Lexa Doig biography
Birth Name: Alexandra L. Doig
Date of Birth: June 8, 1973
Doig's 'exotic look' comes from her father's Scottish ancestry combined with
her mother's Filipino heritage. Born in Ontario, Canada, Lexa grew up in
Toronto, with her older brother Ted.
Inspired by shows like Wonder Woman,
The A-Team and The Dukes of Hazzard, Doig decided to give acting a try.
After dropping out of high school in Grade 13, and working on stage for a
few productions including Romeo and Juliet and Arsenic and Old Lace, she
began to audition for parts in television. Her first nibble came in 1993
with a bit part on the series, Ready or Not playing the receptionist. She
then auditioned for William Shatner's TekWar. "I walked out of the audition
absolutely convinced I had blown it, and then my agent called to tell me I
got the part. I was leaping around my parents' house and screaming at the
top of my lungs. I knew then I'd chosen the right profession and I've never
looked back since."
After that experience, Doig went on to her first feature film, Jungleground
(1995). A year following the completion of the Canadian film Doig was back
in television voicing the character Dale Arden, in the animated series Flash
Gordon, and then playing a regular Conchita Flores on the British series
CI5: The New
After completing a number of relatively unknown feature films in the late
'90s, she landed the role of Andromeda Ascendant, the star ship's
sophisticated artificial intelligence system on the sci-fi series,
Andromeda. Using the exposure from the show, she began landing lead roles
in feature films such as the horror flick, Jason X (2002).
Currently dating fellow Canadian actor Michael Shanks, Doig divides her time
between Vancouver and Toronto.
Lexa Doig Filmography