Garcelle Beauvais

Actor, Model
Haitian-born beauty Garcelle Beauvais made the smooth transition from fashion model to successful actress with roles on fan-favorite series that included "The Jamie Foxx Show" (The WB, 1996-2001) and "NYPD Blue" (ABC ... Read more »
Born: 11/26/1966 in St. Marc, , HT

Filmography

Actor (46)

The Magicians 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Back to School Mom 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Grimm 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Girl Like Grace 2014 (Movie)

Lisa (Actor)

Playing House 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Small Time 2014 (Movie)

Linda (Actor)

The Mentalist 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

And Then There Was You 2013 (Movie)

Natalie Gilbert (Actor)

Psych 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

White House Down 2013 (Movie)

Alison Sawyer (Actor)

10.5 Apocalypse 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 2001, 2005 - 2006, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Down the Shore 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 2006, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Flight 2012 (Movie)

Deana (Actor)

Franklin & Bash 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hangin' With Mr. Cooper 1991 - 2006, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Models Inc. 1991 - 2006, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 1995 - 2006, 2010 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Bang Theory 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Exes 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1991 - 2006, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jamie Foxx Show 1995 - 2001, 2003 - 2006, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Opposite Sex 1999 - 2000, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wayans Bros. 1991 - 2006, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Where I Live 1991 - 2006, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Human Target 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crash 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Maneater 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Women in Trouble 2009 (Movie)

Maggie (Actor)

I Know Who Killed Me 2007 (Movie)

Agent Julie Bascombe (Actor)

American Gun 2006 (Movie)

Sara (Actor)

The Third Annual Vibe Awards on UPN 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Eyes 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Barbershop 2: Back in Business 2004 (Movie)

Loretta (Actor)

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Life With Bonnie 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Love the '70s 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Bad Company 2002 (Movie)

Nicole (Actor)

World's Sexiest Athletes 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Double Take 2001 (Movie)

Chloe (Actor)

14th Annual Genesis Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

The WB Radio Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Performer

Wild Wild West 1999 (Movie)

Girl in Water Tower (Actor)

12th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Performer

Coming to America 1988 (Movie)

Rose Bearer (Actor)

Manhunter 1986 (Movie)

Young Woman Housebuyer (Actor)

Second String (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Haitian-born beauty Garcelle Beauvais made the smooth transition from fashion model to successful actress with roles on fan-favorite series that included "The Jamie Foxx Show" (The WB, 1996-2001) and "NYPD Blue" (ABC, 1993-2005). After getting her modeling start in Florida where she also briefly appeared in early episodes of "Miami Vice" (NBC, 1984-1990), Beauvais moved to New York City and began a lucrative career with the Ford Modeling Agency. Intent on working in film and TV, she eventually relocated to the West Coast and landed a spot on the melodrama "Models, Inc." (Fox, 1994-95). Although the show was quickly cancelled, Beauvais was soon on to bigger and better things with a leading role on the sitcom "The Jamie Foxx Show." During that time, she also took on work in films like "Wild Wild West" (1999) and "Double Take" (2001). Once again elevating the stature of her projects, she next joined the cast of the groundbreaking police drama "NYPD Blue" for three seasons. Other note-worthy roles included a turn alongside Forest Whittaker in the drama feature "American Gun" (2006), prior to her regular cast role on the legal comedy-drama series "Franklin & Bash" (TNT, 2011-14). Beauty, brains, tenacity and talent all made for a winning combination for Beauvais, an actress as versatile as she was vivacious.

Relationships

Axel Beauvais

Father
died in 1990

Marie Beauvais

Mother
moved to USA with her children to study nursing

Mike Nilon

Husband
born c. 1967 married in May 2001 separated May 2010

Jaid Nilon

Son
twin of Jax Joseph Nilon born October 18, 2007 father is Michael Nilon

Jax Nilon

Son
twin of Jaid Thomas Nilon born October 18, 2007 father is Michael Nilon

Daniel Saunders

Husband
met on a blind date in 1988 divorced

Oliver Saunders

Son
born in 1991 father, Daniel Saunders

EDUCATION

North Miami Beach High School

Miami Norland High School

Milestones

2007

Played a detective in the thriller "I Know Who Killed Me"

2006

Co-starred as Forest Whitaker's wife in Aric Avelino's film debut "American Gun"

2004

Joined the cast for "Barbershop 2: Back in Business"

2002

Had supporting role in the feature "Bad Company"

2000

Joined the cast of the ABC drama series "NYPD Blue", playing an assistant district attorney

1996

Had regular role of Francesca 'Fancy' Monroe on The WB sitcom "The Jamie Foxx Show"

1994

TV series debut as regular on "Models Inc."

1988

Had small role in "Coming to America"

1986

First film appearance, a bit part in "Manhunter"

1974

Moved with family to USA at age seven (date approximate)

Became a member of The Groundlings, an improvisation troupe in L.A.

Appeared in the "Down Low" video by R. Kelly

Moved to NYC and signed with Ford modeling agency

Began her modeling career in Miami

Raised in the Peabody, Massachusetts, area

Landed a job as a waitress at New York's Playboy Club

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