Alexandra Essoe is a Canadian actress who has appeared predominantly in horror films. Essoe had her first lead role in the 2014 American horror film Starry Eyes, and she had a starring role in the 2017 American horror film Midnighters. She played Wendy Torrance in the 2019 American horror film Doctor Sleep.
Essoe's parents were expatriates living in Saudi Arabia when Essoe was born. 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. Prior to starring in Starry Eyes, she appeared in the TV series Reaper and various short films.
|2019||Doctor Sleep||Wendy Torrance|
|2019||Homewrecker||Michelle||Also writer and producer|
|2018||The Maestro||Cyd Charisse|
|2018||Your Filthy Heart||Jenny||Short film|
|2018||Persephone: Pictures at the End of the World||Harper|
|2017||The Super||Ms. Daigle|
|2017||The Blessed Ones||Nurse Iris|
|2016||The Home||Mary||Short film|
|2015||Tales of Halloween||Lynn||Segment "Grim Grinning Ghost"|
|2014||Across Time I Cry||Lady of the Hall||Short film|
|2013||CUUSHE: Lost My Way||Patient Zero|
|2013||House of Lies||Model #1||1 episode|
|2012||Dancing with Shadows||Amber|
|2008||Reaper||Young Bride||1 episode|
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