Garcelle Beauvais

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Garcelle Beauvais
Born November 26, 1966 in St. Marc, Haiti
Sometimes credited as Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Models, Inc. Cynthia Nichols 1994–1995 1
The Jamie Foxx Show Fancy Monroe 1996–2001 1 2 3 4 5
(credited as Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon)
ADA Valerie Heywood 2001–2004 8 9 10 11
(credited as Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon)
Nora Gage 2005 1
Franklin & Bash Hanna Linden 2011–2012 1 2
The Real Co-Host 2021– 

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Miami Vice Waitress 1x11 - Give a Little, Take a Little December 7, 1984
Miami Vice Gabriella 1x18 - The Maze February 22, 1985
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Veronica 3x03 - That's No Lady, That's My Cousin September 28, 1992
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Keeler 1x17 - Boys Don't Leave February 23, 1993
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Herself 5x25 - For Whom the Wedding Bells Toll May 15, 1995
The Wayans Bros. Rachel 2x02 - Fatal Subtraction September 13, 1995
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Sandra 6x06 - Not, I Barbecue October 23, 1995
The Bernie Mac Show
(credited as Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon)
Vicki 2x11 - Bernie Mac Rope-a-Dope February 5, 2003
Curb Your Enthusiasm
(credited as Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon)
Renee 4x07 - The Surrogate February 22, 2004
Life with Bonnie
(credited as Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon)
Dr. Gams 2x18 - Therabeautic March 5, 2004
CSI: Miami
(credited as Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon)
Katrina Iverson 5x03 - Death Pool 100 October 2, 2006
Human Target
(credited as Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon)
Vivian Cox 1x06 - Lockdown February 17, 2010
The Mentalist Danitra Cass 7x02 - The Greybar Hotel December 7, 2014
The Mentalist Danitra Cass 7x03 - Orange Blossom Ice Cream December 14, 2014


  • Her mother, Marie-Claire was a nurse and her father, Axel Jean was a lawyer
  • Has six older siblings
  • Resided in Massachusetts and Miami, Florida after moving to the United States from Haiti
  • Began modeling when she was 17 years old
  • Was signed with Ford Models and Irene Marie Models in Miami, Florida
  • Modeled in print advertisements and catalogs for businesses such as Avon, Clairol, Mary Kay, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom
  • Was married to her first husband, Daniel Saunders from 1991 to 2000; they have a son, Oliver (born in 1991)
  • Was married to her second husband, Mike Nilon from 2001 to 2011; they have twin sons Jax & Jaid (born in 2007)
  • Is fluent in French