Who is Alexandra Shipp?

Alexandra Shipp is a popular actress and singer who is well known for her role as Aaliyah in the lifetime television film ‘Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B’ in 2014. She received her breakthrough moment when she played Kimberly Woodruff in the Oscar-nominated film ‘Straight Outta Compton. She also caught the attention of the international audience after portraying the iconic superheroine Ororo Munroe / Storm in the X-Men films franchise. Moreover, she is also a songwriter, pianist, and guitar player. She identifies herself as a feminist and a great supporter of LGBTQ+ rights.

Quick Info
Full NameAlexandra Ruth Shipp
Birth DateJuly 16, 1991
Birth PlacePhoenix, Arizona, United States of America
BrothersJames and Jordan
Age29 years old
Height5 feet and 6 inches (1.68m/168cm)
Weight53 kg (117lbs)
Body Measurement32-23-34 inches
Net Worth$5 million


Alexandra Ruth Shipp was born on July 16, 1991, in Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America. She was born to a father who is a musician and to a mother who is a Kundalini yoga teacher. Alexandra also has two brothers James and Jordan and a stepsister Kasia. She is currently 29 years old with Cancer sun sign.

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Nationality and Physical Stats

Alexandra Shipp holds an American nationality. She is of mixed ethnicity and follows Christianity as her religion. She has African-American and European-American ancestry. Besides this, she stands 5 feet and 6 inches (1.68m/168cm) tall and weighs around 53 kg (117lbs). Her body measurements are 32-23-34 inches respectively. She has a pair of hazel coloured eyes with black hair colour complimenting her hourglass body figure.

Early Life/Education

Alexandra Shipp attended Squaw Peak Elementary School and did her higher studies from Arizona School for the Arts, and St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Phoenix. Since she was interested in acting she moved to Los Angeles when she was 17 to pursue her career on acting.

Personal Life

Alexandra Shipp prefers to keep her personal life away from the media spotlight and thus there is not much information available of any relation she has had in the past or in the present. Previously it was rumoured that she dated an actor James McAvoy in 2016 which may or may not be true.

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Alexandra Shipp has an active Instagram account (@alexandrashipppp) with 356 thousand followers Likewise, she does not have an official Facebook and Twitter account.



Alexandra Shipp made her first television appearance playing Ashley in the episode ‘Dance Amongst Daggers’ of the teen family drama television series, ‘Switched at Birth’ in 2011. She then appeared in 2012 ‘Victorious’ as Aleece in an episode The Gorilla Club. In 2013, she landed one of the major roles in a mystery television series for Nickelodeon ‘House of Anubis.

The same year she was also seen in an episode of ‘Awkward’ as Abby Martin. Likewise, in 2014 she was seen in two television film named ‘Drumline: A New Beat’ and Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B. Her role as Aaliyah Haughton was an American singer, actress and model. This character which led her to come in limelight. Moreover, she appeared in the TV series ‘Ray Donovan’ and ‘Days of Our Lives’ the same year. Recently, her work in TV series is ‘Your Family or Mine’ in 2015 as Lucy.


Alexandra Shipp acting debut came in 2009 with a minor role in an animated musical comedy film, ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel’ where she played as Valentina. Then after five years of gap, she landed a leading role in the biographical drama film ‘Straight Outta Compton’ where she played Kimberly Woodruff, wife of one of the main characters Ice Cube Jackson.

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Likewise, Alexandra made her international popularity when she appeared in the 2016 American superhero film X-Men: Apocalypse. The film is based on the fictional X-Men characters that appear in Marvel Comics and is the ninth instalment in the X-Men film series. Her character was Ororo Munroe / Storm who is one of the more prominent characters in the X-Men series, having appeared in various forms of media relating to the franchise. She also appeared in comedy horror film ‘Tragedy Girls’ in 2017 as McKayla Hooper.

Furthermore, during 2018 she appeared in many films like ‘Spinning Man’ a thriller film where she played as Anna. She also appeared in ‘Love, Simon’, a romantic comedy-drama film as Abby Suso. Furthermore, she played in movies ‘Dude’ as Amelia and ‘Deadpool 2’ as Strom. Moreover, in 2019 also she appeared in ‘Dark Phoenix’ reprising her role of Strom, ‘Shaft,’ ‘Jexi’ and A Dog’s Way Home. Her recent 2020 film is ‘All the Bright Places’ where she portrayed the role of Kate. She appeared alongside cast Elle Fanning, Justice Smith, Luke Wilson, Virginia Gardner, and others. Her upcoming projects are ‘Silk Road,’ ‘Kung Fury 2’ and ‘Tick, Tick… Boom!’


Alexandra Shipp has received a nomination for her film ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ in 2016 and 2017 for Teen Choice Awards and Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards respectively.

Net Worth

Alexandra Shipp is a prominent and famous actress in the Hollywood industry. Her net worth as of 2020 is $5 million.