Khandi Alexander

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Born

9/4/1957 , New York, New York (USA)

Birth Name

Khandi Alexander

Gender

Female

Biography:

Khandi has had an active career starting in the mid 80's to today. She began her career having small roles in films such as street walkin' and maid to order. She was an avid dancer and earned a full scholarship to the Alvin Aily American Dance Theater School. Whilst appearing regurly in shows she came into contact with Whitney Houston and began to choreograph her routine for her Im your Baby Tonight world tour. She wanted to become an actor so she eventually enroled at the Stella Adler Conservatory. She made her break into the acting world by securing roles in NewsRadio and ER. She left NewsRadio in 1998 and continued her role in ER as Dr. Benton's sister Jackie. After appearing in a tv program called The Corner. She took the role because she could relate to the story in that she herself took drugs and ended up kicking the habit. In 2002 she became Dr. Alex Woods in the CSI spin off CSI Miami, after being "drawn" to the character. Throughout the years, Khandi stayed true to her roots and continued her love for dancing and stage work. in 1998 she played Vilma Kelly in Bob Fosses "Chicago". She has also taken on other stage roles including The Tragic and Horrible Life of the Singing Nun, Period of adjustment and Colour of Blue.
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