Alexa Davalos Best Known For Her role as Kyra in the 2004 futuristic fantasy film The Chronicles of Riddick. Her role as Lilka, the love interest of Daniel Craig in the 2008 film Defiance.
Born Name Alexa Davalos Dunas
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2002–present
Born: May 28, 1982, 37 years and 2 months, Paris, France
Sun Sign Gemini
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Green
Height 5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
Measurements 33-24-35 inches (84-61-89 cm)
Bra size 34A
At one point, she attended a Hebrew School.
After she moved to New York, she studied acting at The New School.
Father – Jeff Dunas (Photographer)
Mother – Elyssa Davalos (Actress)
Siblings – She is the only child of her parents.
Others – Richard Davalos (Maternal Grandfather) (Actor), Dominique Davalos (Maternal Aunt) (Actress, Musician)
Alexa inherits her Spanish and Finnish roots from her mother’s side and Russian parentage from her father’s side.
Alexa Davalos early role as Gwen Raiden on the fourth season of the TV series Angel (2002–03) was followed by several Hollywood films, including The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), Feast of Love (2007), The Mist (2007), Defiance (2008) and Clash of the Titans (2010). She has also appeared on the television series Reunion (2005–06) and in Frank Darabont’s Mob City (2013). She stars as Juliana Crain, a character in the Amazon Studios series The Man in the High Castle (2015–present).
Davalos, an only child, was born Alexa Davalos Dunas in France, to American parents, actress Elyssa Davalos and photographer Jeff Dunas. Her maternal grandfather was actor Richard Davalos. Davalos spent most of her childhood in France and Italy, before settling in New York. She has stated I tend to curse in French more often than I do in English. She is of Spanish and Finnish descent on her mother’s side. Her family name would be spelled originally Dávalos in Spanish, with an accent on the first a. Her father’s family is Jewish (her paternal ancestors lived in Vilnius in Lithuania). She was raised “without much religion”, though she attended Hebrew school for a time.
Davalos struck out on her own at seventeen and headed to New York City. She supported herself by modeling for photographers like Peter Lindbergh. I had a mission, she recalls. I wanted to be out in the world, doing my own thing. Working in a theatre, I discovered that I really wanted to act. Her passion soon grew towards acting, and she attended the Off Broadway Flea Theater in New York.
In 2002, Davalos co-starred with Charlie Hofheimer in the short film The Ghost of F. Scott Fitzgerald, which screened at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival. In September 2003, she was seen opposite Antonio Banderas in the HBO film And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself. Davalos made her feature film debut in 2004 starring in The Chronicles of Riddick as Jack / Kyra.
Davalos also appeared as the mutant Gwen Raiden in three episodes of the TV show Angel and in 2005 co-starred in the Fox show Reunion. In 2007, she was featured in the romantic drama Feast of Love, which starred Greg Kinnear and Morgan Freeman. She also played Sally in The Mist (directed by Frank Darabont), co-starring Thomas Jane, Laurie Holden and Marcia Gay Harden.
In 2008, Davalos co-starred as the love interest of Daniel Craig in the war film Defiance, directed by Edward Zwick. She played Andromeda in the remake of Clash of the Titans, alongside Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson. She did not return for the 2012 sequel, Wrath of the Titans, due to a scheduling conflict.
In 2013, she reunited again with Frank Darabont playing the female lead on the television series Mob City. 2 years later, in 2015, she starred in The Man in the High Castle (2015-present).
In 2019, she has made a brief appearance in The Punisher, along with star Jon Bernthal. Both of which, were also in Mob City (2013).
Davalos is a close friend of actress Amanda Righetti, and was Righetti’s bridesmaid at her wedding. Davalos considers herself to be a dork and loves to travel and read. She guards her private life stating, I think it’s a choice. I think it’s a conscious choice, and what you allow to affect you and what you don’t.
Alexa is managed by –
The Artists Partnership, Talent Agency, London, UK
Anonymous Content, Talent Management Company, Culver City, California, USA
In her early days, she did her first commercial with Patti Hansen.
In 2002, Alexa made her theatrical film debut appearing in a small part in the film Coastlines which sadly went uncredited.
In 2004, Alexa had her first credited role in the science fiction adventure film The Chronicles of Riddick as Kyra.
First TV Show
In 2002, Alexa did an episode where she played the role as Susan in comedy series Undeclared. In 2002, she did another project which unfortunately did not get sold.
Alexa trains in boxing and practices yoga maintaining a balance of both body and mind. She is also into swimming which is a good cardio workout.
Alexa Davalos Favorite Things
Music Artist – Nina Simone, Sidney Bechet, The Rolling Stones
Dream Destination – Australia
Close Friend – Amanda Righetti
Alexa Davalos Facts
Alexa comes from a rich acting background. Her grandfather was a famous actor of the 60s while her aunt of the 80s.
She can speak both in Greek and French.
Alexa is an avid reader who loves to travel.
Alexa is passionate about ballet. She can play the piano too.
She loves photography and spends a lot of time in the dark room.
Alexa’s parents divorced when she was only 8 years old.
She has worked as a model for her father and eminent photographer Peter Lindbergh.
At 3, she made her first screen appearance in John Frankenheimer’s Riviera.