Born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Alexandra relocated with her family to Manhattan Beach, California when she was three years old. She was raised by lawyers, affirming that she never wanted to become one. Instead, she was drawn to the creative disciplines of literature, art, and drama where she would always be called on to stretch. Case in point: for her first Halloween, she wanted to be a salad.
During a detour before receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry from Dartmouth College, she spent a semester abroad in Toulouse, France. A side trip to Figueras, Spain cemented her path to the arts as she stood in front of the Salvador Dali Museum and coveted the giant eggs on its roof.
She completed her formal education in New York City at Columbia University where she received her MFA in film and simultaneously attended The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater. Meanwhile, she started teaching herself to draw through life drawing sessions, books, the Ani Waichulis Academy's Language of Drawing and Painting programs, and Schoolism's online curriculum.
Inspired by animated film, trompe l'oeil, animals, the old masters, street art, and all manners of the absurd, Alexandra can currently be found playing tug-of-war with her imagination.
She lives in Los Angeles where she is owned by a cat.