Alexis Knapp

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Alexis Knapp
Alexis Knapp.jpg
Knapp in 2013
Born (1989-07-31) July 31, 1989 (age 29)
Avonmore, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2009–present
Children 1

Alexis Merizalde Knapp (born July 31, 1989) is an American actress and singer. She is known for her role as Stacie Conrad in the musical films Pitch Perfect (2012) and its two sequels, Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) and Pitch Perfect 3 (2017). She is also known for her role of Alexis in the party film Project X (2012), and her role on the first season of the TBS comedy Ground Floor.

Early life[edit]

Knapp was born in Avonmore, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Marjorie and Bradford Elwood Knapp.[1] She grew up in the Outer Banks of North Carolina before leaving home and moving to Los Angeles at the age of 18.[2][3]

Career[edit]

At age 18, Knapp moved to Los Angeles.[4] There in 2008 she hosted a popular internet video series titled 'Project Lore', a show about the videogame World of Warcraft, and also worked as a model before breaking into acting. She appeared in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief as Aphrodite Girl #9 and in Couples Retreat. In 2012, she starred in Project X as Alexis and Pitch Perfect as Stacie Conrad, the highly sex-crazed Barden Bella. She reprised her role in the latter's 2015 and 2017 sequels.

Knapp appeared in the pilot of ABC's short-lived series Super Fun Night, written by and starring her Pitch Perfect co-star Rebel Wilson.[5][6] Knapp starred in the Tom Vaughan directed film So Undercover, as Taylor Jaffe. Alexis also had a role in TBS' Ground Floor, portraying Tori, a party girl, who catches up on her sleep at work the next morning. She did not return for the series' second season.[7] Knapp was also cast in the Lifetime pilot Cinnamon Girl, before it got passed on.[8] Knapp also stars in short film drama Wracked, as Melissa.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Knapp dated actor Ryan Phillippe in mid-2010,[10] though they split up in September that year.[11] After their breakup, Knapp discovered she was pregnant. She gave birth to their daughter in 2011;[12] Phillippe was present during the birth.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Couples Retreat San Diego Dance Academy
2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Aphrodite Girl
2012 Project X Alexis
2012 Pitch Perfect Stacie Conrad
2012 So Undercover Taylor Jaffe
2013 Vamp U Samantha
2013 Cavemen Kat
2014 Grace Jessica
2014 The Anomaly Dana
2015 Pitch Perfect 2 Stacie Conrad
2016 Urge Joey
2017 Pitch Perfect 3 Stacie Conrad [14]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Like Father Dylan Unaired Fox pilot
2013 Cinnamon Girl: California Dreamin' Lola Jones Unaired television pilot (Lifetime)
2013 Family Guy N/A Voice role; episode: "Valentine's Day in Quahog"
2013 Super Fun Night Clamantha Episode: Pilot
2013–2014 Ground Floor Tori Main role (season 1), 10 episodes
2014 The Dorm Vivian Bloom Television film
2017 My Christmas Prince Samantha Logan Television film (Lifetime)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alexis Knapp". TV Guide. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  2. ^ Fellows, Rachel (May 14, 2015). "Need A Spurious Reason To See Pitch Perfect 2?". Esquire. 
  3. ^ Carter, Lance (March 2, 2012). "Interview: Kirby Bliss Blanton and Alexis Knapp talk 'Project X'". Daily Actor. 
  4. ^ "Alexis Knapp Talks "Project X," Snakes and Gaming!". Attack of the Show/YouTube. March 1, 2012. 
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 23, 2013). "Alexis Knapp Cast In TBS’ ‘Ground Floor’, Robin Givens Joins ABC Family’s 'Twisted'". Deadline Hollywood.
  6. ^ Finn, Natalie (August 15, 2013). "New Couple Alert! Seth MacFarlane Dating Pitch Perfect Actress Alexis Knapp". E! News.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2013-04-23). "Alexis Knapp Cast In TBS' 'Ground Floor', Robin Givens Joins ABC Family's 'Twisted'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 14, 2012). "Renee Zellweger Lifetime 1970s Drama Pilot 'Cinnamon Girl' Casts Leads". Deadline Hollywood. 
  9. ^ Giuliano Federico (2013-03-26). "Noah Mills stars and writes independent movie called Wracked". Swide. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  10. ^ "Ryan Phillippe Awaiting Pregnant Ex-Girlfriend's Paternity Test". People. March 16, 2011. Retrieved July 7, 2008. 
  11. ^ "Ryan Phillippe's Ex Alexis Knapp Gives Birth to Baby Girl". Us Weekly. July 7, 2011. Retrieved July 7, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Ryan Phillippe's Last Name Given to Alexis Knapp's Baby". People. August 1, 2011. Retrieved August 1, 2011. 
  13. ^ "No DNA Test Needed! Ryan Phillippe Present for Birth of Ex's Baby". E! Online. July 7, 2011. Retrieved July 7, 2011. 
  14. ^ Overdeep, Meghan (January 23, 2017). "The Barden Bellas Take the NFL—and Have the Best Time". InStyle. 

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