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Jennifer Beals, 'Flashdance' Star, Returning to TV in 'Proof' on TNT

Monday, 10 Mar 2014 05:57 PM

By Angela Deines

Actress Jennifer Beals, perhaps best known for "Flashdance," is returning to television and will play a doctor in the pilot of “Proof,” a supernatural medical drama set to air on TNT.

Beals will play Dr. Kathryn Russo in “Proof,” which is being executive produced by Kyra Sedgwick, who starred in “The Closer.”

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According to Deadline, Beals’ character, a surgeon, struggles with the death of her son and a growing estrangement from her surviving daughter. The show will explore whether there is life after death.

Beals, a 50-year-old Chicago native, has starred in dozens of movies since her 1983 hit “Flashdance,” in which she played Alex Owens, a struggling dancer and welder in Pittsburgh. She was nominated for a Golden Globe for the role and appeared on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” in April 1983 when she was a freshman at Yale. During that interview, Beals told Carson she had auditioned for the “Flashdance” role along with 4,000 other actresses.

In addition to starring in more than 50 films since “Flashdance,” Beals also played the Yale-educated Bette Porter in Showtime’s “The L Word.”

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