Character

Christina Hart

Played by Jennifer Beals

Actor Bio

Jennifer Beals stars as Christina Hart on NBC's straight-to-series adaptation of the hit movie franchise "Taken," now in its second season.

Beals is an internationally renowned actress who has been featured in over 50 films and some of the highest rated television series to date. On the television side, she recently played a recurring role on Amazon's "The Last Tycoon" as Margo Taft, a Hollywood starlet who is as well known for her classy, sophisticated demeanor as she is for her scheming mind games to always get her way.

Beals will executive produce and reprise her role as Bette Porter in the sequel to the hit Showtime original series "The L Word," currently in development. She will also executive produce the upcoming dance drama "The Edge," recently sold to Fox, teaming up with Kenny Ortega and James Larosa. In 2015, Beals starred in the TNT series "Proof." Additional TV credits include NBC's medical drama "The Night Shift," the Fox series "The Chicago Code" and the hit Showtime series "The L Word," which aired for six seasons and garnered her two NAACP Image Award nominations and a Satellite Award nomination. Beals was also presented with the Human Rights Campaign's Ally for Equality Award in 2012 for her support of the LGBT community.

Her latest film project, "Before I Fall," premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and was released in March 2017. Beals recently co-starred in the feature film "Manhattan Night" alongside Adrien Brody and Campbell Scott. Her role in the iconic film "Flashdance" earned her a Golden Globe nomination and an NAACP Image Award for best actress. Beals starred in "A Wife's Nightmare," for which she was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award, as well as the independent films "In the Soup," which won the Grand Jury Prize for best dramatic film at Sundance, and "Cinemanovels," which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Her extensive feature credits also include "The Book of Eli," "The Twilight of the Golds," for which she won a Golden Satellite Award, "Roger Dodger," "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle," "Runaway Jury" and "Devil in a Blue Dress," which earned her another NAACP Image Award nomination. Beals received the Maverick Tribute Award at the Cinequest San Jose Film Festival in 1999.

Originally from Chicago, Beals attended Yale University, where she graduated with honors.

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