Garcelle Beauvais was named Entertainer of the Year at the 2017 Single Moms Awards (Photo by @ArnoldShoots).
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Actress-turned "Hollywood Today Live" host Garcelle Beauvais was honored as Entertainer of the Year at the star-studded 4th Annual Single Mom’s Awards at The Peninsula Beverly Hills on May 11. Wearing a stylish powder blue pastel dress, the acclaimed television personality graciously accepted the award presented by Single Moms Planet, a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization created to assist struggling single mothers.
“I am very honored to be here to receive this award and be a part of such strong community of people,” Beauvais said. “I am very thankful to Single Moms Planet and to my incredible family which is the most important thing in my life!”
The actress, who is known for her work on NBC’s “Grimm,” “The Jamie Foxx Show” and other television shows and films, was honored for successfully combining a strong family life with a thriving career.
The actress recently starred in the indie film “A Girl Like Grace” from executive producer Dan Garcia and is host of GSN’s “Window Warriors,” a store front skill-based design reality series, is now set to appear in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” this summer. She is also host of Fox’s “Hollywood Today Live,” where she breaks down the latest in entertainment, pop culture and celebrity news.
“Garcelle is an exemplary artist, mother and philanthropist who exemplifies the values of Single Moms Planet,” said Neferteri Plessy, founder of Single Moms Planet. “This event helped raise awareness and needed funds that will assist many single mothers facing poverty and other challenges.”
The event, held at The Peninsula Beverly Hills, was hosted by NBC 4 Los Angeles reporter Beverly White and author/TV personality Rosie Rivera, sister to late banda singer Jennie Rivera. Among the guests were NFL stars DeSean Jackson and Rodger Saffold, as well as actors Daphne Wayans, Carrie Stevens, Christy Buss, Alyssa Reeves and many others.
The honorees were Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, Earth Friendly Products CEO who was honored for Business Innovator of the Year; Gayle Jackson, Co-Founder and CEO DeSean Jackson Foundation, Sports Mom of the Year; Joanna McFarland, Carolyn Yashari Becher and Janelle McGlothlin, founders of Hop Skip Drive founders, Corporation of the Year; Christy Salcido, senior vice president, Ketchum Inc. Visionary of the Year; Jan Perry, general manager, Economic & Workforce Development, Leader of the Year; and Karla Keene, CEO Clarity RX, Entrepreneur of the Year.