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Jennifer Sue Beals net worth:
$6 Million

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Jennifer Beals Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Jennifer Sue Beals is an American actress and former model, born on 19 December 1963 in Chicago, Illinois to an Irish-American mother and African-American father. She is still perhaps best known for playing Alex Owens in the 1983 movie “Flashdance”, and Bette Porter in the 2004 series “The L Word”.

So just how rich is Jennifer Beals? According to sources, she has acquired a net worth over $6 million, as of early 2016. Her wealth has been established during her long acting and modeling career.

Jennifer Beals Net Worth $6 Million

After her father died when Beals was 10, her family moved to North Chicago where she attended the progressive Francis W. Parker School. She started to work at an ice cream store when she was 13, and in order to earn some extra money, she was also babysitting. When she turned 16 she started modeling, first for some Chicago stores and magazines, and later for various magazines in New York and Paris.

Her interest in acting was born when she was a teenager volunteering at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago as an usher, and she went on to attend the Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University. During her high school days, Beals appeared in small school plays and later got an uncredited bit part in the 1980 movie “My Bodyguard”. She matriculated from high school in 1982 and the following year entered Yale University. During her freshman year she was chosen to play Alex Owens in “Flashdance”, which on release turned into a pop culture sensation, establishing the young actress in instant fame, making her a fashion icon and bringing her a nomination for a Golden Globe.

Although Beals’ net worth started to rise, she decided to return to study. In the time of her summer breaks, she starred in a gothic horror “The Bride” and she also appeared in “Faerie Tale Theatre”, an episode of “Cindarella”. She was offered several other roles, however, she decided to turn them down and focus on studying. She graduated from Yale University in 1987 with a BA in American Literature.

She went on with her modeling career, promoting a $3 million ad campaign for fashion designers Marithé and François Girbaud, and Shiseido cosmetics, steadily increasing her net worth. Beals resumed her acting career, and along with Nicolas Cage appeared in the 1989 movie “Vampire Kiss”. She starred in several movies directed by her then-husband Alexandre Rockwell, such as the 1990 “Sons”, the1992 “In the Soup” and in the film “The Four Rooms” in 1995. The same year, along with Denzel Washington, she starred in “Devil in a Blue Dress”, a thriller based on the book written by her favorite author Walter Mosley. In 2003 Beals appeared as a jury member in “Runaway Jury” and in 2006 she took the leading role in “The Grudge 2”, a sequel to the popular horror film. 2010 saw Beals in the action drama “The Book of Elli”, again with Denzel Washington. She also appeared in the 2015 movie “Fall Out”, based on the life story of the American gymnast Ariana Berlin.

Aside from being successful in the movie industry, Beals has also appeared in various television series, one of the most notable being the 2004 drama “The L Word”, about a circle of West Hollywood lesbian women. Beals’ impressive portrayal of lesbian art gallery manager Bette Porter made the actress a gay icon and a respected spokeswoman for LGBT rights, and brought her nominations for multiple NAACP Image Awards, and considerably added to her wealth. Her other notable television appearances include the series “Lie to Me’, “The Chicago Code”, “Westside” and “Proof”. In 2012 she appeared in the web series “Lauren” for YouTube channel WIGS. Beals has now appeared in more than 50 films and TV productions.

In her personal life, he actress was married to the director Alexandre Rockwell from 1986 to 1996. She then married Canadian entrepreneur Ken Dixon in 1998; the couple has one daughter together, and Beals has two stepchildren from Dixon’s previous marriage.

