Alex Essoe

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Alex Essoe - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Alex Essoe is a Canadian actress. She’s best recognized for starring in a number of horror films.

Some of her notable acting works are including Starry Eyes (2014), Midnighters (2017), Doctor Sleep (2019), The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020), and Midnight Mass (2021).


She started to fall in love with the acting world in her childhood days when she made her first acting project in high school and played the lead role in Medea.

After that, this traveling lover did various modeling jobs to get into the entertainment industry. Alex was pretty successful in modeling, but she tried another shot to jump into acting.

Several years later, she began to get a lesson on acting by attending acting workshops and school in Canada.

Alex finally debuted in 2008, when she appeared in a series called Reaper as a young bride.

Even though her role in that series was minor, she was trusted to appear again in several acting projects, such as in Crash (2009), Passion Play (2010), Ecstasy (2011), Dancing with Shadows (2012), and House of Lies (2013).

In 2014, Alex gained popularity by acting in The Starry Eyes, an American horror film that was pretty popular at that time.

One year later, she continued her acting career in Tales of Halloween (2015) and Don’t Wake Mommy (2015).

Those appearances were then followed by Fashionista (2016), Midnighters (2017), and The Super (2017).

Later, Alex came back in several movies and series, such as Doctor Sleep (2019), Death of Me (2020), The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020), and Midnight Mass (2021).

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  • Real Name: Alexandra Essoe
  • Stage Name: Alex Essoe
  • Nickname: Alex
  • Birthday: March 9, 1992
  • Birthplace: Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Religion: Christian
  • Profession: Actress
  • Education: –
  • Hobbies: Traveling, Photography
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  • Twitter: @alexessoe
  • Instagram: @alexessoe
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance 

  • Height: 175 cm (5’9″)
  • Weight: 55 kg (119 lbs)
  • Blood Type: –
  • Hair Color: Light brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Body Measurements: 32-24-32 (Bust -32, Waist -24, and Hips -32 inches)
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  • Dress Size: –


  • Father: –
  • Mother: – 
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: –

Boyfriend & Dating History

She has never been involved in any publicly known relationship. Chances are, she wants to keep her personal and dating life private.

Net Worth

According to multiple sources online, she’s estimated to have built anywhere between $1 million and $5 million of net worth.

She appeared to accumulate her wealth through pursuing her career as an actress.


  • Alex’s parents are Canadian, but they were immigrants in Saudi Arabia when she was born.
  • She finally moved to Toronto after she turned 12 years old.
  • Her mother works as a stage actress.
  • When she was just a child, she loves to follow her mother during productions and rehearsals.
  • Initially, she wanted to be a teacher.
  • Alex’s body ratio is 32-24-32.
  • She loves to travel so much.
  • During traveling, she usually takes a lot of photos.
  • Alex is pretty secretive about her personal life.
  • Her ideal type is…

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  • Death of Me (2020), as Samantha
  • Doctor Sleep (2019), as Doctor Sleep
  • States (2019), as Grace Genet

TV Series

  • Midnight Mass (Netflix | 2021), as Mildred Gunning
  • The Haunting of Bly Manor (Netflix | 2020), as Charlotte Wingrave
  • The Edge of Sleep (2019), as Katie


“I love working with Darren. Darren is hilarious. He creates a very easy atmosphere on set, which is cool, considering how demanding the shoot was.”

“I’m not rich or anything. A lot of people after I made Starry Eyes thought that I was a millionaire [laughs]. It’s sweetly naive but it’s also funny because I’m thinking, I made like two grand on Starry Eyes. Then I lost my job in the process. So it’s interesting.”

“I don’t feel different really at all. I’ve been recognized a couple of times, which is fun. It’s weird when a stranger is like, “Oh! Alex Essoe!” And you’re like, “What?! How do you know my name, man?! Then you’re like, “Oh, right. You saw the thing I did.” That’s a little strange.”

“The Shining is one of my favorite movies.”

“Working on Doctor Sleep was kind of a turning point for me personally. I felt like I was waking up from a dream, if that makes any sense, while I was working on this. It was such an amazing experience. I made lifelong friends on that movie.”

“Part of the challenge was owning up to what I and the character had in common, and exposing the darker parts of myself that I don’t really share with people—because that’s a lot of what acting is. So there was a difficulty to it, but there was also catharsis, and I was excited to have what I do for a living represented in such an unglorified way.”

“I have encountered dismissive people—directors or casting directors or whoever—in the audition room, who sort of remind you that you’re at the bottom of the food chain. But I’ve never been asked to disrobe at an audition, and I’ve never had a strobe light in my face.”

“There are a lot of people who feel that the way to be truly competitive is to eliminate the competition, or break them down, instead of focusing on their own work and ambitions—the things they really care about.”

“I don’t want to be in a horror movie if I’m just going to be a coed who gets stabbed; that’s not why I do this. I feel extremely fortunate, because normally you don’t get a part that is so involved and weird and multidimensional like Sarah, so I felt I was being handed a pot of gold.”

“At least in acting, there’s more involved than just being pretty. You actually have to know how to do something; in modeling it literally is, “Do you have the look we want? No? Goodbye.””

Alex Essoe has been facing various experiences and ups and downs throughout her career. Even so, she decides to keep going.


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