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Virgin River Actress Alexandra Breckenridge: 5 Facts to Know!

Virgin River Actress Alexandra Breckenridge: 5 Facts to Know!

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Whether it is playing Moira O’Hara in FX series American Horror Story: Murder House, Kaylee in American Horror Story Coven, Jessie Anderson in The Walking Dead, or Sophie in This Is Us, Alexandra Breckenridge has been part of some of the biggest shows on TV. Now, she is taking her talent to Netflix, where she is playing the character of Melinda Monroe in the adaptation of beloved and acclaimed book Virgin River by Robyn Carr.

The talented actress Alexandra Breckenridge was born on 15 May 1982 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to loving and supportive parents who were always there to make sure she’s got everything she could ask for. For most of her early life, the actress lived in Darien, Connecticut, and then she and her mother moved to California.

After Alexandra expressed her desire to become an actress and photographer, her mother again moved to Los Angeles, where she was allowed to get to auditions, and soon, the actress was getting parts in movies and TV shows, and her career was up and running.

Acting Career: ‘American Horror Story,’ ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘This Is Us’ cast member along with Voice Acting for ‘Family Guy’

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The actress started her career at the age of 16 with bit parts in small movies and TV shows, but slowly she was making a name for herself with appearances in Dawson’s Creek and Freaks and Geeks. Small roles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and CSI later, she got her big break in the show Family Guy where she has voiced various characters since 2005, and all in all lent her voice in 64 episodes.

While her movie career was not as stellar, she still appeared in about a dozen movies. But her first main role came in the form of Willa McPherson in the show Dirt. She also played two different characters in American Horror Story in 2011 and 2013.

Watch: Jessie Anderson was one of the cast members of the show The Walking Dead

Later she appeared in the acclaimed show The Walking Dead between 2015 and 2016, where she played the love interest and domestic violence victim Jessie Anderson in 11 episodes. It was hard to see her demise in the show after she and Rick were making such strides in their relationship.

The biggest role of her career to date was without a doubt her portrayal of the character of Sophie in the NBC tearjerker series This Is Us, where she was credited in 24 episodes. She most recently made an appearance in the third season’s 16th episode this year. But now she is off leading another show with the actress playing the character of Melinda Monroe in the Netflix show Virgin River.

‘Virgin River’ Cast: ‘Melinda Monroe’ Actress Alexandra Breckenridge; Will be Back in ‘Virgin River Season 2’

Virgin River is based on the beloved and acclaimed book series by Robyn Carr. The book revolves around the character of Melinda Monroe, who uproots her life and moves to the Virgin River, a remote California town. After a turbulent year, she was looking to get her life up and running again in a quiet place, but the town is not as she had hoped and a realization sets in, she needs to find herself before Virgin River will truly become a part of her.

Most adaptation of book source material rarely follow the book and only use it as a guideline to tell their own story. But Robyn Carr was thoroughly surprised by how true to the source material Virgin River is, and fans also appreciated the truthful portrayal of the characters in the book.

Virgin River is a Netflix series starring Alexandra Breckenridge in the leading role of Melinda Monroe.‘Virgin River’ is a Netflix series starring Alexandra Breckenridge in the leading role of ‘Melinda Monroe.’
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Alexandra Breckenridge plays the character of Melinda Monroe in the series, and to be honest, she is the perfect person to play the role. Alexandra can portray the pain Melinda is feeling in the show with a gut-wrenching reality, strong determination, and unbridled charm.

Martin Henderson plays the character of Jack Sheridan, who forms a bond with Melinda in the show, and they seem to have a moment when his girlfriend, Charmaine, shows up, played by Lauren Hammersley. Annette O’Toole is also in the show playing the character if Hope McCrea along with Tim Matheson, who plays Doc Mullins, the man who does not like Melinda at all but later starts to appreciate her presence in the small town.

Alexandra Breckenridge and martin Henderson are the two leading characters of Virgin River.Alexandra Breckenridge and martin Henderson are the two leading characters of the Virgin River.
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By the way, if you loved the first season of Virgin River and were scared about the future prospect of the show, Virgin River will be back for a second season next year on Netflix.

Alexandra Breckenridge is Married to Her Husband Casey Hooper, and They Share Two Kids

Alexandra Breckenridge and Casey Hooper got married in 2015.Alexandra Breckenridge and Casey Hooper got married in 2015.
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Casey Hooper is a musician who played the guitar and fell in love with the indelible actress Alexandra Breckenridge a long time ago. We went through Alexandra’s Instagram page, and there is no mention of when the two performers met and how they fell in love, but the first time the actress posted about her boyfriend was on 3 August 2012.

By all estimates, the actress and the musician have been together for the better part of a decade, and the couple got engaged on 17 September 2014. The lovebirds got married on 13 September 2015, almost a year after their engagement, and were hard at work trying to start a family as soon as they were married.

Alexandra Breckenridge and Casey Hooper are the proud parents of two adorable kids.Alexandra Breckenridge and Casey Hooper are the proud parents of two adorable kids.
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Their attempts were successful when their son Jack Breckenridge Hooper was born on 3 September 2016, and just over a year later, their daughter Billie Breckenridge Hooper was born on 6 December 2017. The actress’s Instagram page is filled with adorable pictures of the couple’s two kids.

Alexandra Breckenridge Net Worth is Somewhere in the Range of $1 million to $3 million

Alexandra Breckenridge has been part of massive shows, and she; led her fair share of movies and TV shows. The actress was definitely paid handsomely for her time in American Horror Story; This Is Us and The Walking Dead. She was an integral part of the story, which is why her salary was better than most other actors who appeared in bit parts.

There is also the actress’s leading turn in the series Virgin River, which will be back for season 2, and she will be reprising her role. Netflix is known for awarding talent, huge sums of money as long as they see a future prospect of the show, which they do with the Virgin River.

So, when all things are considering, and numbers from multiple outlets are verified, the actress is probably sitting on a net worth of about $1 million to $3 million.

Alexandra Breckenridge Loves Her Tattoos, but They are Covered When She is Filming

Alexandra Breckenridge back tattoo is something of a north symbol.Alexandra Breckenridge back tattoo is something of a north symbol.
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Alexandra Breckenridge loves herself some ink, and over the years, she’s got a few tattoos to compliment her body. There is an upper-right back tattoo in the shape of an edge-side-up rectangle with the center marking saying “N.” The tattoo is made in the way the markings are made on a map signifying north.

There is also a “chakra” or a whirlwind tattoo on her left shoulder. The tattoo looks like a fidget spinner, and the actress never particularly talked about her tattoos to make it clear as to what the whirlwind signifies.

ALexandra Breckenridge got a tattoo on her left shoulder.Alexandra Breckenridge got a tattoo on her left shoulder.
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The actress also got the upper side of her elbow joint tattooed, and we cannot really figure out what the marking suggests. Her husband, Casey Hooper, is also a tattoo lover; we’ve seen the guitarist with ink covering his upper right arms and slight markings on his left.

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