Jennifer Beals

Jennifer Beals

Highest Rated: 92% In the Soup (1992)

Lowest Rated: 0% Wishful Thinking (1996)

Birthday: Dec 19, 1963

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Intelligent and beautiful with a disarming smile, Jennifer Beals managed to exude both strength and tenderness in her work, making her one of the most relatable and talented actresses of her time. A pop culture icon after her star-making debut as Alex Owens in "Flashdance" (1983), Beals weathered the backlash storm after it was revealed she had a dance double in the hit film. After disappearing off the radar for some time - perhaps spooked by her overnight "Flashdance" fame - Beals would eventually come back to the Hollywood fold and build an less flashy but impressive film and television career over the next 20 years. Her touching portrayal of lesbian workaholic Bette Porter on the provocative drama "The L Word" (Showtime, 2004-09), instantly revitalized Beal's career. She returned to headline the cast of "The Chicago Code" (Fox, 2010-11), a critically acclaimed police drama, sadly canceled in its first season. Further projects were in the offing, however, and several decades after her early 1980s mega-stardom, Beals proved that her talent and timeless beauty would keep her working steadily for years to come.

Highest rated movies

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
89% No Score Yet Sweet Thing Producer - 2020
18% 68% After Karen (Character) $12.1M 2019
No Score Yet 38% The White Orchid Vivian (Character) - 2018
64% 57% Before I Fall Mrs. Kingston (Character) $12.2M 2017
35% 52% Manhattan Night Lisa Wren (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 51% Full Out Coach Val (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 32% A Wife's Nightmare Liz (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 0% Cinemanovels Clementine (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2013
46% 64% The Book of Eli Claudia (Character) $94.8M 2010
No Score Yet 47% A Night for Dying Tigers Melanie (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 42% The Night Before the Night Before Christmas Angela Fox (Character) - 2010
71% 71% Queen to Play L'Américaine (Character) $478.6K 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fashion in Film Unknown (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 67% My Name Is Sarah Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 40% Troubled Waters Special Agent Jennifer Beck (Character) - 2006
12% 40% The Grudge 2 Trish (Character) $39.1M 2006
No Score Yet 29% Desolation Sound Elizabeth Storey (Character) - 2005
13% 47% Catch That Kid Molly (Character) $16.7M 2004
No Score Yet 67% Break a Leg Juliet (Character) - 2003
73% 75% Runaway Jury Vanessa Lembeck (Character) $49.4M 2003
88% 76% Roger Dodger Sophie (Character) $1.3M 2002
No Score Yet 44% 13 Moons Suzi (Character) - 2002
40% 20% They Shoot Divas, Don't They? Sloan McBride (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 12% After the Storm Mrs. Gavotte (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 17% Out of Line Parole Officer Jenny Capitanas (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 8% Militia Julie Sanders (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without Malice Samantha Wilkes (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet A House Divided Amanda Dickson (Character) - 2000
14% 19% Turbulence II: Fear of Flying Jessica (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 45% Something More Lisa (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Spree Xinia Kelly (Character) - 1998
33% 44% The Prophecy II Valerie Rosales (Character) - 1998
73% 66% The Last Days of Disco Nina (Character) $3M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Body and Soul Gina (Character) - 1998
43% 46% The Twilight of the Golds Suzanne Stein (Character) - 1997
0% 25% Wishful Thinking Elizabeth (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 68% The Search for One-Eye Jimmy Ellen (Character) $19.4K 1996
14% 69% Four Rooms Angela (Character) $4.1M 1995
88% 70% Devil in a Blue Dress Daphne Monet (Character) $15.9M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Let It Be Me Emily Taylor (Character) - 1995
68% 85% Dear Diary Self $445.2K 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead on Sight Rebecca Darcy (Character) - 1994
75% 61% Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Gertrude Benchley (Character) $2.1M 1994
50% 74% The Thief and the Cobbler Princess Yum Yum (Voice) $635.4K 1993
No Score Yet 40% Day of Atonement Joyce Ferranti (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Owl Julia (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Indecency Ellie Shaw (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet 2000 Malibu Road Perry Quinn (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Better and for Worse Virginia (Character) - 1992
92% 75% In the Soup Angelica Pena (Character) $13.9K 1992
No Score Yet 46% Blood & Concrete: A Love Story Mona (Character) $2.2K 1991
No Score Yet 38% Dr. M Sonja Vogler (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 83% Sons Transvestite (Character) - 1989
61% 53% Vampire's Kiss Rachel (Character) $96.7K 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gamble Lady Olivia Candioni (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 26% Split Decisions Barbara Uribe (Character) $423.3K 1988
27% 33% The Bride Eva (Character) - 1985
36% 61% Flashdance Alex Owens (Character) - 1983

TV

Credit
80% 71% The L Word: Generation Q Bette Porter (Character),
Executive Producer
2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Couch Surfing Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Daily Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2019
92% 72% Swamp Thing Sheriff Lucilia Cable (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2019
No Score Yet 66% Taken Christina Hart (Character) 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Weekly Cast Reunions Guest 2018
No Score Yet 77% The Night Shift Dr. Syd Jennings (Guest Star) 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2017 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Meredith Vieira Show Guest 2015
53% 82% Proof Dr. Carolyn Tyler (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2015 2011
No Score Yet 81% Motive Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2014
21% 50% The Mob Doctor Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
82% 86% Castle Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
100% 81% The Chicago Code Teresa Colvin (Character) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2011
No Score Yet 87% Lie to Me Zoe Landau (Guest Star) 2009-2010
57% 76% The L Word Bette Porter (Character) 2004-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
93% 95% Frasier Dr. Anne Ranberg (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2004 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Feast of All Saints Unknown (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hunger Unknown (Character) 1999
71% No Score Yet Nothing Sacred Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1997
29% No Score Yet 2000 Malibu Road Perry Quinn (Character) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Free SHOWTIME: L Word, The Bette Porter (Character)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Free SHOWTIME: L Word, The: Generation Q Bette Porter (Character),
Executive Producer

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