Alexandra Shipp, born as Alexandra Ruth Shipp, is an instrumentalist, singer, actress, and songwriter from America. She surfaced as a star after portraying the character of American singer ‘Aaliyah’ in the prestigious television movie titled ‘Aaliyah: The princess of R&B’. She gained further critical acclaim after appearing as Kimberly Woodruff in the hit movie ‘Straight Outta Compton’. This movie was nominated for the annual Oscar awards in 2015. There are many wonderful traits that make this talented lady different from other female celebrities.
Shipp is an unmarried woman who remained in a relationship with James McAvoy for some time. However, they didn’t feel okay together and parted their ways before getting engaged. She is well-known for her breakout role as ‘Ororo Munroe’ in American superhero movie ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California with her family. She has been fully active in the showbiz industry since her debut in 2009. Shipp has shown the acting talent in numerous fantastic movies including, Dude, Spinning Man, Shaft, Deadpool 2, Tragedy Girls, Jexi, and All the Bright Places.
Apart from her presence on the big-screen, Alex has worked in numerous television shows too. She made her debut in 2011 when she worked as Ashley in ‘Switched at Birth’. Other prominent television shows include Awkward, Days of Our Lives, Victorious, and Occult, to name a few. The talented artist has been nominated for Teen Choice Awards and Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in 2016 and 2017 respectively. She also featured herself in 2019’s narrative video game ‘Telling Lies’. She is also known by nicknames such as Alex and Allie. The amazing lady can also play guitar and piano like a professional instrumentalist.
Who are Alexandra Shipp’s Parents?
Alexandra was born on July 16, 1991, in Phoenix, Arizona. The father of the stunning lady was a musician and that’s the reason why she was influenced by music at an early age. She learned a lot of great things from her father. Kundalini Yoga, Shipp’s mother, was a teacher. Her father belonged to an African-American group while her mother was a white lady. Alexandra has three lovable siblings. Names of her two brothers are Jordan and James. She has a beautiful stepsister named Kasia. Alex attended the St. Mary Catholic School, Squaw Peak Elementary School, and the Arizona School of Arts. The girl relocated to Los Angeles when she was seventeen. She moved to LA to pursue a career in the professional acting world.
Alexandra’s movie career includes numerous fantastic acting projects. Alex made a debut in 2009 when she was given a minor role in her first project titled ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’. Later on, she appeared in the 3rd season of teen mystery drama ‘House of Anubis’. She portrayed the character of KT Rush in that particular drama series. In 2015, Alex got the breakthrough opportunity in the form of her all-time favorite biographical drama film titled ‘Straight Outta Compton’. She played the role of Kimberly Woodruff and made everyone amazed with her exceptional acting talent. In 2016, the pretty woman appeared as Ororo Munroe in superhero film ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’. It was produced and directed by Bryan Singer. Simon Kinberg was the writer of the movie.
On October 20, 2017 she appeared in an American horror comedy movie ‘Tragedy Girls’. She portrayed the character McKayla Hooper. The film was well-received even by the critics of the American film industry. In 2018, she worked in two successful projects titled ‘Love, Simon, and ‘Spinning Man’. She portrayed characters of Abby Suso and Anna respectively in both movies. Furthermore, the star also worked in Deadpool 2 and Dude to add an extra flair to her acting skills. The year 2019 proved to be very lucky for the female entertainer as she appeared in five blockbuster movies. Her first project of 2019 was titled ‘A Dog’s Way Home’. This was a family adventure movie and Alex played the role of Olivia in this particular film.
Shipp appeared as Ororo Munroe in superhero movie ‘Dark Phoenix’. The storyline was based on X-Men characters. The movie was directed and written by Simon Kinberg. Next, the stunner worked as Sasha in action comedy film ‘Shaft’. Alexandra’s next project of 2019 was ‘Jexi’, a romantic comedy directed and written by Scott Moore and Jon Lucas. She portrayed the character of Cate Finnegan in this American thriller. The last project of 2019 was titled ‘All the Bright Places’, in which she worked as Kate. It was a romantic drama movie from the director Brett Haley. The amazing woman has signed two other contracts that are in post-production phases. The first one is titled ‘Silk Road’ and the second one is named ‘Kung Fury 2’.
Alexandra’s music career is full of wonderful accomplishments and success stories. She made an appearance in the Oscar-nominated ‘Straight Outta Compton’, which became the highest-earning music biopic of all-time. She got interested in the music industry due to her father, who has been a former musician. She learned a lot of great music skills from her dad. Initially, she worked day and night on the improvement of her singing talent. She has a great image as an R&B singer in the American hip hop community.
Talking personally, Alexandra has been romantically involved with many handsome and dashing men of the showbiz industry. She has dated the star James McAvoy in 2016. However, they couldn’t stay together for long and parted their ways after a relationship of a few months. She kept other relationships private and didn’t disclose in front of the media of her fans. It seems like the actress wants to keep her personal love life secret. There is no word available about her engagement or wedding. It looks like she doesn’t have wedding plans due to professional busyness.
Shipp has worked in more than a few television series and big-screen movies. She proved her talent everywhere in the United States. Alexandra has successfully worked in more than fifteen successful movies. The talented lady has also got featured on various television shows such as Ray Donovan, Occult, Victorious, and Days of Our Lives, to name a few. She is said to have a total net worth of an estimated $3 Million.