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Overview (3)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameSuzana Drobnjakovic
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sasha Alexander began acting by the time she was in the seventh grade when she found herself cast as the lead female in her school's production of "Baby". What she didn't know was that her male co-star would chicken out on her only a few hours before opening night. Determined to let the show go on, Sasha used her comedic skills and threw herself into the role. The audience response was overwhelmingly enthusiastic, and a star was born. Sasha continued acting in high school and college plays, and traveled east to New York from her native Los Angeles to perform in summer stock and Shakespeare Festival productions. It was here that her portrayal of Katherine in "The Taming of the Shrew" earned her the honor of studying in London with Cicely Berry and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Sasha graduated from USC's prestigious School of Cinema & Television, where she studied directing in an effort to hone her behind-the-camera skills. All the while, she continued to add to her acting resume with appearances in several critically acclaimed independent films, which premiered at festivals across the country. Besides her acting career, Sasha has also written a variety of productions, including Lucky 13 (2005), a comedy which she co-wrote, produced and stars in with Harland Williams and Lauren Graham. Sasha currently co-stars with Angie Harmon on the TV drama Rizzoli & Isles (2010).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Z.Martin

Spouse (2)

Edoardo Ponti (11 August 2007 - present) (2 children)
Luka Pecel (18 September 1999 - ?) (annulled)

Trivia (17)

Attended film school at the University of Southern California.
Her parents are both of Serbian descent, though some of her family lived in Italy. She speaks Serbian and Italian quite well.
Sasha is a common nickname for Alexander/Alexandra in Russia and neighboring countries.
January 2006: engaged to film director Edoardo Ponti. He is the son of Carlo Ponti and Sophia Loren. Loren's sister is Maria Scicolone, ex wife of Romano Mussolini. Romano is the son of WW2 Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and father of Italian government member Alessandra Mussolini.
Daughter, Lucia Sofia Ponti, was born in Geneva, Switzerland on May 12, 2006.
She once played the role of Kate in 'Taming of the Shrew'.
Used to be a dancer.
Used to be an ice skater, but due to an injury she had to give up on her dream of going pro.
Was in a pop music group for a year called Everything Nice when she was 14.
Her role model is her mom.
Married Edoardo Ponti at the Russian Orthodox Church in Geneva, Switzerland (August 11, 2007).
Sister-in-law of Carlo Ponti Jr.. Half-sister-in-law of Alex Ponti and Guendalina Ponti.
Was hired to play the female roles in the screen tests for the actors auditioning to play Tony Stark in Iron Man (2008), including the eventually cast Robert Downey Jr.. His screen test with her can be seen on the DVD and Blu-ray.
A son, Leonardo Fortunato, was born on December 20, 2010.
Daughter-in-law of superstar Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti.
Best friends with actress Jessica Capshaw. The two were constantly being told by friends that they reminded them of each other and, finally years later, they met up and had coffee. 12 years of friendship later, Jessica is the godmother to Sasha's daughter, Lucia, and Sasha is the godmother to Jessica's son.
Sasha won 2016 People's Choice Awards for Favorite Cable TV Actress.

Personal Quotes (1)

I love to go out. I love the outdoors. I love outdoor sports. I'm a big traveler.

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