Garcelle Beauvais is a Haitian actress, fashion model, and writer. She was born on November 26, 1966, in St. Marc, Haiti. She is popularly known for her roles in The Jamie Foxx Show and NYPD Blue. She joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (RHOBH) recently. Beauvais has also been a part of notable TV talk shows and web series.
Garcelle Beauvais has a net worth of $ 8 million as of 2022.
Garcelle Beauvais Early Life
Garcelle Beauvais was born in Saint-Marc, Haiti, on November 26, 1966. Her mother, Marie-Claire Beauvais, works as a nurse, while her father, Alex Jean Pierre, is a lawyer. Garcelle Beauvais has six elder siblings. Despite being a big family, her parents divorced in 1973, and she moved to the US with her mother and siblings. Beauvais lived in Massachusetts when they came to the USA. She became interested in arts and fashion after moving to the US and planned a future in modeling. Before stepping into modeling, Beauvais went to a Catholic school in Brooklyn, followed by her education at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Beauvais was not fluent in English when they landed in the US, as she could only speak Creole and French. She learned English gradually in her young years by watching Sesame Street.
Garcelle Beauvais Relationships
Garcelle Beauvais was in a relationship with footballer Michael Jordan who lived in the US. The relationship did not work longer, and they split up in 1984 because of incompatibility. She got into a relationship with Johnny Depp, yet it did not go smoothly, and they went their separate ways.
Garcelle Beauvais then married producer Daniel Saunders in 1991. Sadly, the couple divorced in 2000 and has a child named Oliver. Beauvais later got hitched to talent agent Mike Nilon, and they have twins. However, Beauvais found Nilon cheating on her; they parted ways in 2011. Nilon accepted that he had been having an affair for five years.
Garcelle Beauvais Career
Garcelle Beauvais moved to Miami at 16 to follow her dream of being a model. She walked the runway for The Heart Truth fashion show in New York City in 2011. She bagged a deal with Ford within a year and lived with Eileen Ford for a year before moving to New York to follow her interest in fashion modeling.
She worked with giants like Playboy, Neiman Marcus, Mary Kay, Avon, Nordstrom, etc., in New York. Beauvais walked the runway for Calvin Klein and appeared in advertisements for Burdines. She has been on the cover of many high-end lifestyle and fashion publications, including Harper’s Bazaar, Playboy, Essence, Vibe, Sheen Magazine, etc.
Garcelle Beauvais made her acting debut through Miami Vice, followed by the romcom ‘Coming to America.’ Miami Vice spanned over 18 episodes. She received the first proper recognition for her role as Cynthia Nichols on Fox’s Models Inc. in 1994. Beauvais also appeared as Fancy Monroe on The Jamie Foxx Show in 1996 for five years. After the completion of the series in 2001, she joined ABC and starred in NYPD Blue as Valerie Heywood. She played the character of Hanna Linden on TNT’s Franklin and Bash for one year in 2011.
In 2020, Garcelle Beauvais was offered a role in Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She was introduced to the show by Denise Richards, who left the show eventually. Yet, they stayed friends even after Denise Richards’ exit from the show. This show led her to acquire the co-hosting position for Fox’s daytime talk show, The Real. Later she also appeared in movies like White House Down and Spiderman: Homecoming.
Apart from her career in movies and television, she has been a part of different music videos and web series. She starred in Merry Happy Whatever and Tell Me a Story. In 2013, she released a children’s book ‘I am Mixed’ and created her podcast, ‘Going to Bed with Garcelle,’ in 2020.
Garcelle Beauvais Net Worth
Garcelle Beauvais’s net worth is $8 million as of 2022.
Garcelle Beauvais Monthly Income
Beauvais’s monthly salary for the Real Talk Show is around $96,990, accumulating to $1.9 million for every season.
Garcelle Beauvais Income Sources
Garcelle has starred in multiple shows and movies throughout her modeling and acting career. She has been a part of some of the most popular and notable shows. Garcelle Beauvais has acted in many high-grossing movies. She also released her memoir, “I am That Girl,” which became a New York Times bestseller. It depicted Garcelle’s journey from Haiti to New York and more.
Garcelle Beauvais Philanthropy
Beauvais is an ambassador of the Make-a-wish Foundation. She is also a board member of the Garcelle Beauvais Foundation, which provides resources and education to the underprivileged children of Haiti.
The Bottom Line
Garcelle Beauvais is an actor, model, writer, philanthropist, and an inspiration to everyone going through a hard time. She comes from a broken family and faced two failed marriages. Yet, she has stayed strong throughout and joined The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (RHOBH) in 2020. Beauvais started her modeling career at the age of 16 and modeled for Ford initially. She later walked the runway for big names and was featured on magazine covers, including Harper’s Bazaar, Playboy, Sheen Magazine, etc. She has made a fortune from her modeling, acting, and writing career. Garcelle Beauvais’s net worth is $8 million as of 2022. She lives in her home in San Fernando Valley now.