Alexandra Hedison

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Alexandra Hedison
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Alexandra Hedison in 2009
Born (1969-07-10) July 10, 1969 (age 46)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma mater State University of New York at Purchase,
University of California, Los Angeles
Occupation Photographer, director, actress
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s) Jodie Foster (m. 2014)
Partner(s) Ellen DeGeneres (2001–2004)
Parent(s) David Hedison & Bridget Mori

Alexandra Hedison (born July 10, 1969) is an American photographer, director and actress.

Early life[edit]

Born in Los Angeles, California, on July 10, 1969, she is the daughter of Bridget (Mori) and the actor David Hedison.[1] Hedison is of Italian and Armenian heritage.[2] She attended the State University of New York at Purchase and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).


Hedison is a former actress who appeared on television series including Showtime's The L Word.

As a photographer, Hedison first exhibited her series of abstract landscapes at Rose Gallery in Bergamot Station, Los Angeles.[1] In 2005, she exhibited the (Re)Building series, which addressed themes of loss, transition and recovery while using construction as a metaphor for memory in the architecture of the subconscious. Her series of large format photographs entitled Ithaka, which takes its title from the CP Cavafy poem of the same name, was shot in the temperate rain forest of North America. First exhibited in London, Ithaka was included in the New Yorker's 2008 Passport to the Arts and Month of Photography Los Angeles the following year.[citation needed]

Hedison's work is represented in public and private collections worldwide, and her photographs have been shown in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the US and Europe, including Los Angeles, New York, and London.[citation needed]

Hedison was selected by Barclays Capital for international sponsorship in 2008.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Hedison was in a relationship with Ellen DeGeneres from 2001 to 2004.[3] In April 2014, Hedison married actress Jodie Foster, after dating for a year.[4]


Films as director[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Corcoran, Monica (2004-08-15). "A NIGHT OUT WITH -- Alexandra Hedison and Ellen DeGeneres; Burning the Candle". The New York Times. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ Biography for Alexandra Hedison at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ "Jodie Foster marries her Lesbian girlfriend Alexandra Hedison". IANS. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Corriston, Michele (April 23, 2014). "Jodie Foster Is Married!". Retrieved April 23, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Alexandra Hedison of 'Designing Blind'". The Tuscaloosa News. The Tuscaloosa News. 2006-08-13. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 

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