Jennifer Beals

by ethnic on March 27, 2008

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 19, 1963

*African-American (father)
*Irish (mother)

Jennifer Beals is an American actress and model. She is known for her roles in the movies Flashdance and Devil in a Blue Dress. Her father, Alfred Leroy Beals, was African-American. Her mother, Jeanne Anderson, was white, and had Irish ancestry. Jennifer is married to Canadian entrepreneur Ken Dixon, with whom she has a daughter.

A picture of Jennifer’s parents can be seen here.

Jennifer’s paternal grandparents were Henry Beals and Susan “Susie” Ford (the daughter of Joseph “Joe” Ford and Francis/Frances Shipp). Francis was the daughter of Milam Shipp and Mary Brooks.

Source: Information on Jennifer’s father –

photo by DFree /

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

phaedra May 8, 2016 at 4:47 am

She looks Italian or Spanish. She looks 100% Mediterranean.

andrew May 8, 2016 at 6:23 am

She could be a Cuban or Puerto Rican woman with Spanish and African ancestry. She looks somewhat Mediterranean but from some features like her eyes you can tell she’s mixed.

Hill August 1, 2017 at 9:41 am

phaedra? You’re contradicting yourself. ooooh. LOL.

slowdive February 5, 2016 at 10:28 pm

She looks for her age cause dem hidden black genes.

neiltennant February 27, 2017 at 8:05 am

be careful

she is 54 and looks like 35 but who knows what she has done in the fields of plastic surgery

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