Alexandra Hedison Biography
Alexandra Hedison is an American photographer, actress, and director. Her photography work is displayed in exhibitions in several museums and galleries across the USA and Europe in cities like New York, London, and Los Angeles. She is also known for publishing a series of books related to photography and art. As an actress, Hedison has appeared in a number of movies such as ‘Sleep with Me’ ‘The Rich Man’s Wife’, and ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’, to name a few. She is also known for appearing in several TV dramas including ‘The L Word’, ‘Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman’, ‘Melrose Place ‘, ‘Any Day Now’ and ‘Nash Bridges’. As a director, the American beauty has directed the animated flick ‘In the Dog House’ as well as the documentary ‘The Making of Suit Yourself’. Hedison, who once co-chaired the Hammer Museum’s ‘Gala in the Garden,’ is a lesbian. Currently, she is married to actress Jodie Foster.
Alexandra Hedison Age
Alexandra was born on July 10, 1969 and is currently 49 years old as of 2018. Her birth sign is Cancer.
Alexandra Hedison Height
She stands 5 feet and 10 inches tall.
Alexandra Hedison Family|Early Life
Alexandra Hedison was born on July 10, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA to actor David Hedison and his wife Bridget. He has a sister named Serena Rose. She studied at the State University of New York at Purchase and later attended the University of California, Los Angeles.
Alexandra Hedison Career
In 2002, Alexandra Hedison first exhibited her work on abstract landscapes at the Rose Gallery in Los Angeles. She then came out with her project ‘Ithaka’, a series of large format pictures. Ithaka was exhibited in The New Yorker’s Passport to the Arts in 2008 and in the Month of Photography Los Angeles a year later. It was also exhibited at the Frank Pictures Gallery in Santa Monica, California.
In 2010, Hedison’s solo show titled ‘In the Woods’ was displayed at the Meredith Gunderson Projects in London. Two years later, her project ‘Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere’ was presented at a solo show in Beverly Hills, California. Soon after this, Hedison was chosen for the ‘My Aim Is True’ exhibition in Los Angeles along with William Eggleston, Sebastião Salgado, Vivian Maier, Cindy Sherman, Cy Twombly, Taryn Simon, Andy Warhol, and Diana Walker.
In 2016 the American photographer’s work was exhibited in Kopeikin Gallery’s ‘Both Sides of Sunset – Photographs of Los Angeles’ in Los Angeles.
Acting and Directing
Alexandra Hedison has acted in several movies and TV dramas including ‘Sleep with Me’, ‘Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman’, ‘Melrose Place’, ‘The Rich Man’s Wife’, ‘Any Day Now’, ‘Nash Bridges’ and ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’, to name a few. She has also directed the animated movie ‘In the Dog House’ as well as a documentary titled ‘The Making of Suit Yourself’.
Alexandra Hedison Net Worth
Alexandra has an estimated net worth of 1.5 million dollars as of 2019.
Alexandra Hedison and Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster married her girlfriend Alexandra Hedison in April 2014, according to various news reports. Foster acknowledged her sexuality in a large scale announcement for the first time in a 2013 Golden Globes acceptance speech for the Cecil B.
Alexandra Hedison and Ellen
Ellen Degeneres has not quite forgotten Alexandra Hedison as people have thought. The comedian talk show host, however, does not have fond memories of the girl she once dated. According to Showbiz Spy, Ellen Degeneres warned Jodie Foster against marrying Alexandra. Ellen thinks Alex is a gold digger who is marrying Jodie because of money. Apparently, Ellen’s warning did not work because Jodie still married Alex.
According to Showbiz Spy, when Ellen Degeneres heard that her close friend, Jodie Foster was planning to wed Alexandra, one of the women she dated, she pleaded Jodie to change her mind or else she will be sorry.
