GARCELLE BEAUVAIS

(1966 – )

 

Best known for her roles on both the big and small screens, Haitian-born actress Garcelle Beauvais has charmed audiences with her dramatic and comedic abilities.

Born in the city of Saint-Marc, Beauvais immigrated to the United States at the age of seven with her mother and sisters. She began modeling at the age of 17 and easily transitioned to acting in the Aaron Spelling series Models, Inc. After that, she co-starred opposite Jamie Foxx for five years on the popular sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show.

For four seasons, she also starred on the highly rated Emmy© Award-winning series NYPD Blue. Other television credits include: a starring role opposite Tim Daly in the ABC television show Eyes and guest appearances on Human Target, Crash, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Bernie Mac Show, and The Bonnie Hunt Show. More recently, she starred as Hanna Linden in the legal drama Franklin & Bash.

Beauvais’ feature film credits include: the Academy-award nominated film Flight, with Denzel Washington; the Film Independent Spirit Award-nominated American Gun, with Forrest Whitaker, Marcia Gay Harden and Donald Sutherland; Women in Trouble, with Simon Baker and Josh Brolin; Barbershop 2: Back in Business, with Queen Latifah and Bad Company, opposite Chris Rock and Anthony Hopkins. Beauvais also shot the short film Eyes to See, inspired by the writer/director’s personal involvement with the Haitian relief effort following the January 2010 earthquake.