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Beverley Ann Mitchell (born January 22, 1981) is an American actress and country music singer, best known for her role as Lucy Camden-Kinkirk on the television series 7th Heaven.

She played Laura Hunter in Saw II and Saw V.

Early Life

Beverley Mitchell was born in Arcadia, California, to parents Sharon Mitchell, an office manager, and David Mitchell, an auto racing promoter. Her parents have since divorced and remarried. She has a half-brother, Giuseppe Tomasino, from her father's second marriage.

After graduating from Chaminade College Preparatory School in 1999, she enrolled at Loyola Marymount University, where she majored in film production.

Career

Beverley began her acting career at the age of 4, after being discovered by a talent agent while throwing a temper tantrum at a shopping mall. She appeared in many commercials, most notably in an Oscar Meyer's hot dog commercial. She befriended fellow child actress Judith Barsi during this time and both often competed for the same parts.

Her first television role was on the sitcom Big Brother Jake in 1990. Afterward, she appeared in many TV movies and made guest appearances on shows like Melrose Place and Baywatch.

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 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 a huge success, lasting for 11 seasons, beating both the The Waltons and Little House on the Prairie for the record as the longest-running family drama in television history, while also becoming the highest-rated show on The WB Network. Mitchell and co-star Stephen Collins were the only cast members to have appeared in all 243 episodes.

In 2005 during a hiatus from filming 7th Heaven, Mitchell played in the horror sequel Saw II. She was skeptical about taking on the role at first as she has admitted she is not a fan of horror movies.

Her life-long 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, TN. She co-wrote 8 of the songs featured on the album, including the hit single "Angel", which was written in memory of her late friend Angela.

In the summer of 2007, Beverley starred in the TV movie I Know What I Saw, which aired on the Lifetime Television network. Beverley also has plans of recording a second album, and hopes to record her own version of the song "When You Say Nothing At All" on the album.

In 2010 it was announced that Mitchell would join the cast of The Secret Life of the American Teenager as a school counselor, beginning in January 2011.

Personal life

On April 11, 1997, Beverley's friend Angela was killed in a car accident when the vehicle she was in lost control - alcohol was not a factor in the accident. This affected Beverley deeply. She wrote about the experience of losing her friend in the book Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul. The 7th Heaven episode "Nothing Endures But Change" was also based on her experience. Beverley's hit song "Angel", which is featured on her debut album, was also written for Angela.

After graduating from Chaminade College Preparatory School in 1999, she enrolled at Loyola Marymount University where she majored in film.

On New Year's Eve 2005, during a trip to Colorado, Beverley 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 Beverley'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 attended, with both as bridesmaids.

Beverley is very close to her former 7th Heaven castmates, calling them her "second family," and is best friends with onscreen sister Jessica Biel. She is also good friends with singer Lance Bass and fellow singer and actress Haylie Duff.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role
1990 Children of the Bride Jersey
1991 Baby of the Bride Jersey
1993 Mother of the Bride Jersey
1994 Killing Obsession Annie
1995 White Dwarf XuXu, Older Twin
1996 The Crow: City of Angels Grace
1998 Sea World/Busch Gardens Adventures: Hidden Key
2000 Girl Band Suzanne
2001 Mean People Suck Kate's Sister
2003 Right on Track Erica Enders
2005 Saw II Laura Hunter
2007 I Know What I Saw Mackenzie Greer
2008 Extreme Movie Sue
2010 Snowmen Mrs. Sherbrook
2012 The Lost Episode Sarah
2014 The Dog Who Saved Easter Alice
2015 Toxin Isabelle
A Gift Wrapped Christmas Stephanie
2016 Get Out Alive Lucy Foster
Uploaded Victoria Perry
2017 Taken Too Far Beth Hoyson

Television

Year Title Role
1990 Big Brother Jake Cassie
1992 Sinatra Little Nancy at 7-9
Quantum Leap Becky Pruitt
1993 Phenom Clare
1994 Melrose Place Katie Conners
1995 Baywatch Melissa
1996-2007 7th Heaven Lucy Camden
1996 The Faculty Leslie
2000 Hey Arnold! Summer
2011-2013 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Kaitlin O'Malley
2017 Hollywood Darlings Beverley

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