Once in a while, a name drops out of my mind, and then is suddenly summoned again for some reason. Thus it was with Garcelle Beauvais, Francesca “Fancy” Monroe on The Jamie Foxx Show for five years, and Valerie Heywood on NYPD Blue for twelve: easy to picture, hard to identify.
Until, of course, she wasn’t:
If your first thought was “Are there any more at home like you?” — and why wouldn’t it be? — be advised that she’s the youngest of seven, relocated as kinds from Haiti to Boston. And this isn’t as weird as it sounds:
I remember thinking “Geez, she must be at least 40 by now.” Well, 52 does qualify.