Jennifer Beals is an American actress best known for her roles as Alexandra "Alex" Owens in the 1983 movie Flashdance, and as Bette on the lesbian-themed television drama series The L Word, from 2004-2009.
In 2011 he starred in the short-lived police procedural television series The Chicago Code.
Beals began her career after graduating from high school when she auditioned for Flashdance, resulting in a role that earned her a Golden Globe nomination, and an NAACP Image Award for Best Actress.
Since then Beals has had starring roles in a myriad of films, including The Anniversary Party, Twilight of the Golds, The Last Days of Disco, Roger Dodger, In the Soup, Four Rooms, Vampire's Kiss, Doctor M., Caro Diario, The Madonna and the Dragon, Catch That Girl, and Runaway Jury.
Beals was married to Alexandre Rockwell from 1986-1996.
In 1998, she married Ken Dixon, a Canadian entrepreneur. She and Dixon had a daughter in October 2005, and Dixon has two children from a previous marriage.