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Garcelle Beauvais

Highest Rated:   94% Manhunter (1986)
Lowest Rated:   7% I Know Who Killed Me (2007)
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Birthplace:   St. Marc, Haiti
It may come as little surprise to those who have seen beautiful model-turned-actress Garcelle Beauvais (also credited as Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon) that she was voted one of "The Ten Sexiest Women of 2001" by readers of Black Men Magazine, but take a look beyond the surface and you'll see that Beauvais has the talents to back up her beauty. Born in Haiti, the youngest of seven children, Beauvais moved to Massachusetts with her mother and siblings following her parents' divorce. Beauvais' first years in the U.S. were spent in boarding school while her mother supported the family by attending nursing school. With little knowledge of the English language, the French- and Creole-speaking youngster slowly began the process of educating herself by taking in episodes of Sesame Street. Though going from being a member of the social majority in Haiti to being a minority in America was a difficult transition, it was the change of climate that proved most jarring to young Beauvais. Roles in numerous school plays fueled a love for performing, and it wasn't long before the family opted for a more familiar climate in Miami when Beauvais was 16. The following year, the emerging model moved to New York and gained an increasing presence on the catwalk and numerous Essence and Ebony layouts. Early television appearances on such popular shows as Miami Vice, Family Matters, and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air found Beauvais refining her skills in front of the camera, and it wasn't long before she was appearing in such high-profile films as Manhunter (1986) and Coming to America (1988). An ideal role in the Aaron Spelling-produced television series Models, Inc. found Beauvais combining both her modeling and acting experience, and after settling into a role on The Jamie Foxx Show in 1996 (playing Francesca "Fancy" Monroe), she would once again hit the big screen with Wild Wild West (1999) and Double Take (2001). Having previously appeared as ADA Valerie Heywood in the popular television police drama NYPD Blue, Beauvais expanded her role by joining the series full-time in 2001. A feature role in Bad Company (2002) opposite Chris Rock found Beauvais' feature career taking off, and hinted for great things to come. She subsequently moved into scripted dramatic roles with a heightened emphasis on big-screen features, including plum roles in the 2004 Ice Cube comedy Barbershop 2: Back in Business and the Lindsay Lohan shocker I Know Who Killed Me (2007), in addition to prominent billing in the sci-fi telemovie 10.5: Apocalypse (2006). In 2007, Beauvais also took some time out from filmdom to give birth to twins, and made headlines for appearing nude, while pregnant, in the August 2007 issue of Playboy magazine. She had a role in the 2009 sex comedy Women in Trouble.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet A Girl Like Grace
  • Lisa
2016
No Score Yet Back to School Mom
  • Dee Riley
2015
No Score Yet Girlfriends' Getaway 2
  • Vicki
2015
57% Small Time
  • Linda
2014
No Score Yet Girlfriends' Getaway
  • Actor
2014
50% White House Down
  • Alison Sawyer
$73.2M 2013
No Score Yet Someone to Love (And Then There Was You)
  • Natalie
2013
78% Flight
  • Deana
$89.5M 2012
No Score Yet Eyes to See
  • Marie
2012
29% Women in Trouble
  • Maggie
2009
No Score Yet Maneater
  • Suzee
2009
7% I Know Who Killed Me
  • Agent Julie Bascome
$7.3M 2007
39% American Gun
  • Sarah
2006
No Score Yet 10.5: Apocalypse
  • Natalie Warner
2006
68% Barbershop 2: Back in Business
  • Loretta
$65M 2004
No Score Yet Second String
  • Larissa Fullerton
2002
10% Bad Company
  • Nicole
$30.2M 2002
12% Double Take
  • Chloe
2001
17% Wild Wild West
  • Girl In Water Tower
1999
50% Life
  • Yvette
1999
No Score Yet Every Breath
  • Woman #1
1993
69% Coming to America
  • Rose Bearer
1988
94% Manhunter
  • Young Woman Housebuyer
1986

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
48% Chicago Med
2015
  • Actor
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen
2005
  • Appearing
  • 2016
86% Grimm
2011
  • Henrietta
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
  • Danitra Cass
  • 2014
No Score Yet Necessary Roughness
2011-2013
  • Lana Langer
  • 2013
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Miranda
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Franklin & Bash
2011-2014
  • Hanna Linden
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Exes
2011-2015
  • Kendra
  • 2012
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2011
79% Human Target
2010-2011
  • Vivian Cox
  • 2010
7% Crash
2008-2009
  • Connie Kyle
  • 2009
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Katrina Iverson
  • 2006
No Score Yet NYPD Blue
1993-2005
  • ADA Valerie Haywood
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
  • Veronica Sandra
  • 1995
  • 1992

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