Jennifer Beals


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Jennifer Beals is an internationally renowned actress who has over 90 credits to her name, including critically acclaimed feature films and some of the highest rated television series to date. Beals is currently executive producing and returning as a lead cast member in the revival of her hit original series THE L WORD: GENERATION Q. The highly ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Flashdance Alex Owens
(1983)
The Book of Eli Claudia
(2010)
The Bride Eva
(1985)
Four Rooms Angela (segments "The Wrong Man", "The Man from Hollywood")
(1995)

Filmography

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  Ali's Realm (Short)
Principal Dawson
 2019-2020 The L Word: Generation Q (TV Series)
Bette Porter
- Lapse in Judgement (2020) ... Bette Porter
- Lose It All (2020) ... Bette Porter
- Loose Ends (2020) ... Bette Porter
- Labels (2020) ... Bette Porter
- LA Times (2019) ... Bette Porter
 2019 Swamp Thing (TV Series)
Lucilia Cable
- Loose Ends (2019) ... Lucilia Cable
- Long Walk Home (2019) ... Lucilia Cable
- Brilliant Disguise (2019) ... Lucilia Cable
- The Price You Pay (2019) ... Lucilia Cable
- Drive All Night (2019) ... Lucilia Cable
 2019 After
Karen
 2017-2018 Taken (TV Series)
Christina Hart
- Viceroy (2018) ... Christina Hart
- Render (2018) ... Christina Hart
- Carapace (2018) ... Christina Hart
- ACGT (2018) ... Christina Hart
- Imperium (2018) ... Christina Hart
 2018 White Orchid
Vivian
 2017 The Last Tycoon (TV Series)
Margo Taft
- Oscar, Oscar, Oscar (2017) ... Margo Taft
- More Stars Than There Are in Heaven (2017) ... Margo Taft
- Eine Kleine Reichmusik (2017) ... Margo Taft
 2016-2017 The Night Shift (TV Series)
Dr. Syd Jennings
- Off the Rails (2017) ... Dr. Syd Jennings
- Burned (2016) ... Dr. Syd Jennings
- Emergent (2016) ... Dr. Syd Jennings
- Trust Issues (2016) ... Dr. Syd Jennings
- By Dawn's Early Light (2016) ... Dr. Syd Jennings
 2017 Before I Fall
Julie Kingston
 2016 Manhattan Night
Lisa Wren
 2015 The Laws of the Universe Part 0
Inkar (English version, voice)
 2015 Full Out
Coach Valorie Kondos-Field
 2015 Proof (TV Series)
Dr. Carolyn Tyler
- Tsunami: Part Two (2015) ... Dr. Carolyn Tyler
- Tsunami: Part One (2015) ... Dr. Carolyn Tyler
- Reborn (2015) ... Dr. Carolyn Tyler
- St. Luke's (2015) ... Dr. Carolyn Tyler
- Private Matters (2015) ... Dr. Carolyn Tyler
 2014 A Wife's Nightmare (TV Movie)
Liz Michaels
 2014 Motive (TV Series)
Sophia Balfour
- They Made Me a Criminal (2014) ... Sophia Balfour
 2013 Westside (TV Movie)
Lisa Carver
 2013 Cinemanovels
Clementine
 2012-2013 Lauren (TV Series)
Major Stone
- Episode #2.12 (2013) ... Major Stone
- Episode #2.10 (2013) ... Major Stone
- Episode #2.9 (2013) ... Major Stone
- Episode #2.8 (2013) ... Major Stone
- Episode #2.6 (2013) ... Major Stone
 2012-2013 The Mob Doctor (TV Series)
Celeste LaPree
- Resurrection (2013) ... Celeste LaPree
- Sibling Rivalry (2012) ... Celeste LaPree
- Confessions (2012) ... Celeste LaPree
- Game Changers (2012) ... Celeste LaPree
 2012 Widow Detective (TV Movie)
Lainey
 2012 Castle (TV Series)
Sophia Turner
- Linchpin (2012) ... Sophia Turner
- Pandora (2012) ... Sophia Turner
 2012 Cop-Puter (Short)
 2011 The Chicago Code (TV Series)
Teresa Colvin
- Mike Royko's Revenge (2011) ... Teresa Colvin
- Greylord & Gambat (2011) ... Teresa Colvin
- Black Sox (2011) ... Teresa Colvin
- Bathhouse & Hinky Dink (2011) ... Teresa Colvin
- St. Valentine's Day Massacre (2011) ... Teresa Colvin
 2010 The Night Before the Night Before Christmas (TV Movie)
Angela Fox
 2010 A Night for Dying Tigers
Melanie
 2009-2010 Lie to Me (TV Series)
Zoe Landau
- Pied Piper (2010) ... Zoe Landau
- The Whole Truth (2010) ... Zoe Landau
- Truth or Consequences (2009) ... Zoe Landau
- The Core of It (2009) ... Zoe Landau
- Sacrifice (2009) ... Zoe Landau
 2010 The Book of Eli
Claudia
 2009 Queen to Play
L'Américaine
 2004-2009 The L Word (TV Series)
Bette Porter
- Last Word (2009) ... Bette Porter
- Last Couple Standing (2009) ... Bette Porter
