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Jennifer Beals is an American actress who launched to stardom with the lead role in the 1983 hit Flashdance. She also starred on Showtime's The L Word.
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Beals was married to Alexandre Rockwell from 1986 to 1996, and she married husband Ken Dixon in 1998. She and Dixon have one daughter together, and Beals has two stepchildren from Dixon's previous marriage.
Outside of her acting career, Beals stays active as a tri-athlete and gay-rights activist.
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