Alexandra Shipp is an American actress well known for the characters she portrayed in movies like Straight Outta Compton and X-Men: Apocalypse. In the short time that she has been in the movie industry, she has managed to garner some serious acting credits, which have brought fame and respect her way. She is also a singer and songwriter with a number of released records to her name.
Alexandra Shipp Bio (Age)
Alexandra Shipp was born on the 16th of July 1991 in Phoenix, Arizona. She is of mixed heritage as her father is of African-American descent, while her mother is Caucasian. From an early age, she showed a passion for the arts, taking up dance and learning to play instruments. She was discovered by a talent agent when she was only 14, and the moment she turned seventeen, she moved to Los Angeles to follow her dream of being a successful actress in Hollywood.
She made her debut in the movie Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, in which she scored a minor role. Afterward, she was cast in the Nickelodeon teen-drama series House of Anubis, to play the character, KT Rush. She also appeared in another Nickelodeon show, Victorious. Next up on her career was Drumline: A New Beat, which saw her play Dani Raymond, a young black woman who was courageous enough to be the leader of her school’s marching band. This led to more success and she was later cast as Aaliyah in the biopic about the late singer titled Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, a role she played to resounding acclaim.
Alexandra went on to star as singer Kimberly Woodruff, Ice Cube‘s wife in the Oscar-winning biographical drama, Straight Outta Compton. This was arguably the biggest breakthrough in her career at the time. It marked her as a talent to be taken seriously and she was soon chosen to play the young Ororo Munroe in the Marvel comic action movie, X-Men: Apocalypse. After the movie was released, her fan base and popularity multiplied. The young actress has also starred in other films including Love, Simon, Tragedy Girls, and Dude.
For her performance in the X-Men movie, she bagged two award nominations: Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Award for Favourite Squad and Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star. This actress has managed to amass a sizeable wealth in the span of her career. She is estimated to have an impressive net worth of $3 million.
Parents and Family
Alexandra Shipp was raised by her loving parents. Her mother, Amy Ruth is a yoga teacher, while her father, James Ship is a musician. She got her creative inclinations from both her parents: her musicality was inspired by her father, while her mother signed her up for music and dance classes. They have always supported her career and have persistently tried to help her cultivate her gifts.
She is not the only child of the family. Her parents also have a son named James Shipp Jr. Her brother is her only sibling, and according to Alexandra, they are quite close. James is a pretty successful radio host.
Who’s Her Boyfriend?
Alexandra Shipp was allowed to date from the age of 13, but she didn’t really get into serious relationships until much later. The young actress has been very open about her romantic life. She usually takes to her social media pages to hint at her relations and comment on her boyfriends or appreciate them whenever they do something nice and romantic for her.
When she was dating David Anders in 2011, she couldn’t stop tweeting about him being the best boyfriend in the world. She has also tweeted about her other relationships, although she never revealed the identities of the men she was seeing.
In 2016, Alexandra Shipp began dating X-Men co-star James McAvoy, who played the young Charles Xavier (Professor X) in the movie. The two got to know each other while shooting the movie and started getting really close. Before they began going out, James had only recently separated from his wife of 10 years, Anne-Marie Duff.
Alexandra and James’ relationship was picture perfect. They seemed to be genuinely in love together, however they separated for reasons they have not revealed to the public. Since the breakup, Alexandra has remained single and doesn’t appear to be dating anyone at the moment.
Height, Weight, Body Stat and Features
No one can deny that Alexandra Shipp is a stunning woman, with a wonderful awe-inspiring figure. Standing at 5 feet 6 inches tall, the actress is a little bit on the short side, but her personality more than makes up for it. Her weight clocks in at 51 kg, a petite size. She has hazel eyes and lovely brown hair that frames her face perfectly. Her body measurements are 32B cup size, 23 inches waist, and 34 inches hip size.