Jennifer Beals is top cop on new TV show 'The Chicago Code'

February 4, 2011

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Jennifer Beals has had the good fortune of playing not one but two iconic roles: an eighties-era welder slash exotic dancer, and a very 21st century career-oriented but commitment-challenged lesbian. Now the Golden Globe nominee has another potential break-out role - Chicago's top cop Teresa Colvin. Beals stars in The Chicago Code, which premieres next Monday on Fox. The show is set in Chicago and the production has plenty of other local ties.

The Chicago Code’s creator is Shawn Ryan, who hails from Rockford, Illinois, and a Chicago detective is on staff to check the show’s accuracy and atmosphere. Of course Jennifer Beals has her own Chicago connection – she’s a native of the South Side.

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