Alexandra Breckenridge

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Alexandra Breckenridge
Born Alexandra Hetherington Breckenridge
(1982-05-15) May 15, 1982 (age 32)
Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
Other names Alex Breckenridge
Occupation Actress, photographer,
voice artist
Years active 1998–present
Website
www.alexandrabreckenridge.com

Alexandra Hetherington "Alex" Breckenridge (born May 15, 1982) is an American actress, photographer and voice artist. Noted for her role as Willa McPherson on the television series Dirt, she also had a supporting role on the short lived series The Ex List. She also is the voice of various characters on the animated television series Family Guy. She starred as Moira O'Hara's younger self in the 2011 FX television season American Horror Story: Murder House and portrayed Kaylee in the 2013-14 season, American Horror Story: Coven.[1]

Early life[edit]

Breckenridge was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on May 15, 1982.[2] She lived in Darien until the age of ten, when she and her mother moved to Los Angeles. A year later, they moved to Mill Valley, California. At age 13, Breckenridge became interested in acting, photography and singing. At age 15, she and her mother moved back to Los Angeles to pursue Breckenridge's acting career. Her uncle is actor Michael Weatherly, who is best known for his role as Special Agent Anthony "Tony" DiNozzo in the TV series NCIS.[2]

Career[edit]

Breckenridge guest starred on Freaks and Geeks in 2000 as a character named Shelly Weaver. When she was 15, she met James Franco at an audition. She was surprised that Franco recognized her on set on Freaks and Geeks.[3] She also guest starred on Dawson's Creek, CSI, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, Undeclared, Medium and JAG.[4] She guest starred as Francise in three episodes of Opposite Sex.[5] In 2002, she appeared in the film Big Fat Liar, starring Frankie Muniz, as Jason Shepherd's older sister Janie.

Breckenridge has had numerous voice roles on the animated television series Family Guy. During an interview with FHM, she stated quoting: "When I first went for Family Guy I auditioned for a guest voice. I don't know why but [creator] Seth MacFarlane really likes the sound of my voice. I'll never understand that. He just liked me and they call me back all the time to do different things".[3] Breckenridge often does celebrity impressions on the show, such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Renée Zellweger. She also had roles on MacFarlane's web series Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy. She guest starred in the episode "With Friends Like Steve's" of American Dad!, also created by MacFarlane.[4]

Further career[edit]

She is interested in photography and has her own darkroom in her apartment. At age 24, she began taking photography seriously as a form of self-expression. Her then-boyfriend Bryten Goss helped her with lighting. In 2008, she had her first exhibit with Shalon Goss hosted by her uncle Michael Weatherly and presented by Edgar Valera. She stated quoting: "I had so much to express emotionally with this show. Each photo is an expression of myself and the things I have gone through in the last three years. From my perspective, the purpose of art is to evoke feeling and to inspire. That's all I hope to achieve."[2]

In 2006, Breckenridge starred as Monique in the film She's the Man. She starred as Willa McPherson in television series Dirt from 2007 to 2008. She has appeared in a couple of shows that have later been cancelled. She does not take this personally as her roles are mostly supporting characters.[3] In 2009, Breckenridge co-starred in the independent film The Bridge to Nowhere by Blair Underwood.[6] She also has a role in the upcoming film Ticket Out.[7]

Breckenridge had a recurring role in season 4 of HBO's True Blood, and also season one of FX's American Horror Story as Moira O' Hara, a ghost whom is the former maid of the household, where she is trapped in. She also returned for several episodes of season 3 of the show, American Horror Story: Coven, as Kaylee: a young witch who excels in pyrokinesis.[8][9]

Personal life[edit]

Breckenridge has several tattoos on her body. They get covered by make-up for her on-screen projects but not during photoshoots. She has said about them, "We cover them up. Some make-up artists are better than others, but there's airbrushing, and there's a sort of latex waterproof paint, body paint obviously".[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Orange County Anna Uncredited
2002 Big Fat Liar Janie Shepherd
2002 Wishcraft Kristie
2002 Vampire Clan Charity Lynn Keesee
2002 Slasher Flick Laura Short film
2003 D.E.B.S. Amy Short film
2005 Rings Vanessa Video short
2006 She's the Man Monique
2006 Jack Rabbit Harley Short film
2008 Art of Travel, TheThe Art of Travel Kate
2009 Bridge to Nowhere, TheThe Bridge to Nowhere Sienna
2010 Ticket Out Jocelyn
2011 Darkest Hour, TheThe Darkest Hour Alicia
2014 Other People's Children Ariel Post-production
2014 Dark Leah Pre-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Even the Losers Unknown Television movie
1999 Locust Valley Arden Television movie
2000 Dawson's Creek Kate Douglas Episode: "Valentine's Day Massacre"
2000 Freaks and Geeks Shelly Weaver Episode: "Looks and Books"
2000 Opposite Sex Francise 3 episodes
2001 Undeclared Prim and Proper Girl Episode: "Prototype"
2002 Undeclared Celeste Episode: "Eric's POV"
2002 Charmed Michelle Miglis Episode: "A Paige from the Past"
2002 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Kit Holburn Episode: "Lessons"
2004 Mystery Girl Katie Hill Television short
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Lisa 'Cleopatra' Hunt Episode: "Turn of the Screws"
2004 JAG Pia Bonfilio Episode: "There Goes the Neighborhood"
2005 Murder Book Sarah Television movie
2005 Romy and Michele: In the Beginning Michele Weinberger Television movie
2005 Medium Isabel Galvan Episode: "Jump Start"
2005 Sex, Love & Secrets Maddie Lyall Episode: "Protection"
2005-14 Family Guy Various (voice) 54 episodes
2006 American Dad! (voice) Episode: "With Friends Like Steve's"
2007 Psych Betty Episode: "Scary Sherry: Bianca's Toast"
2007-08 Dirt Willa McPherson 20 episodes
2008 Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy Princess Peach (voice) 2 episodes
2008-11 Ex List, TheThe Ex List Vivian 13 episodes
2010 Son of Tucson Gina 2 episodes
2010 Life Unexpected Abby Cassidy 5 episodes
2011 Cooper and Stone Jenna Cooper Television movie
2011 Franklin & Bash Emily Claire Episode: "Bachelor Party"
2011 True Blood Katerina Pelham 4 episodes
2011–13 American Horror Story Young Moira O'Hara Murder House: 6 episodes
Kaylee Coven: 2 episodes
2012 Save Me Carly Brugano 8 episodes
2012 Men at Work Katelyn Episode: "Wake and Bake"
2014 Rake Brooke Episode: "A Close Shave"

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'American Horror Story': Alexandra Breckenridge Returns for 'Coven'
  2. ^ a b c "Alexandra Breckenridge: Biography". Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c d Woodfin, Josh (May 27, 2009). "Family Guy's Alex Breckenridge laid bare". FHM. Archived from the original on January 6, 2010. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Alex Breckenridge from Family Guy". Film.com. Retrieved November 24, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Alex Breckenridge". Film Reference. Retrieved November 24, 2009. 
  6. ^ "The Bridge to Nowhere". The New York Times. Archived from the original on November 20, 2009. Retrieved November 25, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Ticket Out". Copeland Casting. Retrieved November 24, 2009. 
  8. ^ "True Blood Promotes Jessica Tuck; Adds Three New Actresses". TVGuide.com. Retrieved November 29, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Alexandra Breckenridge returns to Coven as Kaylee". tv.yahoo.com. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 

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