56 years old (Born on December 19, 1963)
Actress; She is famous from Flashdance, The L Word.Spouse: Ken Dixon (14 June 1998 - present) 1 child; Alexandre Rockwell (1986 - 1996) (divorced) She was the original choice for the lead role in Pretty in Pink, but it went to Molly Ringwald. In Devil in a Blue Dress (1995), she plays a woman passing for white who is actually the daughter of an interracial couple. In real life, this is Beals`s racial background, too. While still a teenager, before she went into show business, she worked as a babysitter for one of her neighbors - Steve Edwards. Film debut was in the 1980 film, My Bodyguard (1980), in which she is uncredited.
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Fun Facts About Jennifer Beals
Daughter of Alfred Beals (an African-American grocery store owner) and Jeanne Cohen (an Irish elementary school teacher).
Good friends with Elizabeth Berkley. The each appeared in a Joe Eszterhas-written film (Berkley: Showgirls (1995); Beals: Flashdance (1983)), and they appeared together in Roger Dodger (2002).
Gave birth to her first child, a girl, in October, 2005.
She and her character on The L Word, Bette Porter, are both Yale graduates with an African-American father and a Caucasian mother.
In Flashdance (1983), the birth date that she fills out on the application form is her actual birth date in real life.
Has an African-American father and an Irish mother.
While at Yale, she was classmates with David Duchovny, who suggested her for a part on "The X Files" (1993) (which went to Gillian Anderson).
In the film The Anniversary Party (2001), Beals plays a character who takes photographs of performers which she then gives away, usually to the subjects of the photos. Beals actually does this.
She put her career on hold to graduate from Yale.
Worked at Baskin-Robbins as a teenager.
Is a close friend of Quentin Tarantino. He often stayed at her home while struggling as an director before making Pulp Fiction.
Is a close friend of Quentin Tarantino. He often stayed at her home while struggling as a director before making Pulp Fiction.
Turned down the opportunity to play herself in "It`s Like, You Know..." (1999).
In Flashdance (1983), the birth date filled out in the application form is her actual birth date in real life.
Stepmother to her husband, Ken Dixon's, two children.
Was offered the part of Apollonia for Purple Rain, which starred 80s music star Prince. She turned it down because she wanted to concentrate on college.