Alex Breckenridge

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Alex Breckenridge
BornAlexandra Hetherington Breckenridge
(1982-05-15) May 15, 1982 (age 31)
Bridgeport, Connecticut,
United States
OccupationActress, photographer,
voice artist
Years active1998–present
Website
www.alexandrabreckenridge.com
 
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Alex Breckenridge
BornAlexandra Hetherington Breckenridge
(1982-05-15) May 15, 1982 (age 31)
Bridgeport, Connecticut,
United States
OccupationActress, photographer,
voice artist
Years active1998–present
Website
www.alexandrabreckenridge.com

Alexandra Hetherington "Alex" Breckenridge (born May 15, 1982) is an American film and television actress, photographer and voice artist. Noted for her role as Willa McPherson on the television series Dirt, she also had a supporting role on the short lived series The Ex List. She also is the voice of various characters on the animated television series Family Guy. She starred as Moira O'Hara's younger self in the 2011 FX television series American Horror Story: Murder House and has been cast as Kaylee in the upcoming American Horror Story: Coven.[1]

Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Breckenridge started her interest acting and creating while living in Mill Valley, California, at the age of eleven. She and her mother moved to Los Angeles when Breckenridge was fifteen years old to pursue her career.

Early life[edit]

Breckenridge was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on May 15, 1982.[2] She lived in Darien until the age of ten, when she and her mother moved to Los Angeles. A year later, they moved to Mill Valley, California. At age 13, Breckenridge became interested in acting, photography and singing. At age 15, she and her mother moved back to Los Angeles to pursue Breckenridge's acting career. Her uncle is actor Michael Weatherly who is best known for his role as Special Agent Anthony "Tony" DiNozzo in the TV series NCIS.[2]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Breckenridge guest starred on Freaks and Geeks in 2000 as a character named Shelly Weaver. When she was 15, she met James Franco at an audition. She was surprised that Franco recognized her on set on Freaks and Geeks.[3] She also guest starred on Dawson's Creek, CSI, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, Undeclared, Medium and JAG.[4] She guest starred as Francise in three episodes of Opposite Sex.[5] In 2002, she appeared in the film Big Fat Liar starring Frankie Muniz as Jason Shepherd's older sister Janie.

Family Guy[edit]

Breckenridge has had numerous voice roles on the animated television series Family Guy. During an interview with FHM, she stated quoting: "When I first went for Family Guy I auditioned for a guest voice. I don't know why but [creator] Seth MacFarlane really likes the sound of my voice. I'll never understand that. He just liked me and they call me back all the time to do different things".[3] Breckenridge often does celebrity impressions on the show, such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Renée Zellweger. She also had roles on MacFarlane's web series Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy. She guest starred in the episode "With Friends Like Steve's" of American Dad!, also created by MacFarlane.[4]

Further career[edit]

She is interested in photography and has her own darkroom in her apartment. At age 24, she began taking photography seriously as a form of self-expression. Her then-boyfriend Bryten Goss helped her with lighting. In 2008, she had her first exhibit with Shalon Goss hosted by her uncle Michael Weatherly and presented by Edgar Valera. She stated quoting: "I had so much to express emotionally with this show. Each photo is an expression of myself and the things I have gone through in the last three years. From my perspective, the purpose of art is to evoke feeling and to inspire. That's all I hope to achieve."[2]

In 2006, Breckenridge starred as Monique in the film She's the Man. She starred as Willa McPherson in television series Dirt from 2007 to 2008. She has appeared in a couple of shows that have later been cancelled. She does not take this personally as her roles are mostly supporting characters.[3] In 2009, Breckenridge co-starred in the independent film The Bridge to Nowhere by Blair Underwood.[6] She also has a role in the upcoming film Ticket Out.[7]

Breckenridge had a recurring role in season 4 of HBO's True Blood, and also season one of FX's American Horror Story as Moira O' Hara, a ghost whom is the former maid of the household, where she is trapped in. She is also returning for season 3 of the show, American Horror Story: Coven, as Kaylee: a young witch whom excels in pyrokinesis.[8][9]

