|Net Worth||$8 Million|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Profession||Actor, Model, Photographer, Triathlete|
|Date of Birth||Dec 19, 1963 (58 years old)|
|Nationality||United States of America|
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Jennifer Beals is an actress and former model with a $8 million net worth. Jennifer Beals’ breakout performance occurred in the 1983 picture Flashdance. She has since acted in films such as “The Devil in a Blue Dress,” “The Anniversary Party,” “Roger Dodger,” and “Before I Fall.” Beals has starred in numerous television shows, such as “The L Word,” “The Chicago Code,” “Proof,” and “Taken.”
Jennifer Beals was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 19, 1963 to elementary school teacher Jeanne and grocer Alfred. Her mother is of Irish-American descent, while her father, who died when she was nine years old, was of African-American descent. Bobby and Gregory are his brothers’ names. She attended Francis W. Parker School, where she participated in a “Fiddler on the Roof” play. She participated in the Young People’s Drama Workshop at the Goodman Theatre after graduating. Beals continued her education at Yale University, graduating in 1987 with a BA in American literature.
Beals made her début in a feature film in 1980 with a small part in “My Bodyguard.” Three years later, in “Flashdance,” she earned her breakout role as ambitious professional dancer Alex Owens. The picture was a smashing success, becoming the year’s third highest-grossing in the United States. Beals received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for her performance. She then acted alongside Sting in the 1985 horror film “The Bride,” which was largely based on the 1935 classic “The Bride of Frankenstein.” The Italian comedy “The Gamble” and the boxing drama “Split Decisions” followed Beals. She portrayed a vampire opposite Nicolas Cage in “Vampire’s Kiss” to round off the 1980s. Beals appeared in “Dr. M,” “In the Soup,” “Day of Atonement,” “Caro diario,” “Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle,” and “The Search for One-eyed Jimmy” in the early to mid-1990s. She featured with Denzel Washington in the 1995 neo-noir crime picture “Devil in a Blue Dress” and Campbell Scott in the 1995 musical film “Let it Be Me.” Beals also appeared in “Four Rooms,” “Wishful Thinking,” “The Last Days of Disco,” and “Something More” in the 1990s.
Beals began the new millennium by appearing in the direct-to-video action flick “Militia.” She appeared in “The Anniversary Party,” “13 Moons,” and “Roger Dodger” afterward. In the 2003 legal thriller “Runaway Jury,” based on a novel by John Grisham, Beals portrayed a sequestered jury member. She then starred in “Catch That Kid,” “Desolation Sound,” “Troubled Waters,” and “The Grudge 2,” a supernatural horror sequel. Following a tiny role in “Queen to Play” in 2009, Beals rejoined with old co-star Denzel Washington in “The Book of Eli,” a post-apocalyptic action picture. Her most recent film credits are “Cinemanovels,” “Manhattan Night,” “Before I Fall,” and “After.”
In 1985, Beals had her debut television appearance as Cinderella in an episode of the fantasy anthology series “Faerie Tale Theatre.” She did not return to television until 1992, when she won her first leading role as Perry Quinn, an attorney, on the prime-time serial opera “2000 Malibu Road.” Beals appeared in an episode of “The Outer Limits” and had a recurring role on the ABC drama “Nothing Sacred” later in the decade. She also appeared in an episode of the anthology horror series “The Hunger.” Beals also appeared in a variety of television films during the 1990s, including “The Madonna and the Dragon,” “Night Owl,” “The Twilight of the Golds,” and “Body and Soul.”
In the early 2000s, Beals continued to feature in television films, such as “A House Divided,” “After the Storm,” and “Without Malice.” She starred in the final episode of the sitcom “Frasier” in 2004. In the same year, she won her greatest part to date on the Showtime series “The L Word,” portraying lesbian Bette Porter with an Ivy League education. Considered a landmark series for LGBTQ inclusion, it aired for six seasons from 2003 to 2009. Beals then had recurring roles in the first two seasons of the crime television series “Lie to Me.” She played Chicago police superintendent Teresa Colvin in the short-lived Fox series “The Chicago Code.” Beals plays the recurring character of Celeste LaPree on “The Mob Doctor” from 2012 to 2013. She has since appeared in various recurring and leading roles. The medical drama “The Night Shift,” the Amazon series “The Last Tycoon,” the supernatural drama “Proof,” the action thriller “Taken,” and the superhero horror series “Swamp Thing” are among the actor’s credits. In addition, Beals reprised her role as Bette Porter in the 2019 sequel series “The L Word: Generation Q.”
Beals dated Robert Simonds, who eventually became a renowned film producer and studio executive, while she was a student at Yale. In 1986, she married filmmaker Alexandre Rockwell as her first spouse. Eventually, the couple split a decade later. Beals subsequently wed Canadian entrepreneur Ken Dixon in 1998. In addition to their daughter, Dixon has two children from a previous relationship.
Beals identifies as a spiritual being and is a practicing Buddhist. In addition to practicing sanshou, kung fu, and kickboxing, she has also competed in triathlons. In terms of advocacy, she is an outspoken supporter of LGBTQ rights, and in 2012 she was awarded the Ally For Equality Award by the Human Rights Campaign.