Alexandra Powers

With an acting teacher father and a television writer mother, it's no surprise that Alexandra Powers decided to become an actress when she was only six. A New York City native, Powers scored her first screen credit in ... Read more »
Born: 09/08/1967

Filmography

Actor (30)

Tomcats 2001 (Movie)

Grandmother MacDonald (Actor)

Storm 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Fantasy Island 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

C-16 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Maximum Bob 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Out to Sea 1997 (Movie)

Shelly (Actor)

Last Man Standing 1996 (Movie)

Lucy Kolinsky (Actor)

L.A. Law 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rising Sun 1993 (Movie)

Julia (Actor)

The Seventh Coin 1993 (Movie)

Ronnie Segal (Actor)

The Player 1992 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Sonny Boy 1990 (Movie)

Rose (Actor)

Dangerous Pursuit 1989 (Movie)

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Dead Poets Society 1989 (Movie)

Chris Noel (Actor)

Plain Clothes 1988 (Movie)

Daun-Marie Zeffer (Actor)

Roughhouse 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

My Dissident Mom 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Mask 1985 (Movie)

Lisa (Actor)

The Best Times 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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The Prodigal 1984 (Movie)

Nancy Pringle (Actor)

A Matter of Justice (TV Show)

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Cast a Deadly Spell (TV Show)

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Dangerous Pursuit (TV Show)

Actor

Following Her Heart (TV Show)

Actor

Nobody Lives Forever (Movie)

Det. Mary Ellen "Dusty" Dustin (Actor)

One Hell of a Guy (TV Show)

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Silence of the Heart (TV Show)

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Unholy Matrimony (TV Show)

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Biography

With an acting teacher father and a television writer mother, it's no surprise that Alexandra Powers decided to become an actress when she was only six. A New York City native, Powers scored her first screen credit in the 1983 drama "The Prodigal", and from there went on to appear on TV series such as "T.J. Hooker", "Family Ties", and "Highway to Heaven". In 1984, the young actress had a supporting role in Peter Bogdanovich's biopic "Mask", and over the next four years appeared in several other films and TV series before her breakout role in 1989, that of Josh Charles' love interest, Chris, in Peter Weir's "Dead Poets Society". Recurring roles in the series "Valerie's Family" and "21 Jump Street" followed, and in 1993, Powers leapt from portraying a prostitute in the Japan-set mystery "Rising Sun" to playing a fundamentalist Christian lawyer in the series "L.A. Law". The timely 1994 TV movie "Tonya & Nancy: The Inside Story" gave Powers one of her juiciest roles yet when she portrayed infamous Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding opposite Heather Langenkamp's Nancy Kerrigan, and the remainder of the 1990s found the actress in demand on television with guest spots on series like the updated "Fantasy Island". Powers married fellow actor Barry Sherman in 1993, and retired from acting after her role in the 2001 feature "Zigs".

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