Jaimie Alexander

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Jaimie Alexander

Alexander at the premiere of The Last Stand, Los Angeles, January 14, 2013.
Born(1984-03-12) March 12, 1984 (age 28)
Greenville, South Carolina, US
OccupationActress
Years active2004–present
Signature
 
Jump to: navigation, search
Jaimie Alexander

Alexander at the premiere of The Last Stand, Los Angeles, January 14, 2013.
Born(1984-03-12) March 12, 1984 (age 28)
Greenville, South Carolina, US
OccupationActress
Years active2004–present
Signature

Jaimie Alexander (born March 12, 1984) is an American actress best known for portraying Jessi on the TV series Kyle XY and Sif in the 2011 superhero film Thor.

Contents

Early life

Alexander was born in Greenville, South Carolina, and moved to Grapevine, Texas when she was four years old. She is the only girl in a family of four boys.[1] Alexander first got into acting in grade school, where she took theater for fun. Alexander stated that she was actually kicked out of theater when she was in high school because she could not sing and went into sports.[2] When she was 17, she substituted for a friend at a meeting with a scouting agency and she met her manager, Randy James, who sent her some scripts. After graduation, a year and a half later, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting.[2]

Career

Her career was launched in 2003, when she was cast in the leading role of Hanna Thompson in the low budget award-winning film The Other Side. According to the movie's commentary, she was originally at the audition to help out by reading against the male actors, but the director Gregg Bishop decided to cast her in the leading role after hearing her perform the lines.[3] Alexander’s first role was in the movie Squirrel Trap where she played 'Sara', the love interest of the main character, David, who is a socially introverted genius portrayed by Keith Staley. This was soon followed by a guest appearance in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, where she portrayed a femme fatale in the role of 'Tammy', who through a combination of seduction and threats manipulates one of the main characters. She also has a small part in an episode of Standoff.

From there she proceeded to more significant roles. She appeared in the movie The Other Side as 'Hanna Thompson', the girlfriend of the main character; and in the series Watch Over Me where she portrayed the controversial character of 'Caitlin Porter'.

In 2006, she had her first lead role in the horror film Rest Stop where she portrayed 'Nicole Carrow', a girl who escapes from home and goes on a trip with her boyfriend, which is unexpectedly interrupted at a rest stop by a deranged serial killer. In 2007, she had her second lead role, also in a horror film. In Hallowed Ground she played 'Elizabeth Chambers', a girl stranded in a small town inhabited by a sect that plans to use her as a vessel for the rebirth of their founder. In both movies, her character is a strong character who fights back against her aggressors.

Her most famous part so far was that of 'Jessi' on the ABC Family television show Kyle XY. She portrays a troubled, show off girl with superhuman powers who is trying to find her way in the world, with increasing cooperation and eventual romance with her male counterpart Kyle. Her role generated a large fan base hoping to see a spin-off show for her character. She also has had guest roles on the show CSI: Miami where she played 'Jenna York', a flight attendant involved in a murder case; and in Bones where she played 'Molly Briggs', a student connected to the victim of the episode.

In September 2009, it was reported that Alexander would portray Sif in the live-action superhero film, Thor, directed by Kenneth Branagh and released in May 2011.[4]

In July 2010, it was reported that Alexander had been cast in the independent comedy-drama film, Loosies co-starring Peter Facinelli and directed by Michael Corrente.[5] In October 2010 it was reported that Alexander joined the cast of Nurse Jackie in a sizeable story arc as Jackie’s (Edie Falco) wild, immature sister-in-law, Tunie Peyton.[6] In 2011, she joins the cast of Covert Affairs for three episodes of the second season.[7]

Alexander will appear in the upcoming 2012 film Savannah directed by Annette Haywood-Carter about Ward Allen (Jim Caviezel), a real-life early 1900s aristocrat who starts an unexpected partnership with Christmas Moultrie (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a freed slave.[8] In 2013, she portrayed police officer Sarah Torrance in The Last Stand, alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger.[9]

Other projects

Alexander has done a photo shoot with her co-star Matt Dallas from Kyle XY for the photographer Tyler Shields.

She also appeared in a Matthew Perryman Jones music video of the song "Save You" released in September 2009.[10]

In 2010, Alexander appeared in a web series for MSN entitled Ultradome produced by Milo Ventimiglia. In the series Alexander portrayed Han Solo in battle against Indiana Jones for the title of best Harrison Ford character.[11]

Personal life

Alexander has been dating actor Peter Facinelli since late 2012.[12]

Filmography

Alexander at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con International.

