"To be photographed in a bikini is not such a horrible thing, but some things I just want to keep to myself!" Beverley Mitchell
American actress Beverley Mitchell is well known for portraying the minister’s middle daughter, Lucy Camden Kinkirk, in WB’s hit show "7th Heaven" (1996-). Through her brilliant performance, Mitchell netted the Young Artist Award for four consecutive years. Television audiences can also catch her starring in two television movies, Girl Band (2000) and Right on Track (2003). On the silver screen, the big fan of Jodie Foster played roles in Saw II (2005, starring Tobin Bell and Lyriq Bent) and the upcoming I Remember (2005, with Jamie-Lynn DiScala and Andrew Keegan).
Off screen, blue-eyed, red-haired Mitchell is an animal lover and a humanitarian. At her home, she owns two dogs, Trixie and Dakota, and two cats, Casper and Tigger. She also actively takes parts in charity organizations like RADD Kids, Kmart Kids Race and Against Drugs.
Childhood and Family:
The only daughter of David Mitchell (race-car promoter) and Sharon Mitchell (office executive), Beverley Anne Mitchell was born on January 22, 1981, in Arcadia, California. After the divorce of her parents in 1996, Beverley moved with her mom to a suburb of Los Angeles while still keeping up her good relationship with her father.
Beverley Mitchell, whose nickname is Bev, started her career when she was just a little girl. A talent scout discovered Beverley at a local shopping mall when she threw a temper tantrum. Soon thereafter, she worked as a model for TV commercials and did several television gigs.
Upon graduation from high school in 1999, Beverley attended Loyal Marymount University in Los Angeles to study film. During free time, Beverley enjoys her hobbies, spending time with friends, shopping, singing, snowboarding and spending time with her boyfriend.
Mean People Suck
Four-year-old Beverley Mitchell was spotted in the middle of a shopping mall by a talent manager when she threw a temper tantrum. At the tender age of five, Mitchell earned her first brush with fame when she appeared in a TV campaign for Oscar Mayer. She went on to work in more commercials for such big industries as Iron Kids B read, Cream of Wheat, Energizer batteries, and Disney videos. Mitchell landed her first television role in 1988 when she guest starred in an episode of the daytime soap Days of Our Lives.
Two years later, Mitchell won the role of Cassie in the television series "Big Brother Jake" and had her TV movie debut in Children of the Bride (1990), portraying Rue McClanahan’s granddaughter Jersey Becker. She reprised the role of Jersey Baker in the made-for-television film Baby of the Bride (1991), made her miniseries debut in the CBS miniseries "Sinatra" (1992) as little Nancy Sinatra, guest starred in "Quantum Leap" (1992), returned to portray Jersey Becker for the CBS sequel Mother of the Bride (1993) and had a reoccurring role on the ABC sitcom "Phenom" (1993-1994).
Mitchell got her first big screen exposure with the small role of Annie in the independent feature Killing Obsession (1994). She also appeared as a gust star in Fox’s drama "Melrose Place" (1994), was featured as XuXu in the sci-fi television film White Dwarf (1995), played Melissa in an episode of syndicated series "Baywatch" (1995), and guest starred in the short lived, middle-school set series "The Faculty." She got her first large film role in the supernatural action sequel The Crow: City of Angels (1996, played Grace).
After a number of television gigs, Mitchell’s big break arrived in 1996 when she was cast as series’ regular Lucy Camden Kinkirk in the well-liked family drama "7th Heaven," produced by Aaron Spelling. Delivering a convincing turn as a good-girl daughter of a minister and Jessica Biel’s younger sister, Mitchell wooed critics and audiences alike. As a result, she took home Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Leading Young Actress in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000. Mitchell rose to fame with the huge success of the series.
During her hectic schedule on 7th Heaven, Mitchell also had other television projects and starred with Matthew Lawrence in the television movie Girl Band (2000) and played the lead of Erica Enders in director Duwayne Dunham’s television drama Right on Track (2003). Additionally, she had a part in the short film Mean People Suck (2003).
After a few years away from the big screen, Mitchell starred as Laura in the horror movie Saw II (2005, starring Tobin Bell and Lyriq Bent) and will portray Molly in writer/director Darren Lynn Bousman’s I Remember (2005, opposite Jamie-Lynn DiScala and Andrew Keegan).
- Young Artist: Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Leading Young Actress, 7th Heaven, 2000
- Young Artist: Best Performance in a TV Series - Young Ensemble, 7th Heaven, 1999
- Young Artist: Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Leading Young Actress, 7th Heaven, 1998
- Young Artist: Best Performance in a Drama Series - Young Actress, 7th Heaven, 1997