Beverley Mitchell is an actress and country music singer who was born in California on January 22, 1981. She is best known for playing Lucy Camden-Kinkirk in the television series ‘7th Heaven’ in her teens. If you were a fan of that series, then you may have wondered what the actress has done since. Here is what Beverley Mitchell has been doing between the end of that series and now. Prior to landing the role in ‘7th Heaven’ Beverley Mitchell had several small television and film roles. She was originally spotted by a talent manager at the age of just four when she was throwing a tantrum while at the mall with her mom, says IMDB. She began taking acting classes to help her become a child star. Joseph Gordon-Levitt also attended the same acting classes.
Her first major film role was in the 1996 film ‘The Crow: City of Angels’, in which she played the role of a teenage drug addict called Grace. It during the filming for this movie that she auditioned for ‘7th Heaven’. She originally auditioned for the part of Mary, but producers turned her down and asked her to read for the part of Mary’s sister Lucy instead, and she was cast in the role. Jessica Biel was cast in the role of Mary, the older sister, despite Mitchell being 14 months older than Biel. This was Mitchell’s big break and it is still the role for which she is best known. She went on to play this role from 1996 until 2007, appearing in 242 episodes.
While playing this role, she was also involved in several other television projects. She had roles in the television films ‘Girl Band’ and ‘Right on Track’, and also provided the voice of Summer in an episode of ‘Hey Arnold!’. Mitchell also had roles in several films during her time in ‘7th Heaven’. These included ‘Mean People Suck’, ‘Right on Track’, and ‘Saw II’.
Nearing the end of her time at ‘7th Heaven’, Beverley Mitchell also launched her career in the music industry. Her self-titled album was released in 2007. Prior to the album’s release, she released the lead single from the album, ‘Angel’, in 2006. Following the release of the album, she released three more of the singles that featured on her debut album; ‘Heaven on Earth Down Here’, ‘Walking’, and ‘Let’s Dream Like We’re Gonna Live Forever’.
Despite having a busy professional life, Beverley Mitchell also found time to complete her education. According to Wikipedia, she graduated from Chaminade College Preparatory School in 199. She then enrolled at Loyola Marymount University, where she majored in film production. Following the end of ‘7th Heaven’, Beverley Mitchel had a year off from acting before pursuing her next projects. In 2008, she played Mackenzie Greer in the television movie ‘Post Morten’ and Sue in the feature film ‘Extreme Movie’.
Things went quiet in her career for a short time following these films, until she landed the role of Mrs. Sherbrook in the 2010 film ‘Snowmen’. She then landed the role of Kaitlin O’Malley in the television series ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’. Mitchell was in this series from 2011 to 2013 and appeared in 26 episodes.
Mitchell’s career began to quieten down a little after that. Between 2012 and 2017, she has landed only small roles in films, television movies, and episodes of television series. She then was cast in ‘Hollywood Darlings’ in 2017 as herself and continues to appear in this series. She stars s herself alongside Jodie Sweetin and Christine Lakin. They star as exaggerated versions of themselves in this comedy series, as the premise is that they all grew up as childhood stars together and are now all moms, wives, and businesswomen. In 2018, she played Noelle Collins in the television film ‘Hometown Christmas’.
The fact that Beverley Mitchel’s career quietened down for several years is possibly a reflection of what was happening in her personal life, as she may have chosen to concentrate on that rather than her career. Beverley Mitchell dated accountant Michael Cameron for five years before they became engaged on Christmas Eve 2005, during a trip to Colorado. Originally, they planned to marry in 2007. However, they put their wedding plans on hold because Mitchell was about to release her solo album and needed to focus on establishing her career as a singer. They eventually married in October 2008. The wedding took place in Ravello on the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Mitchell’s bridesmaids were Jessica Biel and Mackenzie Rosman, who were her castmates in ‘7th Heaven’.
It was hardly surprising that Biel was one of her bridesmaids as she and Mitchell had developed a strong bond during their years working together on ‘7th Heaven’. According to eOnline, this is a bond that they have continued to share and strengthen into adulthood. They have been there for each other through some difficult times because of their strong friendship.
Mitchell and Cameron had their first child, a daughter called Kenzie Lynne Cameron, on March 28, 2013. She was followed by the birth of their son, Hutton Michael Cameron, on January 28, 2015. Sadly, the couple then miscarried twins in 2018 in the early stages of the pregnancy, which was something that Mitchell opened up about to fans on her blog ‘Growing Up Hollywood’. She has also spoken since about the miscarriage in several interviews.
Now, Beverley Mitchell is filming for her upcoming movie ‘Blood Pageant,’ in which she plays Shelley. This is a thriller about a woman taking part in a life-changing reality show competition. It is co-written by Chris Gilmore and Anthony J. Sands and directed by Harvey Lowry. Starring in this film alongside Mitchell is Stephen Baldwin, Danielle C. Ryan, Snoop Dog, Matthew Marsden, David Chokachi, Natasha Black, and Ted Lange. This film is set for release on October 28, 2019.