- Full Name Khandi Alexander
- Occupation Actress, Dancer, Choreographer
- Nationality American
- Birthplace Jacksonville, Florida, USA
- Birth Date Sep 04, 1957
- Age 64 Years, 2 Months
Khandi Alexander | BiographyFamous for movies like 'CB4,' 'Sugar Hill,' 'Shameful Secrets,' & 'Poetic Justice'
Alexander started her career as a dancer in the 1985 musical titled 'A Chorus Line.' After that, she started her acting career while also dancing on Broadway musical productions such as 'Chicago, Dancin’, and 'Dreamgirls.' Later, from 1988 to 1992, she also choreographed for Whitney Houston’s World Tour.
Khandi Alexander is a dancer and actress known for her role in the American cop procedural drama ‘CSI: Miami’ and ‘Scandal.’
Who Is Khandi Alexander?
Khandi Alexander initially started as a dancer on musical shows during the 1980s. Her television debut was in 1985 from the infamous show FTV. After that, she appeared on the shows like Rags to Riches, NewsRadio, The Corner, ER, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI Miami, and What We Do in the Shadows.
Further, Alexander also acted in several movies, including Greedy, No Easy Way, There’s Something About Mary, Thick as Thieves, Emmett’s Mark in 2001, Rain, First Born, Bessie, A Woman, a Part, and Fahrenheit 451.
How Old Is Khandi Alexander?
Khandi Alexander was born in Jacksonville, Florida, on 4 September 1957. Alexander is 64 years old as of 2021.
Parents & Early Life
Her father, Henry Roland, was an owner of a construction company, while her mother, Alverina Yavonna, was an opera and jazz singer.
She graduated from Queensborough Community College.
Alexander started her career as a dancer in the 1985 musical titled A Chorus Line. After that, she started her acting career while also dancing on Broadway musical productions such as Chicago, Dancin’, and Dreamgirls. Later, from 1988 to 1992, she also choreographed for Whitney Houston’s World Tour.
Movies and TV Shows
Alexander began acting in series during the late 1980s from minor roles and gradually played supporting to leading roles.
In 1985, Alexander made her television debut with the television series FTV. Then she appeared on one episode of the television series Rags to Riches in 1987. Subsequently, she was cast in the shows like Duet (1988), The Edge (1992), Le Femme Nikita (1998). From 1995 to 1998, she was a recurring cast on the series NewsRadio, while she continued minor roles on Cosby, NYPD Blue, and Todd McFarlane’s Spawn in 1999.
Then, in 2000, she appeared on Rude Awakening, Third Watch, while she played a recurring role on the miniseries The Corner. Further, she was on Law & Order in 2001, then ER from 1995 to 2001, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2002, CSI Miami from 2002 to 2009, Body of Proof in 2012, Treme from 2010 to 2013, Scandal from 2013 to 2018, SEAL Team in 2019, and What We Do in the Shadows in 2021.
Other than that, Alexander was in the films like Streetwalkin’ in 1985, and Joshua Tree, CB4, Sugar Hill, Shameful Secrets, Poetic Justice, What’s Love Got to Do with It, Menace II Society in 1993. Followed by that, she acted in the 1994 movie Greedy, No Easy Way in 1996, There’s Something About Mary in 1998, Thick as Thieves in 1999, Emmett’s Mark in 2001, Rain in 2006, First Born in 2007, Bessie in 2015, A Woman, a Part in 2016 and Fahrenheit 451 in 2018.
Awards and Nominations
Among her several nominations, Alexander won the 2001 ‘Network/Cable - Best Actress’ at the ‘Black Reel Awards’ for her role in the movie The Corner. Followed by that, she won the 2005 ‘Image Award (NAACP)’ ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series’ for CSI: Miami.
Then in 2015, she was nominated at the ‘Primetime Emmy Awards’ under ‘Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series’ for her performance on Scandal. In addition, for the same series, she earned an ‘Image Awards (NAACP)’ ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series’ in 2015.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Alexander has an estimated net worth of $8 million as of October 2021.
Is Khandi Alexander Married?
Alexander has not disclosed her marital status in public.