Violett Beane

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Violett Beane
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Beane in October 2016
Born (1996-05-18) May 18, 1996 (age 22)
OccupationActor
Years active2015–present

Violett Beane (born May 18, 1996) is an American actress, best known for her role as Jesse Wells / Jesse Quick in The CW's The Flash, as well as Markie Cameron in the 2018 horror film Truth or Dare.[1] Since 2018, she has starred as Cara Bloom in the CBS television series God Friended Me.

Early life[edit]

Beane was born in St. Petersburg, Florida. At ten years old, she moved to Austin, Texas, where she grew up and considers her hometown.[2] After moving to Austin, Beane fell in love with performing and took theatre all throughout middle and high school. Though Beane always felt like she was meant to perform in some way, it was not until her senior year of high school that she turned her focus towards pursuing acting professionally and found an agent in Austin.[3]

Career[edit]

In 2015, Beane landed a recurring role in season 2 of HBO series, The Leftovers. Beane played Taylor Truitt, a local girl in Jarden, Texas, who went missing along with two other girls.

Following The Leftovers, Beane was cast in The CW's hit superhero drama The Flash as Jesse Wells (nicknamed "Jesse Quick"), the daughter of Earth-2 Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh).[4] Jesse is a bright college student who gets caught in the battle between The Flash (Barry Allen) and Zoom.[5] In the Flash comics, Jesse Quick is a speedster who becomes the partner of Wally West (currently played on The Flash by Keiynan Lonsdale). Beane returned as Jesse in season 3 of the show.[6]

Beane recurred in the Fox medical drama series The Resident as Lily, a cancer patient under the care of Dr. Conrad Hawkins (Matt Czuchry) and Dr. Devon Pravesh (Manish Dayal). Abandoned by her fiancé and far from home, Lily inspires the hospital staff to be protective and emotionally involved in her outcome. The course of her treatment was determined by famous oncologist, Dr. Lane Hunter (Melina Kanakaredes).[7]

Beane's film credits include the indie horror film Flay, Slash, and the documentary Tower, which focuses on the University of Texas at Austin shooting in 1966, which was the first mass school shooting in the United States. In Tower, Beane portrays Claire Wilson, who was eight months pregnant during the shooting and lost her unborn baby and boyfriend that day.

In May 2017, Beane was cast as Markie Cameron in the Blumhouse supernatural thriller film Truth or Dare,[8] which was released in theaters on April 13, 2018.[9] As of 2018 Beane has starred in the CBS television series God Friended Me opposite Brandon Micheal Hall.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Beane is vegan and posed nude for PETA in support of that lifestyle.[11] Beane currently resides in New York to film her series God Friended Me.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2016 Slash Lindsay
2016 Tower Claire Wilson Animated documentary film
2017 Flay Bethany
2018 Truth or Dare Markie Cameron
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2015 The Leftovers Taylor Recurring role; 5 episodes
2015–present The Flash Jesse Wells/Jesse Quick Recurring role; 21 episodes
2016 Chicago P.D. Maya Collins Episode: "Some Friend"
2018 The Resident Lily Kendall Recurring role; 8 episodes
2018 Legends of Tomorrow Jesse Wells Episode: "Necromancing the Stone"
2018 God Friended Me Cara Bloom Main role

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'The Flash' Casts Violett Beane as New Hero, Demore Barnes as New Villain". TheWrap. August 25, 2015.
  2. ^ "'God Friended Me' ... and Violett Beane; actress previews new CBS series". Niagara Frontier Publications. September 27, 2018.
  3. ^ "INTERVIEW: Violett Beane, Star in 'The Flash' on CW!". Breakdownservices.com. Archived from the original on November 4, 2016. Retrieved April 2, 2016.
  4. ^ Ausiello, Michael (August 25, 2015). "The Flash Casts Newcomer as Heroine Speedster Jesse Quick". TVLine.
  5. ^ "'The Flash' Casts Violett Beane as New Hero, Demore Barnes as New Villain". Yahoo!.
  6. ^ Mitovich, Matt Webb (June 24, 2016). "The Flash Season 3: Jesse Will Return — But to What Reality? And With Powers?". TVLine.
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (September 7, 2017). "The Resident: Violett Beane Set To Recur In New Fox Drama". Deadline Hollywood.
  8. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (May 24, 2017). "'Teen Wolf' Star Tyler Posey, Violett Beane & More Are Game For 'Truth Or Dare' From Blumhouse". Deadline. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  9. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (January 11, 2017). "'Blumhouse's Truth Or Dare' Moves Up Two Weeks To Friday The 13th – Update". Deadline. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  10. ^ "'God Friended Me': Violett Beane To Star In CBS Comedic Drama Pilot About Faith". Deadline Hollywood. February 28, 2018.
  11. ^ Ashton, Will (April 28, 2018). "The Flash Star Violett Beane Gets Naked For PETA". Cinema Blend. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  12. ^ "Violett Beane". UpfrontNY. October 31, 2018.

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