Jennifer Beals Overview

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Born: December 19, 1963

Born in Chicago, Illinois, this former fashion model made her big screen debut with a bit part in My Bodyguard (1980). Just three years later, she gained a lot more "exposure" as the leading lady in the energetic film, Flashdance (1983). The movie was a huge hit, earning close to $100 million at the domestic box office, and Beals suddenly found herself a star. She was nominated for a Golden Globe and won an Image Award for her role in the film. However, she put her career on hold to graduate... See All

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