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Garcelle Beauvais Biography

Garcelle Beauvais formerly known as Beauvais-Nilon is a Haitian-American actress and television personality. She is best known for her starring roles in the sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show and the crime drama series NYPD Blue.

She also appeared in the films Coming to America (1988) and its sequel (2021), White House Down (2013), and Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017). In 2020, Beauvais became a main cast member of the reality television series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She also co-hosted the daytime talk show The Real alongside Adrienne Bailon, Loni Love, and Jeannie Mai from 2020 to 2022 for its final two seasons.

Garcelle Beauvais Age

Beauvais is [calculate_years datestring=”11/26/1966″] years old. She was born on November 26, 1966 in Saint-Marc, Haiti. She celebrates her birthday every November 26th every year.

Garcelle Beauvais Height and Weight

She stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches which is equivalent to 1.73 meters tall. She also weighs 55 kilograms. Her other body measurements are 33-26-35 inches. She has black hair and dark brown eyes.

Facts About Garcelle Beauvais

  1. Full Name: Garcelle Beauvais
  2. Popular As: Beauvais-Nilon
  3. Occupation: Actress and Television personality
  4. Age: [calculate_years datestring=”11/26/1966″] years old
  5. Birthday: November 26, 1966
  6. Height: 5 feet 8 inches
  7. Weight: 55 kg
  8. Parents: Marie-Claire Beauvais (mother), Axel Jean Pierre ( Father)
  9. Siblings: 6
  10. Wife: Holly Madison (girlfriend)
  11. Children: Not Available
  12. Net Worth:$1 million – $5 million

Garcelle Beauvais Parents and Siblings

Beauvais was born in Saint-Marc, Haiti, to Marie-Claire Beauvais, her mother who is a nurse, and Axel Jean Pierre, her father who is a lawyer. After her parents divorced when she was three years old, she moved with her mother to the United States at age seven along with her six elder siblings, and settled in Peabody, Massachusetts.

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Garcelle Beauvais Huband and Children

She was married to producer Daniel Saunders. Their marriage ended in divorce. They have a son, Oliver Saunders, born in 1991. Beauvais married Mike Nilon, a talent agent with Creative Artists Agency, in May 2001. Their twin sons, Jax Joseph and Jaid Thomas Nilon, were born on October 18, 2007.

They had dealt with treatment for over five years for infertility. In April 2010, Beauvais publicly accused Nilon of infidelity after he admitted he had been having an affair for five years. Beauvais filed for divorce on May 10, 2010, seeking joint custody of their sons.

Garcelle Beauvais Education

She enrolled in elementary school. Upon her arrival to the United States, Beauvais originally only spoke French and Creole but learned English from watching Sesame Street on television.

Garcelle Beauvais Career


Beauvais moved to Miami at 16 in an attempt to pursue a career in modeling. After driving down from Massachusetts, Beauvais hoped to interview for a modeling agency without an appointment. She was approached at a red light while putting on lipstick by the very owner of the agency she sought to see.

After modeling with this agency for about a year, Beauvais, at 17, went to New York City to pursue a career as a fashion model, after signing with the Ford agency living with Eileen Ford, and later modeling with Irene Marie Models.

She modeled print ads for Avon, Mary Kay, and Clairol and in catalogs for Lerner New York Clothing Line, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom walked the runway for Calvin Klein and Isaac Mizrahi, and also shot TV commercials for Burdines.

Beauvais has appeared on the covers of numerous luxury lifestyle and fashion magazines such as CVLUX, Harper’s Bazaar, Sheen Magazine, People’s Health issue, VIVmag, Essence, Ebony, Jet, Playboy, Vibe and Hype Hair. In 2017, she was featured on five different magazine covers. In June 2019, she appeared in an editorial for Vogue Italia.

Film and television

She first appeared in the television series Miami Vice in episode 18. Beauvais portrayed her first acting role in the romantic comedy film Coming to America at age 19. In 1994, she rose to prominence as an actress for her portrayal of Cynthia Nichols in the primetime Aaron Spelling soap opera Models Inc.

From 1996 to 2001, she co-starred in The Jamie Foxx Show as hotel employee Francesca “Fancy” Monroe and the love interest of Jamie Foxx’s character, Jamie King. From 2001 to 2004, she played Assistant District Attorney Valerie Heywood and the love interest of Detective Baldwin Jones, played by Henry Simmons on NYPD Blue.

In 2011 and 2012, Beauvais played Hanna Linden on the TNT law drama Franklin & Bash. In 2013, Beauvais portrayed the First Lady opposite Foxx as the President in the action thriller film White House Down. In 2017, she played the role of Doris Toomes, wife of Michael Keaton’s character, Adrian Toomes, in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

She starred in R. Kelly’s music video for “Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)”, as the wife of Ronald Isley and the lover of R. Kelly, delivering the title line as an inducement for an affair. In 2001, after the Jamie Foxx Show ended its run, Beauvais appeared in Luther Vandross’ music video, “Take You Out,” playing Vandross’ girlfriend.

She also appeared in some episodes of Grimm as Henrietta. In 2016, Beauvais was named as one of the co-hosts of the syndicated infotainment discussion series Hollywood Today Live, after a month-long period of guest hosting the show.

Beauvais recurred as Veronica Garland, the Wicked Stepmother character from Cinderella, on the second season of the web television series Tell Me a Story. She also portrayed Dennis Quaid’s love interest in the web television series Merry Happy Whatever.

Beauvais joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as the series’ first black cast member during its tenth season, which premiered in April 2020. She began co-hosting the daytime talk show The Real for its seventh season in September 2020. Beauvais reprised her role as a rose bearer in the sequel to the romantic comedy film Coming to America, titled Coming 2 America.

In 2022, Beauvais signed a first-look development deal with NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, via her production company Garcelle Beauvais Productions. That same year, she was cast in the Hulu mystery thriller series The Other Black Girl, a television adaptation of the 2021 novel by Zakiya Dalila Harris. In addition, she starred in TV movies Caught in His Web and Black Girl Missing on Lifetime.

Other ventures

In 2008, Beauvais launched a children’s jewelry line called Petit Bijou. In 2013, she published a children’s book titled I Am Mixed, which tells the story of twins exploring “the thoughts and emotions of being of mixed ethnicities.” She hosts the weekly late-night talk show podcast Going to Bed with Garcelle, in which she discusses dating, sex, and relationships with guests.

Her memoir, Love Me As I Am was published by Amistad on April 12, 2022.

Interior design

On July 13, 2022, Beauvais launched a home collection, “Garcelle at Home” on HSN. The collection, inspired by her Haitian heritage, includes comforter sets, lamps, pillows, doormats, and other accessories. It is priced from $20 to $130. Speaking of her home line in a People magazine interview in 2022, Beauvais said: “I’m so grateful for this moment and the team that I have around me. It’s just been amazing to have the opportunity to build a brand like this. And it’s another extension of what I love to do: actor, talk show host, and now, interior designer. As a little girl in Haiti, I never could have dreamed this big!”

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