Best known for creating, producing, and acting in the sitcom One on One earning him an NAACP Image Award as well as two BET Comedy Awards
Many know Flex Alexander as the star of OWN’s reality TV show, Flex & Shanice or the host of Urban Movie Channel’s original series Lawd Have Mercy.
Early in his career, while dancing in New York City clubs, he earned the nickname “Flex” due to his acrobatic ability. He was soon discovered by DJ Spindarella and eventually hit the road to tour with rap trio Salt-n-Pepa’s dance troupe, however his dance resume didn’t stop there. He would go on to choreograph for Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah.
The multi-talented entertainer would then turn to acting where he made his film debut in the 1992 movie Juice. From film he would crossover to television where the ABC sitcom Where I Live would be his first television role that would open doors for him to star on other TV favorites as Sister, Sister, The Cosby Mysteries, Homeboys in Outer Space, Total Security, Brooklyn South, The Parker’s, & UPN’s sitcom, Girlfriends.
In addition, he starred on CBS’s Blue Bloods with Donnie Wahlberg and Tom Selleck, CSI Miami, HBO’s Masters of Sex, FOX’s Lucifer, and BET’s Single Ladies. He also earned an NAACP Image Award nomination for the VH! biopic Man In the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story starring as Michael Jackson.
Later, Alexander would go back to the big screen and star in films such as The Hills Have Eyes 2 starring Michael McMillian, Jacob Vargas, and Jessica Stroup, the teen romantic comedy film She’s All That starring Freddie Prinze, Jr., Rachael Leigh Cook, Paul Walker and Matthew Lillard, Snakes On a Plane starring Samuel L. Jackson; Poor Boy’s Game, and Backroom Bodega Boyz.
Alexander married Grammy® nominated R&B singer Shanice Wilson in 2000 on Valentine’s Day.