What is Jennifer Beals net worth and salary?
Jennifer Beals is an actress and former model who has a net worth of $8 million. Jennifer Beals had her breakthrough role in the 1983 film ‘Flashdance’. Since then, she has appeared in films such as ‘Devil in a Blue Dress’, ‘The Anniversary Party’, ‘Roger Dodger’ and ‘Before I Fall’. Beals has also starred in many television series, including “The L Word,” “The Chicago Code,” “Proof” and “Taken.”
Jennifer Beals was born on December 19, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois to elementary school teacher Jeanne and grocery store owner Alfred. Her mother is Irish-American, while her father, who died when she was nine, was African-American. Beals has two brothers named Bobby and Gregory. He attended the Francis W. Parker School, where he worked on a production of “Fiddler on the Roof.” After graduation, he attended the Youth Theater Workshop at the Goodman Theatre. Beals went on to attend Yale University, graduating with a BA in American literature in 1987.
Beals made his feature film debut in 1980 with a minor role in “My Bodyguard.” She had her breakthrough role three years later when she played aspiring professional dancer Alex Owens in “Flashdance.” The film was a smash hit, becoming the third highest grosser of the year in the United States. For her performance, Beals earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical. After this, she starred opposite Sting in the 1985 horror film The Bride, loosely based on the 1935 classic Bride of Frankenstein. Beals was next in the Italian comedy “The Gamble” and the boxing drama “Split Decisions.” She closed out the 80s playing a vampire opposite Nicolas Cage in “Vampire’s Kiss.” In the early to mid-90s, Beals appeared on “Dr. M”, “In the soup”, “Day of Atonement”, “Caro diario”, “Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle” and “The Search for One-eye Jimmy.” In 1995, she starred opposite Denzel Washington in the neo-noir crime film Devil in a Blue Dress and also starred opposite Campbell Scott in the musical. The movie “Let it Be Me”. Beals’ other notable credits in the 90s include “Four Rooms”, “Wishful Thinking”, “The Last Days of Disco” and “Something More”. and also starred opposite Campbell Scott in the musical film ‘Let it Be Me’. Beals’ other notable credits in the 90s include “Four Rooms”, “Wishful Thinking”, “The Last Days of Disco” and “Something More”. and also starred opposite Campbell Scott in the musical film ‘Let it Be Me’. Beals’ other notable credits in the 90s include “Four Rooms,” “Wishful Thinking,”
Beals began the 2000s with a live-action role in the “Militia” music video. He later starred in ‘The Anniversary Party’, ’13 Moons’ and ‘Roger Dodger’. In 2003, Beals played a sequestered juror in the legal thriller Runaway Jury, based on the John Grisham novel. He then starred in ‘Catch That Kid’, ‘Desolation Sound’, ‘Troubled Waters’ and the supernatural horror sequel ‘The Grudge 2’. After a small role in “Queen to Play” in 2009, Beals reunited with her former co-star Denzel Washington in the post-apocalyptic action film “The Book of Eli.” Her later credits included “Cinemanovels”, “Manhattan Night”, “Before I Fall” and “After”.
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In 185, Beals first appeared on television in an episode of the fantasy anthology series “Faerie Tale Theatre”, in which she played Cinderella. He did not return to television until 1992, when he landed his first leading role as attorney Perry Quinn on the soap opera “2000 Malibu Road.” Later in the decade, Beals appeared in an episode of “The Outer Limits” and had a recurring role on the ABC drama “Nothing Sacred.” She was also in an episode of the horror anthology series “The Hunger”. Beals’ other credits in the 1990s include a series of television films, such as “The Madonna and the Dragon,” “Night Owl,” “The Twilight of the Golds,” and “Body and Soul.”
Beals continued to appear in television movies in the early 2000s, including “A House Divided,” “After the Storm” and “Without Malice.” In 2004, she appeared in the final episode of the sitcom “Frasier”. That same year, she landed her biggest role to date in the Showtime series The L Word, playing Ivy League-educated lesbian Bette Porter. Considered a groundbreaking show for LGBTQ representation, it ran for six seasons until 2009. After that, Beals had a recurring role in the first two seasons of the crime drama Lie to Me. She later had a starring role as Chicago Police Superintendent Teresa Colvin in the short-lived Fox series The Chicago Code. From 2012 to 2013, Beals played the recurring role of Celeste La Pree on The Mob Doctor. Since then, she has appeared in many other recurring roles. Credits include medical drama “The Night Shift”; Amazon series “The Last Tycoon”; the supernatural drama “Proof”; the action thriller “Taken”; and the superhero horror series “Wamp Thing.” Additionally, in 2019, Beals began reprising her role as Bette Porter in the TV series The L Word: Generation Q.
While a student at Yale, Beals had a relationship with Robert Simonds, who later became a successful film producer and studio executive. In 1986, she married her first husband, director Alexandre Rockwell. The pair eventually divorced a decade later. Later, in 1998, Beals married Canadian entrepreneur Ken Dixon. Together, they have a daughter, as well as two children from Dixon’s previous marriage.
Beals considers himself a spiritual person and is a practicing Buddhist. She also practices the sports of sanshou, kung fu and kickboxing and has competed in triathlons. On the activism front, she is a vocal supporter of LGBTQ rights and received the Ally For Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign in 2012.