Alexa Davalos, Photo/ Source: David Shankbone
Alexa Davalos was born in France on May 28, 1982, and is of Greek descent. She started out as a model.
Davalos speaks both Greek and French fluently. Alexa's mother is Greek American actress Elyssa Davalos, her father is photographer Jeff Dunas and her grandfather is actor Richard Davalos. Alexa Davalos made her feature film debut starring in The Chronicles of Riddick as Kyra.
In September 2003, Davalos was seen opposite Antonio Banderas in the HBO original film And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself. Davalos played Teddy Sampson, a young actress starring in the film whose acting chops allowed her to portray someone else after cameras stopped rolling. Jim Broadbent and Eion Bailey also starred. And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself won "Best Picture Made for Television" in the Broadcast Film Critics Association's Critics' Choice Awards.
In 2002, Davalos starred in The Ghost of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Charles Lyons’ directorial debut. This short film follows James Powell, a college senior, who falls for Bess Gunther, played by Davalos, a sophomore. However, the attractive Bess is deeply in love with F. Scott Fitzgerald, or "Scotty", as she likes to call him. The obsession leads Bess down a road James prefers not to follow. Years later, he wonders whether she’s the one that got away. Charlie Hofheimer also stars. The film was an official selection to the 2002 Toronto Film Festival.
That same year, Davalos starred in Disturbing the Peace, the directorial debut of noted writer Mark Bomback for the 2002 Sundance Institute’s Director’s Lab. The project is writer/director Bomback’s adaptation of a Richard Yates novel. The story follows a suburbanite who thinks his life should be so extraordinary he makes rash decisions in the hopes of attaining it. Davalos stars as a young woman who has an affair with him to test the boundaries of her power over men.
Davalos also appeared as the mutant Gwen Raiden in three episodes of the TV show Angel and in 2005 co-starred in the Fox show Reunion.
- Raines TV series (2006) pilot episode as Sandy Boudreau
- Reunion TV series (2005) as Samantha Carlton
- Surrender, Dorothy (2005), a made-for-TV movie
- The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
- And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2003), an HBO movie
- Angel TV series (2002) as Gwen Raiden
- The Ghost of F. Scott Fitzgerald (2002)
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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