Who is ‘Blindspot’ star Jaimie Alexander dating? Five interesting facts you need to know about the actor

Born in South Carolina, Jaimie was the only girl in a family of five children and she first got into acting in grade school


                            Who is ‘Blindspot’ star Jaimie Alexander dating? Five interesting facts you need to know about the actor
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NBC's 'Blindspot' has surely stolen a spot in the hearts of crime-drama lovers and so has the show's lead actress Jaimie Alexander. The actress, who is also known for her roles as Jessi on TV series 'Kyle XY' and Sif in the 2011 superhero film 'Thor', is now a fan favorite. 

On the show, Jaimie plays the character of Jane Doe-Weller, a former FBI consultant and also a former terrorist, who was placed in the Critical Incident Response Group, lead by Kurt Weller, to assist on her own investigation cases linked to her tattoos. In the opening scene of the show, a woman (Jane) is found naked inside a travel bag in New York City's Times Square by the FBI. She has no recollection of her own past or identity. They discover that her tattoos contain clues to crimes they will have to solve. In an interview with Collider, Jamie said, "Yeah, I actually was in that little bag. I had to contort myself. Actually, the first take, I laid on the tripwire to open the bag and everybody was far away because it was a wide shot. There was a huge bull horn situation."

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Did you know Jaimie plays a dual role in the series? She also portrays the character of Remi Briggs. As she has no memory about her past and is a complete mystery to the FBI, Remi Briggs is named Jane Doe on the show. Not just her reel life, Jaimie's real life is also quite interesting. Born in South Carolina, Jaimie was the only girl in a family of five children. She first got into acting in grade school. The actor stated that when in high school she was actually kicked out of the theatre group as she couldn't sing. She then went for sports.

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As fans wait for the season finale of 'Blindspot', here are the top five things we think you should know about Jaimie Alexander.

Entry into TV and films

Jaimie's career was launched in 2003 when she was cast in the leading role of Hanna Thompson in the award-winning low-budget film 'The Other Side'. Post that, she appeared in several movies like 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia', 'Standoff', 'Watch Over Me', 'Nurse Jackie' and others. She also appeared in the 2009 Matthew Perryman Jones music video of the song 'Save you'. Later, in 2010, she was seen in Milo Ventimiglia's web series, 'Ultradome'. 

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On-set injuries

In 2012, Jamie suffered severe injuries when she slipped off a metal staircase on the sets of 'Thor: The Dark World'. The fall led to a slipped disc in her thoracic spine and chip 11 for her vertebrae top. Not just that, her left shoulder got dislocated and tore a rhomboid on her right side. The actor had to take a break for a month. During the 'Blindspot' shoot schedule, Jaimie went through several other injuries, such as ruptured C6 and C7 discs from being waterboarded, broken right index finger, dislocated right shoulder, broken left foot and even a dislocated jaw!

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Love story and heartbreaks

Jaimie was engaged twice. In 2012, her longtime boyfriend and 'This Is Us' star Milo Ventimiglia went down on his knees but the two broke off when things didn't work out. That same year, Jaimie fell in love with Peter Facinelli, known for his role in the 'Twilight Saga'. Peter and Jaimie dated for three years before he proposed to her in 2015. Less than a year later, they called it off. The pair released a statement saying: "Due to conflicting family and work commitments on opposite coasts, and after much consideration, Peter and Jaimie have chosen to part ways amicable and remain good friends." Soon after, she dated stuntman Airon Armstrong for a bit and then entered into a long-term relationship with soap opera actor Tom Pelphrey. In 2018, the couple even made it "red carpet official" after they happily posed together at the New York 2018 upfront celebration.

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The 'Blindspot' star

Jaimie gained widespread recognition for her role in 'Blindspot'. In an interview with Collider, she said, "My motto for playing Jane is confidence is silent, insecurities are loud," and in another interview with Marriot Traveler, she said, "When I read 'Blindspot', it really struck a chord because I knew I’d need to utilize all of my talents — my fight background, the emotional depth of the character, her vulnerability. I love showing vulnerability. It’s important and not a weakness. Deep down, I felt like (Jane) was written for me." 

Awards

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In 2008, Jaimie was nominated by Saturn Awards for two categories, one for the Best Supporting Actress on Television for her show 'Kyle XY' and also for The Best Supporting Actress in the movie 'Thor'. In 2011, she was nominated by Scream Awards for Breakout performance female. Later, in 2017, Jaimie bagged Action Iconic Award for 'Blindspot'.

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Catch Jaimie Alexander in all the seasons of 'Blindspot' on the NBC App and website!