Alexis Knapp

Alexis Knapp

Date Of BirthJuly 31, 1989
Age31 years 0 months 10 days
Day of BirthMonday
Place Of BirthAvonmore, Pennsylvania, United States
Zodiac SignLeo
Professions Model , Actress , Singer
Full Name Alexis Merizalde Knapp

Personal Information
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Religion Christianity (considers herself spiritual & universal)
Language English
Star SignLeo
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Complexion White
Sexual Orientation Straight
Body Features & Measurements
Height173 CM
5 Feet 8 Inches
Eye colorGreen
Hair color Blonde
Weight65 KG
143 lbs
Shoe Size9 (US)
Dress Size2 (US)
Figure Measurements 32-24-34
Figure Type Hourglass
Body Type Slim
Bra Size 32C
Family Information
Father Bradford Elwood Knapp (she called him Dashpa)
Mother Marjorie Knapp (Marjorie Romo-Leraul)
Daughter Kailani Merizalde Phillippe-Knapp (born on July 1, 2011; AKA Kai)
Brothers Jose Cuervo Knapp (eldest; nickname- little Indian)
Zack Knapp (elder)
Grandfather Richard Elwood Knapp (paternal)
Grandmother Jewel McNeil Burke (paternal)
Stepmother Pam (EX stepmother)
Love, Romance, Marriage
Boyfriends Seth MacFarlane (Ex; dated in 2013)
Ryan Phillippe (2010-September 2010)
Career Information
Debut (Movie) Couples Retreat(2009) (she was originally to be an extra)
Years Active 2009–
Debut (TV) Like Father(2012)
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
HobbiesMusic
Dancing
Yoga
Ballet
Favorite Music BandsMassive Attack
Radiohead
Thievery Corporation
Favorite Artists Drake
Kanye West
Jay Z
DJ Shadow
Favorite Video Games Unreal Tournament
World of Warcraft
Social Networks, Web links
Facebook ProfileAlexis Knapp Facebook Profile
Twitter ProfileAlexis Knapp Twitter Profile
Instagram ProfileAlexis Knapp Instagram Profile
SnapchatSixelaknappen
More Information
Inspiration Elizabeth Banks (directed Alexis in Pitch Perfect series)
Net worth$1 Million

Biography

Alexis Knapp is an American actress, model, and singer. Alexis is most known for playing Stacie Conrad in the musical comedy Pitch Perfect film series 1,2, and 3 (2012–2017)

Some of her other popular roles are Alexis in Project X(2012), Taylor in So Undercover (2012), Joey in Urge (2016).

Her recent projects include Rosary(2020), Phobias(2020), Bad Suns(2021)

 

Childhood- Family

Alexis Merizalde Knapp was born on 31st July 1989 in Avonmore, Pennsylvania to Marjorie Knapp(Mother) & Bradford Elwood Knapp(Father), she was brought up in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Her mother Marjorie is of Cuban Ecuadorian descent.

She lost her father at the age of 15.

Alexis Knapp with her parents- Bradford Elwood Knapp(Father), Marjorie Knapp(Mother)

[Baby Alexis Knapp with parents- Bradford Elwood Knapp & Marjorie Knapp]

 

Brothers

She has raised with two brothers:

  1. Jose Cuervo Knapp (older), nicknamed "little Indian"
  2. Zack Knapp (older)

Alexis Knapp with her brothers- Jose & Zack

[Alexis Knapp with her brothers- Jose & Zack]

 

Relationships

Ryan Philippe & Alexis Knapp

Alexis Knapp dated fellow actor Ryan Phillippe from June to October in 2010, the couple broke up in November 2010, but Alexis was already pregnant with his child by then.

Ryan Phillippe attended the birth of their daughter, the couple had split by then. There were rumors that they would go for a paternity test for confirmation, however, Ryan didn't go through it, he was pretty convinced that it was his.

Pregnant Alexis Knapp with Ex-boyfriend Ryan Philippe

Image: Pregnant Alexis Knapp with Ex-boyfriend Ryan Philippe

Daughter

Alexis had a baby girl born on July 1, 2011, later named Kailani Merizalde Phillippe-Knapp. The baby girl was given the same middle name as her mother. Alexis was 21 at the time.

Alexis Knapp with daughter Kailani Knapp

Image: Alexis Knapp with daughter Kailani Knapp

Alexis Knapp and Seth MacFarlane

There was news around 2013 that Alexis was dating the 'Family Guy' creator Seth MacFarlane. They were seen together outing, their friends and representatives called it two friends having a good time together.

Alexis Knapp and Seth MacFarlane

[Alexis Knapp and Seth MacFarlane]

Education

She was into musicals & stage acting in High school. She was apparently not a popular girl in high school.

 

Interesting Facts

  • Ancestry: She is of Alexis is of Cuban, Dutch, Ecuadorian, English, German, Irish, Scottish descent.
  • Alexis Knapp started her career as a model before acting. She was itching to act even when she was doing good as a model.
  • Arts: She grew up immersed in dancing and singing, she can play multiple instruments. She is also trained in Opera and musical theater.
  • Move to Los Angeles: Alexis moved to Los Angeles in 2008 at the age of 18 from North Carolina with just $500 in her pocket.
  • Snakes: She used to have snakes as pets, one time up to 15 snakes, she has been used to snakes since age 7/8, her stepmother was given temporary custody by a friend who never came back to collect, but Alexis had started to like them and pleaded to keep them. She has a snake named Kiki.
  • Tomboy: She was a tomboy growing up, she had more guy friends, she was raised with 2 brothers and she was the only girl.
  • She was trained in ballet, classical dance, musical theater & opera as a kid. She was trained in musical instruments as well.
  • She has given up alcohol.
  • 18 for 18 Campaign: She is involved with the campaign to help raise funds to fight against sex trafficking.
  • She does Yoga to balance herself.
  • She is represented by CAA (talent agency)
  • Worst Audition: when she was still modeling, she was auditioning for a commercial. Her father had passed away by then. The director was trying to get real emotions out of her. She (the director) said "Now imagine you see your father and he is looking at you and you’re looking at him," she felt very irritated by that. [2]
  • 18 for 18 Campaign: She participated in the campaign to help raise funds for the 'Somaly Mam Foundation', that helps fight against sex trafficking

 

Career

Project Lore

Soon after her move to Los Angeles in 2008, Alexis started hosting video series about the online role-playing video game 'World of Warcraft'. It was much loved by the fans of the game, had a good audience on the internet.

