Jennifer Beals

Beals in 2011, photo by DFree /

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 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 –


Curious about ethnicity

125 Responses

  1. ricoh says:

    All italian southren and eastern european, arab groups fall into her mixed blood list,having african blood,

  2. Former MySpace Celebrity says:

    She reminds me of Selita Ebanks. She’s sooo pretty.

  3. ricoh says:

    Many so-called European’s are walking around claiming thier are white such as Italian’s Spanard’s all Arabic countries and southeast european countries. They all look like her. All of these groups have African DNA.

  4. Humansaredumb*** says:

    I don’t know whats the problem with her being black. We are tired of the dumb standards on earth that white is better or any other race is better than black only because they’re different in looks, thats very stupid, and there will be a time and a place for those who Ridicule, harm, mock and manipulate black people, wait for it. why is it so bad to be black on earth, you treat them like there a horrible disease or something. “black dirty, black ugly, black this, black that, black, black, black”. who set the standard that tarnish their image?! for all the hurt and embarrassment, there has to be something very good thats going to happen for them, for being so hated on earth. Everybody in this cursed world originated from Blacks so hating them is like hating on your parents. Respect and you’ll get Respect back!!

  5. averagejoe says:

    I always thought she would have some spanish or filipino in her, don’t know why, but african american is a surprise! I guess she got more of her mother’s side and her dad’s. I never would have guessed it! nice combo, she’s gorgeous.

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