On Episode 24 of The Multiracial Family Man Podcast, host Alex Barnett (the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman who converted to Judaism and the father of a 3 year-old, Biracial son) is joined by guest,Garcelle Beauvais, model, actress, mom to multiracial kids, and author of the multiracial children’s book series “I Am . . .” (http://www.amazon.com/Am-Mixed-Book/dp/0578110873).
Listeners know Garcelle from her roles on the Jamie Foxx Show, NYPD Blue, Franklin & Bash and in the movies American Gun, with Forrest Whitaker, Marcia Gay Harden and Donald Sutherland; Women in Trouble with Simon Baker and Josh Brolin; Barbershop 2: Back in Business, with Queen Latifah; and Bad Company, opposite Chris Rock and Anthony Hopkins. Garcelle also shot the short film Eyes to See, which focuses on the Haiti earthquake, inspired by the writer/director’s personal involvement with the Haitian relief effort right after tragedy.
Outside of her acting work, Garcelle (a mother to 3 sons, including a set of twin multiracial sons), along with co-author Sebastian A. Jones, has penned the I Am . . . children’s book series, including the first book, I Am Mixed, which features a set of fraternal multiracial twins (Jay and Nia).
Garcelle supports the Step Up Women’s Network, a national non-profit that empowers women and girls to be strong and reach their full potential. She is also active with March of Dimes, Children Uniting Nations, and Yele Haiti Foundation.
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