Biography

The star of over 75 feature films and television programs and internationally recognized for her 5-year starring role as Lt. Stephanie Holden in the tv series BAYWATCH, Alexandra Paul began her acting career at age 18 starring in the highly rated telefilm PAPER DOLLS. She then starred in the Warner Bros. motion picture AMERICAN FLYERS opposite Kevin Costner, DRAGNET opposite Tom Hanks & Dan Ackroyd, EIGHT MILLIONS WAYS TO DIE opposite Jeff Bridges & Andy Garcia, Stephen King’s CHRISTINE, SPYHARD with Leslie Nielsen and two films opposite Pierce Brosnan.

In 2014, Alexandra has starred in the web series MENTOR and the Sy Fy movie FIRE QUAKE, and will appear in the film DIRTY. Earlier, Alexandra starred in the independent film CHRISTMAS SPIRIT and the made for tv movie NO ONE TO BLAME.  In 2011, she was a spokesperson for the Volt, a plug in car by Chevrolet. Alexandra Paul starred in THE BOY SHE MET ONLINE and co-starred in A BEER TALE in 2009. In 2008, the independent film TRU LOVED, in which Alexandra played a gay mother, swept film festivals. That year she also starred in the movies A DATE WITH MURDER, FAMILY OF FOUR, A SISTER’S SECRET and CHRISTMAS CRASH. She guest starred in the Emmy nominated series, MAD MEN, and co-starred in the independent film, JAVELINA. Alexandra is also featured in the highly acclaimed, award winning documentary WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR, now out on DVD and a top ten documentary on Netflix.Her other roles include ROUGH AIR opposite Eric Roberts, ABOVE AND BEYOND opposite Adam Baldwin & Costas Mandylor, EXPOSURE opposite Ron Silver, REDEMPTION OF THE GHOST opposite Diane Ladd & John Savage, the Disney Channel telefilm BRAINIACS, BREAKING UP REALLY SUCKS, a short lesbian-themed film for POWER UP Films, and a recurring role in the final season of MELROSE PLACE.

For 4 years, Alexandra hosted the extreme sports series WILD WATERS on the Outdoor Life Network, in addition to hosting the WE network series WINNING WOMEN for two seasons. She also hosted 150 episodes of the environmental cable access talk show EARTH TALK TODAY.

But being in front of the camera is far from Alexandra’s only interest. Alexandra was honored by the ACLU of Southern California as their ’2005 Activist of the Year’ for her long history of fighting for the environment, voting rights and peace issues. In 1997 the United Nations commended Alexandra for her environmental activism. In 1999, she won the International Green Cross award. She walked across America for over five weeks on The Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament, and has been arrested over a dozen times for protesting at the Nevada Nuclear Test Site.

Alexandra has been driving electric cars since 1990. She is a vegan and will not use any products tested on animals. She has traveled to Nicaragua with a medical aid group, to Lousiana to help animals after Hurricane Katrina,  to South Africa to register voters and to Sierra Leone to promote family planning. She is also a certified EMT (Emergency Medical Technician), has been registering voters once a week for 15  years and speaks fluent French. A dedicated and accomplished athlete as well, in 1997, Alexandra spent nine months training for the WORLD IRONMAN TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS in Hawaii (a grueling 2.44 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and 26.2 mile marathon), which she completed in 13:18:52.  In June, Alexandra swamp around Key West, a 12.5 mile race.

In addition, Alexandra wrote, produced and hosted JAMPACKED, an educational film broadcast on PBS about the human overpopulation crisis, which has won several environmental awards. She followed that up with THE COST OF COOL — FINDING HAPPINESS IN A MATERIALISTIC WORLD, which won a CineEagle award. In 1986, she (along with producer / manager Daniel Sladek) founded YOUNG ARTISTS UNITED, a successful non-profit organization dedicated to helping teenagers in need. Alexandra has also personally spoken, classroom-by-classroom, to over six thousand Los Angeles teenagers on the issue of human overpopulation. In 2000, Alexandra and her twin sister Caroline were the recipients of the Christopher Street West Rainbow Award for their ongoing support of gay and lesbian rights. In spite of her busy acting career, Alexandra continues to find time for social activism and athletic competition:

  • In 2003, Alexandra spent 5 days in federal jail for protesting the war in Iraq.
  • In 2004, Alexandra competed in a 6.2-mile ocean swim off the coast of Bonaire, in the Dutch Antilles.
  • In March 2005 she captured worldwide media attention for her arrest during a protest to save some of the last remaining GM EV1 electric cars from destruction.
  • In September, 2006, Alexandra swam 10 miles in the Maui Channel Swim, an ocean swim race from the island of Lanai to the island of Maui.
  • In August, 2009, Alexandra raced an 11 mile ocean swim race from Denarau Island to Beachcomber Island in Fiji.

Alexandra’s favorite book is Atlas Shrugged  and her favorite man is her husband, triathlon coach Ian Murray.

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