Jaimie Alexander Biography


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Birth Name: Jaimie Alexander
Born: 03/12/1984
Birth Place: Greenville, South Carolina, USA


Raised in South Carolina as the only daughter amongst four sons, Alexander became interested in acting in grade school. She joined her high school wrestling team largely on a dare but soon became a top wrestler in her 128-pound weight class, all the while continuing to pursue her interest in drama. When a chance meeting with a California scout led to her signing with a manager, she moved to Los Angeles after graduating from high school and 2009up her turn as a seductive high schooler on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" (FX, 2005- ) with back-to-back leading roles in the low-budget, high-impact horror films "Rest Stop" and "The Other Side." That same year she portrayed an adulterous wife on the short-lived series "Watch Over Me" (MyNetwork, 2006-07).

The series' quick cancellation proved a blessing in disguise, though, as Alexander landed her biggest role yet on "Kyle XY" playing Jessi, a teenager who discovers she is a genetically modified science experiment. Following in the same fantasy/sci-fi vein, in 2011 she was cast as Asgardian warrior Lady Sif in Kenneth Branagh's well-received "Thor," starring Chris Hemsworth as the title superhero. She branched out yet again with a recurring role as Edie Falco's wild sister-in-law Tunie on "Nurse Jackie," and later landed a guest role as a CIA-analyst-turned-operative in "Covert Affairs" (USA, 2010- ). Since co-starring with Peter Facinelli (with whom she reportedly had a relationship) in the indie romantic comedy "Loosies" (2011), Alexander was cast opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger as a hardened cop in the box-office disappointment "The Last Stand" (2013), and reprised her role of Lady Sif in the 2013 sequel "Thor: The Dark World."




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