Alexis Merizalde Knapp was born on 31 July 1989, in Avonmore, Pennsylvania, USA, and is a singer as well as an actress, best known for her role in the musical film “Pitch Perfect” in which she played Stacie Conrad. She also reprised her role in the film’s two sequels – “Pitch Perfect 2” and “Pitch Perfect 3”.
The Net Worth of Alexis Knapp
How rich is Alexis Knapp? As of early-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is at $5 million, earned largely through a successful career in acting. She’s also done several television projects, and appeared in other films. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
While Alexis was born in Avonmore, her family later moved to the Outer Banks of North Carolina where she would grow up and was educated, though little is known about the schools she attended. When she turned 18 years of age, she moved away from home, going to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
After moving to the city, she began her career online, hosting an internet video series entitled “Project Lore”, which focused on the video game “World of Warcraft”. The massively multi-player on-line role-playing game (MMORPG) is set in the “Warcraft” fantasy universe, and begins four years after the conclusion of “Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne”, and was the world’s most popular MMORPG during its peak. She also took modeling jobs while looking for a breakthrough in acting; she had a support role in the film “Couples Retreat”, and landed a similar role in “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief”, as an Aphrodite Girl.
Rise to Fame
In 2012, Knapp gained her first major role in the film “Project X” as the character Alexis. The film follows three friends as they plan to gain popularity by throwing a party, only to find things quickly getting out of control. The film is presented in a found footage home video style and was commercially successful, although the lead character’s behavior was criticized, along with the film’s disregard for the effects of drug use. However, many others perceived the film as thrilling though a string of large scale party incidents occurred after the film’s release led to blame, as these incidents were said to be inspired by the film.
During the same year, she gained her most notable role, playing the sex-crazed Barden Bella named Stacie Conrad in “Pitch Perfect”, a comedy film starring her alongside Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson and many more. The film follows the story of the Barden University’s all-girl a cappella group called The Barden Bellas, as they compete against others to help them win Nationals. The film is loosely based on the non-fiction book “Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate a Cappella Glory”.
After that success, Alexis appeared in the series “Super Fun Night” alongside “Pitch Perfect” co-star Rebel Wilson, however, the sitcom was short lived, and was cancelled after one season. She then starred in the film “So Undercover” as Taylor Jaffe, starring Miley Cyrus but was only released theatrically in 13 countries, not including the US where it was released direct-to-video. In 2013, she gained a role in the sitcom entitled “Ground Floor”, which follows a banker who falls in love with a maintenance supervisor working in the same building. Her character was dropped after the first season, and the show was later cancelled despite positive reviews.
After working on several other films, she then reprised her role as Stacie Conrad in the “Pitch Perfect” sequel “Pitch Perfect 2” released in 2015 with most of the main characters returning to reprise their roles. The Barden Bellas this time have to compete in a world singing championship, and the film gained positive reviews and surpassed the commercial success of the original film, making it the highest grossing music comedy film of all time, surpassing “School of Rock”. In 2017 she starred in the final film of the series, entitled “Pitch Perfect 3”, which features the Bellas reuniting for one last performance. The film received mixed reviews, and trailed behind its predecessors in terms of financial success.
For her personal life, it is known that Knapp dated actor Ryan Philippe in 2010; they split up after just a few months, but she discovered soon afterwards that she was pregnant with his child; he was present during their child’s birth the following year. She mentioned in an interview that she listens to a lot of hip hop music, including from Jay Z and Kanye West. She also enjoys classical music. She says that she was always the guys’ girl, having grown up with three brothers.
Similar to numerous actresses, she is active online through the use of accounts on several major social media websites. She has an Instagram page on which she posts a lot of personal photos and videos, also a lot of photos and videos featuring her daughter. She has a Twitter account on which she posts a lot of her daily thoughts, though she has not been active on the website for at least a month. Her Facebook page on the other hand has not been active since late-2018, but in the meantime she has put more attention into her other accounts.