Jaimie Alexander

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Jaimie Alexander

Born

3/12/1984, Greenville, South Carolina, USA

Birth Name

Jaimie Alexander

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Jamie Alexander, James Alexander
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Jaimie Alexander was born in Greenville, South Carolina on March 12, 1984. Her family moved to Grapevine, Texas, which is where she was raised. She later moved to Los Angeles to give acting a try.

Jaimie decided to go into acting as a spur-of-the-moment idea when she…more

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    • Jaimie: I got into the business all by chance. I really enjoy what I do now, but it wasn't always a huge dream of mine. I think I always had thought about it growing up, though.

    • Jaimie: I'm probably one of the worst actors as far as preparation goes, because I actually don't prepare. I find it easier to read the script and whatever hits me in my stomach, like deep down, I just go with it. And the director kind of molds me whether to go right or left with it.

    • Jaimie: (Her favorite genre, horror) It is very challenging and takes more energy than most people would think.

    • Jaimie: (Shooting Watch Over Me) Yeah, that was one of the hardest things I've ever done. We had four different directors everyday and we had four different units, so they would cart us from one location to the next and we got about 28 pages a day. Normally, it's like 6 pages a day. It was pretty rough, we got one take for everything. It gave me a better understanding of how to work fast and be very prepared when you go up. I can memorize just about everything now.

    • Jaimie: (How she describes Jessi) She's the darker side of the XX/XY. Kyle's very light and sees the best in people and she's the opposite. The question lies in, was she born that way or is it her surroundings? And that's huge because it's universal. Was she born into being so dark and hostile or is it the way she just is? She was born in a fiery explosion, whereas Kyle woke up in sunshine and was taken in by the Trager family. Jessi is a little verbally abused, very mistreated, and manhandled very badly. You definitely feel for this character because you can't tell if she's really dark or if it's because all these people are so hurtful towards her. She has no control over her own life. She definitely has some of the same abilities Kyle has, if not darker. She's made to cause destruction, whereas Kyle rejected that when he was in the pod.

    • Jaimie: (On getting a hard time for joining the wrestling team) Yes, a very hard time. A friend of mine and his brother, who was a pro-wrestler, said why don't you guys have a girls team and I also thought maybe it was a way to get a scholarship to go to school. I thought if anybody could do it, I could and I jumped in and they hated it. Some of the coaches were ok with it because they had grown up in Iowa, where it was a popular sport for both men and women. We did have a coach who really despised us, and when we started winning tournaments and placing first, he started getting nicer. It was a bit of a struggle, but there were lots of lessons learned.

    • Jaimie: (Being the wrestling team and mostly made up by boys) Yes. When I started out practicing, there were guys and we couldn't full on wrestle because you had to remain respectful of each other in the sense of... this is a girl and this is a guy and that doesn't fly, especially in Texas. When I was training, I trained with my younger brother Brady. I would wrestle some of my friends, who I had grown up with, which showed me some moves, but it was never a full on match. When I went to competitions, there were other girls, so I always wrestled girls. There was one time I wrestled two boys and I beat them both! They weighed a lot less than I did and I think they didn't want to hurt a girl, so I don't know if I really won -- I'd like to think I did.

    • Jaimie: (What made her pursue acting) It was something that came up as spur of the moment when I was 18. A man who is now my manager told me I should do it and I thought well, I've got four brothers, I'm the last in line to go to college, so I thought why not? I drove out to L.A. after I graduated high school and went for it. I was so naive, which pretty much enabled me to do that, because if I knew what was it was like waiting in L.A., I probably wouldn't have taken that risk. It worked out for the best.

    • Jaimie: (On being the new girl on Kyle XY)Yeah, it was a little tough at first. But really, they're so accepting and they're such a great bunch of people. And I mean, it wasn't too hard, we always hang out on the weekends and have barbecues and things like that. It's a really comfortable cast, I'm so grateful I got so lucky. I've heard the horror stories of new people being on shows and then the jealousy factor and all that stuff, but our show's not like that at all.

    • Jaimie: (How she got the role as Jessi on Kyle XY) Sure, well, it was a normal audition process. The lady who cast me in my first TV gig actually called me in for Kyle XY, so I trusted her and I said, "She must know that I can play a little younger than I am," and all this other stuff. So I went and auditioned and right away they were like, "We want to screen test you," and "We think you're right for it." Then I got it!

    • Jaimie: (How she got started in acting) Yeah, actually it was kind of by accident. A friend of mine was really sick and she paid a scouting agency to do this like, little runway show . We were the same size, same height, I was just brunette. So I go to this runway show, they said, you know, "Do you have a monologue?" And I said, "What's that?" And they laughed at me. I got onstage and recited a commercial, and in the audience was my manager today. And he was actually there filling in for one of his wife's friend, and he's a pretty famous manager up here in L.A. That's how that happened. I come from a family of five kids and I knew I was last up to go to college, and I said I'll just try it, and it's kind of been my thing ever since.

    • Jaimie Alexander: Never be ashamed of what or how you feel... just be honest.

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    Jaimie is the greatest actress! She is wonderful in everything she does. You cannot name one bad thing she's done! I seen almost everything she's done. I love the movie she did called Hallowed Ground. It was freaking amazing. Jaimie does emotional scenes really well! In that movie, she worked with Hudson Leick! How wicked is it that she met Hudson Leick! I would kill to meet her! In Kyle XY, my favourite episode Tell-Tale Heart, her character found out her mother is dead, Jaimie plays it so good. She cries and freaks out just like someone in that postion would. Jaimie's character Jessi, on Kyle XY is my favourite character on that show! The show was dull before her character got on! It's horrible that the show got cancelled! I wanted Jessi to end up with Kyle! Jaimie is great at whatever she tries! I hope she does something soon! When she does, I'm sure it will be amazing!moreless