Actress and musician Ajiona Alexus who stars on the Selena Gomez produced hit Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” (season 2 premieres on Friday, May 18th), in the Tyler Perry/Lionsgate psychological thriller ACRIMONY with Taraji P. Henson (recently released on March 30th) and the upcoming Universal Pictures Will Packer-produced thriller BREAKING IN with Gabrielle Union and Jason George slated for a wide theatrical release on Friday, May 11th. Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump and please share this with friends.
Alexus is set to co-star in Blumhouse’s horror film FAMILY BLOOD which will be release on Netflix on Friday, May 4th. Ajiona is also a talented singer/songwriter, and dropped her new single/lyric video for her song “Baggage.” With over 1.2 MILLION Instagram followers (@AjionaAlexus) is also a successful influencer.
Impeccable stage, television, and film actress as well as talented musician and recording artist, Ajiona Alexus is best known as one of the breakout stars of Netflix’s critically acclaimed drama series “13 Reasons Why.” In the Selena Gomez-produced hit series, Alexus plays ‘Sheri Holland,’ the sweet and remorseful cheerleader whose dark secret is revealed as the subject of Tape 5, Side B on ‘Hannah’s’ (Katherine Langford) tapes (season two premieres on Friday, May 18th).
On the film front, Alexus can currently be seen in theatres nationwide co-starring in the Lionsgate psychological thriller ACRIMONY as a young version of Taraji P. Henson’s character, ‘Melinda’. The film follows a faithful wife (‘Melinda’) tired of standing by her devious husband, who becomes enraged when she realizes she has been betrayed. ACRIMONY also marks the second time that Alexus has played a young version of Taraji P. Henson, having previously played young ‘Cookie’ in FOX’s Golden Globe Award-winning series “Empire.” Up next, Alexus is set to co-star in Blumhouse’s horror film FAMILY BLOOD which will be release on Netflix on Friday, May 4th. Additionally, Alexus will co-star opposite Gabrielle Union and Jason George (“Grey’s Anatomy”) in the highly-anticipated Universal Pictures Will Packer-produced thriller BREAKING IN, slated for a wide theatrical release on Friday, May 11th. In the film Alexus plays ‘Jasmine Russell,’ Gabrielle Union’s smart but stubborn oldest child who finds herself the target of a home invasion.
Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Alexus grew up playing basketball and soccer and at the age of 6 she began acting and performing on stage. While attending the prestigious Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA), she received high praise for portraying a woman with autism who is dying of cancer in the one-woman show Spoonface Steinbergby playwright Lee Hall. As a teenager she often traveled to Atlanta for auditions and at the age of 16 was booked as series regular in “The Rickey Smiley Show” that aired on TV One for three seasons. Alexus then moved to Los Angeles, where she began booking roles on everything from “Grey’s Anatomy” to “Code Black” before landing the recurring role of young ‘Cookie’ on FOX’s mega-hit drama “Empire.”
When she’s not busy on set, Alexus spends her time in the recording studio where she’s working on her debut album, set to release this month. Born into a family of musicians, Alexus developed her talent and love for music at a young age. She has opened up for artists such as Diggy Simmons (son of “Rev Run” of RUN DMC), OMG Girlz, TK N Cash, and IYAZ.
She’s also a passionate advocate for many anti-bullying causes and volunteers her time with Girls Inc., the leading advocate in advancing rights and empowering all girls to be strong, smart and bold. With her 1.2 MILLION Instagram followers, indelible spirit, and drive to change the world for the better, Ajiona Alexus is definitely one to watch in 2018. You can follow her on Social Media here: @AjionaAlexus.
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