Alexandria Shipp Wiki: Movie, Net Worth, ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ & Facts to Know
Alexandria Shipp is an American Hollywood actress and singer who became famous for her talented skills in popular roles in various movies. She had several acting accomplishments in the past and has had even more prominence in her upcoming movie industry career.
Alexandria Shipp: Her Early Life & Education
Alexandria Shipp was born on July 16, 1991 in Phoenix Arizona to a father of African descent and a mother who is Caucasian. She is the older sister to her brother, James Shipp. Her father is a writer and musician while her mother works for an unknown company.
She graduated from Squaw Peak Elementary School in Phoenix and after that she went on to attended St. Mary’s Catholic High School, also in Phoenix.
During her early life as a child, Alexandria Shipp displayed her love for dancing, a talent which her family nurtured. Her family moved to Los Angeles when she was 17 years old and it was in Los Angeles, that Shipp diligently set her sites on acting. She was later granted the opportunity to act when she had the chance to appear on the popular kids’ television channel, Nickelodeon. Shipp developed her talent further and became a gifted singer as well as an actor.
Alexandria Shipp: Her Career Highlights
Alexandria Shipp’s film debut came in 2009 when she secured a minor role in the comedy film, 'Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.' She then went on to be featured in the teen-drama television series 'House of Anubis,' which saw her infiltrate the acting world with a bang.In the Nickelodeon mystery movie, Alexandria Shipp portrayed the character, KT Rush. She made her appearance during the third season of the series of the 'House of Anubis'in 2009.
She later appeared on 'Victorious,' an American sitcom featuring Victoria Justice, Ariana Grande, and Elizabeth Gillies along with several others in 2012. Shipp aslo had a role in the 2014 television series, 'Drumline: A New Beat' as the character Danielle or otherwise nicknamed Dani Raymond.
In the drama-comedy, she portrays a young African American woman who aspires to become a leader of her school band. 'Drumline: A New Beat' was released on October 27, 2014 under the directorship of Bille Woodruff. The series is a sequel to the previous 'Drumline' of 2002.
Alexandria Shipp is also popular for her television appearance on 'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B.' She then acted out the role of the musician Kimberly Woodruff in the movie 'Straight Outta Compton.' The film was released in 2015, and it later won an Oscar.
Shipp portrayed the character Woodruff as a celebrity star, Ice-Cube’s wife in the movie.
This major role gave her the breakthrough that she well deserved. 'Straight Outta Compton' is the brainchild of an American hip-hop group called NWA.
In 2016, Alexandria Shipp had a role in the movie 'X‑Men: Apocalypse' as Ororo Munroe and as Storm. The action film, 'X-Men: Apocalypse' was released on May 9, 2016. Bryan Singer directed it.
The following year, Shipp appeared in the film 'Tragedy Girls and in this captivating horror film, she starred as the character, McKaylay Hooper. She starred alongside Brianna Hilderbrand who portrayed Sadie Cunningham.In the storyline of the film, both characters play high school seniors who commit a murder in order to attract interest to their blog called ‘Tragedy Girls’.'Tragedy Girls' was released on October 20, 2017 under the directorship of Tyler Macintyre.
As of 2018, Shipp has starred in two of the latest films that are yet to be released i.e. 'X-Men: Franchise' and ‘Love, Simon’.In the film, 'X-Men: Franchise,' Alexander Shipp portrays the character, a superhero that goes by the name of Storm. In this prequel of 'X‑Men: Apocalypse,' the film 'X-Men: Franchise' will capture a younger casting generation as its story line is based 20 years before any of the X-Men series films.
The romance film, ‘Love, Simon’ is based on Becky Alertalli’s novel of 2015 called 'Simon versus the Homo Sapiens Agenda.' In this film, Shipp is stars alongside Jorge Lendeborg Jr. This movie was released in March 2018.
Alexandria Shipp has had two nominations. Both were for her commendable performance in the film 'X-Men: Apocalypse.' These were:
1. Teens Choice Award- For Choice Movie Breakout Star
2. Nickelodian Kid’s Choice Award- For Favorite Squad
Alexandria Shipp’s net worth currently lies at $3 million dollars. Her success in acting has boosted her net worth within a very short amount of time.
Her net worth also dictates her salary, which can only be described as jaw breaking.
Alexandria Shipp: Her Personal Life
Alexandria Shipp began dating at the age of 13 but was not in a serious relationship until much later in life.
However, to this day she remains a bachelorette with a classy appealing side to her demeanor.She is known to have dated co-star celeb James McAvoy from the movie, 'X-Men: Apocalypse.' They started their relationship immediately after McAvoy, then 37 years old, divorced his wife, actress Anne-Marie.
The pair was seen together at the Apocalypse party and in previous months during the filming of the movie. They flaunted their relationship on Instagram and attracted a lot of attention from their fans. However, they later broke up in the very same year they began their relationship, which was in 2006.
Alexandria Shipp is an active member of Instagram and she currently has 144.9k followers on her Instagram page.
Alexandria Shipp: Facts To Know
Some interesting recaps about the brilliant 26-year-old actress are as follows:
1) Alexandria Shipp’s ethnicity is multi-racial while her nationality is American. Her father and mother are of African and Caucasian descent respectively.
2) Shipp is 5 feet 6 inches and she has a slim, curvy athletic figure, hazel eyes, and black hair. She weighs 112 lbs.
3) Shipp has a Roman Catholic religious background. She went to Catholic schools as a child.
4) The actress began her career by acting in plays during her childhood. At the age of 14, she met her manager, who drove her career to stardom.
5) Alexandria Shipp first auditioned for Nickelodeon in 2009.
6) Alexandria Shipp’s debut as an actress was in the movie 'Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.'
7) Shipp’s first lead role was in the movie, 'Drumline 2: A New Beat.'
8) She revealed via Instagram that she would be take on the character of Storm once again in the sequel 'A-Man: Franchise.'
9) Alexandria Shipp’s agent is Elevate Entertainment, LA.
10) Music is another in-born talent that Alexandria Shipp has nurtured. She has managed to write and record various songs and videos. Her favorite songs are Ain’t it Fun-Paramore and What Makes You Beautiful. Her own songs include Gypsy (2008), The Answer (2009), Gone (2010), etc.
Alexandria Shipp is an actress and musician who has much more in store for her audiences and fans. We can only wait and see what surprises she may spring forth in the coming films as she is headed for great success.