Alexandra Shipp - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 9, 2022

Alexandra Shipp
Profession: Actress, Singer
Best Known For: Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $4 million

Personal Details

Born on : July 16, 1991 (age 32)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Alexandra Ruth Shipp
Birth Place: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Horoscope: Cancer
Father's Name: James Shipp Sr.
Mother's Name: Amy Ruth Armstrong
Siblings: 2

James Shipp Jr. (older brother)
Jordan Shipp (brother)

High School: St. Mary's Catholic High School
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (African-American, English, Scottish, Irish)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.68 meter (5 feet 6 inch)
Weight: 51 kg (112.44 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 7.5 US
Dress Size: 6 US
Breast Size: 32 inch
Waist Size: 23 inch
Hip Size: 34 inch
Bra Size: 32
Cup Size: B

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Who is Alexandra Shipp?

Alexandra Shipp is an actress, singer, songwriter by profession, and American by nationality. She is well known for starring in Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, Straight Outta Compton, X-Men: Apocalypse, Love, Simon.

Alexandra Shipp – Age, Parents, Siblings

Alexandra Shipp’s birth took place on July 16, 1991 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. She was born as Alexandra Ruth Shipp to a white mother Amy Ruth Armstrong and African-American father James Shipp Sr. She is not the only child of her parents and has two siblings – brothers James Shipp Jr. and Jordan Shipp, and a stepsister, Kasia.

young Alexandra Shipp with her mother (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Alexandra Shipp attended Squaw Peak Elementary School, Arizona School for the Arts, and St. Mary's Catholic High School in Phoenix. 

Her ethnicity includes African-American, English, Scottish, and Irish. 

Alexandra Shipp – Boyfriend, Husband, Children

Shipp was in a relationship with James McAvoy in 2016. Since then the pair seems to have broken up.

Through fame, she has chosen to keep her dating life away from the public. Not much is known about her former boyfriends. She is currently believed to be single sans husband and children.

Alexandra Shipp in Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B (Image: The New York Times)

Alexandra Shipp – Career

Early Days

Shipp moved to Los Angeles at the age of 17 to pursue a career in acting and had been discovered by a talent manager at age 14. Her first roles were in the 2009 film Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel followed by minor roles in the teen drama series House of Anubis (2013), and Drumline: A New Beat (2014). 

Finally, in 2014 she portrayed Aaliyah Haughton in the  Lifetime television film Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B. This is considered her breakthrough role.

Films, Series

Over the years Alexandra Shipp has starred in an episode of the TV series Switched at Birth (2011), Ray Donovan (2014), and Your Family or Mine (2015). 

She has also acted in the films Straight Outta Compton (2015), X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), Love, Simon (2018), Dark Phoenix (2019), All the Bright Places (2020), Kung Fury 2, Silk Road, Tick, Tick... Boom!, to name a few.


On the set of All the Bright Places, Alexandra Shipp has starred alongside Elle Fanning, Justice Smith, Felix Mallard, and Lamar Johnson.

Alexandra Shipp as Storm in X-men (Image: Oklahoma Gazette)

Alexandra Shipp – Award, Nominations

Alexandra Shipp has been nominated for Teen Choice Awards (2016) and Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards (2017) for her role in X-Men: Apocalypse.

Alexandra Shipp – Net Worth, Salary

Shipp’s net worth is estimated at $4 million while the figure on her annual salary is yet to be disclosed.

Alexandra Shipp – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On her social media handle Instagram, Alexandra Shipp is followed by several hundred thousand followers but is absent from Facebook and Twitter. She regularly updates her followers on her family and professional life.

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