- Lactose Intolerant (2009) ... Bette Porter
- Litmus Test (2009) ... Bette Porter
- Leaving Los Angeles (2009) ... Bette Porter
 2007 My Name Is Sarah (TV Movie)
Sarah Winston
 2007 Law & Order (TV Series)
Sofia Archer
- Charity Case (2007) ... Sofia Archer
 2006 Troubled Waters
Special Agent Jennifer Beck
 2006 The Grudge 2
Trish
 2005 Desolation Sound
Elizabeth Storey
 2005 Break a Leg
Juliet
 2004 Frasier (TV Series)
Dr. Anne Ranberg
- Goodnight, Seattle (2004) ... Dr. Anne Ranberg
- Goodnight, Seattle (2004) ... Dr. Anne Ranberg
 2004 Catch That Kid
Molly
 2003 Runaway Jury
Vanessa Lembeck
 2003 Without Malice (TV Movie)
Samantha Wilkes
 2002 They Shoot Divas, Don't They? (TV Movie)
Sloan McBride
 2002 Roger Dodger
Sophie
 2002 13 Moons
Suzi
 2001 The Feast of All Saints (TV Movie)
Dolly Rose
 2001 Out of Line
Parole Officer Jenny Capitanas
 2001 After the Storm (TV Movie)
Mrs. Gavotte
 2001 The Anniversary Party
Gina Taylor
 2001 The Big House (TV Movie)
Lorraine Brewster
 2000 Militia
Julie Sanders
 2000 A House Divided (TV Movie)
Amanda Dickson
 1999 The Hunger (TV Series)
Jane
- And She Laughed (1999) ... Jane
 1999 Body and Soul (TV Movie)
Gina
 1999 Something More
Lisa
 1998 Nothing Sacred (TV Series)
Justine Madsen Judd
- Felix Culpa (1998) ... Justine Madsen Judd
- Sleeping Dogs (1998) ... Justine Madsen Judd
- Sex, God and Reality (1998) ... Justine Madsen Judd
- Holy Words (1998) ... Justine Madsen Judd
- HIV Priest! Film at Eleven (1998) ... Justine Madsen Judd
 1998 The Spree (TV Movie)
Xinia Kelly
 1998 The Prophecy II (Video)
Valerie Rosales
 1997 Wishful Thinking
Elizabeth
 1997 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Robin Dysart
- Bodies of Evidence (1997) ... Robin Dysart
 1996 The Twilight of the Golds
Suzanne Stein
 1995 Let It Be Me
Emily Taylor
 1995 Devil in a Blue Dress
Daphne Monet
 1995 Four Rooms
Angela (segments "The Wrong Man", "The Man from Hollywood")
 1994 Dead on Sight
Rebecca Darcy
 1994 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
Gertrude Benchley
 1993 The Thief and the Cobbler
Princess YumYum (Miramax version) (voice)
 1993 Night Owl (TV Movie)
Julia
 1992 Day of Atonement
Joyce Ferranti
 1992 Indecency (TV Movie)
Ellie Shaw
 1992 2000 Malibu Road (TV Series)
Perry Quinn
- Episode #1.6 (1992) ... Perry Quinn
- Episode #1.5 (1992) ... Perry Quinn
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Perry Quinn
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Perry Quinn
- Pilot (1992) ... Perry Quinn
 1992 Terror Stalks the Class Reunion (TV Movie)
Virginia
 1992 In the Soup
Angelica Pena
 1991 Blood and Concrete
Mona
 1990 Tinikling or 'The Madonna and the Dragon' (TV Movie)
Patty Meredith
 1990 Dr. M
Sonja Vogler
 1989 Sons
Transvestite
 1988 Split Decisions
Barbara Uribe
 1988 The Gamble
Lady Olivia Candioni
 1988 Vampire's Kiss
Rachel
 1985 The Bride
Eva
 1985 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Cinderella
- Cinderella (1985) ... Cinderella
 1983 Michael Sembello: Maniac (Video short)
Alex
 1983 Flashdance
Alex Owens
 1980 My Bodyguard
Clifford's Friend (uncredited)
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Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (63 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (16 credits)

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Other Works:

DVD commentary with Ilene Chaiken: The L Word: Pilot (2004). See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 1 Article | 5 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

It's been perfect. I can still ride a subway and work with great people. I can't imagine being Julia Roberts. I don't have the fortitude to withstand that kind of attention. See more »

Trivia:

Thieves took nearly $1,000 from her hotel room while she was on location in Manila, Philippines, shooting the movie Tinikling or 'The Madonna and the Dragon' (1990) (aka "Madonna and the Dragon"), in 1989. See more »

Trademark:

Long dark hair See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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