Garcelle Beauvais was born in Haiti on November 26, 1966. After her parents divorced, she and her six elder siblings relocated to the United States. At 17, she began her career as a fashion model, where as a Ford Model Management signee she quickly booked gigs including print ads for Mary Kay, Avon and Neiman Marcus. Her big break as an actress came in the spin-off to Melrose Place, Models Inc. Beauvais is most recognized from her role as Francesca "Fancy" Monroe on The Jamie Foxx Show.
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