Violett Beane is an American actress, best known for her role as Jesse Wells/Jesse Quick in The CW's The Flash, as well as Markie Cameron in the 2018 horror film Truth or Dare. Since 2018, she has starred as Cara Bloom in the CBS television series God Friended Me.
Early Life Edit
Violett was born May 18, 1996 in St. Petersburg, Florida, United States to Andrea Beane. Violett has one sibling, Jackson McGovern. At ten years old, she moved to Austin, Texas, where she grew up and considers her hometown. After moving to Austin, Beane fell in love with performing and took theatre all throughout middle and high school. Though Beane always felt like she was meant to perform in some way, it was not until her senior year of high school that she turned her focus towards pursuing acting professionally and found an agent in Austin.
In 2015, Beane landed a recurring role in season 2 of HBO series, The Leftovers. Beane played Taylor Truitt, a local girl in Jarden, Texas, who went missing along with two other girls.
Following The Leftovers, Beane was cast in The CW's hit superhero drama The Flash as Jesse Wells (nicknamed "Jesse Quick"), the daughter of Earth-2 Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh). Jesse is a bright college student who gets caught in the battle between The Flash (Barry Allen) and Zoom. In the Flash comics, Jesse Quick is a speedster who becomes the partner of Wally West(currently played on The Flash by Keiynan Lonsdale). Beane returned as Jesse in season 3 of the show.
Beane recurred in the Fox medical drama series The Resident as Lily, a cancer patient under the care of Dr. Conrad Hawkins (Matt Czuchry) and Dr. Devon Pravesh (Manish Dayal). Abandoned by her fiancé and far from home, Lily inspires the hospital staff to be protective and emotionally involved in her outcome. The course of her treatment was determined by famous oncologist, Dr. Lane Hunter (Melina Kanakaredes).
Beane's film credits include the indie horror film Flay, Slash, and the documentary Tower, which focuses on the University of Texas at Austin shooting in 1966, which was the first mass school shooting in the United States. In Tower, Beane portrays Claire Wilson, who was eight months pregnant during the shooting and lost her unborn baby and boyfriend that day.
In May 2017, Beane was cast as Markie Cameron in the Blumhouse supernatural thriller film Truth or Dare, which was released in theaters on April 13, 2018. As of 2018 Beane has starred in the CBS television series God Friended Me opposite Brandon Michael Hall.
Personal Life Edit
Beane is a vegan. She also currently resides in New York