Alexandra Shipp biography

Dark Phoenix

Alexandra Shipp

Date of Birth: July 16, 1991

Growing up in Phoenix, Arizona, Alexandra Shipp began performing in plays at a young age. She met her manager when she was 14 years old and her very first audition was for Nickelodeon.

She would move to Los Angeles when she was 17 to pursue her acting career and made her movie debut in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009), in the role of Valentina. Following guest appearances on youth-oriented shows such as Switched at Birth and Victorious, Alexandra landed a regular role on the Nickelodeon TV series House of Anubis, set in an English boarding school. More guest appearances followed, on Ray Donovan and Days of Our Lives, as well as roles in TV movies such as Drumline: A New Beat, in which she starred alongside Nick Cannon and and the biopic Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, playing the title role of Aaliyah Haughton.

She played Storm in the major motion picture X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) and Kim in Universal Pictures’ Straight Outta Compton (2015), starring Paul Giamatti. She reprised her role in X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2018) and Dark Phoenix (2019), played Anna in the crime thriller Spinning Man (2018), opposite Pierce Brosnan and Guy Pearce, and played Abby in the teen drama Love, Simon (2018).

Most recently, she played a lead role in the updated Shaft (2019), as John Shaft Jr.'s longtime friend, Sasha.

Alexandra, who has completed a role in A Dog's Way Home (2019), is also currently working on releasing an EP.

Alexandra Shipp Filmography


Dark Phoenix

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  113 min.
Release Date: June 7, 2019
DVD: September 17, 2019
Blu-ray: September 17, 2019
Digital: September 3, 2019

Current rating: Rating: 3.45
based on 130 votes and 37 reviews
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Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, Jessica Chastain