- Caught the acting bug at a young age after attending a local theater production of George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess.
- Dropped out of high school during her final year prior to graduation to pursue a career in modeling and eventually acting.
- Made her TV debut in the anthology series The Hidden Room in 1993.
- Was nominated in 2002 for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films' Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award for roles in Andromeda and Jason X.
- Volunteers for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.
- Mia Tabitha Shanks — Daughter
- David Doig — Father
- Michael Shanks — Husband
- Gloria Doig — Mother
- Ted Doig — Brother
- Samuel David Shanks — Son
Season 5, Episode 4
- Birth Name: Alexandra Doig
- Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Birthday: June 8, 1973, Gemini
- Profession: Actor