- 1 Early life and family
- 2 Educational background
- 3 Career
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
- 6 Social media presence
- 7 Appearance, clothing style
- 8 Net worth and salary
Alexandra Dowling is a young but already popular British actress, who came to prominence appearing in such famous TV series as “Game of Thrones” and “The Musketeers”. We’re here to find out details about her current net worth, family, relationship status and more.
Early life and family
Alexandra Dowling was born on 22 May 1990, in London. Great Britain, so under the sign of Gemini and holding British nationality. Nothing in particular is known about her parents or siblings, as she never mentioned any details about her closest relatives, keeping information about her private life low-key.
Alexandra matriculated from her local high school in London in 2008, and joined Oxford School of Drama to study acting and performing. She also studied storytelling and performing through movement from her teacher Ed Woodall, from Embodied Poetics.
Theatre acting career
Alexandra is a member of the Almeida Theatre, in which she plays in various plays and productions. At the moment Alexandra is assigned to the cast of the “Vassa” play, based on Maxim Gorky’s story “Vassa Zheleznova” (which was written in 1910 and re-written by Maxim Gorky himself in a sharper tone in 1936).
The cast includes more women than men – which is a rare situation for a classy theatre play – as the plot is based on the life story of Vassa who was a matriarch and businesswoman who had to save her family business (and family themselves) after her husband became an oilhead. In the adaptation by Mike Bartlett, Alexandra plays the role of Lipa, a housemaid in the mansion of the Zheleznovs.
Before joining the cast at the Almeida Theatre, Alexandra played the role of Bertha in “The Last Of The De Mullins” (2015), and the role of Janet Ormund in “I Have Been Here Before” (2016) while she was working in the Jermyn Street Theatre.
— Alexandra Dowling (@alishelson) July 11, 2018
She was also in the cast of Theatre Royal Bath, playing the part of Lady Elizabeth in “While The Sun Shines” (2016). Later she joined Southwark Playhouse Theatre to participate in “A Lie Of The Mind” in which she got the role of Beth. In 2018 Alexandra got the chance to work in Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre playing two roles – Juliet and Lady Anne – in “Romeo & Juliet” and “Richard III” respectively. At the end of 2018 “Romeo and Juliet”, was nominated for the 19th Annual Whats On Stage Awards in the category “Best Regional Production”.
TV series and movie career
In 2012 Alexandra had the minor role of Kara in the series “Merlin” (2008 – 2012), then she was invited to play the role of Marie McDermott in “Agatha Christie’s Poirot” (1989 – 2013) in which she appeared in the episode entitled “Elephants Can Remember”. She also appeared in such movies as “Hammer of the Gods” (2013) in which she played the role of Agnes, and “Starbright” (2018) in which she was Aisling. However, most of her fans know her best for her role of Queen Anne in the TV series “The Musketeers” (2014-2016); the series had quite high ratings and lasted for three seasons.
Game of Thrones epic episode “The Rains of Castamere” (The Red Wedding)
It is worth saying that Alexandra played the minor role of Roslin Frey in the legendary and super popular TV series “Game of Thrones”. Her role in general terms was minor, but as for the plot – it was huge. According to the storyline of the series (and the book “A Storm of Swords”, the third book in George R.R. Martin’s book series “A Song of Ice and Fire”) Roslin Frey had to become the wife of Robb Stark, while their marriage had to straighten up two houses of the Seven Kingdoms: House Frey and House Stark. However, Roslin, played by Dowling, was left to marry Edmure Tully, as Robb Stark followed his heart and married another woman, a nurse Talisa Maegyr.
Roslin’s father, Walder Frey, Lord of the Crossing, couldn’t stand the betrayal of the Starks, and formed a secret alliance with House Lannister and House Bolton. After the wedding ceremony, right in the hall Robb, his mother Catelyn Stark, and his wife Talissa along with her unborn child in the womb, were all murdered for their offense of House Frey. The scene was called “The Red Wedding” and was praised by critics as the best episode in the whole series.
It is worth mentioning that “The Rains of Castamere” episode earned D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, the screenwriters of the series and the episode in particular, a nomination for Primetime Emmy Award in the category “Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series”.
Alexandra tries to keep her private life lo-key, so nothing at all is known about her current relationship status. She never mentioned anything about her former or current boyfriend, and never posted of photo her partner on her social media accounts, so her fans can only guess if she is single or not. It is known that she doesn’t have any kids.
Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
Alexandra is an activist for giving parents in the UK six months of maternity leave, to take care of the baby. She is also concerned about climate change, and takes active participation in various meetings and flash mobs targeted on solving climate change issues. One of her most favorite writers and personalities is J.K. Rowling.
Alexandra took active participation in the action called “Equal Pay Day”, fighting for equal earnings for men and women, as she considers that the difference between women’s earnings and men’s earnings is huge. Her favorite food is whole-grain bread, which she likes to eat on a daily basis, and was happy to find out in one scientific article that bread was a healthy kind of food, though she earlier read and thought that she had to avoid eating it. Alexandra is a big supporter of the LGBT community, and always walks with the Pride Parade in London.
Social media presence
Alexandra is quite active on her Twitter profile which is followed by over 14,000 readers. She also has an Instagram account but it is closed to the random viewer, and has only 250 subscribers who are most likely her friends and colleagues. She is not active on Facebook, and rarely communicates with her fans.
Appearance, clothing style
Alexandra has naturally light brown hair which she dyes blonde; recently she had it cut to a short bob. She has blue eyes. Alexandra is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall, and weighs around 116lbs (53kgs).
Her vital statistics are not available at the moment. As to her clothing style, she likes wearing white clothes, preferring classy looks of shirts, feminine suits, light trousers, etc. She doesn’t have any tattoos.
Net worth and salary
According to authoritative sources, Alexandra’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million. As she is at the same time a theatre actress and a movie and TV series actress, she can earn from three sources, developing her acting and performing skills on various stages and sets. As she is signed to many new theatre and TV projects, her net worth is only going to grow in future.