Character

Christina Hart

Played by Jennifer Beals

Actor Bio

Jennifer Beals stars as Christina Hart, the Special Deputy Director of National Intelligence who has taken Bryan Mills under her wing, on NBC's upcoming action thriller series "Taken."

Beals is an internationally renowned actress who has been featured in more than 50 films and TV series. She recently guest-starred on NBC's medical drama "The Night Shift." Beals' latest film project, "Before I Fall," will be released in April. 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 "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 presented with the Human Rights Campaign's Ally for Equality Award in 2012 for her support of the LGBT community.

On the film front, 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.

Beals's extensive feature credits include films such as "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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