Alexandra Powers

Alexandra Powers

Birth name: Alexandra Kristin Powers
Born: September 9, 1967
Age: 50
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
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Biography

Alexandra Kristin Powers (born September 9, 1967) is an American former actress.

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Early life

Powers was born in New York City. She grew up in an 'artsy, liberal environment' on both coasts with her divorced parents. Her father teaches acting. She said in an interview that her parents, "encouraged me to find my own truth". Commenting on her faith, she stated, "I pray whenever I feel sad. And I believe that whatever is right, will work out." In that same interview, she said that her father was Roman Catholic, and her mother Katharyn Powers was interested in metaphysics. Powers' mother wrote for television programs including Fantasy Island and Charlie's Angels. At the age of six, Powers announced her intentions to become an actress.

Career

Powers appeared in various television and films roles including Cast a Deadly Spell, 21 Jump Street, and Dead Poets Society. In the film Rising Sun, Powers portrayed a prostitute who attempted to seduce the character played by actor Wesley Snipes. She also had a recurring role on the NBC legal drama L.A. Law. She portrayed "Dusty Brown" in the NBC miniseries A Matter of Justice. On being successfully cast in the NBC program Tonya and Nancy, Powers commented, "In a lot of ways, it's the role of the year". For the program, she received ice-skating lessons from Dody Teachman, former coach to Tonya Harding. In a review for The Orlando Sentinel, Powers received a positive reception, "It should be said that Powers, the Christian lawyer on L.A. Law, is a dead ringer for Tonya (except Powers' thighs are thinner) and that she delivers a convincing performance."

Personal life

In the late 1990s she became a Scientologist, and by 1999 had married Gavin Potter and joined the Sea Organization, the religious order of the Church of Scientology. Powers previously said she did not adhere to any religion: "I've sort of looked and searched. I was a Buddhist for about six months." She was married to actor Barry Sherman in December 1993. Powers lamented, "I have to take my ring off when I go to work. And that makes me sad, because I put the ring on and I don't want to ever have to take it off."

Filmography

Film

Year Film Role Notes
1983 The Prodigal Nancy Pringle
1985 Mask Lisa
1988 Plain Clothes Daun-Marie Zeffer
1989 Sonny Boy Rose
Dead Poets Society Chris Noel
1992 The Player Herself
1993 Rising Sun Julia
A Matter of Justice Dusty
The Seventh Coin Ronnie Segal Alternative titles: Worlds Apart
1996 Race Sylvie
Last Man Standing Lucy Kolinski
1997 Out to Sea Shelly
1998 One Hell of a Guy Cassie Springer Direct-to-video release
1999 Storm Major Tanya Goodman Direct-to-video release
2001 Zigs Sara Alternative title: Double Down

Television

Year Program Role Notes
1983 Jennifer Slept Here Cassidy 1 episode
T. J. Hooker Sally 1 episode
1984 Silence of the Heart Andrea Television movie
1986 Highway to Heaven Arlene 1 episode
Family Ties Erin 1 episode
1987 CBS Schoolbreak Special Laura Sanders 1 episode
1988 CBS Summer Playhouse Beth 1 episode
Unholy Matrimony Patricia "Trish" Jaworsky Television movie
1989 The Hogan Family Princess Julia 3 episodes
1990 Dangerous Pursuit Television movie
21 Jump Street Officer Kati Rocky 2 episodes
1991 Cast a Deadly Spell Olivia Hackshaw Television movie
1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Gloria 1 episode
A Matter of Justice Dusty Television movie
1993-1994 L.A. Law Jane Halliday 21 episodes
1994 Tonya & Nancy: The Inside Story Tonya Harding Television movie
Following Her Heart Nola Television movie
1997 C-16: FBI Dana Morrison 1 episode
1998 Nobody Lives Forever Detective Mary Ellen "Dusty" Dustin Television movie
Maximum Bob Angelyne Linklater 1 episode
Fantasy Island 1 episode
1999 Brimstone "Sally" Ann McGee 1 episode

[ Source: Wikipedia ]