Lexi Ainsworth

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Lexi Ainsworth
Born Alexandra Ainsworth
(1992-10-28) October 28, 1992 (age 24)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present
Known for
Website lexiainsworth.com

Alexandra "Lexi" Ainsworth (born October 28, 1992[1][2]) is an American film and television actress. She is best known for her roles as Kristina Davis on General Hospital (2009–11, 2015–2017), and Jessica Burns in the 2015 film A Girl Like Her.

Early life[edit]

Ainsworth was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.[2] She began dancing on stage at the local ballet company at age six. This led her to appear in several theater productions, such as The Wizard of Oz (as a munchkin) and To Kill A Mockingbird (as Scout).[citation needed]

Ainsworth was mostly home-schooled.[3]

Career[edit]

After attending acting camps in New York City and Los Angeles, Ainsworth landed her first major commercial, for Barbie dolls, which aired nationally. After several more commercials, she appeared in the lead role in the short film Caroline Crossing,[2] and then portrayed murder victim Grace Budd in the 2007 film The Gray Man.[4]

In June 2009, she joined the cast of General Hospital as Kristina Davis, for which she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 2011;[5] Ainsworth returned to the role in 2015.[6]

In 2015 Ainsworth also played Jessica Burns, a high schooler driven to the point of suicide by bullying, in the found-footage film A Girl Like Her.[7][8]

In 2017, Ainsworth won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Kristina Davis on General Hospital.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Caroline Crossing Caroline Price
2007 The Gray Man Grace Budd Previously known as Wisteria: The Horrible Story of Albert Fish
2008 Wild Child Molly [9]
2013 So This Is Christmas Ashley
2015 A Girl Like Her Jessica Burns Previously known as The Bully Chronicles

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Medical Investigation Kaitlin Ronson Episode 1.16
2005 Gilmore Girls Tillie Episodes (S6, Ep 8 & 12): "Let Me Hear Your Balalaikas Ringing Out", "Just Like Gwen and Gavin"
2007 iCarly Lexi Episode: "iLike Jake" (S1, Ep 4)
2009–11
2015–2017
General Hospital Kristina Davis Contract role: 2009–11; Recurring: 2015–2017
2012 Criminal Minds Abby Miller Episode: "I Love You, Tommy Brown" (S7, Ep 17)
2013 Westside Nico Carver Unsold television pilot[10]
2014 Chosen Cassidy 4 episodes
2014 Death Clique Sara Cowan Television film
2015 iZombie Tate Episode (S1, Ep 12): "Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat"
2015 Teen Wolf Beth Episode (S5, Ep 9): "Lies of Omission"
2016 Rizzoli & Isles Claire Episode (S7, Ep 5): "Shadow of Doubt"

Awards and nominations[edit]

List of acting awards and nominations
Year Award Category Title Result Ref.
2011
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series General Hospital Nominated [5]
2011
Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Daytime TV Series - Young Actress General Hospital Won [11]
2012
Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Daytime TV Series - Young Actress General Hospital Nominated [12]
2017
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series General Hospital Won
[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lexi Ainsworth profile". Hollywood.com. Retrieved July 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Lexi Ainsworth". lexiainsworth.com. Retrieved December 18, 2015. 
  3. ^ O'Hare, Kate (May 9, 2010). "'General Hospital': Nancy Lee Grahn and Lexi Ainsworth Tackle Tough Family Issues". Zap2it. Retrieved July 8, 2016. In real life, Ainsworth is a mostly home-schooled teen taking online college courses... 
  4. ^ Harvey, Dennis (September 3, 2007). "Review: 'The Gray Man'". Variety. Retrieved July 8, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Kroll, Dan J (May 11, 2011). "Supporting winners are back, first-timer winner guaranteed in Younger fields". Soap Central. Retrieved December 18, 2015. 
  6. ^ "LEXI AINSWORTH RETURNS TO GH!". Soap Opera Digest. United States. American Media, Inc. July 29, 2015. Archived from the original on July 29, 2015. Retrieved July 8, 2016. 
  7. ^ Linden, Sheri (March 25, 2015). "'A Girl Like Her': Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 8, 2016. 
  8. ^ Chang, Justin (March 30, 2015). "Film Review: 'A Girl Like Her'". Variety. Retrieved July 8, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Wild Child (2009)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved September 18, 2015. 
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 14, 2013). "Actors Board Pilots ‘Undateable’, ‘Reckless’ & ‘Westside’". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 8, 2016. General Hospital alum Lexi Ainsworth has been added to ABC‘s Romeo & Juliet-esque pilot Westside, about the haves and the have-nots of California’s most seductive city, Venice. 
  11. ^ "32nd Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Archived from the original on 2013-08-08. Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  12. ^ "33rd Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Archived from the original on April 4, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  13. ^ "The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations" (PDF). New York City: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 22, 2017. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 

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