1986 through 1996, they were married.

Beals considers herself to be spiritual. She expressed a desire to learn more about the Bible and Catholicism, as well as Judaism. Beals, according to some web sources, is now a Buddhist.

Beals is an outspoken supporter of LGBT rights. “She said,” she explained.

I guess I felt like an honorary part of the community after six years as Bette Porter on The L Word.

Meanwhile, for her support of the LGBTQ community, Beals received the Human Rights Campaign’s Ally For Equality Award.

In 2010, she was the Grand Marshal of the Thanksgiving Parade in Chicago, where she spoke about the importance of two charities: the Matthew Shepard Foundation and The Pablove Foundation.

Jennifer Beals’ net worth is unknown.

Jennifer Beals has made a good living from her acting profession. Her net worth is expected to be over $8 million by 2020. Beals was paid $25k for her role in the 1983 picture Flashdance, according to The Richest. Beals got $500,000. for her work in The Bride in 1985.

Jennifer Beals’ Education and Childhood

Jennifer Beals was born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 19, 1963, to Jeanne Anderson and Alfred Beals. Alfred, her father, was a grocery shop owner, and Jeannee, her mother, was an elementary school teacher. Her father is of African-American ancestry, and her mother is of Irish ancestry.

Bobby and Gregory Beals, Beals’ two brothers, are his siblings. When Beals’ father died when she was ten years old, her mother married Edward Cohen in 1981. Beals began working at an ice cream shop when she was 13 years old, after convincing her manager that she was 16 years old.

She worked on a high school production of Fiddler on the Roof, which she credits as one of two events that motivated her to seek a career in acting. The other was Joan Allen’s trip to Gilead to visit the Balm.

Beals attended the pioneering Francis W. Parker School for her education. In 1987, she graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in American Literature.

Jennifer Beals began her acting career as a minor character in My Bodyguard.

Jennifer Beals began her acting career in 1980, when she was 17 years old, in the film My Bodyguard. She earned the lead part of Alex Owens in the award-winning drama film Filmdance three years later. Her performance earned her a Golden Globe nomination for best actress, as well as an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress for Beals.

Beals made her television debut in 1985 as Cinderella in the Faerie Tale Theatre episode “Cinderella.” In the 1992 CBS prime time soap opera series 2000 Malibu Road, she received her first substantial major television role. Perry Quinn was her character in the series.

Beals’ most recent role was Karen Scott in the American romantic film After, which she starred in February 2019. In the same year, she starred as Lucilia Cable in the television series Swamp Thing and as Bette Porter in the film The L Word: Generation Q. Beals also worked on The L Generation Q as a co-executive producer.

Facts of Jennifer Beals
NameJennifer Beals
Birth NameJennifer Beals
FatherAlfred Beals
MotherJeanne Anderson
NationalityAmerican
Birth Place/CityChicago, Illinois
EthnicityWhite
ProfessionActor
Net Worth$8 Million
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorDark Brown
Married toKen Dixon (m. 1998), Alexandre Rockwell (1986-1996)
Children1
EducationFrancis W. Parker School, Yale University
AwardsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture,
SiblingsBobby Beals and Gregory Beals