Beverley Mitchell

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Beverley Mitchell
Beverley Mitchell, Seventh Heaven star DF-SD-02-04992 (cropped).jpg
Mitchell in 2001
Born
Beverley Ann Mitchell

(1981-01-22) January 22, 1981 (age 38)
Alma materLoyola Marymount University
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1984–present
Spouse(s)
Michael Cameron (m. 2008)
Children2

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 on the television series 7th Heaven.

Early life[edit]

Mitchell was born in Arcadia, California, to 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.[1]

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 as a child actress 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. 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, Mitchell played Erica Enders-Stevens in the Disney Channel original movie Right on Track, based on the early career of the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock champion and her sister Courtney Enders, who was played by Brie Larson.

In 2005, during a hiatus from filming 7th Heaven, Mitchell played Laura Hunter in the horror sequel Saw 2.

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

In 2010, Mitchell joined the cast of The Secret Life of the American Teenager at the start of the third season as school counselor Katelyn O’Malley.[2]

In March 2016, she was cast in the Pop Hollywood Darlings with fellow 1990s child stars Jodie Sweetin and Christine Lakin.[3] The series premiered April 12, 2017.

Personal life[edit]

In 1997, Mitchell's 15-year-old friend Angela was killed in a car accident. In the book Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul, Mitchell described how the death deeply affected her. The 7th Heaven episode "Nothing Endures But Change" was based on her experience.[4] Her hit song "Angel" which is featured on her debut album was also written for her late friend.

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 served as bridesmaids.[5][6]

On March 28, 2013, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter.[7] On September 4, 2014, Mitchell announced they were expecting their second child.[8] On January 28, 2015, she gave birth to a son.[9] In November 2018, Mitchell wrote a blog post on her site Growing Up Hollywood revealing she had endured a miscarriage with twins earlier that year.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Big Brother Jake Cassie
Children of the Bride Jersey TV movie
1991 Baby of the Bride
1992 Quantum Leap Becky Pruitt Episode: "Killin' Time"
Sinatra Little Nancy at 7–9 Miniseries
1993 Mother of the Bride Jersey TV movie
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 TV movie
Baywatch Melissa Episode: "Hot Stuff"
1996 The Faculty Leslie Episode: "Behavior Among Adults"
1996–2007 7th Heaven Lucy Camden-Kinkirk Main role (242 episodes)
2000 Hey Arnold! Summer (voice) Episode: "Summer Love"
Girl Band Suzanne TV movie
2003 Right on Track Erica Enders
2008 Post Mortem Mackenzie Greer
2011–2013 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Kaitlin O'Malley Regular role (26 episodes)
2012 Get Out Alive Lucy Foster TV movie
The Haunting Of Self Episode: "'The Haunting Of' Beverley Mitchell"
2015 A Gift Wrapped Christmas Stephanie TV movie
2016 Deadly Dance Mom Beth Hoyson
2017–2018 Hollywood Darlings Herself Main role

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Killing Obsession Annie
1996 The Crow: City of Angels Grace
2001 Mean People Suck Kate's Sister Short film
2005 Saw II Laura Hunter
2008 Extreme Movie Sue
2010 Snowmen Mrs. Sherbrook
2012 Pennhurst Sarah
2014 The Dog Who Saved Easter Alice
Toxin Isabelle

Discography[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
US Country US Heat
Beverley Mitchell
  • Release date: January 23, 2007
  • Label: Daywind Records
30 8

Singles[edit]

Year Single Album
2006 "Angel" Beverley Mitchell
2007 "Heaven on Earth Down Here"
"Walking"
2009 "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. ^ "Beverley Mitchell Then & Now! – Stanton Daily". stantondaily.com. Retrieved 2018-01-26.
  2. ^ DiNunno, Gina (July 20, 2010). "Exclusive: 7th Heaven Star Joins Secret Life". TVGuide. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  3. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (15 March 2016). "Jodie Sweetin, Christine Lakin, Beverley Mitchell to Star in Pop Comedy (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
  4. ^ Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul. Scholastic, Inc. 2001. ISBN 9781453278994.
  5. ^ "Beverley Mitchell Gets Married". TVGuide. Retrieved 2019-12-06.
  6. ^ Wihlborg, Ulrica. "Beverley Mitchell Gets Married in Italy". People. Retrieved 2019-12-06.
  7. ^ "Beverley Mitchell Welcomes Daughter Kenzie Lynne". People. Retrieved 2019-12-06.
  8. ^ Esther Lee (4 September 2014). "Beverley Mitchell Is Pregnant: 7th Heaven Star Expecting Second Child". Us Weekly. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  9. ^ "Beverley Mitchell Gives Birth to Second Child, Welcomes Baby Boy With Husband Michael Cameron". USWeekly.
  10. ^ Mitchell, Beverley (November 22, 2018). "THANKFUL, GRATEFUL, BLESSED—Healing after a miscarriage". Growing Up Hollywood. Retrieved February 3, 2019.

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