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Alexa Kenin
Born Alexa Jordan Kenin
February 16, 1962(1962-02-16)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died September 10, 1985 (aged 23)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1972–1985

Alexa Kenin (February 16, 1962 – September 10, 1985) was an American actress known for her supporting roles in several films released during the 1980s, including Pretty in Pink, Little Darlings, and Honkytonk Man.



A native of New York City, Kenin began acting as a child and had her first professional role opposite Jason Robards in the 1972 television movie House Without a Christmas Tree. She was featured in several episodes of the ABC Afterschool Special and in the 1982 TV film A Piano for Mrs. Cimino opposite Bette Davis.[1]

On the stage, Kenin appeared in John Guare's Landscape of the Body at The Public Theater in 1977, an off-Broadway production of Jack Gilhooley's Elusive Angel, and in Life Under Water by Richard Greenberg at the Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon '85.


On September 10, 1985, Kenin was found dead in her Manhattan apartment soon after making Pretty in Pink.[1]


Year Film Role Notes
1980 Little Darlings Dana
1982 Honkytonk Man Marlene
1986 Pretty in Pink Jena Hoeman Released posthumously
1989 Animal Behavior Sheila Sandusky Released posthumously
Year Title Role Notes
1972 The House Without a Christmas Tree Carla Mae Television movie
1976–1982 ABC Afterschool Special 5 episodes
1978 The Word Judy Randall Miniseries
1979 Co-Ed Fever Mouse 1 episode
1980 A Perfect Match Angel Television movie
1981 Word of Honor Beverly Television movie
Too Close for Comfort Ethel Kadinsky 1 episode
1982 A Piano for Mrs. Cimino Karen Cimino Television movie
The Facts of Life Jesse 1 episode
Gimme a Break! C.C. 1 episode
1983 Princess Daisy Kiki Kavanaugh Television movie


  1. ^ a b "Alexa Kenin". The New York Times. 1982-09-25. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 

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