Lexa Doig (birth name Alexandra Lecciones Doig) was born on 8th June 1973 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to parents Gloria B. Lecciones (mother), a registered nurse from the Philippines, and David W. Doig (father), a Canadian engineer. She’s got an older brother named Ted Doig.
Lexa studied rhythmic gymnastics as a kid, and when she was nine years old, she grew a keen interest in acting. She received an inspiration to become an actor after watching a theatre production of George Gershwin’s opera Porgy Bess. Later in her teenage years, the actress studied American Sign Language.
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Lexa dropped out of high school and began doing modeling and commercial works. Also, she hosted YTV’s Video & Arcade Top 10 (1991) with Canadian actor friend Gordon Michael Woolvett.
The actress is fond of reading, roller-blading, and playing RPG video games, in particular, “Dungeons and Dragons,” which happens to be her favorite.
Lexa Doig is starring as Paige Lassiter / Michelle Logan in Virgin River (2019)
Lexa Dog is playing the role of Paige Lassiter / Michelle Logan in the Netflix romance web series Virgin River (2019). She is the owner of a bakery truck named ‘Paige’s Bakeaway.’
Virgin River, based on novels by Robyn Carr, follows the character of Melinda “Mel” Monroe (Alexandra Breckenridge), who shifts to the remote location of Virgin River in California, upon answering an ad to work as a nurse practitioner.
Mel believes this is the perfect place to start fresh, leaving her distressing memories behind. However, she soon realizes moving on isn’t quite easy as it seems, so she must heal herself before she can genuinely embrace Virgin River as her home.
Lexa Doig as Paige Lassiter in Virgin River (2019).
The other notable cast includes Tim Matheson as Vernon “Doc” Mullins, Annette O’Toole as Hope McCrea, Martin Henderson as Jack Sheridan, Lauren Hammersley as Charmaine Roberts, Jenny Cooper as Joey Barnes, Daniel Gillies as Mark, and Colin Lawrence as John “Preacher” Middleton.
Virgin River premiered on Netflix on 6th December 2019. The same month, the series got renewed for a second season consisting of 10 episodes. While you’re here, check out these intriguing plot points for Virgin River season 2.
Lexa Doig is married to her husband, Michael Shanks
Lexa Doig married her husband Michael Shanks in Vancouver at Brock House.
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Lexa Doig tied the knot with her husband, Michael Shanks, on 2nd August 2003, following a delightful wedding ceremony. The duo shares two children, a son & a daughter. Their first child, a daughter named Mia Tabitha Shanks was born on 13th September 2004. Two years later, the lovebirds welcomed a son named Samuel David Shanks on 19th March 2006. In addition, the pair shares a daughter named Tatiana Shanks from Michael’s previous relationship.
The couple first met on the set of Andromeda (2000). They stumbled upon each other when Michael got cast to make a guest appearance in season 1, episode 20, titled Star-Crossed. The husband-wife duo shared the screen once again in the same series in the 2003 episode called Day of Judgment, Day of Wrath.
Watch: Michael Shanks and Lexa Doig interview on ET Canada
Lexa and Michael worked together in the final two seasons of the Canadian-American military science fiction adventure series Stargate SG-1 (2005-2007). Four years later, the couple starred together in the action thriller movie Tactical Force (2011). Doig portrayed the character of an LAPD SWAT officer while Shanks featured as a Russian mob leader.
The married duo most recently worked together in the Netflix romance drama series Virgin River (2019).
Away from the cameras, the couple revealed the secret to their long lasting marriage during an interview with Trnto in 2017. They discussed in lengths about how they met, the first date, the courtship, the proposal, the wedding, the kids, balancing work and marriage, shared hobbies, the secret of success, and life after retirement.
Lexa Doig and Michael Shanks currently reside in Vancouver, British Columbia, with their kids and two cats.
What is Lexa Doig’s Net Worth?
Lexa Doig’s net worth is estimated to be $650,000.
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Lexa Doig made her acting debut as a 19-year-old in the TV series Tekwar (1994), where she portrayed the role of Cowgirl, alongside William Shatner and Greg Evigan. This was followed by her roles in several big and small screen projects. The most notable ones include her debut movie Jungleground (1995), playing the role of Spider, British Television action crime drama CI5: The New Professionals (1998) as Tina Backus, and a thriller-drama movie No Alibi (2000) as Camille.
In 2001, the actress played the lead role of Dr. Rowan LaFontaine in the science fiction slasher film Jason X, the 10th installment in the Friday the 13th movie series. Shortly after, she starred as Andromeda Ascendant/Rommie in a science fiction series Andromeda (2000-2005).
Watch: Lexa Doig in ‘Arrow’ – ‘Lian Yu’
Doig landed the recurring role of Talia al Ghul in the fifth season of a DC superhero series Arrow (2017). The same year, she began portraying the character of DeAnn Anderson in an American drama The Arrangement (2017).
The actress has featured in guest roles on several small-screen projects, most notably as M.J. Sullivan in Traders (1999-2000), Joan Price in a science fiction series Earth: Final Conflict (2000), and as Detective Lucy Ramirez in a sitcom The Chris Isaak Show (2002).
Lexa Doig’s net worth is estimated at $650,000.