You Should Know Her: Garcelle Beauvais


shebrand-superstar-garcelle-beauvais Garcelle Beauvais is an actress, author, blogger and mother of three boys. Best known for her roles in The Jamie Foxx Show, NYPD Blue, Eyes and the TNT series, Franklin & Bash, her film credits include: American Gun, Barbershop 2, Bad Company, Flight and White House Down.

Garcelle has been a co-host for E’s Fashion Police and Access Hollywood Live. She was recently named one of the 50 Most Beautiful Women 2014 by People Magazine and is a regular contributor to their Moms&Babies blog.

In addition to her busy schedule as an actress, Garcelle was inspired by motherhood to write a children’s book series entitled ‘I AM,’ addressing identity issues relevant to many children today. The first book, I Am Mixed, focuses on children of mixed ethnicities and was released in August 2013. The second in the series, I Am Living in Two Homes, helps children deal with the realities of divorce and was released last year.

Garcelle supports Step Up Women’s Network, a national non-profit that empowers women and girls to reach their full potential. She is also active with the March of Dimes, Children Uniting Nations, and Yele Haiti Foundation.

shebrand-superstar-garcelle-beauvais Name: Garcelle Beauvais
Occupation: Actor, Author, Mommy
Twitter Handle: @GarcelleB

1. What are three words that best describe you?

Warm, funny, fearless.

2. Tell us why you’re awesome in two sentences or less.

I am awesome because I try to live my truth every day and I truly care about others. I also want to be the best mommy ever.

3. What are your three biggest indulgences?

Shopping for shoes, yummy meals, spoiling my kids.

4. What’s currently your favorite…

Restaurant: Crustacean Beverly Hills.
Food: Sushi and also lumbi, which is a Haitian dish.
Cocktail: Vodka & cranberry juice.
Shopping destination/store: Saks, Intermix & Zara.
Fashion item: The Valentino RockStud stiletto and Alexis Bittar Muse D’or gold crystal studded spur lace cuff.
Place to hangout: The beach with my kids.
City: Malibu.
Travel item: Cashmere wrap or blanket.
Beauty product: Lime Crime lip stains (my favorite color is Utopia).
Skincare product: Bioelements Crucial Moisture and Epicuren Apricot Facial Scrub.
Hostess gift: A bottle of Yellow Tail wine.
Home décor item: Illume Gardenia candle.
Book: I Am Living in Two Homes (of course I have to mention my newest children’s book from the “I Am” series).
Website: The Real Real.
Magazine: It’s a three way tie between InStyle, Marie Claire and USWeekly!

5. What’s the ONE thing you absolutely can’t live without?

My three boys: Oliver, Jax and Jaid (and Sunfare Food Delivery when I’m getting ready for a big project!).

6. What is your biggest pet peeve?

Rudeness and people who drive with their dogs on their laps.

7. If you could have dinner with anyone (living or not) who would it be?

I would love to have dinner with Michelle Obama. I’d like to learn about her experience as a woman – and as a black woman – in the White House, and where she sees herself after all this. And of course, we would talk fashion, fashion, fashion because I adore her style!

8. What does it mean to you to have a strong, engaging brand and how has having one helped you?

I think now branding is everything – everything you say and do is a part of your brand. It’s a way of letting others know who you are. A strong, clear brand allows people to get a sense of you when they interact with you – whether it’s through your website or in-person. You want to be able to connect with people in a meaningful way, and I‘ve been able to do this as an actor (with some help from SheBrand!) through my website and social media platforms.

9. What is your #1 tip for fellow women entrepreneurs?

If you’re really passionate about something, then you must go for it 100 percent!!! Give it your all. It’s much better to know you tried, then to later regret not trying at all.



1. Lime Crime Lip Stains
This ground breaking formula goes on liquid and dries matte, so you won’t have to worry about smudging and smearing.

2. Ralph Lauren Cashmere Throw
An exquisite blanket woven from the finest cashmere in Ralph Lauren’s signature cabling.

3. Valentino Rockstud Pump
Golden pyramid studs stand out on the straps of this patent leather pump and will give you just the right amount of edge.

4. I Am Living in 2 Homes
This book shines a light on, and celebrates the ever-growing diversity that exists in the lives of children today.

5. Epicuren Apricot Scrub
Finely ground and polished apricot seed and walnut shells slough away surface dryness and debris to reveal a smooth and fresh complexion.

6. Bioelements Crucial Moisture
An emollient creme that moisturizes dry skin to improve the look of lines with lubricating hydrators.

7. Alexis Bittar Muse D’or Crystal Studded Spur Lace Cuff
A classic cuff is given a punk twist with the addition of Gold Tone, Crystal Encrusted Spurs.

8. Yellow Tail Wine
This Australian wine is fresh, flavorsome and fun – perfect for everyone to enjoy, every day.



Garcelle with her three boys, Oliver, Jax and Jaid.



  1. I love this interview! I totally agree: if you want something and you have a passion for it, then go for it 100%. No holding back!

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