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Lex Scott Davis (born February 27, 1991) is an American actress. She is known for playing Nya in The First Purge and in the 2016 Lifetime television film Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart. In 2017, she had a starring role in the short-lived CBS drama series Training Day.

Lex Scott Davis
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Davis in 2018
Alexis Davis

(1991-02-21) February 21, 1991 (age 27)
Years active2014–present


Early lifeEdit

Davis was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to a life coach mother and a real estate firm owner father.[1] She attended Drexel University as a Dance and Physical Therapy before she moved to New York City in 2013 and continued her studies at the New York Film Academy.[2]


In 2015, Davis was cast as Toni Braxton in the Lifetime television movie Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart.[3][4][5] After making her television debut with this role, she next co-starred in the single season of the CBS crime drama series Training Day.[6]

In 2018, Davis made her big screen debut with starring roles in three films: the action film Superfly, the horror film The First Purge, and the legal drama Foster Boy.[7]

In 2018, Davis was cast in the leading role in the pilot for the potential ABC magic-mystery drama series For Love.[8][9]



Year Title Role Notes
2014 ColorBlind Lili Short film
2016 The Reunion Sasha Short film
2018 Superfly Georgia
2018 The First Purge Nya
2018 Foster Boy Keisha James


Year Title Role Notes
2015 The Exes Waitress Episode: "Along Came Holly"
2016 Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart Toni Braxton Television film
2017 Training Day Alyse Craig Series regular, 8 episodes
2017 Tales Angie Episode: "You Got Me"
2018 For Love Hope Castille Pilot


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  2. ^ "Lex Scott Davis Official Website - ABOUT". Lex Scott Davis Official Website. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Lifetime Finds Its Toni Braxton for Biopic". 6 October 2015. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  4. ^ Friedlander, Whitney (6 October 2015). "Toni Braxton Lifetime Movie Sets Full Cast". Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  5. ^ Obenson, Tambay A. (7 December 2015). "Lifetime Sets Original Movie Premiere, 'Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart,' Starring Newcomer Lex Scott Davis". Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (8 March 2016). "'Training Day' CBS Pilot Casts 'Unbreak My Heart's Lex Scott Davis". Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  7. ^ McNary, Dave (8 December 2017). "Film News Roundup: Louis Gossett Jr. Replaces James Earl Jones on 'Foster Boy' Drama". Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  8. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (9 March 2018). "ABC Casts Lead in Drama Pilot 'For Love'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  9. ^ Otterson, Joe (9 March 2018). "Lex Scott Davis to Star in ABC Drama Pilot 'For Love'". Variety. Retrieved 11 March 2018.

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