Birthdate: March 12, 1984
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Known as warrior goddess Lady Sif to dedicated fans of the Marvel Comics Universe, Jaimie Alexander (birthname: Jaimie Lauren Tarbush) is a physically imposing and athletic actor who specializes in brawny action movies and TV vehicles.
After some minor and direct-to-video horror and action movies made from the years 2004 to 2010, Alexander scored a casting coup by landing the Lady Sif role in the Thor franchise, starting with Thor (2011), starring Chris Hemsworth and a company including Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, and Anthony Hopkins.
Alexander’s franchise run continued with Thor: The Dark World (2013), with an expanded cast including Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Christopher Eccleston, and Rene Russo. The third Thor saga, Thor: Love and Thunder (2022), elevated Alexander’s role, alongside new appearances in the franchise by Christian Bale, Taika Waititi, and Russell Crowe.
Alexander’s notable non-Thor movies include actor-writer-director Peter Facinelli’s rom-com/drama Loosies (2012), with Joe Pantoliano, Michael Madsen, and Vincent Gallo; and the dark drama, London Fields (2018), based on Martin Amis’s acclaimed novel, with Billy Bob Thornton, Amber Heard, and Jason Isaacs.
Born in Greenville, South Carolina, Jamie Alexander was raised by parents Nita and David Alexander, with four brothers. Her family moved to Grapevine, Texas when she was four. While attending music classes at Colleyville Heritage High School in Colleyville, Texas, Alexander was kicked out of her class for being unable to sing. At 17, she landed a business manager and moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. Her height is 5’ 9”.
Not a Marvel Fan: Jaimie Alexander has said that growing up as a child, she was much more of a fan of DC Comics than Marvel Comics.
Phobia: Alexander claims that she has a fear of mice.