Today we’d like to introduce you to Blake Alexander.
Blake, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I’ve always loved all things creative so the fact that I’m in the entertainment industry is not a shocker to me. My journey started with being infatuated with the world of television. Multi-cam sitcoms, soap operas, sketch comedy shows, commercials; I was into it all.
I didn’t realize it at the time, but while everyone else was watching tv I was studying it. That early infatuation combined with attending a performing arts school set the groundwork for me to be the creative I am today.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Obstacles & challenges are just a part of life, no matter what field you are in. I think if you don’t have obstacles then you’re probably not progressing. I personally face obstacles every day, it may not be seen as a life-altering challenge but everything plays a part in the bigger picture.
It could be as simple as do I have fast food for dinner or do I make a dry, boring kale salad. One will serve me in the bigger picture the other will have me on the treadmill for another 30 minutes. One of my struggles is balance. Balancing my work life / personal life has been a task but I’m getting so much better at it.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am an Actor who is currently a series regular on the Brat TV show “ The Four of Them”. I also just booked a national tour that I’m super excited about, I can’t share any details currently but I’m so proud of myself because I was able to balance so many job opportunities at once.
At the moment I’m probably best known for my role as Gaby in “The Four of Them” but the Amazon prime movie “Saturday school” & the movie “Bail” are definitely honorable mentions. The thing I’m most proud of is the fact that I’ve been able to maintain my spirit while working in what can be a draining industry.
I still treat people well, I’m not afraid to speak up for myself and I have a life outside of entertainment which is important. What sets me apart is simply me being me; we each have our own unique way of being. No one else can bring what I bring to the table; I think there is power in knowing that.
Who else deserves credit in your story?
The list of who deserves credit could be endless! But for sure my parents Fred & Theresa Alexander for all their love & support. They allowed me to step outside the norm especially coming from South Carolina and they trusted me to navigate uncharted territory.
My siblings Riguez, Mikayla & Mikhail. The three of them are my first scene partners whether knew it or not but they are literally the water to my creative seed. Growing up with them playing with toys, coming up with characters, or creating pop singing groups ( The Alexander tres) is part of the foundation of my creative DNA.
The amount of support is endless and this interview will last forever if I name everyone but I will mention The Acevedo/Garcia family, The Gaines family, The Dodd family, my LA family and of course all the people who have been watching and supporting the show.
Leilani Green, Savanah Moss, Jack Wright, Emily Brolin, Marissa Emis and Director Alphonso McAuley