Mar. 12th, 1984
Greenville, South Carolina, USA
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Jaimie Alexander (born March 12, 1984) is an American actress known for portraying Jessi on the TV series Kyle XY and Sif in the 2011 superhero film Thor, its 2013 sequel, Thor: The Dark World, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
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. 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. 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 her graduation from Colleyville Heritage High School, a year and a half later, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting.
Alexander first role was back in 2004 on an Indie flick called Squirrel Trap (2004) where she played a co-lead role of Sara. She landed her first leading role of Hanna Thompson in the small-budget (USD$15,000), The Other Side (2006). A year later she was cast in her most famous role so far was that of 'Jessi' on the ABC Family television show Kyle XY (2006). 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 was nominated for the Saturn Awards as "Best Supporting Actress on Television" for that role in 2008.
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. She reprised the role in the sequel Thor: The Dark World, released in November 2013. She reprised the role twice in special crossover guest appearances on the TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on March 11, 2014 and again on March 10, 2015.
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. 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. In 2011, she joined the cast of Covert Affairs for three episodes of the second season.
Alexander appeared in the 2013 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. Also in 2013, she portrayed deputy sheriff Sarah Torrance in The Last Stand, alongside 'Arnold Schwarzenegger'.
Alexander began dating actor 'Peter Facinelli' in 2012 after they met on the set of Loosies. Alexander and Facinelli became engaged in (March 2015).
- Was on her High School wrestling team.
- Had a body double for the steamier scenes in "Rest Stop".
- Was raised in Grapevine, Texas.