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Khandi Alexander

Lowest Rated:   0% House Party 3 (1994)
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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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
90% A Woman, A Part
  • Leslie
$37.3k 2017
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
No Score Yet The Corner
  • Denise Francine `Fran' Boyd
2000
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
29% Greedy
  • Laura
1994
20% Sugar Hill
  • Ella Skuggs
1994
0% House Party 3
  • Janelle
1994
31% Poetic Justice
  • Simone
1993
96% What's Love Got To Do With It?
  • Darlene
1993
85% Menace II Society
  • Karen Lawson
1993
No Score Yet Joshua Tree (Army of One)
  • Maralena
1993
52% CB4
  • Sissy
1993
No Score Yet Going Underground
  • Rosalie
1993
36% Maid to Order
  • Hooker in Jail
1987
No Score Yet Streetwalkin'
  • Star
1985

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
95% Scandal
2012
  • Maya Maya Lewis
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012-2016
  • Appearing
  • 2014
98% Treme
2010-2013
  • LaDonna Batiste-Williams
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Body of Proof
2011-2013
  • Beverly Travers
  • 2012
48% Common Law
2012
  • Helen Sutton
  • 2012
88% Better Off Ted
2009-2010
  • Stella Clifton
  • 2009
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Alexx Woods
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Alexx Woods
  • 2002
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Sgt. Karen Smythe
  • 2001
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Jackie
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet La Femme Nikita
1997-2001
  • Terry
No Score Yet Treme
  • LaDonna Batiste-Williams

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