Khandi Alexander

Khandi Alexander

Highest Rated: 97% What's Love Got to Do With It (1993)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Sep 4, 1957

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

While many stage performers stayed close to their roots when making the jump to acting, Khandi Alexander moved far afield from her background as a dancer and choreographer with expert turns in both comedy and drama on television, most notably on "NewsRadio" (NBC, 1995-99), "The Corner" (HBO, 2000), "CSI: Miami" (CBS, 2002-12) and "Treme" (HBO, 2010-13). Though glamorous, Alexander eschewed Tiffany roles in favor of parts with depth and grit, and she impressed critics and audiences alike in her turns as women with seemingly boundless reserves of strength and resolve. Some of her characters used that strength for comic purposes, like her steely anchor Catherine Duke on "NewsRadio," but most needed it to simply survive their environments. Whether surrounded by abject poverty in "The Corner," crime and violence on "CSI," or the destruction of their homes in "Treme," Alexander presented women who persevered through their own willpower, but always remembered to show their human sides through carefully chosen moments of emotion. In doing so, she became a critical favorite and one of the most accomplished character actresses on television.

Highest rated movies

What's Love Got to Do With It
A Woman, a Part Patriots Day
Dark Blue
Sugar Hill
House Party 3




No Score Yet No Score Yet Pushing Dead Dot (Character) - 2016
87% 55% A Woman, a Part Leslie (Character) $23.6K 2016
81% 86% Patriots Day Interrogator (Character) $31.8M 2016
90% 67% Bessie Viola (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 70% The Assault Detective Jodi Miller (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 19% First Born Dierdre (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 57% Rain Latishia Arnold (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 39% Perfect Strangers Christie Kaplan (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 47% Emmett's Mark Det. Middlestat (Character) - 2002
59% 52% Dark Blue Janelle Holland (Character) $9.1M 2002
No Score Yet 56% Terminal Dr. Deborah Levy (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Easy Way Diana Campbell (Character) - 1996
0% 68% House Party 3 Janelle (Character) $19.3M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet To My Daughter With Love Harriet (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shameful Secrets Rosalie (Character) - 1993
52% 61% CB4 Sissy (Character) $17.6M 1993
20% 69% Sugar Hill Ella Skuggs (Character) $18.3M 1993
97% 88% What's Love Got to Do With It Darlene (Character) $38.9M 1993


No Score Yet 80% SEAL Team Ambassador Nicole Marsden (Guest Star) 2019
93% 73% Scandal Maya Lewis (Guest Star) 2013-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2015
No Score Yet 87% Finding Your Roots Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2014
97% 94% Treme LaDonna Batiste-Williams (Character) 2010-2013
48% 86% Common Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
76% 69% Body of Proof Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
89% 94% Better Off Ted Stella (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 61% CSI: Miami Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Alexx Woods (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 84% ER Jackie Robbins (Guest Star) 1995-1998 2000-2001
No Score Yet 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Third Watch Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
100% 100% The Corner Fran Boyd (Character) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rude Awakening Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
83% 83% NYPD Blue Sondra (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cosby Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
95% 100% NewsRadio Catherine Duke (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet 72% La Femme Nikita Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Different World Unknown (Guest Star) 1989