Garcelle Beauvais was born in St. Marc, Haiti, Beauvais was born
to Maria Claire and Axel. Beauvais has six older siblings.
After Garcelle Beauvais's parents divorced, Beauvais, her mother
and siblings moved to Massachusetts. While her mother was
attending nursing school, Beauvais went to boarding school. At
age 16 the family moved to Miami.
At age 17 Garcelle Beauvais went to New York to pursue a career as a fashion model, and was signed with Ford Models. Garcelle modeled print ads for Avon, Mary Kay Cosmetics and Clairol. Beauvais also modeled in catalogs for Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. Beauvais has appeared in Essence and Ebony magazine. Beauvais also walked the catwalk for Calvin Klein and Isaac Mizrahi.
Garcelle Beauvais has been married to Mike Nilon since 2001. She has one son, Oliver (born 1992) from her previous marriage to Daniel Saunders.
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