Who is Alexis Knapp?
Alexis Merizalde Knapp was born on the 31st July 1989 in Avonmore, Pennsylvania USA. She is a 29 year actress and singer, best recognized for her roles in the comedy films “Project X” (2012), “Pitch Perfect” (2012), “Pitch Perfect 2” (2015) and “Pitch Perfect 3”. She also appeared in the first season of “Ground Floor” (2013–2015), a sitcom broadcast on TBS.
Alexis Knapp Bio: Early Life, Family and Education
Alexis Knapp was raised by her father Bradford Elwood Knapp and her mother Marjorie Knapp. Even though she was born in Avonmore, shortly after her birth the family moved to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where Alexis spent most of her childhood. She has two older brothers named Jose Cuervo and Zack. Unfortunately, her father Bradford died when Alexis was 15. Alexis was a lively child and always had a thing for arts. She spent a lot of her free time during her teenage years playing various instruments, dancing and singing., and was frequently involved in school plays and musicals. At first she imagined herself on stage, but rather as a singer or a musician than as an actress. Having turned 18, she left home with only $500 in her pocket. and moved to Los Angeles in order to pursue a career in arts.
Not long after moving to Los Angeles, Alexis started modeling and filming commercials. In 2008, she was chosen to be the host of a highly popular internet video series entitled “Project Lore”, created by Blizzard entertainment. In addition, she found a few acting gigs but didn’t like them at first, however, she was getting tired of modeling, and decided to try and find an agent who would get her big roles. Luckily for her, she had a friend who had great connections, and she was invited to an interview at CAA casting agency. This proved to be a crucial move for Knapp’s career, as not long after the interview she landed small roles in romantic comedy “Couples Retreat” (2009) in which she played a dance academy girl, and in the fantasy blockbuster “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” (2010) in which she appeared as one of the Aphrodite girls.
“Project X”, “Pitch Perfect” and Other Roles
Knapp’s breakthrough came in 2012, when she landed major roles in what would become two highly popular films. Firstly, she played the role of Alexis in the comedy film “Project X”. Secondly, she starred as Stacie Conrad in musical film “Pitch Perfect”, both films making a splash at the box office and earning more than $50 million respectively, with “Pitch Perfect” gaining a lot of praise from the critics as well. The films’ success helped establish Alexis as one of the fresh faces in Hollywood. “Pitch Perfect” got two sequels, one in 2015 and another in 2017, but Alexis appeared only briefly in the third installment. In 2012, she starred in an action comedy entitled “So Undercover” as Taylor Jaffe.
In addition to the big screen, Knapp landed several roles in television series as well. She appeared with her “Pitch Perfect” co-star Rebel Wilson in ABC’s “Super Fun Night”, and was a series regular in the first season of TBS’s show “Ground Floor”, although her character did not appear in the second season. Furthermore, she appeared in “The Anomaly” (2014), plus “Grace: The Possession” and “Urge” both in 2016.
Speaking about her personal life, Alexis was in a high-profile relationship with fellow actor Ryan Phillippe; they began dating in 2010, but their relationship lasted only for a few months, although after they split up Alexis realized that she was pregnant with Ryan’s child, and in June 2011 Alexis gave birth to Kailani Merizalde ‘Kai’ Knapp. According to sources, Ryan was present at his daughter’s birth. Kai is Knapp’s first and Phillippe’s third child. When it comes to dating, Knapp was rumored to be seeing Seth MacFarlane during 2013, although the rumors were never confirmed. There is no information concerning any current romantic involvement. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her daughter Kai.
Ohhhhhoooo My Creature?????? pic.twitter.com/Q6sgNAMIqk
— Alexis Knapp (@AlexisKnapp) April 1, 2017
According to authoritative sources, Alexis Knapp’s net worth is estimated to be somewhere around $5 million, amassed from her appearances in several commercially successful films and television series.
Social Media and Appearance
Alexis is very active on social media, and fans can find her on Instagram and Twitter. Her Twitter account boasts nearly 100,000 fans, while on Instagram there are more than 200,000 people following her. Speaking about her appearance, she is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall and weighs around 143lbs (65kgs), with a slim build and an hourglass figure. Her vital statistics are 32-24-34. Her dress size is 2 and her shoe size is 9. She has long blonde hair and beautiful green eyes.