Jennifer Beals Biography

Updated On Feb 17, 2019 Published On Nov 19, 2015
Facts of Jennifer Beals
Date of Birth: 1963 , December-19
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Jennifer Beals
Birth Name Jennifer Beals
Father Alfred Beals
Mother Jeanne Anderson
Nationality American
Birth Place/City South Side, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Ethnicity White
Profession American actress and a former teen model
Net Worth $6 million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Face Color White
Married Yes
Married to Ken Dixon
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Image Awards winner Jennifer Beals is the gorgeous actress from the United States. She is also a former teen model. Her alluring body and sexy physical appearances allured every man in her time. She is popular for portraying the role of Alexandra "Alex" Owens in the movie, Flashdance. 

Childhood, and Education

Jennifer Beals was from the middle class family born in South Side, Chicago, Illinois, the United States of America to Alfred Beals and Jeanne Anderson. She is an American and is of African, American and Irish descent. 

Is She married? Who's Her Husband?

In 1986, Jennifer got married to Alexandre Rockwell. Alexandre Rockwell is the renowned name in the American film industry and he is director, producer and screenwriter. They got divorced in 1996.

On the 14th of June 1998, Jennifer got married for the second time in her life. She got married to Ken Dixon.  Ken is a Canadian entrepreneur. They welcomed their first child together on 18 October 2005 and it was a baby girl.

Career and Net worth

Jennifer's interest in acting was induced when she was attending high school. She desired to pursue her career in acting after she saw Fiddler on the Roof. Her debut acting appearance was in 1980 movie, My Bodyguard but that was just the minor role and her major acting role came in 1983 in Flashdance.

What is her net worth?

Her net worth is $6 million dollars.

Jennifer Beals facts on timeline

Born in South Side, Chicago, Illinois

October 19 , 1963

Jennifer Beals was from the middle class family born in South Side, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America to Alfred Beals and Jeanne Anderson. She is an American and is of African, American and Irish descent.

Graduated from Yale University

1987

Jennifer received her formal education from Francis W. Parker School. Her interest in acting was induced when she was attending high school. After graduating from there, she joined Yale University and majored in American Literature. 

Her father died

1974

Jennifer Beals was born to Alfred Beals and Jeanne Anderson. Her father was of African and American descent and during his time, he also owned some grocery stores in Chicago, Illinois. However, when she was 10, he died an unfortunate death. 

Got her first job

1977

After the death of her father, the economical condition of her family became worse. Her mother married for the second time in her life but she like that family back ground. When she was thirteen, she took her first job and that was in an an ice cream store.

Married to Alexandre Rockwell

1986

She got married for the first time in her life in 1986. That time, she got married to Alexandre Rockwell. Alexandre Rockwell is the renowned name in the American film industry and he is director, producer and screenwriter.

Divorced with Alexandre Rockwell

1996

Her decade of married life with Alexandre Rockwell had a sad ending in 1996. While they were living together as a married couple rumors about her extra affairs became public and this finally ended her first married life. 

Married to Ken Dixon

June 14 , 1998

After the end of her first married life she dated Ken Dixon sometimes and then she finally decided to be his loving wife and then they got engaged within a year and then finally got married on 14th of June 1998. Ken is a Canadian entrepreneur. 

Gave birth to her first child

October 18 , 2005

She became mother for the first time in her life in 2005. After being married with Canadian entrepreneur, Ken Dixon, she became pregnant with the start of 2005 and then she finally welcomed her first child on 18 October and it was a baby girl. 

Won Image Awards

1984

Her first major movie role provided her several prestigious awards in her life. After playing her role in Flashdance, she got her first nomination in Image Awards in 1984 and won this award that year for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture. 

Won Satellite Awards

1998

In 1996, she was seen playing her role in the television series, The Twilight of the Golds. For this role, she also got her first nomination in Satellite Awards in 1998. That year, she won this award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series. 

Won Jupiter Award

1983

Major award that she won for the first time in her life was Jupiter Award. She won this award for the first time in 1983 and that was for Best International Actress. She has also been honored with GLAAD Media Awards once and that was in 2005. 

Was in Haiti photographing the elections

1989

Besides her acting career, Beals is also an avid photographer and she has also published several of her photographs in the show under her married name Jennifer Dixon. In 1989, Haiti elections she was also there and she has taken several photos of that election.