Garcelle Beauvais

Highest Rated: 94% Manhunter (1986)
Birthday: Nov 26, 1966
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

CREDIT
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming Doris Toomes $334.2M 2017
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
51% 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
69% 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
67% Coming to America Rose Bearer 1988
94% Manhunter Young Woman Housebuyer 1986

TV

CREDIT
89% The Magicians
2016
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
ADA Valerie Haywood
  • 2019
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
70% RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars
2012
Judge
  • 2018
No Score Yet Chicago Med
2015
Lyla
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen
2005
Appearing
  • 2016
89% Grimm
2011-2017
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
92% Psych
2006-2014
Miranda
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Exes
2011-2015
Kendra
  • 2012
61% Franklin & Bash
2011-2014
Hanna Linden
  • 2012
  • 2011
75% 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 The Bernie Mac Show
2001-2006
Vicki
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Jamie Foxx Show
1996-2001
Fancy Francesca
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet Opposite Sex
2000
Ms. Maya Bradley
  • 2000
No Score Yet Family Matters
1989-1998
Garcelle Lulu
  • 1996
  • 1993
  • 1991
No Score Yet The Wayans Bros.
1995-1999
  • 1995
No Score Yet Models Inc.
1994-1995
Cynthia Nichols
  • 1995
  • 1994
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
Veronica Sandra
  • 1995
  • 1992
No Score Yet Hangin' With Mr. Cooper
1992-1997
Keela
  • 1993

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