Alex Russell (actor)

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Alex Russell
Born Alexander Russell
(1987-12-11) December 11, 1987 (age 26)
Occupation Actor
Years active 2010–present

Alex Russell (born December 11, 1987) is an Australian actor best known for his starring role in the 2012 film Chronicle and most recently Carrie.

Life and career[edit]

Russell grew up in the city of Rockhampton, Queensland.[1] He was born to surgeon Dr. Andrew Russell and interior designer Frances Russell, and has a younger brother, Dominic, and a younger sister, Georgiana. He attended The Rockhampton Grammar School[2] until he graduated in 2004, then went on to attend the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney, Australia.[3] He made his major screen debut in 2010 in the Australian film Wasted on the Young. In 2011, he featured in two Australian short films, The Best Man and Halloween Knight. In 2012, Russell played one of the lead characters in the science fiction film Chronicle.[4] He played one of the supporting roles, bad boy Billy Nolan, in the Carrie remake.[4] In 2014, he played Sam Atwell in Believe Me (film).



Year Title Role Notes
2010 Wasted on the Young Zack
2010 Almost Kings Hass
2011 The Best Man Malcolm Short Fim
2011 Halloween Knight Paul Short Film
2012 Chronicle Matt Garetty
2012 Bait 3D Ryan
2013 The Host Seeker Burns
2013 Carrie Billy Nolan
2014 Believe Me Sam Post Production
2014 Cut Snake Sparra Farrell In Development
2014 Unbroken Pete Zamperini In Development


Year Title Role Notes
2012 NTSF:SD:SUV Stewie Mears Episode: "16 Hop Street"


  1. ^ Formosa, Amy (February 24, 2011). "Alex Russell the next big name". The Morning Bulletin. 
  2. ^ Mcbryde, Emma (April 21, 2011). "Hollywood legend has eye on Alex". The Morning Bulletin. 
  3. ^ Formosa, Amy (December 12, 2009). "Hollywood hunk home for Xmas". The Morning Bulletin. 
  4. ^ a b Barton, Steve (May 15, 2012). "Carrie Cast Continues to Expand". Dread Central. 

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