- Alexandra Wescourt
Alexandra Michele Wescourt (born
July 12, 1975) is an English actress.
Wescourt was born in
London, England, the daughter of Sacha Wescourt Sr. and Gillian Margaret Elvins. Her father, an American residing in Los Angeles, California, was the son of Lithuanian-Jewish immigrants and made a career as an actor. Her mother was a vicar's daughter who had met Gordon in London, in the early 1970s. Gillian was a member of the famous dance troupe, The Bluebell Girls in Paris in the 1960s, who then went into modeling and performing in television shows. Wescourt spent the early part of her childhood living in Los Angeles before returning to London.
Wescourt studied at the
Webber Douglas Academyin Kensington, London, graduating in 1998. Her first part out of acting school was to play Shelley Bower in the Liverpool based television drama Brooksidein the summer of 1999. She received much publicity from her characters' lesbian love affairs. Despite being offered a contract renewal she decided to quit the series in the Winter of 2000 to pursue a career in America.
Wescourt settled into her new life stateside and found roles in television commercials before landing the part of Gwen in
Bug (2002). Wescourt's biggest role came in the vampire thriller Dracula III Legacy, starring alongside established actors such as Jason Scott Lee, Jason London, Roy Scheiderand Rutger Hauer. She is currently appearing in the American television series " Watch Over Me".
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