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  • Took her first dance class in order to meet Queensborough Community College's gym requirement.
  • Performed on Broadway in Chicago and Dreamgirls and with the national touring company of Bob Fosse's Dancin'.
  • Worked as Whitney Houston's choreographer from 1989 to '92, handling the singer's world tour, videos and a TV special.
  • Made her TV debut on the mid-'80s sketch-comedy show FTV.
  • First series-regular role was Catherine Duke on the NBC sitcom NewsRadio; subsequently joined the casts of ER, CSI: Miami and Treme.


  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Limited Series: Nominee


  • Henry Alexander — Father
  • Alverina Alexander — Mother


  • Attended Queensborough Community College, Bayside, NY

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  • Birth Name: Khandi Alexander
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Profession: Actor, Dancer, Choreographer

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