Jaimie Alexander was born March 12, 1984 in Greenville, South Carolina but moved with her family to Grapevine, Texas, where she was raised. Alexander attended Colleyville Heritage High School, where she was one of the only girls to be on the school’s wrestling team.
At 18, on a whim, Jaimie decided to give acting a try and decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue her dream. What began as a “spur of the moment” decision led to a career, as Jaimie starred in her first role in the movie Squirrel Trap. After a few small roles, Jaimie made her breakthrough when she was cast as Hannah Thompson in the low-budget award-winning film The Other Side (2006), and then later in the television series
Watch Over Me, playing controversial character Caitlin Porter.
It wasn’t until 2006 that she starred in her first two leading roles. The first in the horror film Rest Stop, as a girl who encounters a serial killer while on a trip with her boyfriend, and then in the 2007 horror/thriller Hallowed Ground. Jaimie is most famous for her role on the ABC Family television show Kyle XY, playing Jessi, a girl with superhuman powers who is trying to find her way in the world. While filming Kyle XY, she also made guest appearances on hit shows like Bones and CSI: Miami. In 2010, she joined the cast of television show Nurse Jackie as Jackie’s wild and immature sister-in-law, as well as co-starring with Peter Facinelli in the independent film Loosies.
Jaimie starred in the live-action superhero film Thor, directed by Kenneth Branagh, as Thor’s love interest, Sif.
Jaimie Alexander currently plays Jane Doe in the NBC drama “Blindspot.”