Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$6 million
Date Of BirthNovember 26, 1966
SpouseMike Nilon, Daniel Saunders
FactGave birth to twins (her second and third child) at age 40, sons Jax Joseph Nilon and Jaid Thomas Nilon on October 18, 2007. Children's father is her second husband, Michael Nilon.

Garcelle Beauvais was born on November 26, 1966, in St. Marc, Haiti. Her mother, Marie-Claire, was a homemaker, and her father, Axel, was a lawyer. She has six siblings. When she was seven years old, her family moved to the United States, settling in Boston. She attended a Catholic high school and then went on to study at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

Garcelle began her modeling career while still in high school. She has appeared on the covers of magazines such as Elle, Glamour, and Cosmopolitan. In 1986, she became the first black woman to grace the cover of Playboy magazine. She has also appeared in campaigns for brands such as L’Oreal and Old Navy.

In addition to modeling, Garcelle has also enjoyed a successful acting career. She has appeared in films such as The Meteor Man (1993), Wild Wild West (1999), and Bad Company (2002). On television, she has had roles on shows such as The Jamie Foxx Show (1996-2001), NYPD Blue (2001-2004), and Franklin & Bash (2011-2014).

In 2008, Garcelle released her memoir, My Life As I See It. In it, she candidly discusses her upbringing, her career, and her personal life.

Garcelle has been married twice. Her first marriage was to Daniel Saunders, with whom she has a son, Oliver. Her second marriage was to Mike Nilon, with whom she has twin sons, Jax and Jaid. She is currently single.

Garcelle’s net worth is estimated to be $8 million.

General Info

Full NameGarcelle Beauvais
Net Worth$6 million
Date Of BirthNovember 26, 1966
Height1.75 m
ProfessionEntrepreneur, Actor, Model, Singer
EducationNorth Miami Beach High School


SpouseMike Nilon, Daniel Saunders
ChildrenJaid Thomas Nilon, Jax Joseph Nilon, Oliver Saunders
ParentsMarie-Claire Beauvais, Axel Jean Pierre


MoviesWild Wild West, Bad Company, White House Down, And Then There Was You, Coming to America, Barbershop 2: Back in Business, Girlfriends' Getaway, Double Take, I Know Who Killed Me, Women in Trouble, Flight, A Girl Like Grace, Small Time, 10.5: Apocalypse, Manhunter, American Gun, Second String, Barber...
TV ShowsFranklin & Bash, Eyes, The Jamie Foxx Show, Opposite Sex, Models Inc., Window Warriors

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1My parents split up when I was 3 years old, and I lived with my mother.
2Adultery is the ultimate deal-breaker for me. I would rather be alone than in a relationship that doesn't honor me.
3Conversations between parents and kids are important - about race issues, about all kinds of things, about heritage.
4Divorce isn't one-sided, and I am by no means perfect. Becoming accountable for my role in the relationship was very empowering.
5It only took one text message to change my life. That's when I discovered my loving husband had been unfaithful. His infidelities ended our marriage.


1Gave birth to twins (her second and third child) at age 40, sons Jax Joseph Nilon and Jaid Thomas Nilon on October 18, 2007. Children's father is her second husband, Michael Nilon.
2Gave birth to her first child at age 24, a son Oliver Saunders on February 22, 1991. Child's father is her first husband, Daniel Saunders.
3Her new "post divorce" Los Angeles home was featured on the Home and Garden Channel show "My Favorite Place" (2011).
4Appeared in underwear along with Yasmine Bleeth, Alyssa Milano, Melissa Joan Hart, Jamie Luner, Carmen Electra, Peta Wilson and Jeri Ryan on the cover of and inside the October 1997 issue of "Details" magazine.
5Good friend of Angie Harmon, who is going to give Garcelle a baby shower.
6Guest-starred on the TV show Family Matters (1989) on four separate occasions, each time playing a different character.
7Former Ford Agency model.
8Is fluent in French.
9Voted one of "The 10 Sexiest Women of 2001" by the readers of Black Men Magazine.