Personal life[edit]

Breckenridge has several tattoos on her body. They get covered by make-up for her on-screen projects but not during photoshoots. She has said about them, "We cover them up. Some make-up artists are better than others, but there's airbrushing, and there's a sort of latex waterproof paint, body paint obviously".[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2002Orange CountyAnnaUncredited
2002Big Fat LiarJanie Shepherd
2002WishcraftKristie
2002Vampire ClanCharity Lynn Keesee
2002Slasher FlickLauraShort film
2003D.E.B.S.AmyShort film
2005RingsVanessaVideo short
2006She's the ManMonique
2006Jack RabbitHarleyShort film
2008Art of Travel, TheThe Art of TravelKate
2009Bridge to Nowhere, TheThe Bridge to NowhereSienna
2010Ticket OutJocelynShort film
2011Darkest Hour, TheThe Darkest HourAlicia
2014DarkLeahPre-production

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1998Even the LosersUnknownTelevision movie
1999Locust ValleyArdenTelevision movie
2000Dawson's CreekKate DouglasEpisode: "Valentine's Day Massacre"
2000Freaks and GeeksShelly WeaverEpisode: "Looks and Books"
2000Opposite SexFrancise3 episodes
2001UndeclaredPrim and Proper GirlEpisode: "Prototype"
2002UndeclaredCelesteEpisode: "Eric's POV"
2002CharmedMichelle MiglisEpisode: "A Paige from the Past"
2002Buffy the Vampire SlayerKit HolburnEpisode: "Lessons"
2004Mystery GirlKatie HillTelevision short
2004CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationLisa 'Cleopatra' HuntEpisode: "Turn of the Screws"
2004JAGPia BonfilioEpisode: "There Goes the Neighborhood"
2005Murder BookSarahTelevision movie
2005Romy and Michele: In the BeginningMichele WeinbergerTelevision movie
2005MediumIsabel GalvanEpisode: "Jump Start"
2005Sex, Love & SecretsMaddie LyallEpisode: "Protection"
2005-2013Family GuyVarious (voice)51 episodes
2006American Dad!(voice)Episode: "With Friends Like Steve's"
2007PsychBettyEpisode: "Scary Sherry: Bianca's Toast"
2007-2008DirtWilla McPherson20 episodes
2008Cavalcade of Cartoon ComedyPrincess Peach (voice)2 episodes
2008-2011Ex List, TheThe Ex ListVivian13 episodes
2010Son of TucsonGina2 episodes
2010Life UnexpectedAbby Cassidy5 episodes
2011Cooper and StoneJenna CooperTelevision movie
2011Franklin & BashEmily ClaireEpisode: "Bachelor Party"
2011True BloodKaterina Pelham4 episodes
2011American Horror Story: Murder HouseYoung Moira O'Hara6 episodes
2012Save MeCarly Brugano8 episodes
2012Men at WorkKatelynEpisode: "Wake and Bake"
2013American Horror Story: CovenKaylee2 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'American Horror Story': Alexandra Breckenridge Returns for 'Coven'
  2. ^ a b c "Alexandra Breckenridge: Biography". Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c d Woodfin, Josh (May 27, 2009). "Family Guy's Alex Breckenridge laid bare". FHM. Archived from the original on January 6, 2010. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Alex Breckenridge from Family Guy". Film.com. Retrieved November 24, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Alex Breckenridge". Film Reference. Retrieved November 24, 2009. 
  6. ^ "The Bridge to Nowhere". The New York Times. Archived from the original on November 20, 2009. Retrieved November 25, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Ticket Out". Copeland Casting. Retrieved November 24, 2009. 
  8. ^ "True Blood Promotes Jessica Tuck; Adds Three New Actresses". TVGuide.com. Retrieved November 29, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Alexandra Breckenridge returns to Coven as Kaylee". tv.yahoo.com. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 

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