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Alexandra Shipp Parents Amy and James Sr. Raised Her In Phoenix Arizona

The Hollywood actress Alexandra enjoying the beautiful sun light with designer bag from Loropiana
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Alexandra Shipp parents are James Shipp and Amy Shipp. Her father James is a strategist and mother Amy is a yoga instructor.

She is an American actress and singer known for portraying Aaliyah in the Lifetime TV film Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B and as Kimberly Woodruff in the Oscar-nominated movie Straight Outta Compton.

Shipp began her debut acting career in 2009, appearing in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel as Valentina and later playing KT Rush in House of Anubis.

In 2014, she made her breakthrough in the role of Aaliyah in the Lifetime biographical film Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B and got the lead star role in Drumline: A New Beat in VH1.

In 2016, the actress played the iconic role of Storm in the X-Men film series, starting with X-Men: Apocalypse, directed by Bryan Singer and repeating the role in X-men: Dark Phoenix in 2019.

In 2021, the singer starred as Susan in "tick tick... BOOM!" and is set to star in Barbie, which is scheduled to release on 21 July 2023.

Alexandra Was Raised In Arizona In A Christian Family

Alexandra Shipp was born to father James and mother Amy Shipp. Alexandra was raised in a typical Christian family.

Shipp attended St. Mary's Catholic High School in Phoenix while her family was there.

James and Amy always supported her desire to become an actress and helped Alexandra cope with the entertainment industry's challenges and struggles.

Her Father James Shipp

Alexandra Shipp father James Shipp Senior has African roots. James was born on the 19th of August.

He worked as a Marketing, advertising and Communications Strategist at Shipp Media Group.

The whole Shipp family at X Mean Dark Phoenix World Premiere on 6 June 2019
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Shipp senior completed his degree from the Arizona State University of America and pursued his career in marketing expertise.

In addition to his profession, he is a musician. On June 12, 2018, James attended the Max Mara Celebration for her daughter Alexandra, the 2018 Women In Film Max Mara Face Of The Future Award Recipient at California Chateau Marmont.

Her Mother Amy Shipp

Alexandra Shipp mother Amy Ruth Armstrong was born on 13 October 1960.

She is a Kundalini Yoga instructor. Ruth is inspired and influenced by Shaktism and the Tantra school of Hindu culture.

Despite her profession, Amy always supported her children and made them independent and famous personalities.

Mother Amy Ruth with Alex and James during their childhood
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The Yoga teacher attends film festivals and carnivals with her daughter Alex and celebrates social ceremonies, including Merry Christmas and New Year with the whole family.

Alexandra Shipp Siblings

Alexandra Shipp has three siblings including two brothers and one sister. James Shipp Jr and Jordan Shipp are her brothers and Kasia Bouise is her sister.

The entertainer grew up with her siblings in Arizona before moving to Los Angeles to pursue her acting profession. 

Alexandra and her relatives appear in film premiers and fests including the 2021 AFI Fest Opening Night Gala Premiere and the 5th Annual HCA Film Awards at Avalon Hollywood & Bardot in 2022.

Brother James Shipp Junior

James Shipp Junior was born on 20 July 1988 in Arizona.

Junior is a former basketball player who played for Arizona State University and UCLA before entering the European Basketball League.

After suffering from a knee injury, he quit his NBA career and started focusing on the Television industry. The ASU athlete produces and hosts the ESPN show and podcast BallerzWorld Live.

James at the Ballerz World show on 18 May, 2019
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He is a charismatic and talented-born actor who starred in the award-winning short movie Asia A and In The Cut TV series.

In addition to acting, James is a Los Angeles-based model with a well-built, athletic body.

Mainly, the radio host works in his father's company Shipp Shape Media. James Shipp Junior has over 10 years of experience in sales, marketing and broadcast commercial production and is Consulting Director of Consumer Engagement and Trends.

Besides, he is also the founder of the Swish360 app and served as an executive creative director at the legion of creatives. In 2015, James released the single Sure Thing with Bryson Tiller.

Brother Jordan Shipp

Jordan Shipp is the younger brother of American actress Alexandra.

Jordan was born on 24 November. He is an incredible man with great humor and a bird's eye perspective. He grew up with James and Alex together in Phoenix.

The younger brother of the NBA athlete is a certified personal trainer and has a degree in the health and fitness field from Adams State University.

Jordan is the founder of Allpainsux which treats mental, physical, and spiritual pain.

In addition to being a trainer, he is a social media influencer and an agent at Peter Kallinteris Agency. Jordan owns the Jshippingtraining website where he guides toward a healthy lifestyle.

The personal coach is the baby brother of Alexandra and is very close to her and attended his sister's premiere of Tragedy Girls on 7 October 2017 with James and his cousin Kaisa.

Jeli Bean and Jordan Shipp celebrating one year anniversary on Febraury 18, 2021
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Currently, Jordan has been dating Jelibean since 18 February 2020 who is a makeup artist and fitness model.

Her Half Sister Kaisa Bouise

Kaisa Bouise was born to mom Lisa M Bouise and dad James Shipp Sr.

Alexandra half sister Kasia Bouise with her husband and offspring at 26 September 2022
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Kasia, the elder sister of singer Alexandra, completed her Masters's degree in Criminal Justice at Grand Canyon University in 2014.

After graduation, Kaisa worked in a juvenile detention facility and as Domestic Violence Victim Witness Advocate in Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.

She is an advocate and a social worker who volunteers as a reader and Child Care at UMOM New Day Centers.

Kaisa is married and has three sons named Tyler, Kingston and Quentin Boise. The first son Quentin is an American Student athlete who plays for FLC Skyhawks.

Alexandra Shined As Kimberly In Straight Outta Compton

Alexandra Shipp starred as Kimberly Woodruff in Straight Outta Compton in 2015 directed by Feliz Gary.

The biographical drama revolves around O'Shea Jackson Sr. and the lyrics he wrote for N.W.A's album in the late 1980s and early 1990s, which revolutionized the music industry and popular gangsta rap culture.

Kimberly was the partner of the rapper named Ice Cube of N.W.A  group and a right-hand man.

Shipp's representation of Kimberly was one of the supporting roles in the film, and she brought depth and clarity to the character by showcasing Woodruff's determined will and independent spirit.

Alexandra working with Vanessa Hudgens on NYC on November 16, 2021
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The actress also highlighted the difficulties and challenges faced by the women in the lives of the N.W.A member during the dawn of the gangsta rap genre in the late 80s and early 90s.

Her role in Straight Outta Compton was a significant part of the film's success and helped solidify Shipp's status as a talented actress in Hollywood, creating bigger opportunities in the future.

"Straight Outta Compton" was a commercial success, earning $201.6 million at the box office and receiving numerous awards and nominations, including a Satellite Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay and an American Film Institute award for Top Ten Films.