Starting acting in local theatre productions in Mill Valley, California, in her early teen years, Alexandra Breckenridge began appearing on television as a guest on such TV series as "Dawson's Creek," "Freaks and Geeks," "Charmed," "Undeclared," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," and "JAG." She later co-starred as Willa McPherson on FX Networks' serial drama "Dirt" (2007-2008) and as Vivian on the short-lived CBS dramedy, "The Ex List" (2008). She also lent her voice on FOX animated sitcom "Family Guy" from 2005 to 2008.
On the big screen, this 5' 7½" actress could be seen in the films "Big Fat Liar" (2002), "Wishcraft" (2002), "Vampire Clan" (2002), and "She's the Man" (2006). Next, she will share the screen with Ving Rhames, Bijou Phillips, and Danny Masterson in the upcoming crime/drama film "The Bridge to Nowhere."
Childhood and Family:
Born in Darien, Fairfield County, Connecticut, on May 15, 1982, Alexandra Hetherington Breckenridge moved to California when she was around 12. Her maternal uncle is "Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" (2003) actor Michael Weatherly.
Breckenridge, whose boyfriend, artist Bryten Goss, died in October 2006, is good friends with actors Danny Masterson and Bijou Phillips.
Taking an interest in the stage as a youngster when she performed in local theater productions, Alexandra Breckenridge soon moved to Southern California to pursue acting during early adolescence. She subsequently spent her early teen years performing in local theatre productions in Mill Valley, California.
Breckenridge got her first role in an ABC TV pilot called “RL Stine's Ghost of Fear Street,” which wasn't picked up. In the late 1990s, she appeared in the TV movie "Even the Losers" (1998) and Peter Lauer-directed film "Locust Valley" (1999).
Entering the new millennium, Breckenridge was spotted as a guest in an episode of "Dawson's Creek" and "Freaks and Geeks," as well as in several episodes of "Opposite Sex." She wen on to guest star on "Charmed," "Undeclared," and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." She also appeared in the ABC Family TV movie “Romy and Michele: In the Beginning,” sharing the title roles with Katherine Heigl. The TV movie was completed in 2003, but didn't air until 2005.
During this time, Breckenridge was cast in the 2002 films "Orange County," Jake Kasdan's drama/comedy starring Colin Hanks and Jack Black, "Big Fat Liar," Shawn Levy's family comedy featuring Frankie Muniz, Paul Giamatti, and Amanda Bynes, and "Wishcraft," Danny Graves and Richard Wenk's teen horror starring Michael Weston. She also co-starred in John Webb's true story-based vampire movie, "Vampire Clan" (2002), opposite Drew Fuller, and in Angela Robinson's 11-minute short action/comedy film "D.E.B.S." (2003), playing the D.E.B.S. squad captain, Amy.
Breckenridge was subsequently cast as the lead in "Mystery Girl," a UPN pilot for the 2004-2005 season which wasn't picked up. Meanwhile, she guest-starred on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "JAG," and "Medium." She also played the lead in the dramatic made-for-television movie "Murder Book" (2005), alongside Josh Brolin, and filmed a scene in the movie “The Jacket” (2005), which ended up on the cutting room floor.
From 2005 to 2008, Breckenridge provided her voice on FOX animated sitcom "Family Guy." She also co-starred as Willa McPherson, the ambitious, but naive, tabloid magazine intern, on FX Networks' serial drama "Dirt" (2007-2008), starring Courteney Cox.
During this time, Breckenridge was cast in the 16-minute horror/thriller film "Rings" (2005; with Ryan Merriman), Andy Fickman's romantic comedy "She's the Man" (2006), the 25-minute short drama "Jack Rabbit" (2006), and Thomas Whelan's adventure movie "The Art of Travel" (2008; with Christopher Masterson and Brooke Burns). She was also spotted as a guest in an episode of USA Network's comedy-drama television series starring James Roday and Dulé Hill, "Psych."
Recently, Breckenridge played Vivian, opposite Elizabeth Reaser, Rachel Boston, and Adam Rothenberg, on the CBS dramedy television series based on the Israeli series "The Mythological X," "The Ex List." Premiered on October 3, 2008, the show was short lived due to grim ratings and reviews, and lasted less than a month.
Breckenridge has completed her next film, "The Bridge to Nowhere," a crime/drama helmed by Blair Underwood in which she will share the screen with Ving Rhames, Bijou Phillips, and Danny Masterson.