Alexander in 2012
|Born||Suzana S. Drobnjaković
May 17, 1973
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, film producer|
|Spouse(s)||Luka Pecel (annulled)
Edoardo Ponti (m. 2007)
|Children||Lucia Sofia (b. 2006)
Leonardo Fortunato (b. 2010)
She played the role of Gretchen Witter, the sister of Pacey Witter, on Dawson's Creek, Lucy in Yes Man (2008); and Catherine in He's Just Not That Into You (2009). Alexander also acted as former Secret Service/NCIS Special Agent Kate Todd for the first two seasons of NCIS.
Sasha Alexander was born Suzana S. Drobnjaković in Los Angeles, California, to a Serbian mother and Italian father. She began acting in school productions in the seventh grade. She also was an ice skater, but had to stop due to a knee injury. She continued acting through high school and college, and then moved to New York to act in summer stock and Shakespeare festivals. She graduated from the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television, where she was a member of the sorority Kappa Alpha Theta, before going on to have a successful acting career in both TV and film.
Alexander got her start on two short-lived series: the medical drama Presidio Med and ABC's twenty-something drama Wasteland. She achieved widespread media attention and critical praise when she appeared on the fourth season of Dawson's Creek as Gretchen Witter, dating the title character, and in an episode of the short-lived Fox comedy series Greg the Bunny, in which she played the part of a lesbian TV Guide reporter and shared an onscreen kiss with Sarah Silverman. Alexander has also appeared in the films Lucky 13, and All Over the Guy as well as He's Just Not That Into You, the independent movie The Last Lullaby, and Yes Man starring Jim Carrey.
Alexander joined NCIS as Secret Service/NCIS Special Agent Caitlin "Kate" Todd in 2003. She replaced Vivian Blackadder played by Robyn Lively, who only appeared in the back-door pilot episodes, "Ice Queen" and "Meltdown" on JAG. The official pilot episode "Yankee White" aired September 23, 2003 on CBS.
Alexander's year and a half tenure on the show ended in May 2005 when her character, Kate, was killed off when a terrorist shot her in the head in the last few seconds of the Season 2 finale, "Twilight". The "official explanation" for the actress's departure was that "she asked to be let out of her contract to pursue other opportunities".
In her final two appearances in the "Kill Ari" two-part, Alexander was credited as a Special Guest Star. Chilean actress Cote de Pablo, who plays Ziva David, later permanently replaced Alexander on the show. However, despite having left the show, Alexander made a few further appearances in NCIS with her last one being on the 200th episode, "Life Before His Eyes". However, she wasn't given any official credit of any kind for those appearances, making her appearances in Seasons 1 and 2 as well as her guest appearances in the first two episodes of Season 3 the only ones where she has been credited.
She also had a small role in 2006's Mission: Impossible III. She joined the cast of The Nine in the role of Nick's ex-wife. She also appeared in one episode of Friends ("The One with Joey's Interview"), playing a Soap Opera Digest reporter who interviewed Joey.
On August 11, 2007, Alexander married director Edoardo Ponti, son of actress Sophia Loren and the late film producer Carlo Ponti, in Geneva, Switzerland. Alexander and Ponti have two children, Lucia Sofia (born May 12, 2006) and Leonardo Fortunato (born December 20, 2010). Alexander is best friends with Grey's Anatomy star Jessica Capshaw. The pair were repeatedly told they looked alike and eventually struck up conversation after meeting at an audition.
|1997||Visceral Matter||Karen Chambers|
|1997||Battle of the Sexes|
|1999||Twin Falls Idaho||Miss America|
|2001||All Over the Guy||Jackie Samantha Gold|
|2006||Mission: Impossible III||Melissa Meade|
|2008||Last Lullaby, TheThe Last Lullaby||Sarah|
|2008||Yes Man||Lucy Burns|
|2009||He's Just Not That Into You||Catherine|
|2009||Love Happens||Jessica (photographer)|
|2010||Coming and Going||Alex Michaels|
|Year||Title||Role Name||Episode Count||Notes|
|1999||Wasteland||Jesse Presser||13 episodes||Main Role|
|Dawson's Creek||Gretchen Witter||20 episodes||Recurring Role Season 4|
|2001||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||District Attorney Robin Childs||1 episode||Guest Role|
|2001||Ball & Chain||Chloe Jones||TV film|
|2002||Friends||Shelley the interviewer||1 episode||Guest Role|
|2002||Greg the Bunny||Laura Carlson||1 episode||Guest Role|
|2002||Presidio Med||Dr. Jackie Collette||14 episodes||Main Role|
|2003||Expert Witness||Unknown||TV film|
|NCIS||Special Agent Caitlin Todd||50 episodes||Main Role Season 1–2 / Guest Role Season 3,8,9|
|2006||E-Ring||Allyson Merrill||1 episode||Guest Role|
|2006||Nine, TheThe Nine||Juliana||1 episode||Guest Role|
|2009||Karenskys, TheThe Karenskys||Emily Atwood||1 episode||leading role|
|2009||House||Nora, House and Wilson's neighbor||1 episode||Guest Role|
|2009||Dark Blue||DEA Agent Julia Harris||2 episodes||Guest Role|
|2010–present||Rizzoli & Isles||Dr. Maura Isles||52 episodes||Main Role|
- According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905–1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. Searchable at http://www.familytreelegends.com/records/39461 Archived 18 January 2010 at WebCite
- Bobbin, Jay (July 17, 2005). "'NCIS' moves on". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 31, 2013.
- Berger, Lori. "Sasha Alexander of Rizzoli & Isles Spills All". Redbook. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
- "Kappa Alpha Theta — Notable Thetas". Kappa Alpha Theta. Retrieved 2008-12-31.
- Jicha, Tom (August 28, 2005). "Ncis's Kate Is Gone, But Scrubs Will Be Back Soon". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved June 3, 2013.
- Owen, Rob. "Prime Time – Carnegie Mellon Today". carnegiemellontoday.com. Retrieved May 31, 2013.
- "Eduardo Ponti and Sasha Alexander welcome a daughter". People.com. May 19, 2006. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
- Sarah Michaud (January 10, 2011). "It's a Boy for Rizzoli & Isles's Sasha Alexander". People.com. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
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