Alexa Demie’s biographyAlexa Demie is an American singer, songwriter, and actress, famous for her roles in the movie Mid90s and the series Euphoria.
ChildhoodAlexa Demie was born on December 11, 1994, in Los Angeles. Her mother, a make-up artist, was born in Mexico and immigrated to the US in the 80s. However, the heritage and the language were never forgotten in her family – Alexa was raised by her grandmother, mother, and aunts.
My entire Mexican family spoke Spanglish – half English half Spanish. I have never forgotten about my roots, - Alexa confessed.Alexa doesn’t see her father often. When she was 8, he was going through rehab, so most of their time together was spent at AA meetings. I was sitting there and listening to how people were talking about their problems and the hardships they went through, - Alexa recalls. These encounters helped her gain valuable life experience which proved to be extremely useful in her acting career.
Acting careerAccording to Zoomboola.com, Alexa first appeared in front of a camera when she was 19, in the music video of Azealia Banks and Pharrell Williams for the song ATM Jam (Kaytranada Remix). A couple of years after, Alexa appeared in the short-length movie called Miles directed by the young Oliver Daly, who later on shot the action movie A-X-L (2018).
During the following three years, you could see Demie in a couple of episodes from the drama series Ray Donovan with Liev Schreiber, and in the comedy series Love, as well as in the comedy Brigsby Bear (2017) which tells the story of a 25-year-old guy who spent 10 years in solitude.
It’s challenging going from one audition to the other and hearing only ‘no, no, no’. It’s difficult to move forward and to keep believing in yourself. Not everyone can handle this, - she says.After yet another rejection, Alexa would find comfort in music, her main passion from early childhood. Her debut singles Girl Like Me and Closer are quite popular among soul lovers.
Demie played the role of Maddy Perez – a self-confident senior, who loves wearing daring clothes and make-up, the winner of beauty pageants, dreams of a rich and careless life without making much effort for it. The actress says that she and her heroine are two completely different people. She assures that she would never go to the same lengths in her personal life.
All the characters are extremely intriguing. It was a challenge – we have all been kicked out of our comfort zones and that’s awesome. That’s what acting is all about, actually, - Alexa shares, The series showcases teenagers and their issues in a very blunt and truthful way. On the one hand, it’s art, on the other, it’s life as we all know it.Alexa had to postpone her music career for the sake of shooting for the series. It was really difficult, but I had to dedicate myself wholeheartedly to Euphoria. When the shooting was over, I was happy to come back to my favorite occupation, - Demie says.