'Gossip Girl' Reboot: Who is Jordan Alexander? Here's why the actress shaved her head
Jordan Alexander is all set to play influencer Julien Calloway in the reboot of the iconic series of 'Gossip Girl'
Get ready for a whole lot of glamour and drama with the reboot of 'Gossip Girl', all set to premiere on HBO Max. This time around, there's a whole new set of talent taking on the iconic show.
Kristen Bell, the voice of 'Gossip Girl in the original, will reprise her role in this series. While the original cast had the likes of Blake Lively and Leighton Meester, the reboot has new names that are ready to take on the silver screen. And among them is Jordan Alexander, who plays influencer Julien Calloway.
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Who is Jordan Alexander?
A Canadian actor and singer-songwriter, Jordan Alexander's works include 'Unbury the Biscuit,' 'Please Kill Mr. Know It All', and 'Sacred Lies'. As reported by W Magazine, Alexander relocated to Toronto at the age of 12 from the Canadian west coast.
Her passion for acting began at a young age when she played baby Jesus in a church play and ultimately, she decided to become an actor and moved to the city at 18.
She shaved her head to set herself apart
Auditioning for specific roles often meant that Alexander encountered several people who looked similar to her. To set herself apart and find her own identity, she decided to shave her head.
"I think I was just having a moment," she explained. "I was trying to figure out what I wanted, and one of the things that I didn't want was hair." she added.
The shaved head has now become her signature look of sorts. "I love Black hair and the experience, it's such a spiritual thing. But there's also a lot of money. There's also a lot of work. It's a lot of time," she added. "I was just finding myself unable to keep up with it, and the solution for me was to take it off." she said.
She didn't know what role she was auditioning for
The reboot was a project that was kept entirely under wraps, seeing that the actors weren't aware of what they were auditioning for the 'Gossip Girl' reboot, explicitly concerning their roles. Alexander explained the situation while talking to Nylon Magazine.
"[When I first auditioned] it was given to me under a fake name, both the character and the show," she said. "I mean, I knew that it was 'Gossip Girl' because they told me, but it was very, very under wraps. I just knew that [my character] was wealthy and popular and that was the extent of it." she added.
Alexander also shed some light on her character. "Julien's an influencer in a different kind of way, in the sense that she really already had 'it.' It wasn't like she got there by being an influencer. She became an influencer because everyone was looking at her already." she said.
Jordan Alexander's net worth
There is a bit of conflicting information regarding Alexander's net worth, seeing as Dreshare reports that it's between $2-3 million while Article Bio lists it at $ 1 million. Either way, this number will likely increase here on out, seeing that she's now made her way to mainstream media.
'Gossip Girl' reboot will premiere on July 8 on HBO Max.