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Jennifer Beals

Jennifer Beals in Sweden, 1983
Born December 19, 1963
United States Chicago, Illinois
Height 5'8½" (1.74 m)
Notable roles Flashdance as Alexandra Owens;
The L Word as Bette Porter
Spouse(s) Ken Dixon (1998-)
Alexandre Rockwell (1986-1996)

Jennifer Beals (born December 19, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former teen model and American film actress who is best known for her role as Alexandra "Alex" Owens in the 1983 movie Flashdance and as Bette on the lesbian themed drama series The L Word Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (768x1024, 153 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Jennifer Beals ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 19 is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Flashdance is a 1983 musical/romance film co-written by Tom Hedley (story/screenplay) and Joe Eszterhas, directed by Adrian Lyne, and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson. ... This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... Bette Porter is a fictional character on the Showtime television network series The L Word, shown nationally in the United States. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Alexandre Rockwell (Born 1957 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... December 19 is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Supermodel Daniella Sarahyba. ... Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flashdance is a 1983 musical/romance film co-written by Tom Hedley (story/screenplay) and Joe Eszterhas, directed by Adrian Lyne, and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson. ... This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ...


Beals was born to an African-American father (who died when she was ten), and an Irish-American mother. Beals is a graduate of Francis W. Parker School and Yale University, receiving a B.A. in American Literature. She has participated in more than fifty movies. An African American (also Afro-American, Black American) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Population density of people born in Ireland, 1870; these were mostly Catholics; the older Scots Irish immigration is not shown. ... Francis W. Parker School is an independent day school serving students from junior kindergarten through grade twelve of high school. ... Yale redirects here. ...


She was married to Alexandre Rockwell from 1986 to 1996. In 1998, she married Ken Dixon. She and Dixon had a daughter in October 2005, and Dixon has two children from a previous marriage. Alexandre Rockwell (Born 1957 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Beals is currently starring in Showtime Network's The L Word, where she plays Bette Porter, an Ivy League educated mixed race woman. She is currently starring in the horror film The Grudge 2. Showtime is a subscription television brand used by a number of channels and platforms around the world, but primarily refers to a group of channels in the United States. ... This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... Bette Porter is a fictional character on the Showtime television network series The L Word, shown nationally in the United States. ... The Ivy League is an athletic conference comprising eight private institutions of higher education located in the Northeastern United States. ... The terms multiracial, biracial and mixed-race describe people whose ancestors are not of a single race. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


Selected filmography

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Catch That Kid is a 2004 film directed by Bart Freundlich. ... The Runaway Jury is a legal/suspense novel written by American author John Grisham. ... Roger Dodger is a 2002 comedy noir that explores the relationship between men and women and sex. ... 13 Moons is 2002 dramedy film by director Alexandre Rockwell. ... The Feast of All Saints (1979) is a novel by Anne Rice. ... The Anniversary Party is a 2001 movie, written, directed, and starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alan Cumming. ... The Last Days of Disco is a 1998 movie directed by Whit Stillman. ... The Prophecy II is a motion picture which was released direct to video in 1998. ... Devil In a Blue Dress is a 1994 movie starring Denzel Washington, Jennifer Beals, Tom Sizemore and Don Cheadle. ... Let It Be Me is a 1995 musical film starring Campbell Scott, Jennifer Beals, Yancy Butler, James Goodwin and Patrick Stewart. ... Four Rooms DVD cover Four Rooms is a 1995 film. ... Mrs. ... Vampires Kiss is an American dark comedy film released in 1989 written by Joseph Minion who also penned Martin Scorseses darkly humorous After Hours, and stars actors Nicolas Cage, Maria Conchita Alonso, Jennifer Beals and Elizabeth Ashley. ... Cinderella is the 20th episode of the television anthology Faerie Tale Theatre. ... Category: ... Flashdance is a 1983 musical/romance film co-written by Tom Hedley (story/screenplay) and Joe Eszterhas, directed by Adrian Lyne, and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson. ...

Trivia

  • After the release of Flashdance, it was revealed that some scenes in the movie where athletics were required were actually performed by double Marine Jahan.
  • She is a close friend of Quentin Tarantino. Tarantino often stayed at Beals' home while struggling as an aspiring director before Pulp Fiction. They appeared together in Four Rooms.
  • Despite her advanced state, Beals' pregnancy was not adapted into the story-line of The L Word's third season. However, during the first episode of the season her pregnancy is noticeable.
  • Beals was a Celebrity Grand Marshal at the 2006 San Francisco Pride Parade.

Flashdance is a 1983 musical/romance film co-written by Tom Hedley (story/screenplay) and Joe Eszterhas, directed by Adrian Lyne, and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson. ... Marine Jahan (born 1959) is a French actress most known for having doubled for Jennifer Beals in the 1983 movie Flashdance. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, actor, and Oscar-winning screenwriter. ... Four Rooms DVD cover Four Rooms is a 1995 film. ... This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... Drag queens on a float at San Francisco Pride 2005 Dykes on Bikes start the parade. ...

External links

  • Jennifer Beals Online
  • jenniferbeals.de - Jennifer Beals German Fansite
  • Jennifer Beals at the Internet Movie Database

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Jennifer Beals (born December 19, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former teen model and American film actress who is best known for her role as Alexandra "Alex" Owens in the 1983 movie Flashdance.
Beals is a graduate of Francis W. Parker School and Yale University, receiving a B.A. in American Literature.
Jennifer was married to Alexandre Rockwell from 1986 to 1996.
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