Born in Los Angeles, California, Alexandra Silber grew up outside Detroit, Michigan.

She attended Interlochen Center for the Arts, graduating with the coveted Young Artist Award and continued her training at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama) in Glasgow, majoring in Acting. In Scotland she performed in such productions as The Cherry Orchard, Pericles, Twelfth Night, godeatgod, The Balkans Are Not Dead, Ionesco’s Jeux de Massacre, as well as the title role in Electra, and as Helen of Troy in the highly acclaimed production of Howard Barker’s The Bite of The Night. She graduated in 2005 with The Faculty Student of the Year award just days before her West End debut as Laura Fairlie in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Woman in White.

Alexandra made her feature film debut in Stephen King's 1408 starring John Cusack, before portraying Hodel in The Sheffield Crucible’s 2007 production of Fiddler on the Roof, and it’s subsequent West End transfer.

She joined Fiddler on the Roof director Lindsay Posner once again, portraying Julie Jordan in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel at The Savoy Theatre in London’s West End. She received tremendous critical acclaim, and received Great Britain’s TMA Award for Best Performance in a Musical. 

Alexandra made her American acting debut in a revival of her portrayal of Julie Jordan for Reprise Theatre Company in Los Angeles, (under the artistic directorship of Jason Alexander) once again to overwhelming critical acclaim, and garnered an Ovation-nomination. She joined Tony Award winner Tyne Daly in Terrence McNally’s Master Class at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, directed by Stephen Wadsworth, and made her Broadway debut in the same production with Manhattan Theatre Club in the Spring of 2011 (garnering a nod from Backstage for one of the great theater performances of 2011). 

Alexandra made her New York theatre debut portraying The Young Wife in the Transport Group’s Revival of Michael John LaChiusa’s Hello Again, and was nominated for a Drama League Award. She debuted two of her solo cabarets entitled “London Still” and "Ex Libris," at the esteemed New York nightclub Feinstein’s at The Loews Regency, and was honored to be a part of Barbara Cook’s Spotlight Series at The Kennedy Center in December of 2011.

Last fall she portrayed Jenny Cavilerri in the North American Premiere of Love Story the Musical at The Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, and returned to New York in a highly-acclaimed performance of Arlington - a new one woman musical  as part of the Inner Voices series. Alexandra has also appeared as a Guest Star on all three branches of the Law & Order series (SVU, Criminal Intent and the original).
In April Alexandra made her Carnegie Hall debut singing the role of Nina in a concert performance of Song Of Norway with the Collegiate Chorale and American Symphony Orchestra, followed by an appearance with The Orchestra of St. Luke's at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts as Amalia Balash in She Loves Me, marking the first time a musical had ever been presented at this venue. Immediately following her Caramoor debut, Alexandra made her San Francisco Symphony debut opposite Cheyenne Jackson as Maria in a concert version of West Side Story conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas-- a full symphonic recording will be made and available in June 2014. 

She recently appeared in her latest one-woman solo concert "The Land Where The Good Songs Go" at Feinstein's at The Nikko in San Francisco, recorded the vintage Edward Thomas musical "Six Wives" opposite Judy Kaye and Alexander Gemignani (available soon from Jay Records), and made her Detroit Symphony Orchestra debut in Pulitzer Prize winning David Del Tredici's World Premiere of "Dum Dee Tweedle."

In February she will revive her acclaimed performance in the new musical "Arlington" at The Vineyard Theatre.

Alexandra is also an avid blogger, photographer and writer, and when she is not working, enjoys committing acts of "guerrilla poetry," quoting the film "What About Bob?," and peanut butter - but not necessarily in that order. She also has a fondness for crime drama,  watermelon, and red shoes.


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