BRITS IN LA MEMBER NEWS: Alexandra Afryea to star as "LADY GANGSTER"
Alexandra Afryea stars as Stephanie St. Clair “Lady Gangster”
Celebrity Crime Files: Lady Gangster narrated by Ice-T
airs Monday, September 15th at 7:00pm PST/ 10:00pm EST on TV ONE.
Brits in LA member Alexandra Afryea will be seen on US television on Monday September 15th in CELEBRITY CRIME FILES, narrated by hip-hop icon turned actor, Ice-T (LAW & ORDER: VICTIMS UNIT, NEW JACK CITY). Alexandra stars as the real-life gangster Stephanie “Madame” St Clair who defies The Commission (Mafia) to become a prolific figure in post-prohibition New York in the early part of the twentieth century.
Alexandra Afryea, born Claire Spence, is an actress from Nottingham, England. In 2014 Alexandra relocated to Los Angeles to embark upon her international acting career. Alexandra’s desire to be an actress goes back as long as she remembers, being inspired by her favourite film, BACK TO THE FUTURE starring Michael J. Fox. Interestingly, her acting debut came at college playing the male role of Estragon in Samuel Beckett’s, renowned play, WAITING FOR GODOT. She proceeded to Brunel University achieving a Bachelor of Arts degree with honours in Theatre, Film and Television.
Alexandra’s television debut came as the lead guest star in BBC One’s award-winning British medical drama, DOCTORS, this was followed by winning the role of Lorraine Wickes, alongside BAFTA-winner Ben Miller, in ITV/BBC America’s sci-fi drama, PRIMEVAL. Alexandra’s talent has crossed from screen to stage starring in numerous productions, notably Jean Genet’s cult classic, THE MAIDS, winning critical acclaim in the role of MADAME made famous by Vivien Merchant in the film of the same name; and MARIA in William Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT opposite Mark Pellegrino (LOST, SUPERNATURAL, THE BIG LEBROWSKI) marking her American classical stage debut.
Most recently Alexandra starred in the ground-breaking pilot, THE METHOD OF LOVE, alongside UK heart-throb Charles Venn (BOURNE ULTIMATUM, THE DARK NIGHT, EASTENDERS). As a model Alexandra’s unique yet universal looks has guaranteed her a long list of high-end commercial campaigns for some of the most exclusive global brands.
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