Khandi Alexander (born September 4, 1957) is an American dancer and film and television actress.
Born in New York City and educated at Queensborough Community College, she appeared on Broadway and choreographed Whitney Houston's international tours from 1989 to 1992. Since then, she has concentrated on film and TV, played the character Catherine Duke on NewsRadio, a NBC situation comedy which ran from March 21, 1995 - July 13, 1999 for 97 episodes , and as the character Jackie Robbins on NBC's Emmy Award drama ER, based upon life in a Chicago hospital's emergency department. ER previewed in September 1994 and continues to air Thursday evenings.
She currently portrays the character Alexx Woods, a coroner on the CBS serial drama CSI: Miami which first aired September 2002.
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Since then, she has concentrated on film and TV, played the character Catherine Duke on NewsRadio, a NBC situation comedy which ran from March 21, 1995 - July 13, 1999 for 97 episodes , and as the character Jackie Robbins on NBC's Emmy Award drama ER, based upon life in a Chicago hospital's emergency department. On February 3, 2004, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Born in New York City and educated at Queensborough Community College, she appeared on Broadway and choreographed Whitney Houston's international tours from 1989 to 1992. In the words of Yahoo! Movies (http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=hc&id=1800016287&cf=biog&intl=us):. Khandi Alexander (born September 4, 1957) is an American dancer and film and television actress. Barrymore's career makes for colorful copy. Barrymore has started to receive more notice both as a serious actress and a savvy Hollywood "player", though without losing her reputation as a sex symbol and (occasional) hellraiser.
In addition to the light-hearted romantic comedies that she has typically starred in, she has also recently explored more challenging roles in movies such as Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, and the recent cult favorite, Donnie Darko, of which she was also the executive producer. She has produced several films, including the very successful Charlie's Angels movie adaptation and its sequel. Though her playful sex appeal has undoubtedly helped her remain in the media spotlight, she has also established a substantial career behind the scenes, despite never finishing high school. Barrymore has continued to be a highly bankable movie actress.
During a 1995 appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, Barrymore shocked the normally unflappable host by climbing atop his desk and flashing her breasts at him, as part of a dance for his birthday. At that time she had also appeared nude in her last five movies. Enclosed was a copy of her Playboy appearance, with the pictures altered by his art department so that she appeared fully clothed. Steven Spielberg, Barrymore's godfather, gave her a quilt for her 20th birthday with a note that read "Cover yourself up".
Though overcoming her substance abuse problems by the time she entered adulthood, Barrymore maintained her "bad girl" image, and in fact leveraged her new found role as a sex symbol to stage a career comeback in the 1990s, playing a teenage seductress in Poison Ivy, and posing fully nude for the January 1995 issue of Playboy. Barrymore later described this early period of her life in her 1990 autobiography, Little Girl Lost. In the wake of this sudden stardom, she enjoyed a notoriously reckless and indulgent childhood, drinking by the time she was 9, smoking marijuana at 10, and snorting cocaine at 12. She performed in a skit where she revealed that she had killed E.T.
At the age of 7, on November 20, 1982, Barrymore became the youngest ever guest host of the weekly TV program Saturday Night Live, after Andy Kaufman was voted off the show. She shot to fame as a child actor when she co-starred in the 1982 Steven Spielberg film E.T.. When she was bitten by her canine co-star, the producers feared litigation, though Barrymore merely laughed the incident off. Barrymore's career began at the age of 11 months, when she appeared in a dog food commercial.
"Drew" was the maiden name of her great-grandmother, Georgiana; "Blythe" was the original surname of the dynasty founded by her great-grandfather, Maurice. Her father, John Drew Barrymore, and half-brother, John Blyth, are also actors (although they haven't experienced the critical or commercial success the other Barrymores have enjoyed). She is the granddaughter of stage actor John Barrymore, and the great-niece of Lionel Barrymore and Ethel Barrymore. Drew Blythe Barrymore (born February 22, 1975 in Culver City, California) is an American film and television actress and producer.
Altered States (1980). the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). E.T. Firestarter (1984).
Irreconcilable Differences (1984). Cat's Eye (1985). Far from Home (1989). Poison Ivy (1992).
Guncrazy (1992). No Place to Hide (1993). Doppleganger (1993). Bad Girls (1994).
Boys on the Side (1995). Batman Forever (1995). Everyone Says I Love You (1996). Scream (1996).
Home Fries (1998). Ever After (1998). The Wedding Singer (1998). Never Been Kissed (1999).
Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999) (voice only). Titan A.E. (2000) (voice only). Charlie's Angels (2000). Riding in Cars with Boys (2001).
Donnie Darko (2001). Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002). Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003). 50 First Dates (2004).
She is the godmother of Frances Bean, the daughter of musicians Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. Paul Fleiss, father of Heidi Fleiss (interview on The Tonight Show, January 22, 2003). Barrymore was delivered by Dr.