Facts of Jennifer Sue Beals
|Full Name:||Jennifer Sue Beals|
|Age:||55 years 8 months|
|Birth Date:||December 19, 1963|
|Father's Name:||Alfred Beals|
|Mother's Name:||Jeanne Anderson|
|Husband / Wife Name:||Ken Dixon|
|Height / How tall? :||7 feet 1 inches (2.16m)|
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The favorite American actress Jennifer Beals, is also famous as a former teen model. She achieved renown with her character in the 1983 American romantic drama ‘Flashdance.’ Jennifer gained much more popularity from the TV drama series ‘The L Word.’
Jennifer Beals Bio, Childhood
Jennifer Sue Beals was born as on 19 December 1963 in Chicago as the second child to her parents. Her mother Jeanne Anderson was an Irish-Catholic retired elementary schoolteacher where her father Alfred Beals was the owner of a grocery store southern side of Chicago where Jennifer was raised with her brother Gregory and holds United nation citizenship. Her brother Gregory was born in 1964.
Jennifer lost her father when she was ten years old. Her brother Greg later described that their father was died due to overwork. After that, the family moved to the northern side of the city near Lincoln Park. After years, her mother Jeanne remarried to Edward Cohen who was a nephrologist.
Jennifer finished her school from W. Parker School.
“In my early days, kids used to call me ‘whitey’ because of my light skin. I guess that ribbing made me a natural loner. … When we moved to the North of Chicago, I was not as conscious of race as I was of class because I went to a school, Francis W. Parker, where it did not seem in any way that my race meant anything. I was much more aware of who had Topsiders and who did not have Topsiders, who had a Lacoste shirt and who didn’t. I don’t know that I’ve ever fit in and I don’t say that in a bad way. In some ways, it is a relief not to fit in because you get to look at different sights equally. I don’t know that I have always found my tribe.”
Jennifer at her Teens
In order to earn some additional money to pay for college tuition, Jennifer worked as ice-cream seller at Baskin-Robbins and as a babysitter of Steve Edwards’ kids (“Good Day L.A.”), who was a friend of the family. Jennifer appealed to Yale University, and she was admitted. She graduated from High school in June 1982 and entered Yale in January 1983.
She visited a workshop at the Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University where she studied playwriting, acting, directing and set design. Jennifer made her appearance in the cinema while still in high school in 1980 as an added in a movie called “My Bodyguard,” a comedy-drama starring Matt Dillon, Adam Baldwin, and Joan Cusack. Jennifer’s name was not among the credits.
Jennifer Beals Career
Jennifer began working with the famous Chicago photographer, Victor Skrebneski. She modeled for store catalogs and magazine fashion covers and during summer breaks. She did modeling assignments in New York and Paris for Town and Country, French Vogue and Les Jardin Des Modes.
Before she finishes her University degree, she had already made her name as a celebrity. In 1983, she made an appearance in the romantic drama ‘Flashdance’ where she played a character of Alex Owens. Due to her brilliant performance, she made her name as a famous teen. Moreover, after two years of Flashdance, she gave another big buzz. She appeared in ‘The Bride’ a horror movie which was based on a novel.
After the tones of blockbuster movies in double decades, she did not stop herself there. She also appeared in TV series, ‘The L word’ television drama series about lesbians made enormous success and ran for five years.
One of Jennifer Beals’ recent notable works is the 2016 American crime film ‘Manhattan Night.’ The film is based on a 1996 novel ‘Manhattan Nocturne’ by Colin Harrison.
Jennifer Beals Awards
Jennifer Beals accepted the NAACP Image Award for Exceptional Actress, for her outstanding act in the movie ‘Flashdance’ in 1983. She persuaded the Satellite Award for Best Actress for her leading acting in the 1997 TV movie ‘The Twilight of the Golds’.
Jennifer Beals Husband and Children
Jennifer Beals was married to Alexandre Rockwell from 1986 to 1996, later the couple closed their door of romance and got divorced. After two years of divorce, Beals was spotted to date with Ken Dixon. After several dating, she married Ken Dixon in 1998. Beals and Dixon have one daughter together, and Jennifer has two stepchildren from Dixon’s previous marriage. The couple is still together.
Jennifer Beals Net worth & Salary
Jennifer made her fame from very early of her age. She earned a tremendous amount of salary $25k from Flashdance and another commercial success of the movie The Bride; she earned $500k. The total net-worth is not cleared after she remarried with Dixon.
Jennifer Beals on Social networks
Jennifer Beals is active on social media sites. she mostly uses three social media apps i.e. Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Jennifer has 199k followers on Instagram and she had 63 posts. on the Twitter account, she is followed by 157K with 8481 tweets.
Body measurement of Jennifer Beals
Jennifer Beals has blonde hair color and black eye color. Her height is 5 feet 8 inches but weight, shoe size, dress size, etc. are unknown.
Reference: Jennifer-Beals, IMDb, Biography