Jennifer Beals back in the limelight with ‘The Chicago Code’

Jennifer Beals was born on the Southside of Chicago in December of 1963. She almost certainly never imagined as a child that her professional career would lead her to one day portray the superintendent of her hometown’s 10,000 plus member police force. But that is exactly what she’ll be doing starting Monday February 7th in FOX’s new highly anticipated drama The Chicago Code.

Beals’ first professional job was in a non-credited role in the 1980 film “My Bodyguard”. She really hit the big time however playing 18 year old Alexandra “Alex” Owens in the 1983 film Flashdance. As the welder by day and exotic dancer by night, whose dream is to be accepted someday at an illustrious school of dance, her beauty and vulnerability made her the heartthrob of millions of young men in the 1980’s. She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her role in the film.

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