Birth Name: Garcelle Beauvais
Birth Place: St. Marc, , HT
Garcelle Beauvais was born in St. Marc, Haiti on Nov. 28, 1966 to father Axel Beauvais, an attorney, and mother, Marie Claire. After her parents' divorce, Marie Claire moved seven-year-old Garcelle and her six siblings stateside, to the chilly climes of Massachusetts. Initially suffering from massive culture shock, Beauvais, who did not speak a word of English, began to pick up the language from shows like "Sesame Street" (PBS, 1969- ), while her mother attended nursing school in an effort to provide for her children. After several years at New England boarding schools, she and the family moved to Miami, FL, but within a year, the 17-year-old Beauvais traveled to New York City in order to pu...
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