Alexandra Ruth Shipp

Shipp was born on July 16, 1991 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Her mother is a Kundalini yoga teacher, and her father is a musician. Her father is black and her mother is white. 

She has two brothers, James and Jordan, and a stepsister, Kasia. 

She moved to Los Angeles at the age of 17 to pursue an acting career. 

Shipp made her acting debut with a minor role in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. She went on to star in the third season of Nickelodeon's mystery teen drama series House of Anubis, playing the role of KT Rush. 



She reprised the role of Ororo Munroe / Storm in the 2019 film Dark Phoenix and  the same summer, also starred as Sasha Arias in the Shaft sequel.

Shipp publicly came out as a member of the LGBT community in June 2021, though she didn't specify a label.