Lexa Doig was born June 8, 1973 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her birthname was Alexandra L. Doig. Her height is 5' 6" (167 cm). Lexa has an older brother named Ted. Her parents names are Gloria and David. Her mother's origin is the Filipines, and her father has English and Scottish ancestry. She caught the acting bug at the age of nine, after seeing a production of Porgy and Bess.At the age of sixteen, she enrolled in a modelling course and was immediately picked up by an agent. She did commercials and modelling work, before dropping out of high school during her final year to pursue an acting career. She worked on stage productions of Romeo and Juliet and Arsenic and Old Lace while auditioning for film and television roles.Doig landed the role of Tina Backus on the short-lived series CI5: The New Professionals in 1998, and finally burst into the spotlight with her role as the title character on the sci-fi series Andromeda.
Lexa Doig has recently starred in Human Cargo (2004) playing the role of Rachel Sanders, and Jason X (2001) as Rowan. Lexa Doig has also featured in many movies such as The Tracker (2000/I), Andromeda (2000), and No Alibi (2000). Some of Lexa Doig's early break throughs were in Video & Arcade Top 10 (1991) playing the role of Host, TekWar (1994) as Cowgirl, TekWar: TekLords (1994) as Cowgirl, and TekWar (1994) as Cowgirl. She's married to actor Michael Shanks, and they have a child; Mia Tabitha Shanks, born September 13, 2004. Doig, Shanks and Mia divide their time between Toronto and Vancouver, the centre of the Canadian film industry, with plans to move to Los Angeles in the near future. Doig enjoys reading, rollerblading and playing RPG video games and Dungeons and Dragons.