About Alexandra Shipp

Alexandra Shipp is an actress and singer from America. After making an appearance as Aaliyah Dana Haughton in the 2014 biographical television film titled “Aaliyah: The Princess of R & B,” she gained wide popularity. Her next praiseworthy performance came as Kimberly Woodruff in the 2015 Academy Awards nominated biographical drama film “Straight Outta Compton.” She has also made appearances in “Tragedy Girls,” “Shaft,” “Dude,” “Victorious,” Occult,” and several other films and television shows. In a decade, the twenty-nine-year-old actress has made appearances in fourteen films and ten television series. She has also played a voice-over role for the 2019 videogame “Telling Lies.”

Quick Info 
Full NameAlexandra Ruth Shipp
Date of BirthJuly 16, 1991
Birth PlacePhoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Parent(s)James Shipp and Amy Ruth
OccupationActress, Singer
Net WorthUS $4 million

Early Life

Alexandra Shipp was born to James Shipp and Amy Ruth on 16th July 1991 in Phoenix. She has a mixed ethnicity; her father belongs to the black race while her mother belongs to white. Her father is a musician while her mother is a Yoga teacher. Shipp has three siblings; two biological brothers and one step-sister.

She completed her primary schooling from Squaw Peak Elementary School and her high school studies from St. Mary’s Catholic High School. She had also attended the Arizona School for the Arts to study acting. She left her hometown and moved to LA when she was 17 to pursue a career in acting.


In Film

Alexandra Shipp made her acting debut from the 2009 live-action animated film “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakel.” She portrayed Valentina in the movie. The film failed in the eyes of critics and has an IMDb rating of 4.5 based on 42 thousand votes. However, the film was a huge commercial success as it grossed $443.1 million against a $70 million budget.

Her next film appearance was in the 2015 biographical drama film “Straight Outta Compton” as Kimberly Woodruff. This movie was her second commercially successful film grossing $201.6 million against a $50 million budget. In 2016, she featured as Ororo Munroe/ Storm in the 9th film of the X-Men film series titled superhero film “X-Men: Apocalypse.” The film has an IMDb rating of 6.9 based on 385,816 votes and made a box-office collection of $543.9 million.  

She then made an appearance as McKayla Hooper in the 2017 horror-comedy “Tragedy Girls.” The following year she made appearances in “Spinning Man” as Anna, “Love, Simon” as Abby Suso, and “Dude” as Amelia. She also made a cameo appearance as Storm in the 11th film of the X-Men film series “Deadpool-2”.

In 2019, Alexandra Shipp featured Olivia in the family adventure film titled “A Dog’s Way Home.” The same year, she reprised her role as Ororo Munroe in the 7th film of the X-Men film series and the direct sequel of “X-Men: Apocalypse” titled “Dark Phoenix.” Unlike other X-Men films, this film could not perform well in the box-office. Even though it had covered its budget, it did not please the commercial market as its other installments. It managed to gross just $252 million against a $200 million budget.

Her other film appearances are as Sasha in “Shaft,” Cate Finnegan in “Jexi,” Kate in “All the Bright Places,” and Riley in “Endless.” She will be featuring in the upcoming films “Silk Road,” “Kung Fury 2,” and “Tick, Tick…Boom!” as Julia, Rey Porter, and Susan.

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In Television

Alexandra Shipp’s first appearance in television was in the 2011 teen drama “Switched at Birth” as Ashley. She featured in the episode “Dance Amongst Daggers.” Her next television appearance was in “Victorious” for the episode “The Gorilla Club” as Aleece. She then played KT Rush for forty-one episodes of the 2013 mystery television series “House of Anubis.”

She also portrayed Alana in “Occult” and Abby Martin in the episode “Less than Hero” of “Awkward” in 2013. In 2014, she played Tiffany in “Ray Donovan for an episode, Mary Beth for three episodes of “Days of Our Lives” and Dani Raymond in the television film “Drumline: A New Beast.” The same year, she portrayed singer/actress/model in the television biopic “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B.” Her role as Aaliyah gained her a wide recognition of both national and international audiences. She was last seen on television in the 2015 sitcom “Your Family or Mine” as Lucy.



She has just been in the film industry for ten years but has managed to gain nominations in three award functions and has even won the Best Actress category in the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival for “Tragedy Girls.”

Personal Life

Alexandra Shipp was previously in a relationship with David Anders but later broke up with him. She keeps her relationship status entirely private, but she is single as of now. She belongs to African/American/European ancestry.

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Height and Weight

Alexandra Shipp is 1.68 meters or five feet and six inches in height and weighs fifty-one kilograms.

Social Media

Alexandra Shipp has over 350k followers in her official Instagram handle @alexandrashippp.

Net Worth

According to celebcenter.net, Alexandra Shipp has an estimated net worth of $4 million.