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Named one of People Magazine’s highly-coveted 50 Most Beautiful, 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. Balancing perfectly between the small screen and big screen, she proudly became the first Black cast member on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” (April 2020) and can be seen in “Coming 2 America,” the sequel to “Coming to America” (1988) alongside Eddie Murphy. She has been busy working on her podcast titled “Going to Bed with Garcelle,” a fun and flirty late-night podcast featuring no holds-barred girl talk on sex, life, dating, and relationships. Most recently, she joined the multi-award winning talk show Fox’s “The Real” as the new co-host (September 2020). Continuing to cement her status as a media queen, it was recently announced that she will be releasing a memoir titled LOVE ME AS I AM about falling back in love with yourself, with never-before-heard stories and advice on relationships, parenting, and career.
A look back at Garcelle’s career shows a hybrid of business woman and mother who has been a cherished face in Hollywood for over three decades. She got her start in 90’s comedies “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “The Jamie Foxx Show.” She went on to appear in television series such as SyFy’s “The Magicians,” Freeform’s “Siren,” NBC’s “Grimm,” “Chicago Med,” “NYPD Blue,” “Franklin & Bash,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Arrested Development,” “Power” on Starz plus many more. Most recently, she could be seen in Netflix’s “Merry Happy Whatever” with Dennis Quaid and CBS All Access anthology series “Tell Me A Story.” In addition to scripted TV, she co-hosted on Fox’s daytime talk-show “Hollywood Today Live,” where she broke down the latest in entertainment, pop culture, and celebrity news, as well co-hosting for E!’s “Fashion Police,” and “Access Hollywood Live” on NBC. In addition, Garcelle can be heard in the Nickelodeon mini-series “Middle School Moguls” (Fall 2019) where she voices ‘Mrs. Pierre’ in her native Haitian accent.
Film has always been a passion for Garcelle. She has starred in box office hits “White House Down” with Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum as the First Lady of the United States, “Flight” with Denzel Washington, “American Gun” with Forrest Whitaker, “Coming to America” (1988) with Eddie Murphy, “Bad Company” with Chris Rock, “Barbershop 2: Back in Business” with Queen Latifah, among others. Most recently fans got to see her in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” with Tom Holland.
Above all, Garcelle’s most important job is being a mother. She was inspired by motherhood to write a children’s book series entitled ‘I AM,’ addressing identity issues relevant to many children today. There are three successful books in the series. The book series was re-released on April 29, 2020 for its fifth anniversary.
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 Angels for Humanity, an organization that helps children in Haiti through education and health based initiatives. She recently went on a humanitarian trip with the organization to help feed over 3,500 children. She was honored with the “Distinguished Humanitarian Award” at their 6th Annual Catwalk for Charity.
She resides in Los Angeles and has three sons, Oliver, her first, and twins, Jax and Jaid.