Born and raised in Toronto, Alex Paxton-Beesley hails from a family of artists who have always encouraged creativity and passion. Alex is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School and the Actors’ Conservatory at the Canadian Film Centre.
On stage, she has worked with the critically acclaimed Company Theatre (Festen, Canadian Premiere), Canadian Stage/Citadel Theatre (Rock ‘n’ Roll, Canadian Premiere) and Theatre Aquarius (The Woman in White, Worldwide Premiere). On television, her credits include appearances in Republic of Doyle, Being Erica, Suits, Rookie Blue, Lost Girl, Beauty and The Beast, guest-starring in The Listener, recurring roles in Warehouse 13, Alphas, and The Firm, as a supporting lead in the Hallmark Hall Of Fame MOW Christmas With Holly and Lifetime’s Breakdown at 17, and as a series regular on BBC America’s first original series Copper, produced by Tom Fontana, Barry Levinson and Will Rokos. On film she can be seen in THE CONFESSOR, THE COLONY, in the BravoFact short films YOUR PLACE OR MINE and BURNT GRASS, as the lead in Phillip Barker’s short film MALODY (TIFF ShortCuts 2012 selection/Canada’s Top Ten), and in the upcoming feature DIRTY SINGLES. She is currently shooting a recurring role in FX’s highly anticipated new series The Strain, created by Guillermo Del Toro.