Garcelle Beauvais (born November 26, 1966), previously Beauvais-Nilon. He is a former fashion model, actress, and television personality of Haitian descent. She is most recognised for her appearances in The Jamie Foxx Show and NYPD Blue, both of which she starred in. She has also starred in the films Coming to America (1988) and its sequel (2021), White House Down (2013), and Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).
Beauvais joined the cast of the reality television show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in 2020. She also co-hosts The Real with Adrienne Bailon, Loni Love, and Jeannie Mai, a daytime discussion programme.
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Beauvais was born to Marie-Claire Beauvais, a nurse, and Axel Jean Pierre, a lawyer, in Saint-Marc, Haiti. After her parents split while she was a toddler, she travelled to the United States with her mother and six older siblings at the age of seven, settling in Peabody, Massachusetts, where she attended primary school. Beauvais knew only French and Creole when she first arrived in the United States, but she acquired English by watching Sesame Street on television.
Daniel Saunders, a producer, was her husband, but their marriage ended in divorce. Oliver Saunders, their son, was born in 1991. In May 2001, Beauvais married Mike Nilon, a Creative Artists Agency talent agent. Jax Joseph and Jaid Thomas Nilon, their twin sons, were born on October 18, 2007. They had been undergoing infertility therapy for five years. Beauvais publicly accused Nilon of adultery in April 2010 after he acknowledged having an affair for five years. On May 10, 2010, Beauvais filed for divorce, requesting shared custody of their boys.
Beauvais travelled to Miami at the age of 16 to seek a modelling career. Beauvais intended to interview for a modelling agency without making an appointment after driving down from Massachusetts. The owner of the agency she wanted to meet approached her at a red light as she was applying lipstick. After a year of modelling with this agency, Beauvais moved to New York City at the age of 17 to pursue a career as a fashion model, signing with the Ford agency and living with Eileen Ford, and then modelling with Irene Marie Models.
She appeared in print campaigns for Avon, Mary Kay, and Clairol and catalogues for Lerner New York Clothing Line, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom. She also walked the catwalk for Calvin Klein and Isaac Mizrahi and shot Burdine’s TV commercials.
CVLUX, Harper’s Bazaar, Sheen Magazine, VIVmag, Essence, Ebony, Jet, Playboy, Vibe, and Hype Hair are just a few of the luxury lifestyle and fashion publications that Beauvais has graced the covers of. She was on the covers of five different magazines in 2017. In episode 18 of the television series Miami Vice, she made her debut. At the age of 19, Beauvais made her acting debut in the romantic comedy film Coming to America.
She rose to recognition as an actor in 1994 after playing Cynthia Nichols in Aaron Spelling’s primetime serial drama Models Inc. She co-starred on The Jamie Foxx Show from 1996 to 2001 as a hotel clerk Francesca “Fancy” Monroe, Jamie King’s love interest. She was Assistant District Attorney Valerie Heywood on NYPD Blue from 2001 to 2004, and she was the love interest of Detective Baldwin Jones, played by Henry Simmons. Beauvais starred as Hanna Linden in the TNT legal drama Franklin & Bash in 2011 and 2012.
In the action thriller White House Down, Beauvais played the First Lady opposite Foxx as the President. In Spider-Man: Homecoming, she portrays Doris Toomes, the wife of Michael Keaton’s character Adrian Toomes.
Sheen Magazine’s November/December 2020 edition has Beauvais on the cover. She played Ronald Isley’s wife and R. Kelly’s lover in the music video for “Down Low (Nobody Has to Know),” offering the title line as an invitation for an affair. After the Jamie Foxx Show ended in 2001, Beauvais played Vandross’ girlfriend in Luther Vandross’ music video “Take You Out.” She also played Henrietta in a few episodes of Grimm.
After a month of guest hosting the show, Beauvais was appointed as one of the co-hosts of the syndicated entertainment conversation series Hollywood Today Live in 2016. In the second season of the web television series Tell Me a Story, Beauvais appeared as Veronica Garland, the Wicked Stepmother from Cinderella.
In the online television series Merry Happy Whatever, she played Dennis Quaid’s love interest. During the tenth season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which debuted in April 2020, Beauvais became the first black cast member.
Beauvais’ production firm, Garcelle Beauvais Productions, obtained a first-look development contract with NBCUniversal Television and Streaming in 2022.
Beauvais developed the Petit Bijou children’s jewellery collection in 2008. I Am Mixed, a children’s book she released in 2013, is about twins who explore “the ideas and feelings of being of mixed races.” She presents the podcast Going to Bed with Garcelle, a weekly late-night talk show in which she interviews guests on dating, sex, and relationships.
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- Michael Jordan had an interaction with Garcelle Beauvais.
- In 1984, Garcelle Beauvais was rumoured to have dated Johnny Depp.
- Daniel Saunders and Garcelle Beauvais were married for nine years.
- Garcelle Beauvais dated Will Smith from 1990 to 1991.
- Mike Nilon was married to Garcelle Beauvais from 2001 till 2011.
- Sean Penn is said to have hooked up with Garcelle Beauvais in June 2011.
Garcelle Beauvais Net Worth
Garcelle Beauvais is expected to have a net worth of $9 million by 2023. Garcelle Beauvais is an American actress, television personality, and former fashion model. She is best remembered for her role as Francesca Danielle Monroe in the WB comedy “The Jamie Foxx Show.” Garcelle is also well-known for her role as a cast member on the tenth season of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
57 years (26 November 1966)
Michael Nilon (divorced)