Jennifer Beals is an American actress and director. Jennifer Beals’s appearances in films such as My Bodyguard, Flashdance, and others made her popular. She has also starred in TV shows such as Swamp Thing, Taken, The Night Shift, among others.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Jennifer Sue Beals was born on December 19, 1963, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. And she is currently 57 years old. Alfred Beals and Jeanne Anderson were the names of her father and mother, respectively. Her father was a grocery store owner, and her mother was a schoolteacher. Jeanne married Edward Cohen after Alfred died in 1972.
Similarly, she has two brothers (Bobby and Gregory) and four half-siblings of All-American-Irish heritage. She went to the Francis W. Parker School and Yale University for her education. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Arts in American Literature from the latter in 1987.
Jennifer Beals is well-known for her acting, having starred in a number of films. In the film My Bodyguard, she made her first appearance (1980). In 1983, she appeared in the film Flashdance. Similarly, she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and won the NAACP Image Award for it. The M (1990), Day of Atonement (1992), Devil in a Blue Dress (1995), The Anniversary Party (2001), Desolation Sound (2005), Fall Down (2015), After (2019), among other films followed.
As of 2021, she is 57 years old. Sagittarius is her zodiac sign. In June of 2012, she created a Twitter account. Moreover, her first job was at Baskin-Robbins, an ice cream shop. Ballet, swing, and belly dancing are among her other passions. Jon Stewart and Marlee Matlin are two of her closest friends. She is an outspoken supporter of the LGBTQ+ movement. Moreover, she is a kung-fu, sanshou, and kickboxing expert.
Her current net worth is estimated to be around $8 million. Her income and other earnings, however, are undisclosed. Likewise, she was paid $25,000 and $500,000 for her roles in the films Flashdance (1983) and The Bride (1985), respectively.
Jennifer Beals was married twice. Her current husband’s name is Ken Dixon, and they married on June 14, 1998. Ken is a business owner. Similarly, they have a daughter as a result of their marriage. Ella Dixon is her given name, and she was born in 2005. Ken also has two children from a former relationship.
The first spouse
She was formerly married to director and producer Alexandre Rockwell. Likewise, they married on February 20, 1986, but divorced in 1996.
Affair from the Past
During her college years, she was also having an affair with a film executive named Robert Simonds.
Body Measurement and Social Media
Jennifer Beals’ body stats include a height of 5 feet 8 inches and a weight of average. Her eyes are also dark brown, and she has long black hair. Her shiny, broad smile will entice everyone.
She can be seen on social media. Similarly, she has more than 436k and 191k followers on Instagram and Twitter, respectively. She is not, however, interested in Facebook.