Published on September 15, 2011 by Amy
Alexandra Rice is a Kanien’kehaka (Mohawk) born in 1972 in Kahnawake, Quebec, and is proud of her Mohawk heritage. She is also a member of the Rice family of Kahnawake, having descended from Edmund Rice an early immigrant to Massachusetts Bay Colony.
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Though she was born on the Kahnawake reserve in Canada, Alex spend the majority of her childhood in Brooklyn, New York among a community of Mohawk ironworkers, where she trained to become a professional dancer at local dance studios and developed a passion for acting when she landed a part in an educational video produced at her grammar school. She attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help High School in Brooklyn. Alex and her mother moved back to Kanawake in 1990 after the death of her father and her graduation from high school. She attended Dawson College and Concordia University, in Montreal, where she earned a degree in library science.
Alex Rice first traveled to California in 1996 to attend a modeling convention and landed her first entertainment job working behind the scenes at the Judge Judy show. Her first feature film was the 2001 independent film The Doe Boy that garnered several international film festival awards. She is perhaps best known for her recurring role as Janet Pete in the films Skinwalkers (2002), Dreamkeeper (2003), Coyote Waits (2003), and A Thief of Time (2004).
Birth Name: Alex Kawisenhawe Rice
Birth Place: Kahnawake, Quebec, Canada
Date of Birth: 1972