Khandi Alexander

Khandi Alexander

Birthplace: 
New York, NY
Birthday: 
September 14

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About

Khandi Alexander is a dancer, choreographer, and actress. She is best known for the roles of Dr. Alexx Woods in the CBS police procedural series CSI: Miami, as LaDonna Batiste-Williams in HBO drama Treme, and as Catherine Duke in NBC sitcom NewsRadio.

She also had a major recurring roles in NBC medical drama ER as Jackie Robbins, sister to Dr. Peter Benton, and as Maya Lewis, Olivia Pope's mother in ABC drama Scandal. Alexander also received critical acclaim for her performance in the HBO miniseries The Corner in 2000.

 

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

1 Nomination No Emmys

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series - 2015

  • Nominee
  • Khandi Alexander, as Maya Pope
  • Scandal
  • ABC
  • ABC Studios

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  • Khandi Alexander on the red carpet at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys.

     

    Photographs by Mike Ruiz
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