Jennifer Beals

Biography: The daughter of an African-American father and Irish mother, Beals was studying American literature at Yale when picked to star in the 1983 romantic blockbuster Flashdance. Playing a welder by day and sexy dancer by night, she became an instant pinup girl with her signature sweatshirt-off-the-shoulder style. But while Beals worked consistently in mostly low-level projects for the next two decades — notably as a femme fatale in Devil in a Blue Dress and a slew of independent films, many directed by her ex-husband, Alexandre Rockwell — she remained indelibly linked to her seminal role. In 2004 she shattered that 20-year-old image when she signed on to The L Word as a workaholic lesbian, a part that revitalized her career and landed her on People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People list. An accomplished photographer, Beals' camerawork is on display in The L Work Book, a behind-the-scenes photo journal of the show, which benefits several non-profit organizations.

Jennifer Beals' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 54
Highest Metascore: 78 Devil in a Blue Dress
Lowest Metascore: 30 After
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18
18 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
72 Sweet Thing Jun 18, 2021 Producer tbd
30 After Apr 12, 2019 Karen / Karen Gibson 4.4
58 Before I Fall Mar 3, 2017 Cast / Julie Kingston 6.4
44 Manhattan Night May 20, 2016 Co-Producer / Lisa Wren 4.8
tbd The Laws of the Universe Part 0 Oct 2, 2015 Inkar tbd
57 A Fuller Life Aug 6, 2014 Herself - Reader (Segment "Crime Reporter") tbd
59 Cinemanovels Jul 3, 2014 Executive Producer / Clementine tbd
70 Queen to Play Apr 1, 2011 L'Américaine 6.3
53 The Book of Eli Jan 15, 2010 Claudia / Claudia 5.6
33 The Grudge 2 Oct 13, 2006 Trish / Trish 6.1
33 Catch That Kid Feb 6, 2004 Molly / Molly 7.9
61 Runaway Jury Oct 17, 2003 Vanessa Lembeck 8.5
75 Roger Dodger Oct 25, 2002 Sophie / Sophie 6.8
76 The Last Days of Disco May 29, 1998 Nina 8.0
78 Devil in a Blue Dress Sep 29, 1995 Daphne Monet / Daphne Monet 6.2
66 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Nov 23, 1994 Gertrude Benchley 5.8
30 Vampire's Kiss Jun 2, 1989 Rachel / Rachel 8.6
30 The Bride Aug 16, 1985 Eva tbd
39 Flashdance Apr 15, 1983 Alex Owens / Alex Owens 7.5