Jaimie Lauren Tarbush (Greenville, March 12, 1984) is an American actress known by the stage name Jaimie Alexander. She is known for her role on the television series Kyle XY, where she plays Jessi XX and the Asgardian warrior Sif in the Thor movies. She currently plays Jane Doe, a mysterious woman on the series Blindspot.
Personal Information of Jaimie Alexander:
Full Name: Jaimie Lauren Alexander
Nick Name: Jaimmie
Date of Birth: March 12, 1984
Age: 36 Year Old
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birth Place: Greenville, South Carolina
Height: 5’9″ (175 cm),
Weight: 58 Kg (128 Pounds)
Shoe Size: 8
Body Measurements: 35-25-36
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Father: David Curtis Tarbush
Mother: Nita Carol Tarbush
U.S. State: South Carolina
Active Years: 2001- Present
Early Life of Jaimie Alexander:
Jaimie Alexander was born in Greenville, South Carolina and moved to Grapevine, Texas when she was 4 years old. She is the only woman in a family of 5 brothers.
Alexander got his start in acting in elementary school, where he took up the theater for fun. Alexander said she was actually kicked out of the theater when she was in high school because she couldn’t sing, so she took up sports.
When she was 17 years old, she replaced a friend at a meeting with a scouting agency and met his manager, Randy James, who sent him some scripts. After her graduation from Colleyville Heritage High School, a year and a half later, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career.
Personal Life of Jaimie Alexander:
From 2012, Jaimie Alexander is in a relationship with the American actor and screenwriter Peter Facinelli, whom she met on the set of the independent film Loosies. They became engaged in 2015, but separated in February 2016, after living together for three years.
She was in a relationship with actor Tom Pelphrey until 2019.
In September 2012, while filming a scene from Thor: The Dark World, Jaimie seriously injured her back after falling down a metal staircase, forcing her to leave the set for a period of time. of a month.
On her Twitter account, she explains that the consequences of the accident could have been much more serious. During an interview on the American channel MTV, in January 2013, she recounted the accident: “I herniated on a disc in the rib cage, dislocated my left shoulder, twisted my rhomboid and broke it. partly eleven of my vertebrae.
I slipped and fell from a great height. I hurt myself really badly and got scared. When I saw that I couldn’t get up, I told myself I was in a mess. After some emergency treatment, the actress had to return to the hospital and lost the use of part of the right side of her body during her transport by car to the emergency room,
caused by edema that was pressing on his spine, which, once deflated, allowed him to recover. Healed after a month of convalescence, she resumed the paths of filming the second part of Thor, while being careful of her arms when she has to hold the weapns and shields of her character.
Professional Life of Jaimie Alexander:
Jaimie Alexander’s career began in 2004 with the comedy Squirrel Trap, in which she played the role of Sara, who had a love affair with the main character, David, a socially introverted genius, played by Keith Staley.
Subsequently, she made an appearance in the television series Philadelphia, in the role of Tammy, femmefatale who, through a combination of seduction and threats, manipulates one of the main characters, and holds a small role in the series. Standoff: The Negotiators.
However, his career kicked off in 2006 with the low budget action film The Other Side. According to the film’s comments, she was originally at the audition to help male actors read the script, but director Gregg Bishop offers her the lead after performing a few lines.
Subsequently, she took on more important roles, notably in the Watch Over Me series, in which she played the controversial character of Caitlin Porter, from 2006 to 2007.
In 2006, she had her first leading role in the horror film Rest Stop. She plays Nicole Carrow, a young woman who escapes from her house to go on a trip with her boyfriend, who is unexpectedly interrupted by a serial killer on a rest stop.
The following year, she appeared in another horror film, Hallowed Ground, which also featured young Chloë Grace Moretz. Alexander lends his features to Elizabeth, a young woman stranded in a small town inhabited by a sect who plans to use her to father a child for the rebirth of their founder. In both films, released directly on video, she embodies a strong character who defends herself against her attackers.
In 2006, Jaimie Alexander became known to the general public for his role as Jessi Hollander in the fantastic and dramatic series Kyle XY, broadcast on the American channel ABC Family.
She plays the role of a tormented girl possessing superhuman powers, and trying to find her way in the world, with growing cooperation and eventual romance with her male counterpart, Kyle Trager, played by Matt Dallas.
Her role generated a large fan base in hopes of seeing a spin-off devoted to her character. She even took part in a shoot with her Kyle XY series partner Matt Dallas under the direction of photographer Tyler Shields.
But following a sharp erosion of audiences, in season three, ABC Family announced on January 31, 2009 that the series would not be renewed for a fourth season, and that a series is highly unlikely derivative is born.
Following Kyle XY’s cancellation, Jaimie makes an appearance in CSI: Miami, where she lends her features to Jenna York, a flight attendant involved in a murder case, and then in Bones as Molly Briggs, a student linked to the victim in the episode in which she appears.
Recognition increased when she was chosen, in September 2009, to play the role of Lady Sif, a formidable Asgardian warrior, in the superhero film Thor, directed by Kenneth Branagh and produced by Marvel Studios.
She co-starred there with, among others, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins and Idris Elba. To prepare for her role, she had to learn to wear a metal corset and spent four hours a day in the gym, training which is not unknown to the young actress, since she stated that she was one of the few girls to be on her high school wrestling team in Colleyville, Texas.
She also followed a strict diet and trained in martial arts and yoga with a personal trainer. Asked later about the set of Thor, the actress admitted that the battle sequences were very exhausting for her and that working with Kenneth Branagh was a very enriching experience that allowed her to create her own identity.
Released in May 2011, Thor was a huge commercial success with nearly $ 450 million in worldwide revenue and was well received by critics.
Before that, she joined, in July 2010, she joined the cast of the comedy-drama Loosies, an independent film directed by Michael Corrente where she co-starred with Peter Facinelli, also screenwriter.
She plays the role of Lucy, a young woman who becomes pregnant after a one-night stand with a young homeless pickpocket. Upon its – limited – theatrical release, Loosies received a negative critical reception and remained only two weeks in theaters.
Jaimie Alexander then appears, for three episodes, in the medical series Nurse Jackie, where she plays Tunie Peyton, the heroine’s wild and immature step-sister, played by Edie Falco, then plays another secondary role in the Covert Affairs spy series in 2011.
On May 20, 2016, Marvel Studios unveiled the cast of Thor: Ragnarok, the third installment in the adventures of the superhero Thor, directed by Taika Waititi and scheduled for release in 2017.
To everyone’s surprise, the character of Lady Sif is absent, but Jaimie Alexander nevertheless wanted to reassure his fans on Twitter, announcing that Sif will indeed be back to help the Norse god to prevent the terrible Ragnarök. Filming begins on July 4, 2016 in Australia, Gold Coast, to end on October 28, 2016.
The same year, she was the lead female role in the horror-thriller Dangereuse Attraction opposite Wes Bentley and Cam Gigandet. A production that goes completely unnoticed.
In 2019, Blindspot is renewed for a fifth and final season in order to properly close the plots.