Born on April 7, 1955 in Boston, Massachusetts, Alexandra Neil has been known for her roles on numerous films and television shows. Raised in Detroit, she went to University-Liggett School and later graduated from Williams College and the National Theater Institute. Upon receiving her degree, she moved to New York City to pursue her acting career.
Alexandra Neil’s impressive list of daytime credits was marked by her first appearance in the series Ryan’s Hope. While there, she played the dual role of the evil Teresa and her mousy cousin Poppy. After earning fame there, Neil was cast in Texas in the early 1980s, and was also seen on the series Another World. Her next appearance was in Search for Tomorrow, as well as on The Guiding Light. She later became known as the character Dawn Wheeler on As the World Turns, joining the cast from 1994 to 1995. Her other television roles include those in The Sopranos, Madigan Men, Law & Order, Ed, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She has also worked on the CBS pilot, Dudley, and the NBC pilot, Laurel Canyon. During the 1980s, she portrayed the character Jeannie Johnson in the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live. Neil returned to the show briefly as Whitney Pederson, and was cast as the third Paige Miller in 2006. She was, however, written off the series in July 2007.
The actress has also earned an impressive list of credentials in the film industry. She has been seen in The Science of Love, Something’s Gotta Give with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton, Marci X, Longtime Companion, Manhunter, Wall Street, Suits, and See No Evil, Hear No Evil.
Alexandra Neil made it into the acting business when she decided to appear in stage productions. She has appeared on Broadway in the play Match, acting alongside Frank Langella. Her other performances have been in New York City’s St. Clements’ and the SoHo Rep. To add to her Off-Broadway credits, she has been known to work with the Ensemble Studio Theater, WPA, the Jewish Rep Theater, and LaMama ETC. She has also appeared in regional theater, earning credits for her performances at the Alley Theater, Houston, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Actors' Theater of Louisville, Hartman Theater, Philadelphia Company and Syracuse Stage.