|Date of birth||September 4, 1957|
|Birth place||New York City, New York, USA|
|Years active||1985 to present|
|Seasons||1, 2, 3 & 4|
|First episode||"Do You Know What It Means"|
|Last episode||"... To Miss New Orleans|
|Credits||36 episodes (see below)|
Khandi Alexander was born in New York City and educated at Queensborough Community College.
She appeared on Broadway starring in Chicago, Bob Fosse's Dancin, and Dreamgirls. She was a choreographer for Whitney Houston's world tour from 1988–1992, and also appeared as a dancer in Natalie Cole's video for "Pink Cadillac" in 1988.
Since the early 1990s, Alexander has concentrated on film and TV. She had a starring role as Catherine Duke on NewsRadio - a role she left after the start of season 4. She made a guest appearance in the episode after Phil Hartman's death.
She portrayed the character Alexx Woods, a medical examiner in the forensics-related drama CSI: Miami for 6 seasons as a series regular. She reprised the role as a guest star in an episode titled "Smoke Gets In Your CSIs".
She has made guest appearances on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NYPD Blue, Third Watch, Cosby, Better off Ted and La Femme Nikita.
Khandi starred in the movie CB4 with Chris Rock and Charlie Murphy. Other film credits include Dark Blue, Sugar Hill, Menace II Society, House Party 3, There's Something About Mary, Rain, Poetic Justice, and the Tina Turner biopic What's Love Got To Do With It, where she portrayed an Ikette.
She left the CBS hit show CSI: Miami shortly before the end of the 2007-2008 season. Her final appearance aired Monday, May 5, 2008 ("Rock and a Hard Place"). On February 2, 2009, she returned to the role of Alexx Woods for a guest appearance in the episode "Smoke Gets In Your CSI's". She later returned again as Alexx Woods for more guest appearances in the episodes "Out of Time" on September 21, 2009 and "Bad Seed" on October 19, 2009.
She currently stars in Treme. She plays LaDonna Batiste-Williams, a bar owner in an affected neighborhood of post-Katrina New Orleans.
|Season three credits|
|"Knock with Me – Rock with Me"||"Saints"||"Me Donkey Want Water"||"The Greatest Love"|
|"I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say"||"Careless Love"||"Promised Land"||"Don't You Leave Me Here"|
|"Poor Man's Paradise"||"Tipitina"|
|Season four credits|
|"Yes We Can Can"||"This City"||"Dippermouth Blues"|
|"Sunset on Louisianne"||"...To Miss New Orleans"|
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