Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: December 19, 1963
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 grandfather was named Leroy or Henry Beals.
Jennifer’s paternal grandmother was 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 – http://www.findagrave.com