Jennifer Beals

Jennifer Beals

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Jennifer Beals

Jennifer Beals (born December 19, 1963) is an American actress and a former teen model. She made her film debut in My Bodyguard (1980), before receiving critical acclaim for her role in Flashdance (1983), for which she won NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.

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Full name at birth
Jennifer Sue Beals
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Claim to fame
Flashdance
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Date of birth
19 December 1963
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Place of birth
Chicago, Illinois
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Age
57
Occupation
Actress, photographer, producer
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Height
5' 8½" (174 cm)
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Weight
122 lbs (55.3 kg)
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Dress size
4
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Shoe size
9 (US), 41.5 (EU), 7.5 (UK), 260 (J)
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Net worth
$8,000,000 USD
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High school
Francis W. Parker School, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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University
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA (American Literature)
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Talent agency
  • Agency for the Performing Arts L.A.
  • Writers And Artists Agency
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Partner: Ken Dixon (Married) 1 child
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Jennifer Beals and Ken L. Dixon
I`m always shocked that gay marriage is such a big deal. You have to realize how precious human life is, when there are tsunamis and mudslides, when there are armies and terrorists - at any moment, you could be gone, and potentially in the most brutal fashion. And then you have to realize that love is truly one of the most extraordinary things you can experience in your life. To begrudge someone else their love of another person because of gender seems to be absolutely absurd. It`s based in fear, fear of the other, fear of what is not like you. But when you are able to see lives on a day-to-day basis, rather than reducing it to politics, then it humanizes a whole community of people that were otherwise invisible.
  • Stepmother to her husband, Ken Dixon's, two children.
  • Gave birth to her first child, a girl, in October, 2005.
  • In Flashdance (1983), the birth date filled out in the application form is her actual birth date in real life.
  • While still a teenager, before she went into show business, she worked as a babysitter for one of her neighbors - Steve Edwards.
  • Is a close friend of Quentin Tarantino. He often stayed at her home while struggling as an director before making Pulp Fiction.

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