Beverley Ann Mitchell (born January
22, 1981) is an American actress and country music singer. She is best
known for her role as Lucy Camden-Kinkirk on the television series 7th
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 didn't think she was suitable
to play Mary. However, when she read for the part of sister Lucy, she was
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 2. 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. 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.
Her parents are, Sharon Mitchell (née Weisz), an office manager, and David
Mitchell, an auto racing promoter. Her parents have since divorced and
remarried and has a stepbrother Joey from her father's second marriage.
Shares two things in common with her former 7th Heaven co-star Catherine
Hicks. Both are an only child and former cheerleaders in high school.
On April 11, 1997, Beverley's friend Angela was killed in a road accident
caused by a drunk driver. 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. As a result of the
circumstances surrounding the accident, Beverley is also an active
campaigner for anti-drunk driving organizations.
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 Biel as
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 singer/actress,
Snowmen (2009) .... Mrs.
Extreme Movie (2008) .... Sue
... aka Hotdogs & Doughnuts (Australia: DVD title)
I Know What I Saw (2007) (TV) .... Mackenzie Greer
... aka Post Mortem (Canada: English title: working title) (USA)
"7th Heaven" .... Lucy Camden
/ ... (235 episodes, 1996-2007)
... aka 7th Heaven: Beginnings (USA: rerun title)
... aka Seventh Heaven
- Some Break-Ups and Some Get-Togethers (2007) TV Episode .... Lucy
- Gimme' That Ol' Time Religion (2007) TV Episode .... Lucy Camden
- Tit for Tat (2007) TV Episode .... Lucy Camden
- Deacon Blues (2007) TV Episode .... Lucy Camden Kinkirk
- Script Number Two Hundred Thirty-Four (2007) TV Episode .... Lucy
Saw II (2005) .... Laura
Mean People Suck (2003) .... Kate's Sister
Right on Track (2003) (TV) .... Erica Enders
Girl Band (2000) (TV) .... Suzanne
"Hey Arnold!" .... Summer (1 episode, 2000)
- Summer Love (2000) TV Episode (voice) .... Summer
The Crow: City of Angels (1996) .... Grace
... aka The Crow II
"The Faculty" .... Leslie (1 episode, 1996)
- Episode #1.5 (1996) TV Episode .... Leslie
"Baywatch" .... Melissa (1 episode, 1995)
... aka Baywatch Hawaii (USA: new title)
- Hot Stuff (1995) TV Episode .... Melissa
White Dwarf (1995) (TV) .... XuXu, Older Twin
"Melrose Place" .... Katie Conners (1 episode, 1994)
- No Strings Attached (1994) TV Episode .... Katie Conners
Killing Obsession (1994) .... Annie
"Phenom" (1993) TV Series .... Clara (unknown episodes, 1993-1994)
Mother of the Bride (1993) (TV) .... Jersey
Sinatra (1992) (TV) .... Little Nancy at 7-9
"Quantum Leap" .... Becky Pruitt (1 episode, 1992)
- Killin' Time - June 18, 1958 (1992) TV Episode .... Becky Pruitt
Baby of the Bride (1991) (TV) .... Jersey
Children of the Bride (1990) (TV) .... Jersey
"Big Brother Jake" (1990) TV Series .... Cassie (unknown episodes)