Beverley Mitchell

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Beverley Mitchell
BornBeverley Ann Mitchell
(1981-01-22) January 22, 1981 (age 32)
Arcadia, California, U.S.
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1990–present
Spouse(s)Michael Cameron (m. 2008)
 
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Beverley Mitchell
BornBeverley Ann Mitchell
(1981-01-22) January 22, 1981 (age 32)
Arcadia, California, U.S.
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1990–present
Spouse(s)Michael Cameron (m. 2008)

Beverley Ann Mitchell (born January 22, 1981) is an American actress and country music singer. She is best known for her role as Lucy Camden-Kinkirk on the television series 7th Heaven.

Early life and family[edit]

Her parents are Sharon Mitchell (née Weisz), an office manager, and David Mitchell, an auto racing promoter. Her parents have since divorced and remarried and she has a half-brother Giuseppe Tomasino from her father's second marriage. She shares one thing in common with her former 7th Heaven co-star Catherine Hicks: both are former cheerleaders in high school.

After graduating from Chaminade College Preparatory School in 1999, she enrolled at Loyola Marymount University where she majored in film production.

Career[edit]

Mitchell's first major film role was in The Crow: City of Angels, playing teenaged drug-addict Grace. During the filming of The Crow, in 1996, she auditioned for the role of Mary Camden in a new family drama, 7th Heaven. Producers initially turned her down as they did not think she was suitable to play Mary. However, when she read for the part of sister Lucy, she was instantly cast. She is actually 14 months older than Jessica Biel, who played her older sister. 7th Heaven was very popular, lasting for 11 seasons.

In 2000, she had a small part in The Amanda Show as a customer in Moody's Point.

In 2003, Beverley played Erica Enders on Disney Channel Original Movie Right on Track. It was based on a true story about two sisters who drove race cars.

In 2005, during a hiatus from filming 7th Heaven, Mitchell played in the horror sequel Saw 2. She was reluctant about taking on the role at first as she has admitted she is not a fan of horror movies.

Her lifelong dream of becoming a country music singer came true when, in 2006, she recorded her debut album, Beverley Mitchell with record producer D. Scott Miller in Nashville, Tennessee. She co-wrote eight of the songs featured on the album, including the hit single "Angel".

In the summer of 2007, Mitchell starred in the TV movie I Know What I Saw, which aired on the Lifetime Television network. Beverley also has plans of recording a second album, and hopes to record her own version of the song "When You Say Nothing At All" on the album.

In 2010, it was announced that Mitchell would join the cast of The Secret Life of the American Teenager as a school counselor, which began in January 2011.[1]

Personal life[edit]

On April 11, 1997, Mitchell's friend Angela was killed in a car accident, at the age of fifteen. This affected Beverley deeply. She wrote about the experience of losing her friend in the book Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul. The 7th Heaven episode "Nothing Endures But Change" was based on her experience.[2] Her hit song "Angel" which is featured on her debut album was also written for Angela.

On New Year's Eve 2005, during a trip to Colorado, Mitchell became engaged to her long-time boyfriend, accountant Michael Cameron. They had originally planned to get married in 2007, but decided to put the wedding on hold due to the release of Mitchell's debut album. The wedding took place on October 1, 2008 in Ravello, Italy on the Amalfi Coast. Former 7th Heaven castmates Jessica Biel and Mackenzie Rosman both served as bridesmaids.[3][4] On March 28, 2013, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Kenzie Lynne.[5]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1990Big Brother JakeCassieTV series
1990Children of the BrideJerseyTV movie
1991Baby of the BrideJerseyTV movie
1992Quantum LeapBecky PruittEpisode: "Killin' Time"
1992SinatraLittle NancyTV movie
1993Mother of the BrideJerseyTV movie
1993PhenomClareEpisode: "There's No Place Like Home"
1994PhenomClareEpisode: "A Lou-Daughter Picnic"
1994Killing ObsessionAnnie
1994Melrose PlaceKatie ConnersEpisode: "No Strings Attached"
1995White DwarfXuxuTV movie
1995BaywatchMelissaEpisode: "Hot Stuff"
1996Faculty, TheThe FacultyLeslieEpisode: "Behavior Among Adults"
1996Crow: City of Angels, TheThe Crow: City of AngelsGrace
1996–
2007
7th HeavenLucy Camden-Kinkirk242 episodes
2000Hey Arnold!Summer (voice)Episode: "Summer Love"
2000Girl BandSuzanneTV movie
2001Mean People SuckKate's SisterShort film
2003Right on TrackErica EndersTV movie
2005Saw IILaura Hunter
2007Post MortemMackenzie GreerTV movie
2008Extreme MovieSue
2010SnowmenMrs. Sherbrook
2010–
2013
The Secret Life of the American TeenagerGuidance Counselor Katelyn O'MalleyTV series; 17 episodes

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart
positions
US CountryUS Heat
Beverley Mitchell
  • Release date: January 23, 2007
  • Label: Daywind Records
308

Singles[edit]

YearSingleAlbum
2006"Angel"Beverley Mitchell
2007"Heaven on Earth Down Here"
"Walking'"
2008"Let's Dream Like We're Gonna Live Forever"

Music videos[edit]

YearVideo
2007"Heaven on Earth Down Here"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Young Artist Awards
Teen Choice Awards
YoungStar Awards

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Exclusive: Seventh Heaven Star Joins Secret Life". TVGuide.com. 
  2. ^ Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul. Scholastic, Inc. 2001. ISBN 9781453278994. 
  3. ^ "Beverley Mitchell Gets Married". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 2008-10-01. 
  4. ^ "Beverley Mitchell Gets Married in Italy". People.com. Retrieved 2008-10-01. 
  5. ^ "Beverley Mitchell Welcomes Daughter". People.com. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 

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