Alexsandra Wright

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Alexsandra Wright
Born (1971-02-17) February 17, 1971 (age 48)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Years active1989-present
Known forTelevision and film appearances
Notable work
Baby Boy
Partner(s)Mathew Knowles (?–?)
Harvey Walden IV (?–)

Alexsandra Wright is a Canadian actress known for her television and movie work and for her relationship with Mathew Knowles, father of Beyoncé and Solange Knowles.

Early life[edit]

Wright was born on February 17, 1971, in Montreal, Quebec.[1]


Wright's acting career began with an uncredited role in the 1989 television movie Third Degree Burn.[2] A decade later, Wright appeared in the television show JAG in the episode "Psychic Warrior"[3] and the 2000 drama Love Beat The Hell Outta Me.[4] In 2001, Wright appeared in Baby Boy, a drama starring Tyrese Gibson, Taraji P. Henson, Snoop Doggy Dog and Omar Gooding.[5]

Wright's final two roles were television shows, including the My Fifteen Minutes episode of Scrubs[6] in 2001, and The Young and the Meatless episode of Girls Club[2] in 2002.

Relationship with Knowles[edit]

In the late 2000s, Wright and Mathew Knowles began an 18-month affair during which Wright became pregnant.[7] Paternity tests confirmed that Mathew Knowels is the father of her son, Nixon Knowles.[8]

On November 11, 2009, Tina Knowles filed for divorce from her husband, citing Matthew's affair with Wright.[9] Wright publicly apologized to Tina, Beyoncé and Solange for the "pain [she] has contributed" to their lives.[10][11]

After the breakup with Knowles, Wright became engaged to Celebrity Fit Club trainer Harvey Walden IV.[12][13]


Wright is cited in the books The A to Z of African American Cinema[4] and the Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema,[14] both written by S. Torriano Berry and Venise T. Berry. She is also mentioned in Beyonce: Entertainer by Sonya Kimble-Ellis.[15] Wright is also extensively covered in the J Randy Taraborrelli unauthorized biography "Becoming Beyoncé".

Wright and her son currently live outside of Los Angeles, California.[16][deprecated source]


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  2. ^ a b "AlexSandra Wright". IMDB. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
  3. ^ "Psychic Warrior Cast and Crew". TV.COM. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  4. ^ a b Berry, Torriano S. (2009). The A to Z of African American Cinema. Scarecrow Press. p. 212. ISBN 9780810870345.
  5. ^ "Baby Boy Movie Poster". Stargate Cinema. Archived from the original on February 24, 2014. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
  6. ^ "Mathew Knowles Scandal: Beyonce Daddy Is Baby Daddy To "SCRUBS" Guest Alexsandra Wright, Says Suit". CBS. October 5, 2009. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
  7. ^ Bachelor, Blane (15 Mar 2010). "BUZZ: Paternity Test Confirms Beyoncé's Dad a Dad Again". People. Retrieved 31 Jan 2014.
  8. ^ "Beyonce's dad has a love child". The Indian Express. 25 March 2010. Retrieved February 5, 2014.
  9. ^ "Beyonce's Mother Tina Knowles Files for Divorce". Billboard. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
  10. ^ Rogers, Jasmine Denise (28 Aug 2013). "Alexsandra Wright Apologizes To Tina Knowles For Tearing Apart Her Family: 'I Regret The Pain I Have Contributed'". Madame Noire. Retrieved 31 Jan 2014.
  11. ^ "Mathew Knowles' Ex-Mistress Apologizes to Beyoncé, Tina and Solange in Open Letter". Atlanta Black Star. August 28, 2013. Retrieved February 5, 2014.
  12. ^ Natasha. "Child Support Show Down! Mathew Knowles & Alexsandra Wright Set To Face Off In Court This Friday". The BF. Retrieved 19 March 2014.
  13. ^ Wilson, Angela. "Mathew Knowles Heads To Court For Unpaid Child Support". Uptown Magazine. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2014.
  14. ^ Berry, S. Torriano (2007). Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema. Scarecrow Press. p. 219. ISBN 9780810864641.
  15. ^ Kimble-Ellis, Sonya (2012). Beyonce: Entertainer. Infobase Learning. ISBN 1438141165.
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  1. ^ "J. Randy Taraborrelli | Best Selling Author's Official Website". Retrieved 2015-11-09.