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Jennifer Beals is a Actor, Executive producer and Thanks American born on 19 december 1963 at Chicago (USA)

Jennifer Beals

Jennifer Beals
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Birth name Jennifer Sue Beals
Nationality USA
Birth 19 december 1963 (55 years) at Chicago (USA)

Jennifer Beals (born December 19, 1963) is an American actress and a former teen model. She played the role of Alexandra "Alex" Owens in the 1983 film Flashdance, and starred 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.

Biography

Beals was married to Alexandre Rockwell from 1986 to 1996. In 1998, she married Ken Dixon, a Canadian entrepreneur. On October 18, 2005, Beals gave birth to their daughter. Her husband also has two children from a previous marriage.

Beals has described herself as a "spiritual person". She has expressed interest in The Bible and Catholicism, as well as Judaism, which she once considered conversion to, and is a practicing Buddhist.

She has been a vocal advocate for gay rights saying, "I think after playing Bette Porter on The L Word for six years I felt like an honorary member of the community." Beals was a Celebrity Grand Marshal at the 2006 San Francisco Pride Parade. In October 2012, she received the Human Rights Campaign's Ally For Equality Award, in recognition of her outstanding support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Jennifer Beals is a practitioner of Kung-Fu, Sanshou, & Kickboxing. She also enjoys Ballet, Salsa dancing & Belly dancing.

Beals is a photographer, who has had shows of her work under her married name, Dixon. She has a book about her time on The L Word featuring her own photographs. In 1989, she spent some time in Haiti photographing the elections.

She is also a triathlete.

In 2010, Beals served as the Grand Marshal of the McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade in Chicago, during which she spoke of the two charities important to her, the Matthew Shepard Foundation and The Pablove Foundation.

Best films

Pulp Fiction (1994)
(Thanks)
The Book of Eli (2010)
(Actress)
Flashdance (1983)
(Actress)
The Grudge 2 (2006)
(Actress)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jennifer Beals (47 films)

