Alexa Davalos

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Alexa Davalos
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Davalos at the Tribeca Film Festival, 2007
Born Alexa Davalos Dunas
(1982-05-28) May 28, 1982 (age 31)
Paris, France
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002–present

Alexa Davalos (born May 28, 1982) is an American actress. Her breakthrough role came as Gwen Raiden on the fourth season of the TV series Angel (2002–2003) and she has gone on to appear in several Hollywood films, including The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), Feast of Love (2007), The Mist (2007), Defiance (2008) and Clash of the Titans (2010). She has also appeared on the TV series Reunion (2005–2006) and starred in Frank Darabont's television series Mob City.

Early life[edit]

Davalos, an only child, was born Alexa Davalos Dunas in France, to American parents, actress Elyssa Davalos and photographer Jeff Dunas. Her maternal grandfather is actor Richard Davalos. Her father's family is Jewish (her paternal ancestors lived in Vilnius in Lithuania).[1]

Davalos spent most of her childhood in France and Italy, before settling in New York.[2] She has stated "I tend to curse in French more often than I do in English."[3] She struck out on her own at seventeen and headed to New York City. She supported herself by modeling for photographers like Peter Lindbergh. "I had a mission," she recalls. "I wanted to be out in the world, doing my own thing. Working in a theater, I discovered that I really wanted to act."[4] Her passion soon grew towards acting, and she attended the Off Broadway Flea Theater in New York.[3]

Career[edit]

In 2002, Davalos co-starred with Charlie Hofheimer in the short film The Ghost of F. Scott Fitzgerald, which screened at the 2002 Toronto Film Festival.[5] In September 2003, she was seen opposite Antonio Banderas in the HBO film And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself. Davalos made her feature film debut in 2004 starring in The Chronicles of Riddick as Kyra.

Davalos also appeared as the mutant Gwen Raiden in three episodes of the TV show Angel and in 2005 co-starred in the Fox show Reunion. In 2007, she was featured in the romantic drama Feast of Love, which starred Greg Kinnear and Morgan Freeman.[6] She also played Sally in The Mist (directed by Frank Darabont), co-starred Thomas Jane, Laurie Holden and Marcia Gay Harden.

In 2008, Davalos co-starred as the love interest of Daniel Craig in the war film Defiance, directed by Edward Zwick. She played Andromeda in the remake of Clash of the Titans, alongside Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson.[7] She did not return for the 2012 sequel, Wrath of the Titans, due to a scheduling conflict.[8]

In 2013, she reunited again with Frank Darabont playing the female lead on the television series Mob City.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Davalos is a close friend of actress Amanda Righetti, and was Righetti's bridesmaid at her wedding.[10] Davalos considers herself to be a "dork" and loves to travel and read.[11] She guards her private life stating, “I think it’s a choice. I think it’s a conscious choice, and what you allow to affect you and what you don’t."

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Coastlines Eddie Vance's Girlfriend Uncredited
2002 Ghost of F. Scott Fitzgerald, TheThe Ghost of F. Scott Fitzgerald Bess Gunther Short film
2004 The Chronicles of Riddick Kyra
2007 Feast of Love Chloe Barlow
2007 The Mist Sally
2008 Defiance Lilka Ticktin
2010 Clash of the Titans Andromeda
2014 Nina Olivia Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Untitled Secret Service Project Eliza Randolph Pilot
2002 Undeclared Susan Episode: "The Day After"
2002–2003 Angel Gwen Raiden Episodes: "Ground State", "Long Day's Journey", "Players"
2003 And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself Teddy Sampson TV movie
2005–2006 Reunion Samantha Carlton Series regular
2006 Surrender, Dorothy Sara TV movie
2007 Raines Sandy Boudreau Episode: "Pilot"
2013 Mob City Jasmine Fontaine Series regular

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schweiger, Daniel (January 2009). "Alexa Davalos Interview". Buzzine. Retrieved 2009-02-08. 
  2. ^ "Interview: Alexa Davalos "The Chronicles of Riddick" 2". Madeinatlantis.com. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  3. ^ a b "Alexa Davalos". [dead link]
  4. ^ "Alexa Davalos". [dead link]
  5. ^ "2002 Toronto Film Festival entries". Digitalhit.com. 2002-08-20. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  6. ^ "Movie "Feast" is sumptuous for director Robert Benton". Mlive.com. 2007-12-07. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  7. ^ "Mikkelsen and Davalos are the Latest to Join 'Clash of the Titans'". Ropeofsilicon.com. 2009-04-01. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  8. ^ "Rosamund Pike Joins ‘Wrath of the Titans’ as Andromeda". screenrant.com. 2011. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  9. ^ Marnell, Blair (2012-03-14). "Alexa Davalos Joins 'L.A. Noir'". CraveOnline. Retrieved 2012-12-26. 
  10. ^ "InStyle Weddings – Celebrity – InStyle". Instyleweddings.com. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  11. ^ "Alexa Davalos/The Chronicles of Riddick Interview". Filmmonthly.com. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 

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