Alexa Davalos

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Alexa Davalos
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Davalos at the Tribeca Film Festival, 2007
BornAlexa Davalos Dunas
(1982-05-28) May 28, 1982 (age 31)
Paris, France
OccupationActress
Years active2002–present
 
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Alexa Davalos
Alexa Davalos by David Shankbone cropped.jpg
Davalos at the Tribeca Film Festival, 2007
BornAlexa Davalos Dunas
(1982-05-28) May 28, 1982 (age 31)
Paris, France
OccupationActress
Years active2002–present

Alexa Davalos (born May 28, 1982) is an American actress. Her breakthrough role came as Gwen Raiden on the fourth season of the TV series Angel (2002–2003) and she has gone on to appear in several Hollywood films, including The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), Feast of Love (2007), The Mist (2007), Defiance (2008) and Clash of the Titans (2010). She has also appeared on the TV series Reunion (2005–2006) and starred in Frank Darabont's television series Mob City.

Early life[edit]

Davalos, an only child, was born Alexa Davalos Dunas in France, to American parents, actress Elyssa Davalos and photographer Jeff Dunas. Her maternal grandfather is actor Richard Davalos. Her father's family is Jewish (her paternal ancestors lived in Vilnius in Lithuania).[1]

Davalos spent most of her childhood in France and Italy, before settling in New York.[2] She has stated "I tend to curse in French more often than I do in English."[3] She struck out on her own at seventeen and headed to New York City. She supported herself by modeling for photographers like Peter Lindbergh. "I had a mission," she recalls. "I wanted to be out in the world, doing my own thing. Working in a theater, I discovered that I really wanted to act."[4] Her passion soon grew towards acting, and she attended the Off Broadway Flea Theater in New York.[3]

Career[edit]

In 2002, Davalos co-starred with Charlie Hofheimer in the short film The Ghost of F. Scott Fitzgerald, which screened at the 2002 Toronto Film Festival.[5] In September 2003, she was seen opposite Antonio Banderas in the HBO film And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself. Davalos made her feature film debut in 2004 starring in The Chronicles of Riddick as Kyra.

Davalos also appeared as the mutant Gwen Raiden in three episodes of the TV show Angel and in 2005 co-starred in the Fox show Reunion. In 2007, she was featured in the romantic drama Feast of Love, which starred Greg Kinnear and Morgan Freeman.[6] She also played Sally in The Mist (directed by Frank Darabont), co-starred Thomas Jane, Laurie Holden and Marcia Gay Harden.

In 2008, Davalos co-starred as the love interest of Daniel Craig in the war film Defiance, directed by Edward Zwick. She played Andromeda in the remake of Clash of the Titans, alongside Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson.[7] She did not return for the 2012 sequel, Wrath of the Titans, due to a scheduling conflict.[8]

In 2013, she reunited again with Frank Darabont playing the female lead on the television series Mob City.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Davalos is a close friend of actress Amanda Righetti, and was Righetti's bridesmaid at her wedding.[10] Davalos considers herself to be a "dork" and loves to travel and read.[11] She guards her private life stating, “I think it’s a choice. I think it’s a conscious choice, and what you allow to affect you and what you don’t."

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2002CoastlinesEddie Vance's GirlfriendUncredited
2002Ghost of F. Scott Fitzgerald, TheThe Ghost of F. Scott FitzgeraldBess GuntherShort film
2004The Chronicles of RiddickKyra
2007Feast of LoveChloe Barlow
2007The MistSally
2008DefianceLilka Ticktin
2010Clash of the TitansAndromeda
2014NinaOliviaPost-production

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2002Untitled Secret Service ProjectEliza RandolphPilot
2002UndeclaredSusanEpisode: "The Day After"
2002–2003AngelGwen RaidenEpisodes: "Ground State", "Long Day's Journey", "Players"
2003And Starring Pancho Villa as HimselfTeddy SampsonTV movie
2005–2006ReunionSamantha CarltonSeries regular
2006Surrender, DorothySaraTV movie
2007RainesSandy BoudreauEpisode: "Pilot"
2013Mob CityJasmine FontaineSeries regular

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schweiger, Daniel (January 2009). "Alexa Davalos Interview". Buzzine. Retrieved 2009-02-08. 
  2. ^ "Interview: Alexa Davalos "The Chronicles of Riddick" 2". Madeinatlantis.com. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  3. ^ a b "Alexa Davalos". [dead link]
  4. ^ "Alexa Davalos". [dead link]
  5. ^ "2002 Toronto Film Festival entries". Digitalhit.com. 2002-08-20. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  6. ^ "Movie "Feast" is sumptuous for director Robert Benton". Mlive.com. 2007-12-07. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  7. ^ "Mikkelsen and Davalos are the Latest to Join 'Clash of the Titans'". Ropeofsilicon.com. 2009-04-01. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  8. ^ "Rosamund Pike Joins ‘Wrath of the Titans’ as Andromeda". screenrant.com. 2011. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  9. ^ Marnell, Blair (2012-03-14). "Alexa Davalos Joins 'L.A. Noir'". CraveOnline. Retrieved 2012-12-26. 
  10. ^ "InStyle Weddings – Celebrity – InStyle". Instyleweddings.com. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  11. ^ "Alexa Davalos/The Chronicles of Riddick Interview". Filmmonthly.com. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 

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