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Actress

Before I Fall, 1h39
Directed by Ry Russo-Young
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantasy
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée, Time travel films, Temporal paradox
Actors Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Logan Miller, Elena Kampouris, Jennifer Beals, Diego Boneta
Roles Mrs. Kingston
Rating64% 3.215423.215423.215423.215423.21542
Samantha Kingston, lycéenne de terminale, fait partie d'un groupe de jeunes filles qui se moque d'une jeune fille, Juliet Sykes. Lors d'une fête, Juliet et Lindsay (qui est la chef du groupe) se bagarrent. Lindsay et les autres lycéens l'insultent. En rentrant, Samantha et ses amies ont un accident de voiture. Samantha se réveille, persuadée d'être le jour suivant mais découvre peu à peu revivre la même journée. Elle va revivre à de nombreuses reprises cette journée, tentant à chaque fois d'éviter sa mort et celle de ses amies...
Manhattan Night, 1h53
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Adrien Brody, Yvonne Strahovski, Campbell Scott, Jennifer Beals, Steven Berkoff, Linda Lavin
Roles Lisa Wren
Rating61% 3.099133.099133.099133.099133.09913
Une femme engage un journaliste réputé, Porter Wren, pour qu'il enquête sur la mort de son époux. Leur liaison et l'enquête mettent en danger la famille du journaliste, manipulé par la mystérieuse veuve...
A Night for Dying Tigers, 1h35
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Jennifer Beals, Gil Bellows, Lauren Lee Smith, Tygh Runyan, Kathleen Robertson, John Pyper-Ferguson
Roles Melanie
Rating58% 2.906222.906222.906222.906222.90622
Dans à peine 24 heures, Jack entrera en prison et commencera à purger une sentence de cinq ans. Pour cette dernière soirée en liberté, il doit se rendre à la maison familiale, où il n’a pas mis les pieds depuis la mort subite de ses parents un an auparavant. Ce qui devait être une rencontre familiale cordiale à défaut d’être agréable se transforme rapidement en un tourbillon de regrets, de révélations fracassantes et de trahisons. Parfois hargneux, parfois avec une certaine retenue, les convives règlent leurs comptes, révélant ainsi les conflits et les tragédies qui ont marqué l’histoire familiale.
The Book of Eli, 1h58
Directed by Albert et Allen Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Western
Themes Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Films set in the future, Films about disabilities, Political films, Road movies, Dystopian films, La cécité, Disaster films
Actors Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, Jennifer Beals, Frances de la Tour
Roles Claudia
Rating68% 3.4486953.4486953.4486953.4486953.448695
Thirty years after a nuclear apocalypse, Eli (Denzel Washington) travels on foot toward the west coast of the former United States. Along the way he demonstrates uncanny survival and fighting skills, hunting wildlife and swiftly defeating a group of desert bandits who try to ambush him. Searching for water, he arrives in a ramshackle town rebuilt and overseen by Carnegie (Gary Oldman). Carnegie dreams of building more towns and of controlling the people by using the power of a certain book. His henchmen scour the desolate landscape daily in search of it, but to no avail.
The Night Before the Night Before Christmas
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy
Themes Christmas films
Actors Jennifer Beals, Rick Roberts, R. D. Reid, Jordan Prentice, Rebecca Williams, Gage Munroe
Roles Angela Fox
Rating58% 2.904562.904562.904562.904562.90456
Lorsque le Père Noël quitte par erreur le Pôle Nord un jour à l'avance, il est loin d’imaginer la catastrophe qui se prépare ! Après un atterrissage en urgence sur le toit de la maison de la famille Fox, le Père Noël perd en route son sac magique rempli de cadeaux mais aussi, et c'est beaucoup plus embêtant, la mémoire ! Ignorant qui il est et ce qu’il fait là, le Père Noël va devoir compter sur l'aide de Nigel, son fidèle chef des Elfes, et de la famille Fox pour retrouver à temps son sac magique et sauver Noël...
Queen to Play, 1h36
Directed by Caroline Bottaro
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Jeu, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Films about chess
Actors Sandrine Bonnaire, Kevin Kline, Francis Renaud, Valérie Lagrange, Alexandra Gentil, Alice Pol
Roles L’Américaine
Rating68% 3.44633.44633.44633.44633.4463
The film stars Sandrine Bonnaire as a French chambermaid on the island of Corsica. She develops an interest in chess. She has been cleaning the house of an American doctor (played by Kevin Kline in his first French-speaking role), and he begins helping her practice and improve. She must deal with her growing fascination with the game and with her husband and teenaged daughter.
Troubled Waters, 1h35
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Jennifer Beals, Laura Vandervoort
Roles FBI Agent Beck
Rating51% 2.565172.565172.565172.565172.56517
Special Agent Jennifer Beck (Jennifer Beals) is an intrepid FBI agent who is assigned to solve the case of a multimillionaire couple's missing daughter. As the clues begin to reveal themselves, Beck, who has a secret gift of clairvoyance, tries to connect the kidnapper to the girl's mother, who is having an affair with her husband's business partner. Racing against the clock, Beck must discover the real reason for the abduction before it's too late.
My Name Is Sarah, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Jennifer Beals, Peter Outerbridge, Nolan Gerard Funk, Eve Harlow
