Alexa Davalos (born May 28, 1982) is an American actress. She has appeared in several Hollywood films, including Feast of Love, The Chronicles of Riddick, The Mist, Defiance, and Clash of the Titans.
Davalos, an only child, was born Alexa Davalos Dunas in France to American parents, actress Elyssa Davalos and photographer Jeff Dunas. Her maternal grandfather is actor Richard Davalos. She is Jewish on her father's side; her paternal ancestors emigrated from Vilnius in Lithuania.
Davalos spent most of her childhood in France and Italy, before settling in New York.She has stated "I tend to curse in French more often than I do in English.She struck out on her own at seventeen and headed to New York City. She supported herself by modeling for photographers like Peter Lindbergh. "I had a mission," she recalls. "I wanted to be out in the world, doing my own thing. Working in a theater, I discovered that I really wanted to act.Her passion soon grew towards acting, and she attended the Off Broadway Flea Theater in New York.
In 2002, Davalos co-starred with Charlie Hofheimer in the short film The Ghost of F. Scott Fitzgerald, which screened at the 2002 Toronto Film Festival. In September 2003, she was seen opposite Antonio Banderas in the HBO film And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself. Davalos made her feature film debut in 2004 starring in The Chronicles of Riddick as Kyra.
Davalos also appeared as the mutant Gwen Raiden in three episodes of the TV show Angel and in 2005 co-starred in the Fox show Reunion. In 2007, she was featured in the romantic drama Feast of Love, which starred Greg Kinnear and Morgan Freeman.She also played Sally in The Mist (directed by Frank Darabont), co-starred Thomas Jane, Laurie Holden and Marcia Gay Harden.
In 2008, Davalos co-starred as the love interest of Daniel Craig in the war film Defiance, directed by Edward Zwick. She played Andromeda in the remake of Clash of the Titans, alongside Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson.
Davalos is a close friend of actress Amanda Righetti, and was Righetti's bridesmaid at her wedding. Davalos considers herself to be a "dork" and loves to travel and read.She guards her private life stating, “I think it’s a choice. I think it’s a conscious choice, and what you allow to affect you and what you don’t."
Film Year Title Role Notes
2002 Coastlines Eddie Vance's Girlfriend Uncredited
2002 The Ghost of F. Scott Fitzgerald Bess Gunther Short film
2004 The Chronicles of Riddick Kyra
2007 Feast of Love Chloe Barlow
2007 The Mist Sally
2008 Defiance Lilka Ticktin
2010 Clash of the Titans Andromeda
Television Year Title Role Notes
2002 Untitled Secret Service Project Eliza Randolph TV movie
2002 Undeclared Susan 1 episode (The Day After)
2002-2003 Angel Gwen Raiden 3 episodes: (Ground State, Long Day's Journey, Players)
2003 And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself Teddy Sampson TV movie
2005-2006 Reunion Samantha Carlton 13 episodes
2006 Surrender, Dorothy Sara TV movie
2007 Raines Sandy Boudreau 1 episode (Pilot)