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.