Well hello hello Alexandra… I know Candice is a tough act to follow, but if anyone can do it, you and I both know, you can… MIMPsters out there, you are in for another special treat. We had loads and loads of fun shooting this, and I think you are all going to love Alexandra… As always, a bit from the woman herself:
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
~This is why I am an actress!
As hard as I try, it is impossible for me to achieve writing a brief personal Bio, at least without leaving out a hefty chunk. I have been in NYC since I was a child. I grew up surfing on the shore of New Jersey. I was brought up on team work and had dedication instilled in my bones. I worked to become a World Champion Competitive Cheerleader and Gymnast before I realized, hmm- this can’t last forever.
I began my acting career at the ripe old age of 17, and I was fortunate enough to start booking work on my first audition ever, literally! Way to start with a confidence boost! My string of good fortune and diligence led me to be represented by the Bi-Coastal Agency, INNOVATIVE ARTISTS, for Legit, Commercial, and Voice Over. I had compiled enough footage that I used to make a reel. That is what got me in the door with my Agent. It wasn’t easy! Editors couldn’t get it right, so I worked hard to save up to invest in a Mac Book Pro and Final Cut Pro! Through many hours of blood, sweat, tears, and moments of wanting to crush the screen, I finally figured out how to edit my reel. Only we can put our hearts into something we love.
In my training, I have been blessed with the greatest mentors an Actor could dream of! All of which were brought up at The Actors Studio. These “angels” were the ones who pushed me beyond what I ever thought I was capable of. I continue to work with them in order to develop and advance my skills as an actress. There is no end to growth! Not to diminish any of my heavy years of classical training, I have learned priceless lessons with experiences on set than I could ever learn in any class.
For better or worse I have Vampire blood running through my veins, spending many evenings staying up in to the wee hours of the night! -Very Edgar Allen Poe- My creativity heightens at night. This is when I start reading for personal/character development, writing, drawing, or obsessively cleaning and organizing. When I am not on set or fleeing to auditions, I usually sleep in with just enough time to meditate, and prance off to my favorite dance or yoga class. Of course I wake up early when I need to. Who says what time you need to actually be in bed, as long as your responsibilities are tended to, right?
My resume reflects highlights of my work. The only significant credits not listed are commercials. I have done many of those. In all the work I have done, strangely enough, I am most known for playing “falling off the ladder cheerleader” in the ESPN Commercial with Larry Fitzgerald. (Though I expect this specific recognition should be altering rather soon.) The commercial has been playing for four years! Besides that, I have had some very exciting “Am I really here?” moments, but one I will always cherish would be my very first film job. A milestone in my career, I was playing the lead in a Bollywood Blockbuster, Badmaash Company. At only 19 years old I was living in Bangkok and Mumbai shooting for two months. Wow, was that life changing! Working in supporting and co-star rolls for shows on networks such as HBO and CBS have had a pretty exciting wow factor as well.
So here I am…living in NYC, loving and enjoying what this concrete jungle has to offer! But this girl does love the occasional jump to the other coast…working in L.A. from time to time is a great balance to life in the Big Apple and it always involves a good catch up with friends and colleagues – old and new.
I must say I work harder than the average twenty-something year old, yet I don’t feel like I’ve worked a day in my life. This art is my passion and passion pumps through me. I am blessed to be where I am, and I am looking forward to the road ahead!