After finally settling back in Englewood New Jersey, Alexander entrenched himself in the field of arts, and self-defense.
Inspired by diverse talents such as Leonardo De Vinci, Beethoven and Shakespeare, Alexander began sculping, painting and designing, and received a scholarship to Parsons, New York City.
His respect and admiration for the late martial arts master Bruce Lee made him delve further into learning various forms of martial arts. Alexander began a quest to master many martial arts and fighting styles, which led him to the boxing ring as a Golden Gloves contender. He is also a Junior Olympics Tae Kwon Do Champion.
Enjoying live-crowd interaction, Alexander began performing on stage again, while attending Columbia University. In the theater, he finally felt that “this is what I was born to do”.
He sought out various acting techniques and found the best mentor for him – Harold Guskin of New York. Guskin pushed him to study classical theater and in with plays including King Lear, Macbeth, and Hamlet. Alexander was accepted to study in Robert Modica’s Studio at Carnegie Hall, at the William Esper studios and the Lee Strasberg Theater.
"Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth.
To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential." ~ Bruce Lee
Alexander Wraith was born June 29,1984 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA.
He is an actor, director, writer, model and martial artist with film and TV credits including Sex and the City 2 (2010), Savages (2012), Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010), Netflix's Orange Is the New Black, and Taken 3 (2014).
Alexander is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) in Sydney Australia, where he majored in Acting, Directing and Screenwriting. Alex also attended Columbia University Drama Program and Theatre Arts in NYC in where he studied under Stanley Tucci.
He was first bit by the acting bug when he followed a friend to an audition and ended up playing the role of legendary NFL quarterback Joe Namath on the TNT show Monday Night Mayhem.
Alexander’s parents are entrepreneurs in the restaurant industry, and moved around the United States. His father was a decorated soldier, and instilled in Alexander the value of hard work. Although the constant relocation caused Alexander to re-identify himself at each new town and school, his interest in self-defense and martial arts kept him grounded.