Beals is known as a philanthropist and a huge supporter of LGBT community and rights. Her favorite hobby is photography – her photographs have often been shown, including in many charity events. Beals is also a tri-athlete, and her other hobbies include salsa dancing, ballet and belly dancing. She is a student of many religions and practices Buddhism.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
White Orchid2017post-productionVivian
Taken2017TV SeriesChristina Hart
Before I Fall2017
The Night Shift2016TV SeriesDr. Syd Jennings
Manhattan Night2016Lisa Wren
UFO gakuen no himitsu2015Inkar (English version, voice)
Full Out2015Coach Valorie Kondos-Field
Proof2015TV SeriesDr. Carolyn Tyler
A Wife's Nightmare2014TV MovieLiz
Motive2014TV SeriesSophia Balfour
Westside2013TV MovieLisa Carver
Cinemanovels2013Clementine
Lauren2012-2013TV SeriesMajor Stone
The Mob Doctor2012-2013TV SeriesCeleste LaPree
Castle2012TV SeriesSophia Turner
Cop-Puter2012Short
Widow Detective2012TV MovieLainey
The Chicago Code2011TV SeriesTeresa Colvin
The Night Before the Night Before Christmas2010TV MovieAngela Fox
A Night for Dying Tigers2010Melanie
Lie to Me2009-2010TV SeriesZoe Landau
The Book of Eli2010Claudia
Queen to Play2009L'Américaine
The L Word2004-2009TV SeriesBette Porter
My Name Is Sarah2007TV MovieSarah Winston
Law & Order2007TV SeriesSofia Archer
Troubled Waters2006Special Agent Jennifer Beck
The Grudge 22006Trish
Desolation Sound2005Elizabeth Storey
Break a Leg2005Juliet
Frasier2004TV SeriesDr. Anne Ranberg
Catch That Kid2004Molly
Runaway Jury2003Vanessa Lembeck
They Shoot Divas, Don't They?2002TV MovieSloan McBride
Roger Dodger2002Sophie
13 Moons2002Suzi
The Big House2001TV MovieLorraine Brewster
Feast of All Saints2001TV MovieDolly Rose
Out of Line2001Parole Officer Jenny Capitanas
After the Storm2001TV MovieMrs. Gavotte
The Anniversary Party2001Gina Taylor
Without Malice2000TV MovieSamantha Wilkes
Militia2000Julie Sanders
A House Divided2000TV MovieAmanda Dickson
Body and Soul2000Gina
The Hunger1999TV SeriesJane
Something More1999Lisa
Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying1999Jessica
The Last Days of Disco1998Nina
The Spree1998TV MovieXinia Kelly
The Prophecy II1998VideoValerie Rosales
Nothing Sacred1998TV SeriesJustine Madsen Judd
Wishful Thinking1997Elizabeth
The Outer Limits1997TV SeriesRobin Dysart
The Twilight of the Golds1996Suzanne Stein
Let It Be Me1995Emily Taylor
Devil in a Blue Dress1995Daphne Monet
Four Rooms1995Angela (segments "The Wrong Man", "The Man from Hollywood")
The Search for One-eye Jimmy1994Ellen
Dead on Sight1994Rebecca Darcy
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle1994Gertrude Benchley
Night Owl1993TV MovieJulia
The Princess and the Cobbler1993Princess YumYum (Miramax version) (voice)
Le Grand Pardon II1992Joyce Ferranti
Indecency1992TV MovieEllie Shaw
2000 Malibu Road1992TV SeriesPerry Quinn
Terror Stalks the Class Reunion1992TV MovieVirginia
In the Soup1992Angelica Pena
Blood and Concrete1991Mona
Sons1990Transvestite
Tinikling ou 'La madonne et le dragon'1990TV MoviePatty Meredith
Dr. M1990Sonja Vogler
Split Decisions1988Barbara Uribe
The Gamble1988Lady Olivia Candioni
Vampire's Kiss1988Rachel
The Bride1985Eva
Faerie Tale Theatre1985TV SeriesCinderella
Flashdance1983Alex Owens
My Bodyguard1980Clifford's Friend (uncredited)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Manhattan Night2016co-producer
Laughs Unlimited2013TV Movie executive producer
Cinemanovels2013executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
They Shoot Divas, Don't They?2002TV Movie performer: "Slow Burn", "I Can See Through You", "When I'm in Your Hands"
Blood and Concrete1991performer: "One Girl in a Million"
That's Dancing!1985Documentary performer: "Flashdance. . .What A Feeling"

