Alexis Dziena is a talented American actress, most famous for her exceptional and jaw-dropping roles in movies such as She’s Too Young, Sex and Breakfast, and Entourage. Since her first film appearance in the comic book series Witchblade 2002, Alexis has gone on to become a prominent figure in the American movie industry with several movies and TV shows to her credit. While she has continued to garner wide popularity through her impressive acting skills, her on-screen appearances have reduced, which makes her fans curious. Here are lesser-known facts about the actress.
Alexis Dziena is a New York University Alum
The actress was born as Alexis Gabriella Dziena in New York City, United States. She first came into this world in 1984 and celebrates her birthday on the 8th of July of every year. She was born to Madeline Dziena and her husband. In addition to holding an American nationality, the actress equally has Polish, Italian, and Irish ancestry. Alexis spent her childhood days in New York City, where she attended St Ann’s School. At the time, she was friends with fellow actress Paz de la Huerta.
— Alexis Dziena (@MsAlexisDziena) January 11, 2012
During her high school days, Alexis spent most of her summer vacations in South Jersey shore town of Sea Isle City. She also took acting lessons at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. Soon after high school, Alexis enrolled at the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where the actress got her bachelor’s degree in theatre. While she was there, she wrote several plays and equally participated in various drama displays organized by her school.
She Has A Modestly Successful Acting Career
Shortly after Alexis Dziena’s graduation, the upcoming movie star made her first on-screen appearance in 2002 at the age of 18. She portrayed the role of Bola in the TNT comic book series titled Witchblade. Her outstanding performance helped her secure bigger roles afterward. The following year, she made her big-screen debut while appearing in four movies, including Wonderland, Bringing Rain, Mimic 3: Sentinel, and Season of Youth.
Alexis landed her first significant role in 2004 when she starred in the lifetime movie, She’s Too Young. She portrayed the role of Hanna Vogul in the film opposite Marcia Gay Harden, and the following year, she appeared in six films, including Havoc, Broken Flowers, Stone Cold, Strangers with Candy, and The Great New Wonderful. Her next project was Sex and Breakfast, where she played the role of Heather alongside Macaulay Culkin and Kuno Becker in 2007.
The prolific actress has continued to make strides, thus playing a wide range of wonderful characters in television series and films. Playing a recurring role as Kira, Alexis starred in the ABC television series titled Invasion in 2005. She also made an appearance in the HBO series, Entourage. Her other films include Without Ward, Sister, Wrong, When in Rome, Fool’s Gold, and much more.
So far, she has appeared in more than 28 movies and TV shows. For her work on screen, since Alexis Dziena made her debut in 2002, she has earned one award nomination. During the Hoboken International Film Festival, she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 2016’s Evol. Asides from movies, Alexis has featured in Joey Ramone’s music video for his song, What a Wonderful World, along with his former boyfriend, Michael Pitt.
How Much is The Actress Worth?
As far as Hollywood successes go, Alexis Dziena might not be up there with the best. But a career that has spanned more than 16 years has brought her significant financial success. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the actress has accumulated a net worth of $3 million since she began her career.
The exact earnings and projects that fetched her the most money remain unknown, but recurring roles in shows like Invasion and Entourage are considered the topmost contributors. Other well-paying projects might include 2008’s Fool’s Gold and Evol.
Alexis Dziena Has a Complicated Personal Life
The actress comes from a middle-class American family. There aren’t many details with regards to her parents and what they are up to at the moment. Meanwhile, she is not the only child of her parents; she has an older brother, Alex, who has established himself as a disc jockey, as well as a musician. Alexis’ family has been very supportive since the inception of her career, and today, she has carved a niche for herself, or at last, that is what we thought.
In 2011, shortly after her Entourage fame, Alexis Dziena filed a restraining order against her parents. According to her, her parents were threatening to murder or inflict violence to seize control of her finances. The order, which she filed at Los Angeles County Superior Court, was, however, thrown out due to a lack of evidence.
Her Relationships Are Equally Problematic
The legal trouble is not limited to Alexis Dziena’s parents. However, this time, Alexis is the one at the end of a restraining order. The actress had the order filed against her by her ex-boyfriend, Jeffrey Francis Ausley. Exact details of their relationship remain unknown, but the ex-boyfriend filed it after the Entourage actress showed up at his home and attempted to move in. According to details of the order, Dziena also threatened Jeffrey after their relationship came to an end.
The only major relationship Alexis has been involved in since she became a notable personality was with the musician, Michael Pitt. The two of them were in a relationship between 2000 and 2004. Just like her relationship with Jeffrey Francis Ausley, there is a dearth of details about their relationship, only for the fact it ended in 2004 for reasons that remain unknown.
Alexis Dziena’s ex, Michael Pitt, is a well-known actor cum musician associated with the rock band group called Pagoda. The band has one album, Pagoda, to its name. As an actor, Michael Pitt has appeared in more than 40 movies and TV shows, with notable appearances in Ghost in the Shell, Animals, Hannibal and I Origins. He is also a film director and a model.