Named one of PEOPLE Magazine’s highly-coveted 50 Most Beautiful in 2014, Haitian-born actress Garcelle Beauvais continues to expand her horizons in film and television with several high-profile current projects, which shows her unique blend of humor, compassion and dramatic skills. She was recently named as co-host of the highly-rated daily syndicated show “Hollywood Today Live,” opposite Ross Matthews, Kristen Breckman and Tanner Thomason. The show, which appears on Fox TV stations across the country, has been picked up for a second season.
On the big-screen, Beauvais segues into hit Marvel Studios and Columbia Pictures co-production of “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” the high-profile reboot which stars Tom Holland. She joins a cast that includes Michael Keaton, Marissa Tomei, Zendaya and Robert Downey Jr.
Garcelle is best known for roles in “The Jamie Foxx Show” and “NYPD Blue,” as well as, recent stints on “Franklin & Bash,” “Grimm,” “The Mentalist” and “Eyes.” Film roles include “Wild Wild West,” “White House Down,” “Barbershop 2: Back in Business,” and “Bad Company,” opposite Chris Rock and Anthony Hopkins; the independent film, “Small Time,” alongside Chris Meloni and Bridget Monahan, and directed by Joel Surnow; and, “Flight,” starring Denzel Washington. Garcelle also shot the short film “Eyes to See,” which focuses on the Haiti earthquake, inspired by the writer/director’s personal involvement with the Haitian relief effort right after the tragedy.
In addition to her busy schedule as an actress, Garcelle’s 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, is due out this summer.
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, Children Uniting Nations, and Yele Haiti Foundation.