Hollywood star Jennifer Beals had her career beginnings in the 1980s. Her major breakthrough was playing the lead in the movie Flashdance. For her work here, she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. She has since starred in the films The Bride, The Gamble, and Vampire’s Kiss. She continued acting in the ’90s, joining the main cast of the TV series 2000 Malibu Road. She later starred in the TV film The Twilight of the Golds. She’s also appeared in the films Day of Atonement, Four Rooms, and Devil in a Blue Dress. In the 2000s, she had notable roles in the films Runaway Jury, The Grudge 2, and Troubled Waters. She also became known for starring as Bette Porter on The L Word. Additionally, she’s known for her roles as Zoe Landau on Lie to Me and as Teresa Colvin on The Chicago Code. This year, she starred on the TV shows Taken and The Last Tycoon.
The 54-year-old actress stays in shape by eating healthy. In an interview, she reveals her ideal food day, which is: “First be grateful that you have food. If you really stop and think about all the conditions that it took to grow the vegetables, to transport the goods, to place it in stores, and to have the income with which to buy the food, it’s really kind of miraculous. A day that involves steel cut oats in the morning, my husband’s Shrimp Etouffee and yams is always good.”
She also revealed she takes supplements to help her with her health. She said: “I try to pay attention to heart health with supplements and exercise. One in three women die from heart disease.” She also stays in shape by making sure she starts her day right with a healthy breakfast. She said: “My go-to breakfast is steel cut oats with flax seed oil, chia seeds, and a dollop of honey mixed with a yam if there’s any leftover in the fridge from the previous night’s dinner. Yogurt with honey, flax seed oil, and pomegranate seeds is pretty delicious too. My absolute favorite is a traditional Japanese breakfast.”