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Jennifer Beals to star in TNT pilot 'Proof'

Jennifer Beals to star in TNT pilot 'Proof'

LOS ANGELES, March 9 (UPI) -- Jennifer Beals will play a surgeon who stars investigating the supernatural after her son's death.
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Jennifer Beals: I knew I was 'different'

Jennifer Beals: I knew I was 'different'

CHICAGO, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Chicago-born Jennifer Beals, best known for her role in the movie "Flashdance," is a private person who says she knew she was "different" growing up.

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Kline to star in French film 'Joueuse'

Kline to star in French film 'Joueuse'

NEW YORK, March 28 (UPI) -- U.S. stage and movie actor Kevin Kline reportedly will tackle his first French-speaking role in a French film in the chess drama "Joueuse."

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Judge rejects claim in 'Flashdance' appeal

SAN FRANCISCO, June 14 (UPI) -- The San Francisco dancer whose story inspired the 1983 film "Flashdance" has lost her bid for a copyright interest in the $150 million blockbuster.

Jennifer Beals climbs aboard 'Grudge 2'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- "Flashdance" star Jennifer Beals was added Friday to the cast of "The Grudge 2."

Showtime gives 'The L Word' another season

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Showtime has renewed its ensemble drama, "The L Word," for a fourth season.

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Jennifer Beals has baby girl

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Actress Jennifer Beals and her husband, Ken L. Dixon, have welcomed their first child, a girl.

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Jennifer Beals (born December 19, 1963) is an American actress and a former teen model. She is known for her roles as Alexandra "Alex" Owens in the 1983 film Flashdance, and as Bette Porter on the Showtime drama series The L Word. She earned an NAACP Image Award and a Golden Globe Award nomination for the former. She has appeared in more than 50 films.

Beals was born on the southside of Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Jeanne, an elementary school teacher, and Alfred Beals, who owned a grocery store. Her father was African-American and her mother is Irish American. She has two brothers, Bobby and Gregory. Her father died when Beals was ten years old, and her mother remarried, to Edward Cohen. Beals has said her biracial heritage had some impact on her, as she "always lived sort of on the outside", with an idea "of being the other in society". She graduated from the progressive Francis W. Parker School. Beals also was chosen to attend the elite Goodman Theatre Young People's Drama Workshop. Beals attended Yale University, receiving a B.A. in American literature in 1987. While at Yale, Beals was a resident of Morse College.

Beals had a minor role in the 1980 film My Bodyguard, then came to fame with her starring part in Flashdance. The third-highest grossing U.S. film of 1983, it is the story of 18-year-old Alex, a welder by day and exotic dancer by night, whose dream is to be accepted someday at an illustrious school of dance. Beals was cast for this key role while still a student at Yale. She was nominated for a Golden Globe and the film received an Academy Award for Best Song. Many of Beals' elaborate dance moves were actually performed by stunt double Marine Jahan.

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