Jennifer Beals is a model and actress. She rose to prominence after making her film debut in My Bodyguard and received critical acclaim.

Wiki, Bio, Family, Siblings, Childhood & Education

Jennifer Beals was born in the city of Chicago, Illinois. Her mother, Jeanne Anderson, is an Irish American elementary school teacher, and her father, Alfred Beal, is an African American who owns a grocery store. Bobby and Gregory, her two brothers, are her siblings. Unfortunately, her father died when she was nine years old, and her mother moved on and married Edward Cohen. She got her first job at an ice cream shop at 13, where her height aided her in convincing the boss that she was already 16 at the time.

Beal graduated from the progressive Francis W. Parker School and attended the prestigious Goodman Theatre Young People’s Drama Workshop. Later, in 1987, she graduated from Yale University, where she was a resident of Morse College, with a Bachelor’s in American literature. Still, she deferred a term to participate in the film Flashdance.

Jennifer Beals’s Age, Height, Weight, and Body Dimensions

Jennifer Beals, born on December 19, 1963, is 58 years old today, July 22, 2022. Her height is 1.73m, and she weighs 55 kg.

Jennifer Beals
Jennifer Beals

Jennifer Beals’s Profession & Career

Beal rose to prominence after starring in Flashdance, where she was cast for her crucial role while still a Yale student and which was ranked as the third highest-grossing US film of 1983, following her minor role in My Bodyguard in 1980. During her summer break, she shot and starred in The Bride, a gothic horror film in which she played the titular character alongside singer-actor Sting. She also appeared as Cinderella alongside Matthew Broderick in an episode of Faerie Tale Theatre.

Following graduation, she appeared in the boxing film plot Decisions alongside Craige Sheffer and Vampire’ Kiss alongside Nicholas Cage. She co-starred in Devil in a Blue Dress in 1995, two segments of the four-story anthology Four Rooms, an independent film in the Soup, and an adaptation of Runaway Jury.

Jennifer made her feature film debut in The Grudge 2 in 2006, and two years later, she co-starred with Denzel Washington in the post-apocalyptic action drama The Book of Eli. She appeared in the film adaptation of Before 1 Fall in 2017.

She made her first television appearance in 2000 Malibu in 1992 and made a brief cameo in the final episode of Frasier. Jennifer also appeared in the small TV drama My Name is Sarah Wiston and Showtime Networks The L Word, which lasted six seasons. She co-starred with Tim Roth in Lie to a Lead Female and Me in Fox’s TV drama The Chicago Code.

She signed on to play the lead in the ABC drama Pilot in 2013, and after a year, she starred in Prof, a TNT supernatural medical drama. After appearing in the new series Taken in 2017, she was cast as Sheriff Lucilia cable in the Swamp Thing series a year later.

Achievements and Awards

Beals was nominated for a Golden Globe, and the film was nominated for an Academy Award for best song and was a Sundance Film Festival grand prize winner. She received the Human Rights Campaigns Ally For Quality Award for outstanding support for the LGBT community.

Jennifer Beals’s Husband, Marriage & Relationship

She married Alexandre Rockwell, and they divorced after ten years of marriage. Jennifer married Ken Dixon, a Canadian entrepreneur, in 1998, and they had a child. She has started a spiritual interest in the Bible, Catholicism, and Judaism. She has been a vocal supporter of gay rights. Beals is a triathlete, photographer, and practitioner of Kungfu, Sanshou, and kickboxing.

Jennifer Beals’s Salary and Net Worth

Jennifer’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million as of July 2022. Her significant earnings came from her well-known and numerous films, which have made her a fortune. Her appearances in several drama and television series have contributed to her inlet and extra earnings. Jennifer has made it as a human rights advocate by winning numerous awards, which has elevated her financially.

Quick Facts

Celebrated Name Jennifer Beals
Real Name  Jennifer Beals
Gender Female
Age 58 years old
Birth Date 19 December 1963
Birth Place Chicago, Illinois, United States
Nationality American
Height 1.73m
Weight 55 kg
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Husband Alexandra Rockwell (m. 1986; div. 1996), Ken Dixon (m. 1998- present)
Children Yes 1 (Ella Dixon)
Dating N/A
Profession American Actress
Salary N/A
Net Worth $10 million
Brands N/A
Hobbies N/A

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