Khandi Alexander

Lowest Rated: 0% House Party 3 (1994)
Birthday: Sep 4, 1957
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
An artist, a dancer, and a true "actor's actor," hard-working Khandi Alexander began her career on-stage with the first national touring company of Bob Fosse's Dancin' and then on Broadway in Dreamgirls. While the mid-'80s saw Alexander land small roles in movies like Streetwalkin' and Maid to Order, her skills as a dancer earned her a full scholarship at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater School. Her dance career also regularly found her appearing in award shows, which eventually brought her into contact with pop sensation Whitney Houston. Impressed with Alexander's talent and no-nonsense attitude, Houston signed Alexander on to choreograph her sold-out I'm Your Baby Tonight world tour.Music was only part of the picture for the thespian, however, and to pursue her dream of becoming an accomplished actress, Alexander enrolled at the Stella Adler Conservatory. While she would continue to accept supporting roles in projects she was attracted to, two prominent gigs would catapult Alexander's career in 1995 when she accepted a regular part on the prime-time drama ER as sister to Eriq La Salle's Dr. Peter Benton, as well as a starring role in the critically acclaimed ensemble sitcom NewsRadio. While the two strong characters and formats were drastically different, Alexander stayed with NewsRadio until 1998, and continued to reprise her role on ER for seven years. After retiring from both of her TV gigs, Alexander continued to participate in a variety of projects until 2002, when an irresistible character would draw her back into television. The CSI spin-off CSI: Miami offered the part of smart, dignified coroner named Dr. Alexx Woods. The character seemed tailor-made for the charismatic actress, who joined the cast from the show's inception. Alexander would stick with the series for season upon season, as it became one of the most watched shows on TV. Alexander never abandoned the love of dance and stage acting that once dominated her career. In 1998 she played the leading role of Velma Kelly in a nationally touring production of Bob Fosse's Chicago. She has also taken to the stage in productions such as The Tragic and Horrible Life of the Singing Nun, Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?, Legacy, Period of Adjustment, and Color of Blue.


Highest Rated Movies



93% A Woman, A Part Leslie $37.3K 2017
No Score Yet Pushing Dead Actor 2016
No Score Yet The Assault Jodi 2015
89% Bessie Viola 2015
No Score Yet First Born Dierdre 2007
No Score Yet Rain Actor 2007
No Score Yet Rain Latitia Arnold 2006
No Score Yet Killing Emmett Young Det. Middlestat 2005
No Score Yet Perfect Strangers Christie Kaplan 2004
58% Dark Blue Janelle Holland $9.1M 2003
83% There's Something About Mary Joanie 1998
No Score Yet Thick As Thieves Janet 1998
No Score Yet Robin Cook's 'Terminal' Dr. Deborah Levy 1996
No Score Yet No Easy Way Diana Campbell 1996
28% Greedy Laura 1994
20% Sugar Hill Ella Skuggs 1994
0% House Party 3 Janelle 1994
37% Poetic Justice Simone 1993
96% What's Love Got To Do With It? Darlene 1993
84% Menace II Society Karen Lawson 1993
No Score Yet Joshua Tree (Army of One) Maralena 1993
55% CB4 Sissy 1993
No Score Yet Going Underground Rosalie 1993
42% Maid to Order Hooker in Jail 1987
No Score Yet Streetwalkin' Star 1985


93% Scandal
Maya Maya Lewis
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No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
  • 2014
96% Treme
LaDonna Batiste-Williams
  • 2013
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76% Body of Proof
Beverly Travers
  • 2012
48% Common Law
Helen Sutton
  • 2012
89% Better Off Ted
Stella Clifton
  • 2009
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
Alexx Woods
  • 2009
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No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Alexx Woods
  • 2002
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Sgt. Karen Smythe
  • 2001
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No Score Yet ER
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100% The Corner
Denise Francine `Fran' Boyd Fran Boyd
  • 2000
No Score Yet Third Watch
  • 2000
84% NYPD Blue
  • 1999
95% NewsRadio
Catherine Duke
  • 1999
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No Score Yet La Femme Nikita
  • 1997
No Score Yet A Different World
  • 1989
54% Instinct
Monica Hernandez
No Score Yet Treme
LaDonna Batiste-Williams


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