Beverley Mitchell

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Beverley Mitchell
Born Beverley Ann Mitchell
(1981-01-22) January 22, 1981 (age 33)
Arcadia, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1990–present
Spouse(s) Michael Cameron (m. 2008)
Children 1

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[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.[citation needed]

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

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]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Big Brother Jake Cassie Series
1990 Children of the Bride Jersey Movie
1991 Baby of the Bride Jersey Movie
1992 Quantum Leap Becky Pruitt Episode: "Killin' Time"
1992 Sinatra Little Nancy at 7–9 Miniseries
1993 Mother of the Bride Jersey Movie
1993 Phenom Clare Episodes: "There's No Place Like Home", "A Lou-Daughter Picnic"
1994 Melrose Place Katie Conners Episode: "No Strings Attached"
1995 White Dwarf XuXu Movie
1995 Baywatch Melissa Episode: "Hot Stuff"
1996 Faculty, TheThe Faculty Leslie Episode: "Behavior Among Adults"
1996–2007 7th Heaven Lucy Camden-Kinkirk Main role (243 episodes)
2000 Hey Arnold! Summer (voice) Episode: "Summer Love"
2000 Girl Band Suzanne Movie
2003 Right on Track Erica Enders Movie
2008 Post Mortem Mackenzie Greer Movie
2011–2013 Secret Life of the American Teenager, TheThe Secret Life of the American Teenager Kaitlin O'Malley Regular role (26 episodes)

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Killing Obsession Annie
1996 Crow: City of Angels, TheThe Crow: City of Angels Grace
2005 Saw II Laura Hunter
2008 Extreme Movie Sue
2010 Snowmen Mrs. Sherbrook
2012 Pennhurst Sarah
2014 Dog Who Saved Easter, TheThe Dog Who Saved Easter Alice April release
2014 Mentryville Isabelle

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
US Country US Heat
Beverley Mitchell
  • Release date: January 23, 2007
  • Label: Daywind Records
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Singles[edit]

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

Music videos[edit]

Year Video
2007 "Heaven on Earth Down Here"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Young Artist Awards
  • 1997: Best Performance in a Drama Series – Young Actress (7th Heaven) – Won
  • 1998: Best Performance in a TV Drama Series – Leading Young Actress (7th Heaven) – Won
  • 1999: Best Performance in a TV Series – Young Ensemble (7th Heaven) – Nominated (with Barry Watson, David Gallagher, Jessica Biel and Mackenzie Rosman)
  • 2000: Best Performance in a TV Drama Series – Leading Young Actress (7th Heaven) – Won
Teen Choice Awards
YoungStar Awards
  • 1998: Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama TV Series (7th Heaven) – Nominated
  • 2000: Best Young Ensemble Cast – Television (7th Heaven) – Nominated (with David Gallagher, Jessica Biel and Mackenzie Rosman)

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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