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Freedom Park2001Short still photographer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Moving Malcolm2003thanks
The Anniversary Party2001acknowledgment: prop photos by
Poetry, Passion, the Postman: The Poetic Return of Pablo Neruda1996TV Movie documentary thanks
Pulp Fiction1994special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hour2011TV SeriesHerself
The Marilyn Denis Show2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Chelsea Lately2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Tavis Smiley2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
77th McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade2010TV MovieHerself
The Book of Eli: Eli's Journey2010Video shortHerself
Starz Inside: Fashion in Film2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
2008 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video for a Series / Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special / Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic, Multi-Camera) for VMC Programming and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Sexo en serie2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
Eigo de shabera-night2008TV SeriesHerself
The Grudge 2: Ready When You Are Mr Shimizu2007Video documentary shortHerself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Daily Show2000-2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Exploring the Scene: Hackman & Hoffman Together2004Video documentary shortHerself
The Ensemble: Acting2004Video shortHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Charlie Rose2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Hollywood Celebrates Denzel Washington: An American Cinematheque Tribute2003TV Special documentaryHerself
Gala Paramount Pictures Celebrates 90th Anniversary with 90 Stars for 90 Years2002TV MovieHerself
Dinner for Five2002TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest
Seitenblicke2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Hollywood Goes to Hell2000TV Short documentaryHerself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000TV Series documentaryHerself
The Directors1997TV Series documentaryHerself
Poetry, Passion, the Postman: The Poetic Return of Pablo Neruda1996TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1995TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman1995TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Caro diario1993Herself
Días de cine1992TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
The Word1990TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation1988TV Special documentaryHerself
The 57th Annual Academy Awards1985TV Special documentaryHerself - Presenter: Best Costume Design
The 56th Annual Academy Awards1984TV Special documentaryHerself - Co-Presenter: Best Original Score
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards1984TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
Untitled Victor Skrebneski DocumentaryDocumentary filmingHerself
Today2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Meredith Vieira Show2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Talk2011-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The View2008-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Sidewalks Entertainment2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Off Camera with Sam Jones2015TV SeriesHerself
Katie2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
A Fuller Life2013DocumentaryHerself - Reader (segment "Crime Reporter")
Huffpost Live2012TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Rachael Ray2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Marithé + François = Girbaud2016DocumentaryHerself - American actress
Extra2016TV SeriesHerself
Tellement Gay! Homosexualité et pop culture2015TV Mini-Series documentaryBette Porter
Welcome to the Basement2014TV SeriesAlex Owens
Tu cara me suena - Argentina2014TV SeriesAlex Owens
The Marilyn Denis Show2011TV SeriesHerself
Lie to Me Season 1: The Truth About 'Lie to Me'2009Video shortA.U.S.A. Zoe Landau
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia2007TV Short documentaryHerself
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentary

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005Golden Gate AwardGLAAD Media Awards
1999Maverick Tribute AwardCinequest San Jose Film Festival
1998Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Twilight of the Golds (1996)
1985Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Actress (Schauspielerin)
1984Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Motion PictureFlashdance (1983)
1983Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International Actress
1983Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Actress (Schauspielerin)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016BTVA Anime Dub Movies/Special Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in an Anime Feature Film/SpecialUFO gakuen no himitsu (2015)· Josh Keaton
· Kari Wahlgren
· Yuri Lowenthal
· Roger Craig Smith
· Hynden Walch
· Dylan McDermott
· Dave Fennoy
· Fred Tatasciore
· Beau Billingslea
· Tom Kenny
2016Canadian Screen AwardCanadian Screen Awards, CABest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Limited SeriesA Wife's Nightmare (2014)
2008Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesThe L Word (2004)
2007Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesThe L Word (2004)
2007Vision AwardNAMIC Vision AwardsBest Actress - DramaThe L Word (2004)
2005Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Series, DramaThe L Word (2004)
2001Video Premiere AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Supporting ActressSomething More (1999)
2001Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionA House Divided (2000)
1996Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Motion PictureDevil in a Blue Dress (1995)
1986Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActressThe Bride (1985)
1984Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalFlashdance (1983)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1984Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Actress (Schauspielerin)

