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Khandi Alexander
Born September 4, 1957 (1957-09-04) (age 52)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress, dancer, choreographer
Years active 1985–present

Khandi Alexander (born September 4, 1957) is an American dancer, choreographer, and film and television actress. She appears on CSI: Miami as Doctor Alexx Woods.

Early life

Born in New York City and educated at Queensborough Community College, she appeared on Broadway starring in Chicago, Bob Fosse’s Dancin and Dreamgirls. She was a choreographer for Whitney Houston’s world tour from 1988–1992, and also appeared as a dancer in Natalie Cole's video for "Pink Cadillac" in 1988.

Career

Since the early 1990s, Alexander has concentrated on film and TV, playing the character Catherine Duke on NewsRadio and the recurring character Jackie Robbins on ER. She is well known for her starring role as a mother addicted to drugs named Fran in The Corner. She has made guest appearances on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NYPD Blue, Better Off Ted and La Femme Nikita. She portrayed the character Alexx Woods, a medical examiner in the forensics-related drama CSI: Miami.

Khandi starred in the movie CB4 with Chris Rock and Charlie Murphy. Other film credits include Dark Blue, Sugar Hill, Menace II Society, House Party 3, There's Something About Mary, Rain, Poetic Justice, and the Tina Turner biopic What's Love Got To Do With It, where she portrayed an Ikette.

She left the CBS hit show CSI: Miami shortly before the end of the 2007-2008 season. Her final appearance aired Monday, May 5, 2008. On February 2, 2009 she returned to the role of Alexx Woods for a guest appearance in the episode Smoke Gets In Your CSI's.

On June 25, 2009, the website CSI Files.com reports Alexander will not be returning to the show as she is set to star in a new HBO series called "Treme" about post-Katrina New Orleans.

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Khandi Alexander
Born September 4, 1957 (1957-09-04) (age 53)
New York City, New York,
Height 5ft 4in (1.63 m)

Khandi Alexander (born 4 September 1957) is an American dancer, choreographer, and movie and television actress.

She played the character Catherine Duke on NewsRadio and the character Jackie Robbins on ER. She nows does the character Alexx Woods, a coroner on the CBS drama CSI: Miami.

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