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Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri & Other 'Flashdance' Cast Members 37 Years after Movie Premiere

Bettina Dizon
Feb 23, 2020
05:52 A.M.

A lot has happened to the cast of “Flashdance,” including several other projects since the film first hit the theaters in 1983.

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It has been nearly 37 years since the hit dance movie “Flashdance” premiered on the big screen in 1983, yet fans still ask Jennifer Beals about the film.

The film paved the way for many of its cast members to land more significant roles in both film and television. Here’s a look at the actors and actresses who danced their way to stardom.

JENNIFER BEALS

“Flashdance” was Beals’ breakthrough role in the industry and allowed her to become a world-renowned actress with nearly 100 on-screen credits.

Jennifer Beals in Sweden, 1983. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Jennifer Beals in Sweden, 1983. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

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Beals was recognized for her starring role in the movie and earned a Golden Globe nomination and an NAACP Image Award for Best Actress.

She has since had several acclaimed roles and worked with some of the best filmmakers in the industry. Among her films are “The Book of Eli,” alongside Denzel Washington and “Twilight of Golds,” which won her a Golden Satellite Award.

Jennifer Beals during the "In the Soup" (1992) panel at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Jennifer Beals during the "In the Soup" (1992) panel at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

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Her other movies are “Rodger Dodger,” “Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle,” “Four Rooms,” “Before I Fall,” and “Devil in a Blue Dress,” which landed her yet another NAACP Image Award nomination.

The actress also appeared on the television series “The Last Tycoon,” “Taken,” “Swamp Thing,” and the television movie “A Wife’s Nightmare.”

Jennifer Beals during the In the Soup (1992) panel at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Jennifer Beals during the In the Soup (1992) panel at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

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Apart from her acting career, Beals is a C40 Goodwill Ambassador that helps make aware of the climate crisis and encourage initiatives to counter climate change.

MICHAEL NOURI

Michael Nouri landed the role of Nick Hurley in the film and later starred in several other shows, including “All My Children,” “The O.C.,” “Damages,” “American Crime Story,” “The Young and Restless,” and “Love & War.”

Michael Nouri at the premiere for "The Proposal." | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Michael Nouri at the premiere for "The Proposal." | Source: Wikimedia Commons

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Nouri also appeared in the movies “Con Man,” “The Proposal,” “The Hidden,” and “The Terminal.” He was previously married to Lynn Goldsmith from 1976 to 1978, and Vicki Light from 1986 until 2001.

CYNTHIA RHODES

Cynthia Rhodes had a short-lived career after “Flashdance,” with “Dirty Dancing” as the only other notable film she had before ending her career.

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Her choice to leave the industry was to take care of her three children, Brandon Caleb Marx, Lucas Connor Marx, and Jesse Taylor Marx.

KYLE T. HEFFNER

Chicago-born Kyle Heffner developed his acting skills at an early age after his parents enrolled him in a children’s theater, The Jack and Jill Players.

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After starring in “Flashdance,” Heffner appeared in “Runaway Train,” “The Woman in Red,” “When Harry Met Sally,” “High Crimes,” “Plan,” and “Wishing Well.”

The actor also appeared on television shows such as “In Heat,” “Suddenly Susan,” “Gideon’s Crossing,” “Seinfeld,” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

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LEE VING

Lee Ving was initially known as the frontman of the rock band Fear, but later appeared on-screen in the films “Street of Fire” and “Clue.”

He was also one of the notable characters in the music documentary “The Decline of Western Civilization” in 1981.

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