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How rich is Jennifer Sue Beals?

Jennifer Sue Beals net worth:
$6 Million

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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 Orchid 2017 post-production Vivian
Taken 2017 TV Series Christina Hart
Before I Fall 2017
The Night Shift 2016 TV Series Dr. Syd Jennings
Manhattan Night 2016 Lisa Wren
UFO gakuen no himitsu 2015 Inkar (English version, voice)
Full Out 2015 Coach Valorie Kondos-Field
Proof 2015 TV Series Dr. Carolyn Tyler
A Wife's Nightmare 2014 TV Movie Liz
Motive 2014 TV Series Sophia Balfour
Westside 2013 TV Movie Lisa Carver
Cinemanovels 2013 Clementine
Lauren 2012-2013 TV Series Major Stone
The Mob Doctor 2012-2013 TV Series Celeste LaPree
Castle 2012 TV Series Sophia Turner
Cop-Puter 2012 Short
Widow Detective 2012 TV Movie Lainey
The Chicago Code 2011 TV Series Teresa Colvin
The Night Before the Night Before Christmas 2010 TV Movie Angela Fox
A Night for Dying Tigers 2010 Melanie
Lie to Me 2009-2010 TV Series Zoe Landau
The Book of Eli 2010 Claudia
Queen to Play 2009 L'Américaine
The L Word 2004-2009 TV Series Bette Porter
My Name Is Sarah 2007 TV Movie Sarah Winston
Law & Order 2007 TV Series Sofia Archer
Troubled Waters 2006 Special Agent Jennifer Beck
The Grudge 2 2006 Trish
Desolation Sound 2005 Elizabeth Storey
Break a Leg 2005 Juliet
Frasier 2004 TV Series Dr. Anne Ranberg
Catch That Kid 2004 Molly
Runaway Jury 2003 Vanessa Lembeck
They Shoot Divas, Don't They? 2002 TV Movie Sloan McBride
Roger Dodger 2002 Sophie
13 Moons 2002 Suzi
The Big House 2001 TV Movie Lorraine Brewster
Feast of All Saints 2001 TV Movie Dolly Rose
Out of Line 2001 Parole Officer Jenny Capitanas
After the Storm 2001 TV Movie Mrs. Gavotte
The Anniversary Party 2001 Gina Taylor
Without Malice 2000 TV Movie Samantha Wilkes
Militia 2000 Julie Sanders
A House Divided 2000 TV Movie Amanda Dickson
Body and Soul 2000 Gina
The Hunger 1999 TV Series Jane
Something More 1999 Lisa
Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying 1999 Jessica
The Last Days of Disco 1998 Nina
The Spree 1998 TV Movie Xinia Kelly
The Prophecy II 1998 Video Valerie Rosales
Nothing Sacred 1998 TV Series Justine Madsen Judd
Wishful Thinking 1997 Elizabeth
The Outer Limits 1997 TV Series Robin Dysart
The Twilight of the Golds 1996 Suzanne Stein
Let It Be Me 1995 Emily Taylor
Devil in a Blue Dress 1995 Daphne Monet
Four Rooms 1995 Angela (segments "The Wrong Man", "The Man from Hollywood")
The Search for One-eye Jimmy 1994 Ellen
Dead on Sight 1994 Rebecca Darcy
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle 1994 Gertrude Benchley
Night Owl 1993 TV Movie Julia
The Princess and the Cobbler 1993 Princess YumYum (Miramax version) (voice)
Le Grand Pardon II 1992 Joyce Ferranti
Indecency 1992 TV Movie Ellie Shaw
2000 Malibu Road 1992 TV Series Perry Quinn
Terror Stalks the Class Reunion 1992 TV Movie Virginia
In the Soup 1992 Angelica Pena
Blood and Concrete 1991 Mona
Sons 1990 Transvestite
Tinikling ou 'La madonne et le dragon' 1990 TV Movie Patty Meredith
Dr. M 1990 Sonja Vogler
Split Decisions 1988 Barbara Uribe
The Gamble 1988 Lady Olivia Candioni
Vampire's Kiss 1988 Rachel
The Bride 1985 Eva
Faerie Tale Theatre 1985 TV Series Cinderella
Flashdance 1983 Alex Owens
My Bodyguard 1980 Clifford's Friend (uncredited)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Manhattan Night 2016 co-producer
Laughs Unlimited 2013 TV Movie executive producer
Cinemanovels 2013 executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
They Shoot Divas, Don't They? 2002 TV Movie performer: "Slow Burn", "I Can See Through You", "When I'm in Your Hands"
Blood and Concrete 1991 performer: "One Girl in a Million"
That's Dancing! 1985 Documentary performer: "Flashdance. . .What A Feeling"

