JENNIFER BEALS

 
JENNIFER BEALS
Beals was born on December 19, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois (south side),[1] the daughter of Jeanne (née Anderson), an elementary school teacher, and Alfred Beals, who owned grocery stores.[2][3] Beals' father was black and her mother is Irish-American.[4] She has two brothers, Bobby and Gregory.[5] Her father died when Beals was 10 years old,[6] and her mother married Edward Cohen in 1981.[7] Beals has said her biracial heritage had some effect on her, as she "always lived sort of on the outside", with an idea "of being the other in society".[4] She got her first job at age 13 at an ice cream store, using her height at the time (she is now 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)), to convince her boss she was 16.[6] Beals was inspired to become an actress by two events: working on a high school production of Fiddler on the Roof and seeing Balm in Gilead with Joan Allen while volunteer-ushering at the Steppenwolf Theatre.[8] Beals graduated from the progressive Francis W. Parker School.[9] She also was chosen to attend the elite Goodman Theatre Young People's Drama Workshop.[10] Beals attended Yale University, receiving a B.A. in American Literature in 1987; she deferred a term so she could film Flashdance. While at Yale, Beals was a resident of Morse College Beals was married to Alexandre Rockwell from 1986 to 1996.[4] In 1998, she married Ken Dixon, a Canadian entrepreneur.[36] On October 18, 2005, Beals gave birth to their daughter.[36] Her husband also has two children from a previous marriage.[36] Beals has described herself as a spiritual person.[37] She has expressed interest in the Bible and Catholicism, as well as Judaism, which she once considered conversion to, and is a practicing Buddhist.[38][39][40] She has been a vocal advocate for gay rights, saying, "I think after playing Bette Porter on The L Word for six years I felt like an honorary member of the community."[41] Beals was a Celebrity Grand Marshal at the 2006 San Francisco Pride Parade.[42] In October 2012, she received the Human Rights Campaign's Ally For Equality Award, in recognition of her outstanding support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.[43] Beals is a practitioner of kung-fu, sanshou, and kickboxing. She also enjoys ballet, salsa dancing and belly dancing. Beals is a photographer, and has had shows of her work under her married name, Dixon.[44] She has a book about her time on The L Word featuring her own photographs.[45] In 1989, she spent some time in Haiti photographing the elections.[46] She is also a triathlete.[47][48] In 2010, Beals served as the Grand Marshal of the McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade in Chicago,[49] during which she spoke of the two charities important to her, the Matthew Shepard Foundation and The Pablove Foundation
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