Calling Lexi Underwood a rising star would be an understatement. Just at the age of 16, she performed on Broadway, founded her own production company, and is still active in the entertainment industry.
We are not just hyping her up, as of now, the young actress is starring in Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere, showcasing her acting prowess.
Because of the acting chops that she exhibited, many wondered if she came from a famous family herself. Something we did too. Some even linked her to Blair Underwood. So, what is the truth?
Is she really the daughter of Blair Underwood? Read the article to find out.
Lexi Underwood: Quick Facts
|Full Name:||Lexi Underwood|
|Age:||19 Years Old|
|Birth Date:||August 28, 2003|
|Birth Place:||Cheverly, Maryland, US|
|Father’s Name:||Alex Underwood|
|Mother’s Name:||Stephanie Black|
|Height:||5 feet 8 inches(172cm)|
|Net Worth:||$2 million|
|Social Media:||Instagram, Twitter|
Is Lexi Underwood the daughter of Blair Underwood?
We can see how the confusion started; both act and have the same last common name. Despite all so possible matches, the two are not related at all. Blair Underwood is not the father of a young actress, Lexi.
Nonetheless, the actor has been married to his wife, Desiree DaCosta, since September of 1994. Not to mention, the couple has two beautiful sons, Paris (1997) and Blake (2001), and a daughter, Brielle (1999).
Who is Lexi Underwood’s mother?- Parents and Bio
Since the matter with Blair Underwood is sorted out, another question arises. Who are the parents of Lexi Underwood? Lexi’s parents are not in the media for starters, but they have always encouraged their daughter to pursue her passion for acting.
She was born to her father, Alex Underwood, and her mother, Stephanie Black. They moved to Los Angeles from Washington D.C. for her career and stayed there for three whole years.
Born in the city of Cheverly, Maryland, US, the young actress got her big break as young Nala in the Broadway production and touring ensemble of The Lion King. After this, she auditioned for the role of Pearl Warren on Little Fires Everywhere.
During an interview with Airmail, Underwood said that her mother encouraged her to go through with it when she was on the verge of quitting.
The American-born actress has not been mentioned when it comes to her education. Also, the actress is of Afro-American ethnicity.
How old is Lexi Underwood?- Age and Height
Born and raised in Maryland, Lexi grew up under the care of her parents, who supported her in every way. At the age of 19, the actress has achieved much more than anyone in her generation.
To go into more detail, Underwood was born on 28th August 2003. Her sun sign is Virgo, and people of this sign are known to be hard-working, intelligent, and smart.
Not only is she smart, but she is attractive as well. Standing at a height of 5 feet 8 inches(172 cm), Underwood has not mentioned her weight and other measurements.
Also, she has got a stunning pair of dark brown eyes and long black hair.
Professional Career and Movies
Talking about her career, Underwood has always been into acting from an early age. She was just ten when Lexi made her professional debut in theatres. She starred in Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol at the Ford’s Theatre as Want/Urchin Girl.
On December 15, 2014, Lexi performed in Mister Magoo’s Christmas Carol for the Actor’s Fund of America’s one night only benefit concert. Peter Flynn directed the show and musically directed by Emmy Award winner John McDaniel.
Likewise, her breakthrough role came a year later when she landed the lifetime role as Young Nala in the Disney Theatrical Productions The Lion King. The actress also fulfilled her role with ‘The Lion King Gazelle North-American Touring Company’ from January to August 2015.
Finally, after working in theatre for a year, Lexi made her on-screen debut from the CBS series, Person of Interest as Queen Bee.
It was her first television series but certainly is not the last.
After that, Underwood has appeared in other shows such as Code Black(2016), Henry Danger(2017), Walk the Prank(2017), Raven’s Home(2017), The Good Doctor(2018), Family Reunion(2019), and her recent work in Little Fires Everywhere(2020).
As mentioned above, if it were not for her mother, we would not have seen Lexi as Pearl in Little Fires Everywhere. Clearly, her mother, Stephanie’s pep talk helped her gain confidence and secure the role.
Lexi recalls her mother saying,
“You really wanted to audition for Little Fires. Just go in and do it and do your very best.
And if you don’t get it and you still want to go home, fine, that’s totally cool. But at least just go in there and show then what you’ve got.”
But the small screen is not the only one that Lexi has touched. Since 2014, the young American actress has worked in a handful of movies as well.
Similarly, her movie credits include Forgotten Happiness(2014), Dance-Off(2014), Half-Caste(2016), Girl Minus(2017), Dirt(2017), and If Not Now, When(2018).
Personal Life and Family
Just a teenager, Lexi Underwood is still young and learning a lot in terms of acting. Hence, it would be fair to say that this talented actress is single and is not dating anyone at the moment.
In fact, she is totally focused on her career right now. However, acting was not her first love. Before that, Underwood was totally into music, something she got from her parents.
By the age of five, Underwood was already playing the piano, flute, and guitar. After that, she hopped into dancing and gymnastics. Also, Lexi entertains her followers on social media with her singing and musical skills every now and then.
Besides acting, Lexi is also a proud owner of her own production company called Ultimate Dreamer Productions. According to her, Underwood has always been fascinated by the works behind the camera.
Net Worth and Income
Both talented and courageous, Lexi is already dead sure of what she wants and wants to achieve as she moves on forwards.
Already she is lauded for her acting and singing prowess. Not to mention, her skills have attracted a lot of attention both from the viewers and critics.
As of now, this young acting diva has collected an impressive amount of $2 million. That is what she gets from her acting gigs from both on-screen and broadway shows.
We are sure in the future, Underwood would be much more successful than she is now. But for now, all her details on assets and income are a mystery.
Social Media Presence
Instagram– 316k Followers
Twitter– 14.6k Followers
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)
Who has been working as agent of Lexi Underwood?
CAA Speakers has been working as an agent of Lexi Underwood, providing the best opportunity for her. CAA is one of the top agent Zendaya, Gabrielle Union, Gabby Douglas, and many more.
What nationality is Lexi Underwood?
Lexi is American who was born in Cheverly, Maryland in USA.