Kaitlyn Alexander

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Kaitlyn Alexander
Fan Expo Canada 2015 - Kaitlyn (20875925073).jpg
Alexander in 2015
Born (1992-10-09) October 9, 1992 (age 26)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
OccupationActor, writer, web series creator, YouTube personality
Years active2014–present

Kaitlyn Alexander (born October 9, 1992) is a Canadian actor, writer, web series creator and YouTube personality, best known as LaFontaine in the popular LGBT web series Carmilla (2014–2016).[1] In 2016, their Kickstarter and Indiegogo-funded web series Couple-ish (2015–2017) was nominated for a Streamy Award.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Alexander grew up in Ottawa, Ontario. As a kid, Alexander was very shy and only got into acting because it was a mandatory course in high school. Through that, they discovered how confident they felt while acting.[4]

They attended University of Toronto Mississauga, in conjunction with Sheridan College, for Theatre and Drama Studies.[5] They spent six months in Germany.

Career[edit]

Alexander began their YouTube channel on June 15, 2011.[6] Their videos began to gain traction in 2014, when they became well known for playing LaFontaine in the web series Carmilla.[7] In 2016, Alexander played Max in five episodes of Full Out.[8] In the same year they starred in the music video Melete by Laurence Made Me Cry.[9]

In addition to working as an actor, Alexander is also a musician and a writer.[10] They are also the creator of the web series Couple-ish, in which Alexander acts as a main character, writer, producer and theme song singer.[11] They play the lead role, Dee, who is non-binary, pansexual and open to date all genders.[12] The series was funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign, which raised over $29,000 CAD.[13] In 2016, the series was nominated for a Streamy Award in the Best Indie category, but ultimately lost to Brooklyn Sound.[3]

Another successful Indiegogo campaign was launched in November 2016 to fund a second season, with a fixed goal of $45,000 USD.[14] The second season premiered on April 29, 2017.[15]

Other work[edit]

Alexander is also the co-host of the Orphan Black after-show podcast.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Alexander lives in Toronto, Ontario. They identify as queer and non-binary, and go by singular they pronouns.[16] They have credited LaFontaine, the non-binary Carmilla character which they play, with helping them discover and accept their own identity.[17]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Motives & Murders: Cracking the Case Michelle TV series, 1 episode
2014–2016 Carmilla S. LaFontaine KindaTV Digital Series, Main role
2016 Full Out Max TV Mini-Series, 5 episodes
2015–2017 Couple-ish Deanne 'Dee' Warson Web series, 22 episodes
2017 The Carmilla Movie S. LaFontaine

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Podcast 24: Interview with Kaitlyn Alexander (LaFontaine in Carmilla) – Sara & Allison Talk TV". Sara & Allison Talk TV. 2014-09-29. Retrieved 2016-04-25.
  2. ^ "Kaitlyn Alexander in Official Streamy Awards Nominee Reception at YouTube Space LA". Zimbio. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  3. ^ a b "6th Annual Nominees". The Streamy Awards. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  4. ^ S., Elli (November 30, 2015). "Elli interviews the incomparable and amazing Kaitlyn Alexander!". Starry Mag. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  5. ^ "Kaitlyn Alexander Talks Gender And How They Found A Home In YouTube". PopWrapped. Retrieved 2017-09-03.
  6. ^ "realisticallysaying". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-09-01.
  7. ^ "Interviews Interviews – TV. Kaitlyn Alexander – Carmilla". Starry Mag. January 6, 2015. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  8. ^ "Full Out". We Are Open. Retrieved March 17, 2016.
  9. ^ Trish, Bendix (January 5, 2016). "Kaitlyn Alexander stars in Laurence Made Me Cry's music video for "Melete"". After Ellen. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  10. ^ a b Trish, Bendix (April 14, 2016). "Announcing the Celebrity Judges for our #LoveWinsContest". After Ellen. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  11. ^ Piccoli, Dana (October 28, 2015). ""Couple-ish" stars non-binary & queer characters you'll fall in love with". After Ellen. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  12. ^ Piccoli, Dana (December 12, 2015). "Five Reasons Watching Couple-ish". After Ellen. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  13. ^ "Couple-ish". Kickstarter. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  14. ^ "Couple-ish Season 2". Indiegogo. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  15. ^ Couple-ish (2017-04-29), Couple-ish || Season 2 Ep 1 || "Interview Pt. 2", retrieved 2017-05-05
  16. ^ Piccoli, Dana (October 28, 2015). "'Couple-ish' Stars Non-Binary & Queer Characters You'll Fall in Love With". After Ellen. Retrieved March 17, 2016.
  17. ^ "We Wrapped Carmilla S3 (And I have feelings about it)".

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