Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon

Biography: Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon recently finished her second season on ABC's award-winning drama series, NYPD Blue, as Valerie Haywood, a no-nonsense, intelligent Assistant D.A. and love interest of Baldwin Jones (Henry Simmons). Last summer she starred opposite Chris Rock and Anthony Hopkins in the Touchstone comedy, Bad Company, directed by Joel Schumacher.
Beauvais-Nilon first pulled heartstrings as the smart, ambitions and sassy young model, Cynthia Nichols, in the Aaron Spelling/FOX series Models, Inc. Following this role, she appeared in national commercials for Diet Coke and American Express with Jerry Seinfeld, and on MTV as a vixen in the R. Kelly music video. She then showcased her comedic talents by co-starring for five seasons as the drop-dead bombshell, Franchesca "Fancy" Monroe, in the WB Network's hit sitcom, The Jamie Foxx Show. Other film credits include Disney's Double Take, opposite Orlando Jones and Eddie Griffin, and Second String, opposite Gil Bellows, Jon
Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon recently finished her second season on ABC's award-winning drama series, NYPD Blue, as Valerie Haywood, a no-nonsense, intelligent Assistant D.A. and love interest of Baldwin Jones (Henry Simmons). Last summer she starred opposite Chris Rock and Anthony Hopkins in the Touchstone comedy, Bad Company, directed by Joel Schumacher.
Beauvais-Nilon first pulled heartstrings as the smart, ambitions and sassy young model, Cynthia Nichols, in the Aaron Spelling/FOX series Models, Inc. Following this role, she appeared in national commercials for Diet Coke and American Express with Jerry Seinfeld, and on MTV as a vixen in the R. Kelly music video. She then showcased her comedic talents by co-starring for five seasons as the drop-dead bombshell, Franchesca "Fancy" Monroe, in the WB Network's hit sitcom, The Jamie Foxx Show. Other film credits include Disney's Double Take, opposite Orlando Jones and Eddie Griffin, and Second String, opposite Gil Bellows, Jon Voight and Richard T. Jones.
Born in St. Marc, Haiti, Beauvais-Nilon is the youngest of five sisters and two brothers. At age seven she immigrated to the U.S. with her mother and siblings. While her mother attended nursing school in New York, she stayed in a boarding school with a family in Massachusetts. Already fluent in French and Creole, Beauvais-Nilon learned English watching Sesame Street. When she was 16 her family moved to Miami, where she whet her appetite for acting through stage plays at school. She began modeling in print ads, catalogs and commercials at age 17. After signing with Ford Models in New York, she appeared in layouts for Avon, Clairol and Mary Kay Cosmetics, as well as a number of magazine layouts and catalogs.

Mother to a 12-year-old son, Oliver, Beauvais-Nilon spends her free time at the movies, playing volleyball and tennis and walking on the beach.
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Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon's Scores

  • TV
Average career score: 55
Highest Metascore: 56 Franklin & Bash : Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 55 Grimm: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
2 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Grimm: Season 4 Oct 24, 2014 Henrietta 8.2
tbd Franklin & Bash : Season 2 Jun 5, 2012 Hanna Linden 7.5
55 Grimm: Season 1 Oct 28, 2011 Henrietta 7.8
56 Franklin & Bash : Season 1 Jun 1, 2011 Hanna Linden 7.1
tbd Eyes: Season 1 Mar 30, 2005 Nora Gage tbd
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 11 Sep 23, 2003 ADA Valerie Haywood [ Episodes 165-241, Recurring From 157 ] tbd
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 10 Sep 24, 2002 ADA Valerie Haywood [ Episodes 165-241, Recurring From 157 ] tbd
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 9 Nov 6, 2001 ADA Valerie Haywood [ Episodes 165-241, Recurring From 157 ] tbd
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 8 Jan 9, 2001 ADA Valerie Haywood [ Episodes 165-241, Recurring From 157 ] / ADA Valerie Haywood tbd
tbd The Jamie Foxx Show: Season 5 Oct 8, 2000 Francesca "Fancy" Monroe tbd
tbd The Jamie Foxx Show: Season 4 Sep 24, 1999 Francesca "Fancy" Monroe tbd
tbd The Jamie Foxx Show: Season 3 Sep 18, 1998 Francesca "Fancy" Monroe tbd
tbd The Jamie Foxx Show: Season 2 Sep 7, 1997 Francesca "Fancy" Monroe tbd
tbd The Jamie Foxx Show: Season 1 Aug 28, 1996 Francesca "Fancy" Monroe 10
tbd Models Inc.: Season 1 Jun 29, 1994 Cynthia Nichols tbd
tbd Family Matters: Season 5 Sep 24, 1993 Garcelle tbd
tbd Family Matters: Season 4 Sep 18, 1992 Garcelle tbd
tbd Sisters in Law: Season 1 Sep 1, 2006 Marcia tbd