Alexa Davalos is an actress probably best known for her roles in “Clash of the Titans,” “The Chronicles of Riddick” and “Mob City.” Most recently, she was cast in the pilot “The Man in the High Castle,” based on the novel by Philip K. Dick.
Alexa Davalos was born an only-child in Paris to American parents, and she can speak both English and French. She spent most of her childhood in France and Italy. Her parents later divorced when she was 8. She came from an acting family. “I grew up very comfortable in this bizarre, circus-like existence, but, as comfortable as I was, I was also aware of the struggles that actors go through. A lot of people who come into the profession with these romantic expectations aren’t being very realistic. And because I often saw the other side of that dream, I avoided acting like the plague at first.”
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When she was 17, Alexa Davalos moved to New York City and made money as a model. “I had a mission. I wanted to be out in the world, doing my own thing.” She found the acting bug while working in a theatre. Her breakthrough role was on “Angel,” where she gained a cult following. She even has an action figure made in the likeness of her character, Gwen.
Aside from acting, Alexa Davalos said, “I’m such a hermit, I can’t tell you. I love my garden. I spend a lot of time there. I travel. My heart really is in New York, in France. I go back as often as I can afford to. I read like a crazy person, I play the piano and I’m a photographer. I always say my photography keeps me sane. I spend a lot of time in the darkroom. It’s a very solitary, quiet life when I’m not working.”
As for how she chooses her roles, she said, “Occasionally, they’ll send me things that they think would be good or interesting for various reasons. If I don’t connect, I don’t do them. That’s how I choose.”
Though she has a Twitter account, she has yet to tweet. She guards her private life. “I think it’s a choice. I think it’s a conscious choice, and what you allow to affect you and what you don’t.” Alexa Davalos currently resides in Los Angeles, California and is single.