Birth Date: December 19, 1963 / Age: 49
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Biography: Jennifer Beals (born December 19, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American film actress.
Beals is a former teen model who is probably better known for her role as Alex Owens in the 1983 movie blockbuster Flashdance. Flashdance made Beals a Hollywood star and a household name.
Her career was affected by scandal shortly after, however, when it was revealed that some of the scenes in that movie where athletics were required were actually performed not by Beals herself, but by double Marine Jahan. Beals has since starred in a list of lesser-known films and independent projects. She has participated in a little more than 50 movies.
Beals currently is starring in Showtime Network's The L Word. Jennifer Beals is a close friend of Quentin Tarantino; Quentin often stayed at Beals's home while struggling as an aspiring director before Pulp Fiction was made. They appear together in Four Rooms.
Beals is biracial, with an African-American father (deceased since she was 10) and an Irish mother. She is a graduate of Francis W. Parker School and Yale University.
Jennifer was married to Alexandre Rockwell from 1986 to 1996; she is currently married to Kevin Dixon. Jennifer is expecting her first child in November, with Kevin Dixon.