Spider-Man: Homecoming2017post-production
The Magicians2016TV SeriesOur Lady Underground
Girlfriends Getaway 22015TV MovieVicki Holmes
A Girl Like Grace2015Lisa
Grimm2015TV SeriesHenrietta
Back to School Mom2015Dee Riley
Minay TV2015TV SeriesGuest
The Mentalist2014TV SeriesDanitra Cass
Girlfriends' Getaway2014TV MovieVicki Holmes
Playing House2014TV SeriesDr. Jay
Small Time2014Linda
And Then There Was You2013Natalie Gilbert
Necessary Roughness2013TV SeriesLana Langer
White House Down2013Alison Sawyer
Arrested Development2013TV SeriesOphelia
Psych2013TV SeriesMiranda Sherrod
David E. Talbert's Suddenly Single2012VideoSamantha Stone
Franklin & Bash2011-2012TV SeriesHanna Linden
The Exes2012TV SeriesKendra
State of Georgia2011TV SeriesGwen Dressel
Eyes to See2010ShortMarie
Human Target2010TV SeriesVivian Cox
Crash2009TV SeriesConnie
Maneater2009TV Mini-SeriesSuzee Saunders
Women in Trouble2009Maggie (as Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon)
The Cure2007TV MovieTrudie Ericson (as Garcell Beauvais-Nilon)
I Know Who Killed Me2007Agent Julie Bascome (as Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon)
Eyes2005-2007TV SeriesNora Gage
CSI: Miami2006TV SeriesKatrina Iverson
10.5: Apocalypse2006TV Mini-SeriesNatalie Warner
Women in Law2006TV Series
American Gun2005Sarah (as Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon)
Fashion News Live2005TV Series
NYPD Blue2001-2004TV SeriesA.D.A. Valerie Heywood
Life with Bonnie2004TV SeriesDr. Gamz
Curb Your Enthusiasm2004TV SeriesRenee
Barbershop 2: Back in Business2004Loretta (as Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon)
R. Kelly: The R. in R&B - The Video Collection2003VideoThe Woman (segment "Down Low")
The Bernie Mac Show2003TV SeriesVicki
Second String2002TV MovieLarissa Fullerton
Bad Company2002Nicole (as Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon)
Titans2001TV SeriesTina
The Jamie Foxx Show1996-2001TV SeriesFrancesca 'Fancy' Monroe
Double Take2001Chloe
Opposite Sex2000TV SeriesMs. Maya Bradley
Arli$$1999TV Series
Wild Wild West1999Belle
Family Matters1991-1996TV SeriesNicole Moses / Young Mother Winslow / Garcelle / ...
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1992-1995TV SeriesSandra / Veronica
The Wayans Bros.1995TV SeriesRachel
Models Inc.1994-1995TV SeriesCynthia Nichols
Every Breath1994Woman #2
Where I Live1993TV SeriesTerry
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper1993TV SeriesKeeler
Dream On1992TV SeriesDanica
Down the Shore1992TV SeriesLiat
Coming to America1988Rose Bearer
Manhunter1986Young Woman Housebuyer
The Cosby Show1986TV SeriesNurse
Miami Vice1984-1985TV SeriesGabriella / Waitress


And Then There Was You2013producer


'NYPD Blue': A Final Tribute2005TV Movie documentary special thanks
Inside 'NYPD Blue': A Decade on the Job2002TV Short documentary special thanks - as Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon


Glamour's 50 Biggest Fashion Do's and Don'ts2005TV MovieHerself - Host
TV Land's Top Ten2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005TV SeriesHerself
Tavis Smiley2005TV SeriesHerself
36th NAACP Image Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
'NYPD Blue': A Final Tribute2005TV Movie documentaryHerself / ADA Valerie Heywood
SoapTalk2003TV SeriesHerself
I Love the '70s2003TV Series documentaryHerself
3rd Annual BET Awards2003TV Special documentaryHerself
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration2003TV Special documentaryHerself
Cooking with Mom2003TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2003TV SeriesHerself
VH1 Big in 2002 Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
Inside 'NYPD Blue': A Decade on the Job2002TV Short documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Essence Awards2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '022002TV Special documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The 16th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
The 28th Annual People's Choice Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
Journeys in Black2002TV Series documentaryHerself
14th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2000TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1998TV SeriesHerself
Politically Incorrect1998TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Daily Show1997TV SeriesHerself
3rd Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards1997TV SpecialHerself
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1995TV SeriesHerself
The 9th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1995TV SpecialHerself
7 Days2016/IShort completedHerself
Hollywood Today Live2015-2016TV SeriesHerself - Co-Hostess / Herself - Guest Co-Hostess
The Doctors2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest Co-Hostess
Dish Nation2016TV SeriesHerself
Hell's Kitchen2016TV SeriesHerself - Restaurant Patron
The View2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest Co-Hostess / Herself
The Meredith Vieira Show2015TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2015TV SeriesHerself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20152015TV SpecialHerself
The 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards2015TV SpecialHerself
Minay TV2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Insider2014TV SeriesHerself
The Mommy Show2014TV SeriesHerself
Good Day L.A.2014TV SeriesHerself
Bethenny2013TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Kris2013TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host
The Talk2011-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Home & Family2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Wendy Williams Show2009-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Fashion News Live2008-2013TV SeriesHerself
44th NAACP Image Awards2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
43rd NAACP Image Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
The Mo'Nique Show2011TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2010TV SeriesHerself
41st NAACP Image Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
Black to the Future2009TV SeriesHerself
2006 Independent Spirit Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 3rd Annual Vibe Awards2005TV SpecialHerself (as Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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