Biography

Garcelle Beauvais

Who Is Garcelle Beauvais?

Garcelle Beauvais, a child of immigrant parents who fled Haiti to secure a greater future for their kids in the US, is a talented and beautiful American actress, TV personality, model, and author.

Beauvais who is the youngest of her parents’ seven children is the only one who pursued a career in the entertainment industry. And, Beauvais who has been in the industry for over three decades is still serving as an actor.

Garcelle Beauvais: First Marriage To Daniel Saunders

Aside from her glamorous working life in Hollywood, the actress is also known for her private life as she has been married and divorced twice. Well, Garcelle Beauvais shared her first marriage to former husband Daniel Saunders, who is reported to be a British producer and actor, as per Who Dated Who.

Garcelle Beauvais with Daniel Saunders & son Oliver Saunders.
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Apparently. Beauvais and Saunders met and instantly fell in love in 1990 prior to their intimate wedding in 1991. And, the same year Garcelle and Daniel married, they welcomed their first child, a son named Oliver Saunders. Oliver is also a father to a son which makes the actress a grandmother.

Oliver’s parents remained married for a decade before they divorced in 2000. Daniel, today, keeps a private lifestyle. And, much isn’t known about him contrary to Garcelle who later married another man.

Garcelle Beauvais: Second Marriage To Mike Nilon

Not long after her split from her first husband, Garcelle Beauvais then fell in love with talent agent Mike Nilon of Creative Artists Agency. Things heated up pretty quickly between the two as they decided to tie the knot in May 2001.

Garcelle Beauvais with Mike Nilon and their twin sons.
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But, her second marriage didn’t prosper since Mike was an ungrateful husband and a sonwho cheated on Garcelle and their twin sons, Jax Joseph and Jaid Thomas Nilon. The actress publicly opened up about Mike’s infidelity upon their marriage.

Well, Mike had been cheating on her with a ‘sl*t in Chicago’ for almost five years, and the actress only found out about it in 2009. Not to mention, Beauvais also sent an email about Mike’s infidelity to Creative Artists Agency. Garcelle filed for divorce in 2010 before it was finalised in 2011.

Garcelle Beauvais: Dated Boyfriend Michael Elliot

In 2019, Garcelle Beauvais officially began dating screenwriter Michael Elliot, a screenwriter who is known for his work on Brown Sugar, Like Mike and Just Wright. Just a while after their romance peaked, Garcelle was also happy to introduce Michael on the red carpet event of Jumanji: The Next Level’s premiere in LA.

Garcelle Beauvais and Michael Elliot.
Source: US Weekly

But, it wasn’t meant to be for Garcelle as she announced her break up in February 2020 through Instagram by sharing that she was single again. Beauvais didn’t share any further reasons behind their split other than the hashtag that read ‘Life Happens’.

Garcelle Beauvais: Net Worth, House, Movies

As for someone as Garcell Beauvais who has been in the showbiz world for decades, she holds an impressive net worth of $8 million. Beauvais began her career in the eighties and rose to fame for her role in Models Inc. as Cynthia Nichols.

Beauvais is also notable for her work in movies including Coming to America where she playedRose bearer, The Jamie Foxx Show as Francesca “Fancy” Monroe alongside Jamie Foxx. Other than that, Beauvais started appearing on RHOBH from it’s tenth season since 2020.

And, with her extravagant wealth, Garcelle managed to purchase a house worth more than $1.5 million in the San Fernando Valley. Beauvais also gave a little tour to his house and the white kitchen of her home to US Weekly.

Garcelle Beauvais: Quick Facts

  • First Black woman to be casted on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
  • Made her appearance on the MV of Take You Out by Lucas Vandross.
  • As a Haiti woman, Beauvais says cooking is in her gene.
  • After moving to the US, Beauvais learned English by watching Sesame Street.
  • Beauvais can also speak French.
  • Was featured on Playboy in 2007.
  • Author of I Am Mixed which she released in 2013.

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