Alexandra Hedison Movies and TV Shows
- Sleep with Me (1994) as Brunette Actress
- Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1994) as Remy
- The Hard Truth (1994) as TII receptionist
- Melrose Place (1995) as Dr. Reshay
- OP Center (1995) as C-5 Tech #1
- Max is Missing (1995) as Rebecca
- The Rich Man’s Wife (1996) as Party Guest
- L.A. Firefighters (1996) as Firefighter Kay Rizzo
- Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) as news reporter on video tape
- Any Day Now (1998) as Rhonda
- Prey (1998) as Attwood’s Boss
- Blackout Effect (1998) as Catherine Parmel
- Standing on Fishes (1999) as Jason’s Girlfriend
- Seven Days (1999) as First Lt. Sally Bensen
- Nash Bridges (2000) as Special Agent Victoria Trachsel
- In the Dog House (2005) as The Voice of Maggie
- Designing Blind (2006) (A&E) as Alexandra Hedison
- The L Word (2006 and 2009) as Dylan Moreland
Alexandra Hedison Instagram
Alexandra Hedison Interview
“By Amanda Quinn Olivar”
So let’s start with when, where and why did you become interested in photography?
It’s funny, I don’t know why I feel resistant towards the traditional way of doing an interview! I feel like I want to turn it all upside down. I think it’s just my thinking in general right now… that I’m moving towards an authentic way of expressing myself. Authentic, meaning: what is correct in this moment and how do I start from right now versus an idea of something correct that I place myself into.
So that’s why I wanted to come here… because when you emailed me your questions, I found myself wanting to be a good girl and type up the right answers and I thought… no! No, no, no. Instead I’ve come here to your house, which is filled with art and plants and cups and life and music and… it’s so right. I just want to start here. So, how did I get into photography? Well, I didn’t do it the “right” way.
There is no right way, right?
There’s no right way, although there is a more common way, which is: you go to art school, study with other artists and photographers, and kind of develop a language which you then put out into the world. That is not what happened for me. I knew nothing about photography. Although I was always an artist. I was someone who drew, or painted, or used my hands to make something. I was someone who saw art and recognized it. And when I was in high school I was interested in art, but I didn’t actually understand that it was a real job: which sounds crazy because…
…but she was in the business
Well, she did a few things. This was during a time when, you know, your mother was someone who took care of the kids, for the most part. And then, if there was something else going on, it was sort of a hobby. That was what I grew up with. My mother did some producing… We were in Hollywood; my mother had an opinion and read a ton, so she sort of got into producing, but it was not her passion. It wasn’t what she loved.
My mother, she went back to school when we were kids, and she studied astronomy, physics, psychology… I mean this was someone who was incredibly well-versed, an amazing thinker, understood international politics, science…. She spoke many languages. She was unusual. So for her, being in Hollywood, I think she was bored out of her mind, and she was trying to find some kind of an outlet. I think that’s what producing was about: trying to work on material that was interesting. Didn’t last long, and then she got into landscape design, which she loved. She absolutely loved it.
It’s a beautiful thing when you can create an environment that makes you happy.
AH: It’s an amazing thing to engage in a practice that brings you joy, and to do it on a regular basis, and then to have your career build from that practice.
How old were you when you picked up your first camera, and when did you realize you were good at it?
Well, my first camera was the Contax. I mean, I had picked up a camera before that, but I didn’t have a relationship to it. My first conscious connection to the process of shooting was when I was 23. Then in 2001, when my work was at Rose Gallery, I looked at it and thought: Oh…OK. I guess I can do this. My work was in a group show with photographers who I really admired… that was amazing. It was really amazing.
The age I realized I was good at it was probably ten years later. And I wouldn’t even put it in those terms: I just realized that it meant something to other people. I still don’t know if I’m good at it. This is just what I’m doing, and other people seem to respond. And there are times that I look at my work and I’m more certain of it’s value than other times… Those black and whites I really loved. Most people who saw the show were like, Ah, I don’t know about the black and whites; for me it doesn’t matter. For me they’re everything.
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