 

So Undercover

Alexis played Taylor Jaffe in the 2013 teen action-comedy directed by Tom Vaughan.

The story revolves around Molly Morris (played by Miley Cyrus), a teenage private investigator who is hired by F.B.I agent Armon Ranford(Jeremy Piven) to protect the first daughter Alex Patrone(played by Lauren McKnight)

 

Pitch Perfect 1, 2 and 3

In the musical comedy series Pitch Perfect (1, 2, and 3). Alexis appears as the sex-crazed girl Stacie Conrad, a member of the Acappella group- 'The Barden Bellas'.

She reprised her role again in the 2015 sequel. She had a cameo role in the 2017 movie.

Anna Kendrick (As Beca Mitchell), Skylar Astin(Jesse Swanson), Ben Platt(Benji Applebaum), Brittany Snow(Chloe Beale), Anna Camp (Aubrey Posen), Rebel Wilson (Fat Amy) appeared in the main roles.

Alexis Knapp in Project-X

[Alexis Knapp in Project-X]

Project X

In the 2012 comedy movie directed by Nima Nourizadeh, written by Michael Bacall, Alexis appears as Alexis, a popular girl in high school. She flirts with and seduces Thomas (Thomas Mann) on the party night.

Alexis was given the freedom to shape the character as she preferred. Alexis shaped it to be a tomboy character.

A scene in the movie required that Alexis go nude. Alexis was initially nervous about nudity. "I just had a lot of moral issues with it but I got over it." Said Alexis regarding her role, in the end, the nude scene wasn't that revealing, Alexis was quite relieved about that.

Oliver Cooper (as Costa), Jonathan Daniel Brown (JB), Dax Flame (Dax), Brady Hender (Everett) appeared in the main roles.

 

Ground Floor

In the TBS sitcom created by Bill Lawrence & Greg Malins, Alexis appears as Tori, a party girl who spends the night partying and sleeps at work the next morning to make up for the lost sleep. Tori's character was discontinued from the second season.

Skylar Astin (Brody Carol Moyer), Briga Heelan (Jenny Miller), Rory Scovel (Mark Shrake), Rene Gube (Mike Wen) appeared in the main roles.

 

Music video

Year Song   Notes
2017 Pitch Perfect 3 & The Voice: Freedom' 90! & Cups    
2010 Dommin: My Heart, Your Hands   as New Lover

 

Soundtracks

Year Soundtrack Title Notes
2017 Toxic Pitch Perfect 3  
Cheap Thrills  
Cake by the Ocean  
Freedom '90  
Riff Off  
2015 Kennedy Center Performance Pitch Perfect 2  
Riff Off  
Convention Performance  
Back to Basics  
World Championship Finale 2  
2012 Party in the USA Pitch Perfect  
Bellas Regionals  
Riff Off  
Bellas Finals  

 

Filmography

Movies

Year Movie Character Notes
2020 Rosary Rosary  
2020 Phobias    
2017 Pitch Perfect 3 Stacie  
2017 My Christmas Prince Samantha Logan TV Movie
2016 Urge Joey  
2015 Pitch Perfect 2 Stacie  
2014 The Dorm Vivian TV Movie
2014 Grace: The Possession Jessica  
2014 The Anomaly Dana  
2013 Cinnamon Girl Lola Jones TV Movie
2013 Cavemen Kat  
2012 Like Father Dylan TV Movie
2012 So Undercover Taylor  
2012 Pitch Perfect Stacie  
2012 Project X Alexis  
2011 Vamp U Samantha  
2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Aphrodite Girl
 
 
 2009 Couples Retreat    

 

TV Series

Year Series Character Notes
2013-2014 Ground Floor Tori 10 episodes
2013 Super Fun Night Clamantha episode: "Pilot"
2013 Family Guy   Episode: "Valentine's Day in Quahog"
2010 Look Dede season 1 episode 1

 

Short movies

Year Short movie Character Notes
2021 Bad Suns Jennifer  
2013 Bizarre Bracket Behavior    

 

Awards

Year Won? Award Project Category Notes
2013 Winner MTV Movie + TV Awards Pitch Perfect (2012) Best Musical Moment  

 

Quotes

  • There's so much more to me as a human being than just my appearance.
  • I always just wanted to play video games and collect reptiles.
  • My best friends were all on the internet, they were all video game players.
  • I really think that actors are born to act, that you can either do it or you can't.
  • I'd like to move 400 years in the future.
  • I Love partaking in different cultures' traditions.
  • Laughter is medicine, its life.
  • There's so much more to me as a human being than just my appearance, and I want to integrate that into my work.
  • I used to find that I could get mental serenity surrounded by chaos.
  • I know plenty of people that will never give up, but they don’t have the talent and they waste their lives when they could be taking advantage of their youth and in doing something else [2]
  • I really think that actors are born to act, that you can either do it or you can’t.  No amount of acting classes can help you if you weren’t born with that ability. [2]

 

References

  1. Alexis Knapp wiki
  2. Daily actor interview
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