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Lexi Alexander is a director on How to Get Away with Murder.

BiographyEdit

Early LifeEdit

Alexander was raised by her mother in Mannheim, Germany.[1] Alexander's father is Palestinian and was born and raised in Ramallah.[2] As a teenager, Alexander was a sensei and some of her students were football hooligans. She would attend football matches with them but drifted away after she felt they overstepped their bounds. In 1993, at the age of 19, Alexander became world champion in both point fighting and karate. She then retired from professional fighting and moved to the US, where she landed the part of Kitana in Mortal Kombat: Live Tour.[3] Alexander continued to work as a stunt performer while studying acting and directing at the Piero Dusa Acting Conservatory and UCLA. The first short film she directed, Johnny Flynton, was nominated for an Academy Award in 2003.[4]

CareerEdit

Having spent her childhood watching her family's favorite German soccer team Waldhof Mannheim, Alexander always had a fascination with the sport and its passionate fans. Inspired by these experiences, she co-wrote a screenplay with a former soccer hooligan turned writer, Dougie Brimson, about the firm of West Ham United. She directed the film of their screenplay, titled Green Street. Released in 2005, the film was only the second in the history of the South by Southwest festival to win both the audience and the Jury awards, after Alex Holdridge's Sexless in 2003.[5] Alexander then directed the 2008 film Punisher: War Zone with Ray Stevenson in the leading role. At the time of its release, the film was considered a commercial and critical failure[6] though some critics have pushed back against the film's negative reception.[7] Disappointed about her first studio experience, Alexander wrote and directed the 2011 spiritual film Lifted. Alexander has directed an episode for Anthony Zuiker's BlackBoxTV YouTube channel entitled "Execution Style" and continues to focus on screenwriting her own projects. In 2015, Alexander directed the Arrow episode "Beyond Redemption".[8] The following year, she directed the Supergirl episode "Truth, Justice and the American Way",[9] the Limitless episode "A Dog's Breakfast"[10] and the Taken episode "Hail Mary". In 2016, it was reported that she would be directing a biopic about the life of Canadian professional wrestler Chris Benoit and his 2007 double-murder and suicide.[11]

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Season 4
"I'm Going Away" "I'm Not Her" "It's for the Greater Good" "Was She Ever Good at Her Job?" "I Love Her"
"Stay Strong, Mama" "Nobody Roots for Goliath" "Live. Live. Live." "He's Dead" "Everything We Did Was For Nothing"
"He's a Bad Father" "Ask Him About Stella" "Lahey v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" "The Day Before He Died" "Nobody Else Is Dying"

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