When the first Pitch Perfect movie was released to critical acclaim, it did not only transform Anna Kendrick into a mainstream Hollywood actress but also became a platform for the growth of several other stars in the film. Alexis Knapp, who went ahead to appear in the two sequels of the film has the production to thank for the popularity she enjoys today.
While Pitch Perfect might be her most popular project yet, she has starred in other notable films like Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief and Project X, both of which, in addition to her 2012 a cappella film, have made her a moderately successful actress with a bright future.
We give you facts about her life, background, her career thus far and other interesting information about her. You can read all about it below.
Alexis Knapp – Biography
Alexis Knapp was born on the 31st of July, 1989 to parents Marjorie and Bradford Elwood Knapp in Avonmore, Pennsylvania. There are many stories of people who leave their homes as soon as they attain the legal age of 18, heading for Los Angeles in pursuit of a career in acting, Alexis is one of them.
After 18 years in Outer Banks, North Carolina, where she was raised, Alexis Knapp set out for Los Angeles, beginning her journey to achieving stardom in 2008.
Her journey, like most millennials, involved the internet and in 2008, she was hosting a web series, Project Lore. The series, which was about the popular video game, World of Warcraft was widely known on YouTube at the time. Along with hosting the series, Alexis Knapp also worked as a model before she got her chance to become a professional actress when she was cast in her first project, Couples Retreat in 2009.
Alexis Knapp, who has only been in the industry since 2009 when she made her debut via the film, Couples Retreat, has had some remarkable career achievements of her own.
She starred in her first major film in 2010 in Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, where she played the character, Aphrodite Girl. In the same year, she made her first appearance in a TV show in Look, where she played Dede in the first episode of the show.
Arguably her biggest role to date, Alexis Knapp was cast in Pitch Perfect as Stacle in 2012 and has reprised the role two more times in the sequels of the film.
In 2013, she got her first major role in a TV show as Tori in Ground Floor. She played the role in 10 episodes. So far, over the course of her career, Alexis Knapp has over 22 credits to her name and has recorded at least one award win, an MTV Movie Award for her work in Pitch Perfect.
Family – Daughter
In the form of a daughter named Kailani Merizalde Phillippe-Knapp, Alexis Knapp has a bundle of joy in her life. Her daughter, whom she gave birth to on the 1st of July, 2011, was born out of a relationship between the actress and actor, Matthew Ryan Phillippe.
Although their relationship failed to grow into marriage despite the existence of a child, they have been able to maintain a cordial relationship for their shared offspring. Since the relationship ended, Alexis Knapp has been rumoured to be in another relationship with other Hollywood personalities like Seth MacFarlane but as with most rumours, it has died a natural death and Alexis is currently believed to be single.
Height and Body Measurements
Alexis Knapp may still be looking for the project that catapults her into superstardom but it certainly hasn’t been for the absence of great physical looks. The actress has a gorgeous physical appearance that fits into a body that is 5 feet 6 inches in height and weights about 56kg.
Her body figure is defined by curves of 34 inches bust, 26 inches waist and hips size of 34 inches. Additionally, she has light brown hair and dark coloured eyes.
Other Facts About Alexis Knapp
1. She and Matthew Phillippe already broke up before she discovered she was pregnant.
2. Her middle name is Merizalde.
3. She has experience as a voice actress, having voiced a character in an episode of Family Guy in 2013.