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Ms. Garcelle Bouvais


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Named one of People Magazine’s highly coveted 50 Most Beautiful, Haitian-born actress Garcelle Beauvais immigrated to the United States at the age of seven with her mother and sisters and has since charmed audiences with her dramatic and comedic abilities. Balancing perfectly between the small screen and big screen, this cultural icon proudly became the first Black cast member on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Cementing her status as a media queen, she released a memoir titled “Love Me as I Am” (Harper Collins, April 2022) about life, love, and the pursuit of true happiness. It quickly rose in the ranks, landing in the #1 spot on Amazon and garnering a great deal of press attention including being mentioned on “Good Morning America,” “Nightline,” and in People Magazine. Most recently, Garcelle expanded her empire to include a home line with HSN called “Garcelle at Home.” Looking back at her career, Garcelle is a hybrid businesswoman and mother who has been a cherished face in Hollywood for over 30 years. She got her start in the 90s, featured on the comedy shows “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “The Jamie Foxx Show.” She went on to appear in television on series such as SyFy’s “The Magicians,” NBC’s “Chicago Med,” “NYPD Blue,” “Franklin & Bash,” HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Arrested Development,” “Power” on Starz and many others. In addition to scripted TV, Garcelle co-hosted on Fox’s daytime talk-show “Hollywood Today Live,” where she broke down the latest in entertainment, pop culture, and celebrity news, as well co-hosting for E!’s “Fashion Police,” and “Access Hollywood Live” on NBC. On the voiceover side of work, she was heard in the Nickelodeon mini-series “Middle School Moguls” as ‘Mrs. Pierre’ using her native Haitian accent. Recently, Garcelle wrapped her final season on the multi-award-winning talk show Fox’s “The Real” as co-host. Working in film has always been a passion for Garcelle. She has starred in box office hits “White House Down” with Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum, as the First Lady of the United States in “Flight,” with Denzel Washington, “American Gun” with Forrest Whitaker, “Coming to America,” and the sequel “Coming 2 America,” where she worked once again with Eddie Murphy, “Bad Company” with Chris Rock, “Barbershop 2: Back in Business” with Queen Latifah, and “Spider-Man: Homecoming” with Tom Holland, among others. Above all, Garcelle’s most important job is being a mother. She was inspired by motherhood to write a children’s book series entitled “I AM,” addressing identity issues relevant to many children today. There are three successful books in the series, which was re-released in April 2020 for its fifth anniversary. Garcelle supports the Step Up Women’s Network, a national nonprofit that empowers women and girls to be strong and reach their full potential. She is also an active supporter of UNICEF and Angels for Humanity, an organization that helps children in Haiti through education and health-based initiatives. After she went on a humanitarian trip with the organization to help feed over 3,500 children, she was honored with the “Distinguished Humanitarian Award” at their 6th Annual Catwalk for Charity in 2019. Garcelle resides in Los Angeles and has three sons, Oliver, her firstborn who has made her a proud grandmother, and her twins, Jax and Jaid.

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