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Freedom Park 2001 Short still photographer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Moving Malcolm 2003 thanks
The Anniversary Party 2001 acknowledgment: prop photos by
Poetry, Passion, the Postman: The Poetic Return of Pablo Neruda 1996 TV Movie documentary thanks
Pulp Fiction 1994 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hour 2011 TV Series Herself
The Marilyn Denis Show 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest
Chelsea Lately 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005-2011 TV Series Herself - Guest
Tavis Smiley 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest
77th McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade 2010 TV Movie Herself
The Book of Eli: Eli's Journey 2010 Video short Herself
Starz Inside: Fashion in Film 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself
2008 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2008 TV Special Herself - 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 serie 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself
19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards 2008 TV Special Herself
Eigo de shabera-night 2008 TV Series Herself
The Grudge 2: Ready When You Are Mr Shimizu 2007 Video documentary short Herself
The Sharon Osbourne Show 2004 TV Series Herself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael 2004 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Daily Show 2000-2004 TV Series Herself - Guest
Exploring the Scene: Hackman & Hoffman Together 2004 Video documentary short Herself
The Ensemble: Acting 2004 Video short Herself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004 TV Series Herself - Guest
Charlie Rose 2004 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Hollywood Celebrates Denzel Washington: An American Cinematheque Tribute 2003 TV Special documentary Herself
Gala Paramount Pictures Celebrates 90th Anniversary with 90 Stars for 90 Years 2002 TV Movie Herself
Dinner for Five 2002 TV Series Herself - Special Guest
Seitenblicke 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Hollywood Goes to Hell 2000 TV Short documentary Herself
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
The Directors 1997 TV Series documentary Herself
Poetry, Passion, the Postman: The Poetic Return of Pablo Neruda 1996 TV Movie documentary Herself - Host
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1995 TV Series Herself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 1995 TV Series Herself - Guest
Caro diario 1993 Herself
Días de cine 1992 TV Series Herself - Interviewee
The Word 1990 TV Series Herself - Guest
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation 1988 TV Special documentary Herself
The 57th Annual Academy Awards 1985 TV Special documentary Herself - Presenter: Best Costume Design
The 56th Annual Academy Awards 1984 TV Special documentary Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Original Score
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1984 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
Untitled Victor Skrebneski Documentary Documentary filming Herself
Today 2016 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Meredith Vieira Show 2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Talk 2011-2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
The View 2008-2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
Sidewalks Entertainment 2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
Off Camera with Sam Jones 2015 TV Series Herself
Katie 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
A Fuller Life 2013 Documentary Herself - Reader (segment "Crime Reporter")
Huffpost Live 2012 TV Series Herself - Panelist
Rachael Ray 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Marithé + François = Girbaud 2016 Documentary Herself - American actress
Extra 2016 TV Series Herself
Tellement Gay! Homosexualité et pop culture 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Bette Porter
Welcome to the Basement 2014 TV Series Alex Owens
Tu cara me suena - Argentina 2014 TV Series Alex Owens
The Marilyn Denis Show 2011 TV Series Herself
Lie to Me Season 1: The Truth About 'Lie to Me' 2009 Video short A.U.S.A. Zoe Landau
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia 2007 TV Short documentary Herself
Retrosexual: The 80's 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 Golden Gate Award GLAAD Media Awards
1999 Maverick Tribute Award Cinequest San Jose Film Festival
1998 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television The Twilight of the Golds (1996)
1985 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Actress (Schauspielerin)
1984 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture Flashdance (1983)
1983 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Actress
1983 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Actress (Schauspielerin)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 BTVA Anime Dub Movies/Special Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in an Anime Feature Film/Special UFO 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
2016 Canadian Screen Award Canadian Screen Awards, CA Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Limited Series A Wife's Nightmare (2014)
2008 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series The L Word (2004)
2007 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series The L Word (2004)
2007 Vision Award NAMIC Vision Awards Best Actress - Drama The L Word (2004)
2005 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Outstanding Actress in a Series, Drama The L Word (2004)
2001 Video Premiere Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best Supporting Actress Something More (1999)
2001 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television A House Divided (2000)
1996 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
1986 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actress The Bride (1985)
1984 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Flashdance (1983)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1984 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Actress (Schauspielerin)

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

#Fact
1 Is trained in Kung Fu San-Soo & Kickboxing.
2 Was considered for the role of Catwoman/Selina Kyle in Batman Returns (1992).
3 Loves salsa dancing, ballet and belly dancing.
4 Tried to convince Ilene Chaiken to have Sarah Michelle Gellar on The L Word (2004).
5 On 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).
6 Friends with Alexandra Hedison and Jodie Foster.
7 She is a triathlete.
8 Very good friends with Steve Buscemi.
9 Introduced ex-husband Alexandre Rockwell to Sam Rockwell whom he cast in four films.
10 Good friends with Jennifer Jason Leigh.
11 Is a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) and wanted the cast to guest star on The L Word (2004).
12 Close friends with Jon Stewart and Marlee Matlin.
13 Thieves 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.
14 Close friends with Quentin Tarantino. He often stayed at her home while struggling as a director before making Pulp Fiction (1994).
15 She was the original choice for the lead role in Pretty in Pink (1986), but the role went to Molly Ringwald.
16 Worked at Baskin-Robbins as a teenager.
17 Was offered the role of Apollonia for Purple Rain (1984). She turned down the role because she wanted to concentrate on college.
18 She and her character on The L Word (2004), Bette Porter, are both Yale graduates with an African-American father and a Caucasian mother.
19 18 October 2005: Gave birth to her first child, a girl. Father is Beals' husband of seven years, Canadian entrepreneur Ken Dixon.
20 Stepmother to her husband, Ken Dixon's, two children.
21 Good 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).
22 While still a teenager, before she went into show business, she worked as a babysitter for one of her neighbors - Steve Edwards.
23 In Flashdance (1983), the birth date that she fills out on the application form is her actual birth date in real life.
24 Has two brothers and at least four half-siblings from her father's relationships with African-American women.
25 In 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.
26 While 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).
27 She put her career on hold to attend Yale University.
28 Turned down the opportunity to play herself in It's Like, You Know... (1999).
29 In 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.
2 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.
3 It'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
1 Off-the-shoulder sweatshirt that she accidentally created in her movie Flashdance (1983).
2 Long black hair
3 Her bright smile

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