Sasha Alexander - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 8, 2022

Sasha Alexander
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: Dawson's Creek (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $20 million

Personal Details

Born on : May 17, 1973 (age 50)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Suzana Drobnjakovic
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Horoscope: Taurus
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: Dobrila Pavlovich
Siblings: 1

Alexander Drobnjakovic (brother)

University: University of Southern California
Ethnicity: Serbian
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: August 11, 2007
Husband's Name: Edoardo Ponti

Luka Pecel

Children: 2

Lucia Sofia Ponti (daughter)
Leonardo Fortunato Ponti (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.70 meter (5 feet 7 inch)
Weight: 57 kg (125.66 lb)
Hair Color: Auburn
Eye Color: Green
Shoe Size: 8.5 US
Dress Size: 6 US
Breast Size: 35 inch
Waist Size: 26 inch
Hip Size: 35 inch
Bra Size: 34
Cup Size: C

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Who is Sasha Alexander?

Sasha Alexander is an actress by profession and American by nationality. She is best known for starring in Dawson's Creek as Gretchen, Yes Man, He's Just Not That Into You, NCIS as Caitlin Todd, and Rizzoli & Isles as Maura Isles.

Sasha Alexander – Age, Parents, Siblings

Sasha Alexander’s birth took place on May 17, 1973, in Los Angeles, California, USA. She was born Suzana Drobnjakovic to her mother Dobrila Pavlovich while the identity of her father who died of cancer in 2007 is not known. She is not the only child of her parents and has a sibling, brother Alexander Drobnjakovic.

young Sasha Alexander (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

Following high school graduation, Sasha Alexander was educated at the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television and was a member of the sorority Kappa Alpha Theta. She also studied at  London's Royal Shakespeare Company.

Her ethnicity is Serbian.

Sasha Alexander – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Sasha Alexander married her boyfriend Luka Pecel on 18, 1999 but the marriage was later annulled. She went on to date Alasdair King 2004 and Spencer Smith. 

On August 11, 2007, she married director Edoardo Ponti in Geneva, Switzerland. With her husband, she has two children – daughter Lucia Sofia Ponti (born in 2006) and son Leonardo Fortunato Ponti (born in 2010). Currently, the couple is living a blissful marriage without rumors of extra-marital affairs and divorce.

Sasha Alexander and Edoardo Ponti with their children (Image: Pinterest - posted July 2018)

Sasha Alexander – Career

Early Days

Alexander’s interest in acting started while still a student in seventh grade and continued acting through high school and college. She had moved to New York to act in summer stock and Shakespeare festivals. 

Her debut role was in the 1997 film Visceral Matter as Karen Chambers followed by roles in the film Twin Falls Idaho (1999), and TV series Wasteland (1999) as Jesse Presser. Finally, in 2000 she was cast as Gretchen Witter in season 4 of Dawson's Creek. Through the role, she achieved widespread media attention, and is her breakthrough role.

Sasha Alexander in Dawson's Creek (Image: IMDb)

Films, Series

Over the course of her career spanning over two decades, Sasha Alexander has starred in dozens of movies and TV series. She has had appearances in the movies Mission: Impossible III (2006), Yes Man (2008), He's Just Not That Into You (2009), Bernard and Huey (2017), and Dangerous Lies (2020). 

Alexander’s work is much more prominent in TV series. She is well known for starring in Presidio Med (2002), NCIS (2003-2005; 2012-2015), Rizzoli & Isles (2010-2016), Shameless (2015-2016), Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons (2020), among others.


On Dangerous Lies, Sasha Alexander starred alongside Camila Mendes, Jessie Usher, Cam Gigandet, and Elliott Gould.

Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander in Rizzoli & Isles (Image: ATRESPlayer)

Sasha Alexander – Awards, Nominations

Alexander has been awarded 2016’s People's Choice Award for Favorite Cable TV Actress.

Sasha Alexander – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth is estimated to be around $20 million while the figure for her annual salary is not known.

Sasha Alexander – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Sasha Alexander is followed by several hundred thousand followers and counting.

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