Roles Sarah Winston
Rating59% 2.9565852.9565852.9565852.9565852.956585
Éditrice et célibataire à San Francisco, Sarah supporte de moins en moins la solitude. Sa sœur ne lui rend plus visite et sa vie sociale est inexistante. Lorsqu'un jour, par sa fenêtre, elle aperçoit Charlie, un séduisant quadragénaire venu à une réunion d'alcooliques anonymes, elle décide d'entrer dans le cercle en tant que buveuse repentie pour approcher ce bel inconnu. Une idylle se noue avec Charlie mais Sarah rompt, regrettant son mensonge. Le jour où un accident l'immobilise à l'hôpital, Charlie accourt à son chevet...
The Grudge 2, 1h42
Directed by Takashi Shimizu
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children, Seafaring films, Transport films, Ghost films
Actors Amber Tamblyn, Arielle Kebbel, Jennifer Beals, Edison Chen, Matthew Knight, Sarah Roemer
Roles Trish
Rating50% 2.50252.50252.50252.50252.5025
In Japanese society, it is said a curse is created when a person dies in the grip of a powerful rage or sorrow. Those who encounter the evil supernatural force are consumed by it, the curse is born repeatedly and spreads. The original victims of the curse, the Saeki family, haunt their Tokyo suburban house as ghosts and kill anyone who enters. Housewife Kayako Saeki was murdered by her husband Takeo after he discovered she loved another man, their son Toshio and pet cat Mar also being murdered, before Takeo was hung by Kayako’s ghost. In the first film, American social worker Karen Davis tried to burn the house down to stop the curse, but failed, finding herself hospitalised and haunted by Kayako. The film’s chronology is told in a non-linear fashion, taking place in 2004 and 2006 respectfully.
Catch That Kid, 1h31
Directed by Bart Freundlich
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Heist films, Children's films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Kristen Stewart, Corbin Bleu, Max Thieriot, Jennifer Beals, Sam Robards, John Carroll Lynch
Roles Molly Phillips
Rating53% 2.6509852.6509852.6509852.6509852.650985
Madeline Rose "Maddy" Phillips (Kristen Stewart) is 12-year-old girl who loves to climb. Her father Tom (Sam Robards) has climbed Mount Everest so it runs in the family. Several years earlier, Tom fell more than 100 feet during a climb and because her parents Tom and Molly (Jennifer Beals) are afraid she might hurt herself, they have ordered Maddy not to climb. Tom had some internal injuries from that earlier fall which he did not know about and now the injury has paralyzed him from the neck down. There is an experimental operation costing $250,000 which can save him, but insurance will not pay for the operation and the family does not have the money. Harderbach Financial's president Brisbane (Michael Des Barres) refuses to loan the amount and does so by putting loopholes in a contract Molly signed (he is really trying to avoid loaning any money at all). When asked if he has a heart, Brisbane coldly responds "This is not an emotional issue, Mrs. Phillips. A bank has no heart. Only paper in a vault". That is when Maddy first gets the idea to rob the bank.
Runaway Jury, 2h7
Directed by Gary Fleder
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors John Cusack, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, Rachel Weisz, Bruce Davison, Bruce McGill
Roles Vanessa Lembeck
Rating70% 3.549233.549233.549233.549233.54923
In New Orleans, a failed day trader at a stock brokerage firm shows up at the office and opens fire on his former colleagues, then kills himself. Among the dead is Jacob Wood. Two years later, with attorney Wendell Rohr, Jacob's widow Celeste takes Vicksburg Firearms to court on the grounds that the company's gross negligence led to her husband's death.
13 Moons
13 Moons (2002)
, 1h33
Directed by Alexandre Rockwell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Jennifer Beals, Elizabeth Bracco, Steve Buscemi, Peter Dinklage, Danny Trejo, Sam Rockwell
Roles Suzi
Rating59% 2.951942.951942.951942.951942.95194
The film opens with a clown (Buscemi) whose wife (Beals) and stripper girlfriend (Parsons) just discovered each other's existence. When his wife is jailed for trying to run him over, the stripper, the clown and his partner (Dinklage) contact a bail bondsman (Proval) whose wife just left their sickly son Timmy (Wolff) in his care. On the way, they are accosted by a crazed drug addict named Slovo (Stormare) who is hit by a car soon after.
Roger Dodger, 1h46
Directed by Dylan Kidd
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Jesse Eisenberg, Isabella Rossellini, Elizabeth Berkley, Jennifer Beals, Campbell Scott, Ato Essandoh
Roles Sophie
Rating69% 3.4974553.4974553.4974553.4974553.497455
After cynical New York advertising copywriter Roger Swanson (Campbell Scott) is dumped by his on-again/off-again girlfriend, Joyce (Isabella Rossellini) — who is also his boss — his painful workday is further complicated by the unexpected arrival of his 16-year-old nephew, Nick (Jesse Eisenberg). After asking to spend the night at Roger's, Nick reveals that he has come to ask for help—in hopes of ditching his virginal status, Nick begs Roger for a lesson in the art of seduction. Embittered Roger then takes on the role of a nocturnal drill sergeant in an imaginary war between the sexes, starting Nick's training at an upscale singles bar. There they meet two beautiful women (Jennifer Beals and Elizabeth Berkley) who turn out to be less malleable than Roger expects.