Who is Alexis Dziena? Wiki Bio
Alexis Gabrielle Dziena was born in New York City, USA, on 8 July 1984, so her zodiac sign is Cancer and she holds American nationality. Alexis is an actress, perhaps best known for portraying the lead character Lysee Key in the mystery drama movie “Bringing Rain” in 2003, which also starred Adrian Grenier, Paz de la Huerta and Merritt Wever, in the story about several students studying at a boarding school, who have all been involved in a life-changing accident.
Early life and education
Alexis is of Polish, Italian, and Irish descent, and was raised alongside her older brother Alexander ‘Alex’ Dziena (musician and DJ) in New York, by their father who was a lawyer, and mother who was teaching at a local high school. She fell in love with acting at a very early age which led to her parents later paying for her to study at the private Saint Ann’s School. reputed to have amazing programs in sciences and arts. Alexis attended it with her friend, actress Paz de la Huerta and the girls would often spend their summers together in Sea Isle City in South Jersey.
Alexis also worked on her acting skills at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and appeared in many plays performed there. Upon matriculation, she enrolled at the prestigious New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in acting in 2006.
Roles in TV series
Alexis made her debut TV series appearance in 2002, portraying Bola in the episode “Parabolic” of “Witchblade”. In 2003, she appeared as Mia Van Wagner in the episode “Pandora” of the crime drama series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, as well as Lena Parkova in the episode “House Calls” of the police procedural legal drama series “Law & Order”.
She portrayed Bonnie in two episodes of the fantasy family series “Joan of Arcadia” in 2005, and was then invited to play her first lead character – Kira Underlay – in the drama horror mystery series “Invasion”, which also starred William Fichtner, Eddie Cibrian and Kari Matchett and which follows the lives of a Florida Park Ranger and his wife and children after a hurricane hits their city. Alexis was shooting for it from 2005 until it ended after 21 episodes in 2006 – the series was nominated for eight awards.
Two of her latest appearances in TV series have been in single episodes of the soap opera “One Life to Live” playing the Pretty Girl in 2007, and in the comedy drama series “Entourage”, portraying the recurring character Ashley Brooks in eight episodes in 2009.
Roles in movies
Alexis made her debut appearance in a movie in “Season of Youth” in 2003 followed by her appearances in four other movies in the same year, such as “Mimic 3: Sentinel” and “Rhinoceros Eyes”. She portrayed Gopher’s Girlfriend in the crime drama movie “Wonderland”, but her scenes were eventually deleted.
Alexis was praised for her performance as the lead character Hannah Vogul in the drama movie “She’s Too Young”, which also starred Mike Erwin and Miriam McDonald, and which follows a teenage girl who has a sexually transmitted disease as well as most of the other students at her high school. Some of Alexis’ following appearances were in “Stone Cold” in 2005, “The Great New Wonderful”, and “Sex and Breakfast” in 2007.
In 2008 she portrayed Gemma Honeycutt in the action adventure film “Fool’s Gold”, which starred Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson and Donald Sutherland, and which follows a married couple going on an adventure to find long lost treasure; the movie was nominated for five awards. In the same year, Alexis portrayed Tris in the romantic comedy “Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist”, before she was invited to star as Maria in the Australian crime movie “Tenderness” in 2009, which also starred Russell Crowe and Jon Foster, and which followed a policeman trying to find out whether or not a teenager killed his family.
In 2010, Alexis appeared in the critically acclaimed romantic comedy film “When in Rome”, while some of her latest roles in movies have been in 2012 in the surreal comedy “Wrong” in which she portrayed Emma, the drama “Sister” in which she played Ashley Presser, and in the mystery horror movie “Without Ward” in 2015.
Love life and relationships
In 2000, Alexis met the famous American actor and model Michael Carmen Pitt on the set of a movie, and they started dating within a week. The two could have been seen attending most of the red carpet events together while they also went to parties together, and a rumor has it that the also became engaged in the second half of 2003.
However, they split in 2005 for unknown reasons, although it was widely believed that Michael was cheating on Alexis.
Just a year after their break-up, Michael stated that he was already engaged to Jamie Bochert, who is a famous American musician and model, and he called her his other half.
Alexis has been linked to several other actors, and it is widely believed that she has been in several short relationships, but none of which lasted longer than five months She is currently single, hasn’t married, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Alexis enjoyed the time spent at college and would like to enroll at another in the future and do it all over again. Her main hobby is reading autobiographical novels, while she also enjoys reading books based on true events, such as “The House of Special Purpose” by John Boyne covering the end of the reign of the Russian ruling Romanov family, and “The Revenant” by Michael Punke which follows the life of Hugh Glass, who was an American frontiersman in 1823.
Alexis knows how to play the piano and the cello, and fell in love with singing and dancing when she was once left alone at home and started listening to the music on TV and dancing to it.
Alexis has her own favorite Hollywood actors and actresses, some of whom are Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., and Natalie Portman, while some of her favorite movies are the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Iron Man”, and “V for Vendetta”.
Appearance and net worth
Alexis is 35 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 2ins (1.57m) tall, and weighs around 108lbs (49kgs). As of April 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $3 million.