Alexis Knapp is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Stacie Conrad in the ‘Pitch Perfect’ film series. She is also known for her role in a teenage comedy film, ‘Project X’. Apart from acting, she has also hosted an internet video series, ‘Project Lore’, which was based on popular video game franchise, ‘World of Warcraft’. Alexis Knapp grew up in Outer Banks of North Carolina and moved to Los Angeles at the age of 18, where she worked as a model before making a breakthrough in her acting career. She appeared in background roles in movies such as ‘Couples Retreat’ and ‘Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief’. She was set to star in a 1970s drama series, ‘Cinnamon Girl’, but the show was not picked up by Paytime as a series.
Alexis Knapp moved to Los Angeles at an early age of 18 and started taking modeling gigs. In 2008, she took up the role of the host of an internet video series, ‘Project Lore’. The show was based on videogame ‘World of Warcraft’.
Alexis Knapp made her film debut with a background role in the film, ‘Couples Retreat’, in 2009. In 2010, she played another background role in the film, ‘Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief’’, where she was attributed in the credits as Aphrodite Girl #9.
In 2012, she landed her first major gig in movies with ‘Project X’ where she played a girl named Alexis. In the same year, she was cast as Stacie Conrad in the movie ‘Pitch Perfect’. The movie earned her popularity, and she reprised the role of Conrad in future installments of the film: ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ in 2015 and ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ in 2017.
She has appeared in other films, including ‘So Undercover’, ‘The Anomaly’, ‘Urge’, among others.
Knapp made her television debut in 2010. She appeared as DeDe in one of the episodes of drama series, ‘Look: The Series’, which was broadcast on Showtime. She was also cast in the pilot for ‘Cinnamon Girl’, a drama series. The pilot, however, was not aired, and the show was killed off. (2013-2014) , she was cast in a major role for the first season of ‘Ground Floor’. Knapp was playing a party girl that went by the name, Tori.
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Family & Personal Life
Alexis Knapp was born on July 31, 1989, in Avonmore, Pennsylvania, to Marjorie and Bradford Elwood Knapp. Her early life was spent in the Outer Bank of North Carolina before she decided to move to Los Angeles. Her father died when she was 15 years old.
As a kid, she participated in drama and theatre. At school, she trained in opera, ballet, musical theater, and classical dance.
Alexis Knapp was previously dating American actor Matthew Ryan Phillippe, but the couple broke up in September 2010. It was after the breakup that Knapp realized that she is pregnant with Phillippe’s child. The ‘Pitch Perfect’ star gave birth to a girl in 2011, who was named Kailani Merizalde Phillippe Knapp, taking both Knapp and Phillippe’s surname.
It was rumored that Alexis Knapp was dating actor and comedian Seth McFarlane in 2013. None of them, however, confirmed to the rumours. Knapp’s representative said that both Seth and Alexis have been “good friends and nothing more”.
Alexis Knapp has said that she loves video games and does yoga to keep a balance in her life. She also loves reptiles and kept snakes as pets.