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2004Squirrel TrapSara
2006Rest StopNicole Carrow
2006The Other SideHanna Thompson
2007Hallowed GroundLiz Chambers
2010Love and Other DrugsCarolUncredited[13]
2011ThorSif
2012LoosiesLucy
2012SavannahLucy Stubbs
2013The Last StandSarah Torrance
2013Intersection
2013Thor: The Dark WorldSifFilming

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2005It's Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaTammy
2006StandoffBarrista
2007-2009Kyle XYJessi
2007Watch Over MeCaitlin Porter
2009BonesMolly Briggs
2009CSI: MiamiJenna York
2011Nurse JackieTunie Peyton
2011Covert AffairsReva Kline
2011The Birds of AngerShort
2012PerceptionNikki

Video game

YearTitleRoleNotes
2011Thor: God of ThunderSif[14]Voice

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
2008Saturn AwardsBest Supporting Actress in a Television Series[15]Kyle XYNominated
2011Scream AwardsBest Supporting Actress[16]ThorNominated
2011Scream AwardsBreakout Performance-Female[16]ThorNominated

References

  1. ^ Pejkovic, Matthew. "Interview with Thor actors Jaimie Alexander and Tom Hiddleston". Trespass Magazine. http://www.mattsmoviereviews.net/spotlight-interview-thor.html. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  2. ^ a b VanAirsdale, S.T. (May 23, 2011). "Jaimie Alexander on Her Thor Breakthrough and Visions of Lara Croft". Movieline. http://www.movieline.com/2011/05/jaimie-alexander-on-her-thor-breakthrough-and-visions-of-lara-croft.php. Retrieved May 23, 2011.
  3. ^ "Thor Poster, Jaimie Alexander as Sif". http://www.moviesonline.ca/2011/03/thor-poster-si/. Retrieved November 19, 2011.
  4. ^ George 'El Guapo' Roush (September 22, 2009). "Thor, Iron Man And The Fighter Are Facebook Friends With David Fincher". Latino Review. http://www.latinoreview.com/news/thor-iron-man-and-the-fighter-are-facebook-friends-with-david-fincher-8072. Retrieved September 23, 2009.
  5. ^ McNary, Dave (July 12, 2010). "'Loosies' film tight with thesp trio". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118021616?refCatId=3768. Retrieved November 29, 2010.
  6. ^ Ausiello, Micheal (October 8, 2010). "'Nurse Jackie' Scoop: 'Kyle XY' beauty Jaimie Alexander cast as [spoiler alert!"]. Entertainment Weekly. http://insidetv.ew.com/2010/10/08/nurse-jackie-jamie-alexander/. Retrieved November 29, 2010.
  7. ^ Ng, Philiana (June 6, 2011). "Jaimie Alexander will appear in at least three episodes in the new season with Stormare in one.". Hollywood Reporter. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/covert-affairs-thor-actress-peter-195157. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  8. ^ Dimako, Peter (February 1, 2011). "Jim Caviezel and Chiwetel Ejiofor to star in 'SAVANNAH' historical drama". Movie Jungle. http://www.moviejungle.com/Articles/jim-caviezel-and-chiwetel-ejiofor-to-star-in-savannah-historical-drama/. Retrieved February 22, 2011.
  9. ^ "Thor's Jaimie Alexander joins Schwarzenegger's Last Stand". 6 October 2011. http://www.totalfilm.com/news/thor-s-jaimie-alexander-joins-schwarzenegger-s-last-stand?ns_campaign=news&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=totalfilm&ns_linkname=0&ns_fee=0&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+totalfilm%2Fimdbnews+%28Total+Film+IMDb+aggregate%29. Retrieved 9 October 2011.
  10. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnGNWFV6Rak Save You Matthew Perryman Jones OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO (HD)
  11. ^ Ultradome Episode 2: Han Solo vs. Indiana Jones
  12. ^ "Peter Facinelli finds love with costar Jaimie Alexander". People. 2012–12–01. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20652384,00.html.
  13. ^ Martin, Michael (3 January 201). "Jaimie Alexander". Interview Magazine. http://www.interviewmagazine.com/film/jaimie-alexander/.
  14. ^ "Q&A - Thor's Jaimie Alexander on Marvel Spoilers, Her Geeky Roots, and Wonder Woman's Breasts". FilmCritic.com. May 4, 2011. http://www.filmcritic.com/features/2011/05/interview-thor-jaimie-alexander/. Retrieved May 8, 2011.
  15. ^ "'Kyle XY' Nominated for Several Saturn Awards". 10 March 2008. http://www.buddytv.com/articles/kyle-xy/kyle-xy-nominated-for-several-17446.aspx. Retrieved 9 October 2011.
  16. ^ a b "'Scream Awards 2011' Nominations". http://www.poptower.com/news-34448/scream-awards-2011-nominations.htm. Retrieved 9 October 2011.

External links