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Khandi Alexander Biography

Birth Name:
Khandi Alexander
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Actor, dancer, choreographer

Fast Facts

  • 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


  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: nominated


  • Henry Alexander -- Father
  • Alverina Alexander -- Mother