Alexandra Shipp (born July 16, 1991) is a famous American actress and singer who became known for her role of singer Aaliyah in the television film, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B. She is also known for her role of Abby Suso in the romantic love, Simon, and Susan Wilson in the musical drama, Tick, Tick…. Boom!
Alexandra Shipp was born on July 16, 1991 in Phoenix, Arizona. She is of mixed ethnicity as her father is black while her mother is white. Her father is a musician and her mother is a yoga teacher.
She has two brothers, James and Jordan, and step sister named Kasia.
She attended Squaw Peak Elementary School, Arizona School for the Arts and St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Phoenix.
Shipp began acting in 2009 with a role in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel and followed up with a role of KT Rush in the third season of Nickelodeon’s teen drama series, House of Anubis.
She came to limelight in 2014, for her role as Dani Raymond in the VH1 television film sequel Drumline: A New Beat and for her role in the lifetime television film Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B.
She also played the role of Ice Cube’s wife, Kimberly Woodruff, in the drama film, Straight Outta Clompton and also co-starred in the superhero film X-men: Apocalypse.
She starred in romantic comedy love, simon alongside Jorge Lendeborg and Nick Robinson, in 2018 and appeared in the film adaptation of tick, tick… BOOM!
Straight Outta Compton
Tick, Tick… Boom!
Make it Work
Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B
Drumline: A New Beat
Your Family or Mine
Awards & Nominations
Shipp was nominated for Choice Movie: Breakout star at Teen Choice Awards (2016) and Favorite Squad at Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards (2017).
Alexandra Shipp was in a relationship with James McAvoy in 2016 before they parted ways.
Alexandra Shipp is an american actress with an estimated net worth of $4 million.