Alexandra “Lexi” Underwood is thrilled to join the pride in the role as “Young Nala” in Disney’s The Lion King Gazelle National Tour. Other credits include: “Queen Bee” Person of Interest; Want/Belinda/Ensemble “Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol” (Actor’s Fund); Want/Ensemble “Christmas Carol” (Ford’s Theater); Alexa “Forgotten Happiness”; Dancer “Dance-off”.
An 11 year old actor, singer, and dancer, from Washington, DC, Lexi attends the District of Columbia International School, which specializes in a world-class international baccalaureate program, where her favorite subjects are Spanish, Math, Science, and English. During her free time Lexi also loves to play soccer with her home team, “The Tricky Tigers”.
Supported by a loving family and caring friends, Lexi’s passion for the stage was nurtured at an early age. She started taking ballet at age 4 and later added tap, jazz, contemporary, and hip-hop. Naturally acting classes came next, receiving training at the Adventure Theater, Urban Nation Academy, and Howard University. While her “shine” was evident to those around her, Lexi never imagined that her “ultimate dream” to perform on a national platform would come true.
In the summer of 2013, Lexi attended a talent show case that would change things forever. Since then, her life has been a whirlwind; traveling first to New York and then to LA. Over the past two years Lexi has been blessed to be cast in principal roles in film, television, and theater.
Lexi lives by the quote “Passion does not come from the head, it comes from the heart”. She wants to encourage all the “dreamers” not lose heart when striving to pursue their passion. Lexi is living proof that dreams really do come true.