Who is Khandi Alexander?

Khandi Alexander is an American dancer, choreographer, and actress. Khandi can be seen in many fantastic movies and is considered one of the best actresses. Khandi started with a small role, but soon she started getting more prominent roles because of her skills. Not to mention, Khandi began to professionally as a dance, and she was also the Choreographer in the world tour from 1988 to 1992. We can all get inspiration from her by reading her biography, which is provided in this article.

Quick Info
Full NameHarriet Rene Alexander
Date of BirthSeptember 4, 1957
Birth PlaceJacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Parent(s)Alvernia Yavonna and Henry Ronald Alexander
OccupationActress, dancer, choreographer
Net worthUS $8 million

Early Life

Blessed with Khandi Alexander, Alvernia Yavonna (mother) and Henry Ronald Alexander (father) gave birth to Khandi on 4th September 1957 in Jacksonville, Florida. But her family moved to Queens, New York, and she grew up there. Her mother was an opera and jazz singer, whereas her father has his own construction company. She went to Queensborough Community College. She appeared in some theatrical performances like Chicago, Dreamgirls, and Bob Fosse’s Dancin. She also choreographed for the world tour of Whitney Huston in 1988 for four years. 

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Career and Awards

Khandi Alexander took a step in an acting career when she debuted by appearing in the television comedy show FTV. During 1985, but later in her 1990s, she mostly appeared in TV and films only. Not so recognized, she played support roles during her early years, including movies like CB4, What’s Love Got to Do with It, Sugar hill, Poetic Justice, Sugar Hill, House Party 3, and Greed.

In 1995, she landed on one of the central roles in the comedy series Radio News, where she starred for four seasons. At the same time, she began to play the role of Jackie Robbins on the popular television series ” ER. ” She also appeared in the series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, New York Police and Her Name Was Nikita.

Khandi Alexander played a significant role in the criminal miniseries of the HBO Corner in 2000. She received a lot of positive reviews from the critics and several award-winning. In 2002, Khandi Alexander landed the role of coroner Alex Woods on CSI: Miami’s Crime Scene Investigation, where she starred until she left the show in 2009. Meanwhile, she has starred in the films The Perfect Plan, The Black Mark, The Cursed Season, Perfect Strangers, and The Baby.

In 2010, Khandi Alexander performed as a co-star in the HBO drama television series Treme. The show continued until the end of 2013. In 2012, she guest-starred on two episodes of the television series Body Investigation. In 2013, Shonda Rhimes invited Alexander to be the main character’s mother in his TV series ” Scandal. ” The role earned her an Emmy nomination in 2015. In 2015, she also co-starred with Queen Latifah and Mo’Nik in Bessie.

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Age, Height, Nationality and Other Facts

Khandi is African-American, making her multi-racial along with all the best characteristics she inherited from her parents. She is known to be one of the talented actresses in the industry. 

Khandi Alexander is 63 years as in 2020 and is still as charming as usual. She has a decent height standing 5 feet and 4 inches tall. Weighing just 56 kilograms, her body build is slim. Her born name was Harriet Rene Alexander, and her zodiac sign is known to be Virgo. Her eye color is dark brown, whereas hair color is black. Her beautiful, radiant face along with affable smile is some salient features of her.

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Personal Life

Khandi Alexander doesn’t give away any of her personal information that easily. She has always been secretive about her life. Once LiveRampUp, a news website, printed that she isn’t married yet. She hasn’t confirmed anything, though, so we can go with the fact, but again, 62 years old actress never got married, kind of impossible to believe. But there were rumors about she being lesbian, which she hasn’t confirmed, and neither declined. Also, we only know that she was in a relationship only once in the past about her relationship.

Net Worth

According to celebrity net worth, Khandi Alexander has an estimated net worth of $8 million.