Alex Russell (actor)

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Alex Russell
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Born Alexander Russell
(1987-12-11) 11 December 1987 (age 28)
Occupation Actor
Years active 2010–present

Alexander "Alex" Russell is an Australian actor. He is best known for starring in the 2012 film Chronicle and the 2014 film Believe Me.

Early life[edit]

Russell grew up in Rockhampton, Queensland,[1] the son of surgeon Dr. Andrew Russell and nurse Frances Russell. He has a younger brother, Dominic, and a younger sister, Georgiana. He graduated from Rockhampton Grammar School in 2004,[2] going on to attend the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).[3]


Russell made his debut in the 2010 film Wasted on the Young. In 2011, he appeared in two short films, The Best Man and Halloween Knight. In 2012, he starred in the science fiction film Chronicle.[4] He played Billy Nolan in the 2013 Carrie remake.[4] In 2014, he played Sam Atwell in Believe Me.



Year Title Role Notes
2010 Wasted on the Young Zack
2010 Almost Kings Hass
2011 The Best Man Malcolm Short film
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 Atwell
2014 Cut Snake Sparra Farrell
2014 Unbroken Pete Zamperini
2015 Prisoner of War Bo
2015 Pacific Standard Time Unknown
2016 Goldstone Josh
2017 Granite Mountain Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2012 NTSF:SD:SUV Stewie Mears Episode: "16 Hop Street"
2015 Galyntine Roman


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

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