Ana Alexander (born Ana Stojanovic in Belgrade, Serbia on February 1, 1979) is a Serbian-American actress, fashion model, producer and comic-book creator. She is a member of the SAG-AFTRA. At the age of 12, Alexander was discovered as a fashion model while playing basketball for the renowned Serbian basketball team, Partisan. Soon after that, she then began her acting career by appearing in several Serbian commercials. A famous family friend, actor Rados Bajic, asked Ana to be in her first movie when she was 13. It was a peasant comedy, and Alexander got her first experience working on a film set.

Early Life

Born in Belgrade, Serbia, Alexander’s Mom, Mila Stojanovic, was the Managing Director for several import/export companies and her father, Zoran Stojanovic, was a surveying engineer. Alexander’s Aunt, Saka Sabljic, was a famous Serbian actress. Alexander has one sibling, a brother, Nebojsa Stojanovic.  At 16, Alexander was one of the youngest students accepted into the University of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade for film and theater. Due to the war in Serbia, her family decided to relocate in search of a better life, and at 17, the Stojanovic’s moved to Cape Town, South Africa, where Alexander finished her diploma in BA and Drama School, graduating from the University of Cape Town. Alexander has traveled extensively throughout her life, living on three continents and in many different countries, including Serbia, South Africa, Germany, England, Italy, Austria, U.S. She currently resides in the U.S.

Career

Alexander has worked as a model all around the world, doing runways, commercials and print campaigns (like Dove, BMW, Vo5, Mercedes, Mentos) that appeared in all of the big fashion magazines, including Tutler, Cosmopolitan and Vogue. In 2002, Alexander moved to New York to continue her modeling career, and in 2003, she moved to Los Angeles to further pursue acting.

Acting

Alexander’s love for acting began in the theater, even though she works mostly in film and television. After graduating from theater school and having already had a successful modeling career, and having had appeared in numerous commercials and movies, Alexander co-starred in an American co-production of a film shot in Cape Town called Second Skin , in which Alexander acted alongside Peter Fonda and Natasha Henstridge. After a few more British-American films in South Africa, Alexander co-starred in a movie with actor Paul Johansson (“One Tree Hill”), who suggested that she move to the U.S. to further her career opportunities. Once in the U.S., Alexander realized that if she wanted to seriously pursue film and television, she would have to move from New York to L.A. Her first TV job was on “Two and a Half Men” where she played a love interest to Charlie Sheen. She then appeared on many other TV shows, including “CSI:NY”, “CSI:Miami”, “Cane”, “The Young & The Restless”, “Las Vegas”, “The Exes” and so on. She also has appeared in blockbuster and indie films like Land of the Lost and Deep in the Valley, among others.

Producing

Together with her brother, Alexander produced and starred in her first short film, Porcelain, which is a tale about a female action superhero who turns into a vigilante.

Comic Book Creator

Alexander is presently working on several Comic Book Series as a creator and writer, one of which is based on the short film Porcelain she produced and starred in.

Theater

Alexander continues to train and practice the craft of acting, studying with renowned teachers Larry Moss, Jean-Louis Rodrigue and Kristof Konrad.

Other Interests:

Alexander has a great love of fine art, which has led her to start designing a line of furniture. Also, with her ex-husband, Randal Haworth, Alexander helped invent the Nightlift, a bra that is worn at night.

Charity Work

Alexander supports many charity organizations like St. Jude’s Hospital, Peace Against Violence, and Amnesty International, to name just a few. She is currently helping bring a broader awareness to the public about the Bosana Foundation, which helps give aid to and educate orphans of all backgrounds in Bosnia in an attempt to prevent further repetitions of the war-torn history of the Balkans, Alexander’s home.