Alexandra Neil

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Alexandra Neil (born Dianne Alexandra Swift Thompson; April 7, 1955 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States) is an American actress.

Neil has portrayed characters on numerous soap operas such as Texas, Ryan's Hope, Another World, Guiding Light, As the World Turns and One Life to Live. Her other work on television includes guest leads on "Blacklist", "Madoff", Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Madigan Men, The Sopranos, Ed, Dudley (CBS pilot), and Laurel Canyon (NBC Pilot). Ms. Neil's film credits include "listen Up Philip", "The Longest Week", Afterschool, Twelve, Simon Killer, Pretty Happy, Nonames, The Science Of Love, 508 Nelson, Something's Gotta Give, Marci X, Suits, Longtime Companion, See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Manhunter and Wall Street, among others.

Neil appeared on Broadway in Tom Stoppard's "Rock'n'Roll" and in Match (opposite Frank Langella), and in plays at Barrow Street Theater, EST, WPA, Jewish Rep, LaMama, SoHo Rep and St. Clements' (New York City). She has also appeared regionally at CATF in the World Premiere of Susan Miller's play 20th Century Blues, at the Huntington Theatre in the American Premiere of Christopher Shinn's Now or Later, at Pioneer Repertory Theater in the World Premiere of Bess Wohl's play IN, also at Alley Theater, Houston; Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; Actors' Theater of Louisville; Syracuse Stage; the Hartman Theater, and the Philadelphia Company, among others. Ms. Neil has taught acting at Michael Howard Studios, NYU Tisch, National Theater Institute, The Williams College Summer Theater Lab, and Brooklyn College. She currently teaches at the Freeman Studio in New York City.

Her play "Strange Fits" was read at the Atlantic Theater in 2009, and workshopped in 2010 at New York Stage and Film.

Neil is a graduate of Williams College.


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