Named one of People Magazine’s highly-coveted 50 Most Beautiful in 2014, Haitian-born actress Garcelle Beauvais immigrated to the United States at the age of seven with her mother and sisters, and has since charmed audiences with her dramatic and comedic abilities. A seasoned actress, Garcelle Beauvais recently starred in the upcoming indie film, A Girl Like Grace, from executive producer Dan Garcia. A Girl Like Grace is a coming of age story about a young girl Grace from a small town discovering her purpose in this world. Garcelle plays Lisa, her alcoholic single mother lost in her youth trying to live a caviar life on a spam budget at the expense of her daughter. Garcelle is currently a host on Fox’s daytime talk-show, HOLLYWOOD TODAY LIVE, where she breaks down the latest in entertainment, pop culture, and celebrity news. Read More >
Above all, Garcelle’s most important job is being a mother. She has been inspired by motherhood to write a children’s book series entitled I AM, addressing identity issues relevant to many children today. The first book I AM MIXED, about being siblings of mixed ethnicities, was released in August 2013. The second book, I AM LIVING IN TWO HOMES, addresses the difficulty of having parents who are no longer together as they discover the benefits of having two very different homes to explore and enjoy. The book was released on August 19, 2014. Her most recent book in the series, I AM AWESOME was published in 2015.
Looking back, Garcelle got her start when she began modeling at the age of seventeen 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 WB sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show. For four seasons she also starred on the highly rated Emmy© Award-winning series NYPD Blue. She was recently a series regular on TNT’s Franklin & Bash. Other television credits include: memorable roles in Curb Your Enthusiasm,Arrested Development, and The Exes, a starring role opposite Tim Daly in the ABC television showEyes and guest appearances on Human Target, Crash, The Bernie Mac Show, and The Bonnie Hunt Show.
Most recently Garcelle can be seen in the film, WHITE HOUSE DOWN, directed by Roland Emmerich, where she stars alongside Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum as the First Lady of the United States. She can also be seen as the lead in the indie drama AND THEN THERE WAS YOU as well as the feature film, FLIGHT (directed by Robert Zemeckis), as Denzel Washington’s wife. She shot the independent film SMALL TIME alongside Chris Meloni and Bridget Monahan, directed by Joel Surnow which was released in April 2014. In between her acting projects, she also co-hosts for shows like E!’s Fashion Police and Access Hollywood Live on NBC.
Garcelle’s additional feature film credits include: the Film Independent 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. She also shot the short film EYES TO SEEwhich focuses on the Haiti earthquake, inspired by the writer/director's personal involvement with the Haitian relief effort right after tragedy.
Garcelle supports the Step Up Women’s Network, a national non-profit that empowers women and girls to be strong and reach their full potential. She is also active with March of Dimes and Fonkoze. Read Less ^