Alexandra Essoe is a Canadian actress[1] who has appeared predominantly in horror films. Essoe had her first lead role in the 2014 American horror film Starry Eyes,[2] and she had a starring role in the 2017 American horror film Midnighters.[3] She played Wendy Torrance in the 2019 American horror film Doctor Sleep.[4]

Alex Essoe
Years active2008–present


Essoe's parents were expatriates living in Saudi Arabia when Essoe was born.[5] When she was 12 years old, she and her family moved to Toronto. Essoe's mother was a stage actor, and Essoe watched rehearsals and productions. While she acted in high school, including playing the lead in Medea, she initially aspired to be a teacher. After a couple of years modeling, she took an acting workshop in Toronto, which led her to an acting school in Vancouver, and later, a school in Los Angeles.[6] Prior to starring in Starry Eyes, she appeared in the TV series Reaper and various short films.[7]


Year Title Role Notes
2019 Doctor Sleep Wendy Torrance
2019 States Grace Genet
2019 Homewrecker Michelle Also writer and producer
2019 The Drone Rachel
2018 The Maestro Cyd Charisse
2018 Your Filthy Heart Jenny Short film
2018 Persephone: Pictures at the End of the World Harper
2018 Red Island Amy
2017 Sisters Lisa Young
2017 The Super Ms. Daigle
2017 The Blessed Ones Nurse Iris
2017 Midnighters Lindsey
2016 Fashionista April
2016 The Neighbour Rosie
2016 The Home Mary Short film
2015 Dark Intentions Susan
2015 Tales of Halloween Lynn Segment "Grim Grinning Ghost"
2014 Across Time I Cry Lady of the Hall Short film
2014 Starry Eyes Sarah
2013 CUUSHE: Lost My Way Patient Zero
2013 House of Lies Model #1 1 episode
2012 Dancing with Shadows Amber
2011 Boy Toy Sofia
2011 Ecstasy Helena
2010 Passion Play Audrey
2009 Crash Alyssa 1 episode
2008 Reaper Young Bride 1 episode


  1. ^ "A Woman You Should Meet: Alexandra Essoe". Sharp Magazine. November 7, 2014. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  2. ^ Hallam, Scott (February 3, 2015). "Exclusive: Starry Eyes' Alex Essoe Talks Hollywood, Transformation, and Inspirational Fingernails". Dread Central. Retrieved July 10, 2019.
  3. ^ Wilson, Staci Layne (February 28, 2018). "Exclusive Interview with Actress Alex Essoe on Midnighters". Dread Central. Retrieved July 10, 2019.
  4. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (August 1, 2018). "'Doctor Sleep' Gets Carl Lumbly For Dick Halloran, Alex Essoe For Wendy Torrance". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 10, 2019.
  5. ^ Tinkham, Chris (November 14, 2014). "Alex Essoe: Dreams and Nightmares". Under the Radar Magazine. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  6. ^ Chang, Kee (November 11, 2014). "Alex Essoe Pays The Price Of Fame". Anthem Magazine. Retrieved July 10, 2019.
  7. ^ Redding, Kevin (November 14, 2014). "'Starry Eyes'' Alex Essoe on the Complexities of Horror Acting". Backstage. Retrieved July 10, 2019.

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