TitleSalary
The Bride (1985)$500,000
Flashdance (1983)$25,000

#Fact
1Is trained in Kung Fu San-Soo & Kickboxing.
2Was considered for the role of Catwoman/Selina Kyle in Batman Returns (1992).
3Loves salsa dancing, ballet and belly dancing.
4Tried to convince Ilene Chaiken to have Sarah Michelle Gellar on The L Word (2004).
5On February 1, 2010, in cooperation with Eastman Kodak and Color Centric, she released her photographic journal. A book containing over 250 photographs. Additionally, the book also contained call sheets, production notes and intimate interviews with the cast. Jennifer wanted to share the behind the scenes photos she had taken over her six years on the show portraying the dynamic and alpha Bette Porter with both the cast and fans (that supported the show around the world).
6Friends with Alexandra Hedison and Jodie Foster.
7She is a triathlete.
8Very good friends with Steve Buscemi.
9Introduced ex-husband Alexandre Rockwell to Sam Rockwell whom he cast in four films.
10Good friends with Jennifer Jason Leigh.
11Is a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) and wanted the cast to guest star on The L Word (2004).
12Close friends with Jon Stewart and Marlee Matlin.
13Thieves took nearly $1,000 from her hotel room while she was on location in Manila, Philippines, shooting the movie Tinikling ou 'La madonne et le dragon' (1990) (aka "Madonna and the Dragon"), in 1989.
14Close friends with Quentin Tarantino. He often stayed at her home while struggling as a director before making Pulp Fiction (1994).
15She was the original choice for the lead role in Pretty in Pink (1986), but the role went to Molly Ringwald.
16Worked at Baskin-Robbins as a teenager.
17Was offered the role of Apollonia for Purple Rain (1984). She turned down the role because she wanted to concentrate on college.
18She and her character on The L Word (2004), Bette Porter, are both Yale graduates with an African-American father and a Caucasian mother.
1918 October 2005: Gave birth to her first child, a girl. Father is Beals' husband of seven years, Canadian entrepreneur Ken Dixon.
20Stepmother to her husband, Ken Dixon's, two children.
21Good friends with Elizabeth Berkley. They each appeared in a Joe Eszterhas-written film (Berkley: Showgirls (1995); Beals: Flashdance (1983)), and they appeared together in Roger Dodger (2002). and the last season of The L Word (2004).
22While still a teenager, before she went into show business, she worked as a babysitter for one of her neighbors - Steve Edwards.
23In Flashdance (1983), the birth date that she fills out on the application form is her actual birth date in real life.
24Has two brothers and at least four half-siblings from her father's relationships with African-American women.
25In the film The Anniversary Party (2001), Beals plays a character who takes photographs of performers which she then gives away, usually to the subjects of the photos. Beals actually does this.
26While at Yale University, she was classmates with David Duchovny, who suggested her for a role on The X-Files (1993) (which went to Gillian Anderson).
27She put her career on hold to attend Yale University.
28Turned down the opportunity to play herself in It's Like, You Know... (1999).
29In Devil in a Blue Dress (1995), she played a woman passing for white who is actually the daughter of an interracial couple. In real life, this is also Beals' racial background.

#Quote
1[on who inspires her] My role models are Bettie Page and Mia Kirshner (co-star on The L Word (2004)). Every day when Mia comes to work she raises the bar for us all.
2I'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.
3It's been perfect. I can still ride a subway and work with great people. I can't imagine being Julia Roberts. I don't have the fortitude to withstand that kind of attention.

#Trademark
1Off-the-shoulder sweatshirt that she accidentally created in her movie Flashdance (1983).
2Long black hair
3Her bright smile

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