Alexis Knapp

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Alexis Knapp
Alexis Knapp.jpg
Knapp in 2013
Born (1989-07-31) July 31, 1989 (age 31)
OccupationActress
Years active2009–present
Children1

Alexis Knapp (born July 31, 1989[citation needed]) is an American actress. She portrayed Stacie Conrad in the Pitch Perfect film series (2012–2017), Alexis in the party film Project X (2012), and appeared on the first season of the TBS comedy Ground Floor.

Early life[edit]

Knapp was born in Avonmore, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Marjorie and Bradford Elwood Knapp.[1] She grew up in the Outer Banks of North Carolina before leaving home and moving to Los Angeles at the age of 18.[2][3]

Career[edit]

At age 18, Knapp moved to Los Angeles.[4] There in 2008 she hosted a popular internet video series titled 'Project Lore', a show about the videogame World of Warcraft, and also worked as a model before breaking into acting. She appeared in background roles in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief as Aphrodite Girl #9 and in Couples Retreat as a Dance Academy Girl. In 2012, Knapp appeared in her first major roles, playing Alexis in Project X, and as Stacie Conrad in the hit film Pitch Perfect, a sex-crazed Barden Bella. She reprised her role in the latter's 2015 sequel, with a brief cameo in the 2017 sequel.

Knapp appeared in the pilot of ABC's short-lived series Super Fun Night, written by and starring her Pitch Perfect co-star Rebel Wilson.[5][6] She starred in the Tom Vaughan directed film So Undercover, as Taylor Jaffe. Knapp had a starring role in the first season of the TBS comedy, Ground Floor, portraying Tori, a party girl, who catches up on her sleep at work the next morning,[7] but her character was dropped before the second season. She was cast in the Lifetime pilot Cinnamon Girl,[8] which did not get picked up as a series. Knapp also starred in the independent short film Wracked, as Melissa.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Knapp dated actor Ryan Phillippe in mid-2010,[10] though they split up in September that year.[11] After their breakup, Knapp discovered she was pregnant. She gave birth to their daughter in 2011;[12] Phillippe was present during the birth.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Couples Retreat San Diego Dance Academy
2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Aphrodite Girl
2012 Project X Alexis
2012 Pitch Perfect Stacie Conrad
2012 So Undercover Taylor Jaffe
2013 Vamp U Samantha
2013 Cavemen Kat
2014 Grace Jessica
2014 The Anomaly Dana
2015 Pitch Perfect 2 Stacie Conrad
2016 Urge Joey
2017 Pitch Perfect 3 Stacie Conrad [14]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Look Dede 1 episode
2012 Like Father Dylan Unaired Fox pilot
2013 Cinnamon Girl: California Dreamin' Lola Jones Unaired television pilot (Lifetime)
2013 Family Guy N/A Voice role; episode: "Valentine's Day in Quahog"
2013 Super Fun Night Clamantha Episode: Pilot
2013–2014 Ground Floor Tori Main role (season 1)
2014 The Dorm Vivian Bloom Television film
2017 My Christmas Prince Samantha Logan Television film (Lifetime)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alexis Knapp". TV Guide. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  2. ^ Fellows, Rachel (May 14, 2015). "Need A Spurious Reason To See Pitch Perfect 2?". Esquire. Archived from the original on August 25, 2015. Retrieved October 30, 2015.
  3. ^ Carter, Lance (March 2, 2012). "Interview: Kirby Bliss Blanton and Alexis Knapp talk 'Project X'". Daily Actor.
  4. ^ "Alexis Knapp Talks "Project X," Snakes and Gaming!". Attack of the Show/YouTube. March 1, 2012.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 23, 2013). "Alexis Knapp Cast In TBS’ ‘Ground Floor’, Robin Givens Joins ABC Family’s 'Twisted'". Deadline Hollywood.
  6. ^ Finn, Natalie (August 15, 2013). "New Couple Alert! Seth MacFarlane Dating Pitch Perfect Actress Alexis Knapp". E! News.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 23, 2013). "Alexis Knapp Cast In TBS' 'Ground Floor', Robin Givens Joins ABC Family's 'Twisted'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2013-08-18.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 14, 2012). "Renee Zellweger Lifetime 1970s Drama Pilot 'Cinnamon Girl' Casts Leads". Deadline Hollywood.
  9. ^ Giuliano Federico (2013-03-26). "Noah Mills stars and writes independent movie called Wracked". Swide. Retrieved 2013-08-18.
  10. ^ "Ryan Phillippe Awaiting Pregnant Ex-Girlfriend's Paternity Test". People. March 16, 2011. Retrieved July 7, 2008.
  11. ^ "Ryan Phillippe's Ex Alexis Knapp Gives Birth to Baby Girl". Us Weekly. July 7, 2011. Retrieved July 7, 2011.
  12. ^ "Ryan Phillippe's Last Name Given to Alexis Knapp's Baby". People. August 1, 2011. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  13. ^ "No DNA Test Needed! Ryan Phillippe Present for Birth of Ex's Baby". E! Online. July 7, 2011. Archived from the original on July 7, 2012. Retrieved July 7, 2011.
  14. ^ Overdeep, Meghan (January 23, 2017). "The Barden Bellas Take the NFL—and Have the Best Time". InStyle.

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