Shipp at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2015
July 16, 1991 |
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
Alexandra Shipp (born July 16, 1991) is an American actress, she rose to prominence for portraying real life musicians Aaliyah in Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B and Kimberly Woodruff in the Oscar nominated Straight Outta Compton. She is best known as Storm in X-Men franchise and Abby in 2018 rom-com Love, Simon.
Shipp was raised in Phoenix, Arizona. Her mother, a Kundalini yoga teacher, is white, and her father, a musician, is black. She has one brother named James. Shipp was educated at Squaw Peak Elementary School and St. Mary's Catholic High School in Phoenix. She moved to Los Angeles at the age of 17 to pursue an acting career.
In 2009, Shipp made her acting debut with a minor role in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. She went on to star in the third season of Nickelodeon's mystery teen drama series House of Anubis, playing the role of KT Rush.
In 2014, Shipp gained attention for her roles as Dani Raymond in the VH1 television film sequel Drumline: A New Beat and Aaliyah Haughton, the title role, in the Lifetime television film Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B. For the latter performance, Shipp also sang. She next portrayed Ice Cube's wife, Kimberly Woodruff, in the biographical drama film Straight Outta Compton, which chronicled the careers of hip hop group N.W.A. In January 2015, she joined the cast of Bryan Singer's superhero film X-Men: Apocalypse as Ororo Munroe / Storm, a weather-controlling mutant previously portrayed by Halle Berry. Shipp will star alongside Kathryn Prescott and Lucy Hale in the comedy film Dude. She will reprise the role of Ororo Munroe / Storm in the 2018 film X-Men: Dark Phoenix. and will star as the female lead in an upcoming Shaft reboot.
|2009||Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel||Valentina|
|2015||Straight Outta Compton||Kimberly Woodruff|
|2016||X-Men: Apocalypse||Ororo Munroe / Storm|
|2017||Tragedy Girls||McKayla Hooper|
|2018||Love, Simon||Abby Suso|
|2018||X-Men: Dark Phoenix||Ororo Munroe / Storm||Post-production|
|2019||Son of Shaft||Filming|
|2011||Switched at Birth||Ashley||Episode: "Dance Amongst Daggers"|
|2012||Victorious||Aleese||Episode: "The Gorilla Club"|
|2013||House of Anubis||KT Rush||41 episodes|
|2013||Occult||Alana Hutchins||Unsold A&E pilot|
|2013||Awkward||Abby Martin||Episode: "Less Than Hero"|
|2014||Ray Donovan||Tiffany||Episode: "Yo Soy Capitan"|
|2014||Days of Our Lives||Mary Beth||3 episodes|
|2014||Drumline: A New Beat||Dani Raymond||Television film|
|2014||Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B||Aaliyah Haughton||Television film|
|2015||Your Family or Mine||Lucy||Episode: "Pilot"|
Awards and nominations
|2016||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie: Breakout Star||X-Men: Apocalypse||Nominated|||
|2017||Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite Squad||X-Men: Apocalypse||Nominated|||
- Aquino, Tara (November 12, 2014). "Personality Complex: Alexandra Shipp Goes From Emo Kid to Aaliyah". Complex.
- Gardner, Renee (July 19, 2014). "Alexandra Shipp's best Twitter and Instagram photos". RollingOut.com.
- Bell, Carrie (May 24, 2016). "Young Mutant Power: Meet X-Men: Apocalypse's Alexandra Shipp & Lana Condor". Refinery29.
- Lowman, Virginia (July 13, 2015). "Alexandra Shipp's New 'Do". Essence.com.
- Cordova, Randy (November 27, 2014). "Phoenix native Alexandra Shipp plays Aaliyah in TV movie". The Arizona Republic.
- Nededog, Jethro (November 15, 2014). "Lifetime's 'Aaliyah' Star Alexandra Shipp on Controversial Role: 'I'm Just an Actress Doing Her Job'". TheWrap.
- "'X-Men: Apocalypse' Adds 3 To Mutant Ranks". Deadline.com. January 22, 2015.
- Lincoln, Ross A. (November 19, 2015). "Indie Comedy 'Dude' Rounds Out Lead Cast With Trio Of Actresses". Deadline.com.
- Fleming Jr., Mike (June 14, 2017). "Fox Formalizes Simon Kinberg To Helm 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix'; Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy Back, Jessica Chastain In Talks". Deadline.com. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
- "Teen Choice Awards 2016 "Second Wave" Nominations Announced". Teen Choice Awards. June 14, 2016.
- "Teen Choice Awards 2016: See the full list of winners". Entertainment Weekly. July 31, 2016.
- "Kids' Choice Awards 2017: The Complete List". E! Online. March 12, 2017.
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