Canadian actress Lexa Doig

‘Andromeda’ and ‘Continuum’ Actress Lexa Doig Biography

With inspiration from the theater production of Porgy and Bess, Candian actress Lexa Doig carries the flame of acting interest since the age of 9. The Leo Award-nominee is widely famous for portraying Andromeda Ascendant in the TV series Andromeda (2000-05).

Later, it would see her notable on-screen appearances in Stargate SG-1, which connected Doig with her future husband Michael Shanks. Moreover, the Toronto native worked in TV series including Smallville, Arctic Air, Arrow, and Virgin River, along with major casting in Continuum (2012-15).

Despite such tough on-screen schedules, the doting mother of two manages decent time for her family.

What Is Age & Height Of Lexa Doig? More On Her Family Members & Background!

Doig was born Alexandra Lecciones Doig on June 8, 1973, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. As of early 2022, Lexa, who stands 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm) tall is 46 years old.

The Flash Gordon star holds Canadian nationality but has a mixed ethnic heritage. Reportedly, her mother Gloria B. Lecciones (a registered nurse) is from the Philippines, while her father David Doig of Scottish-Irish ancestry is an engineer.

She is the youngest of two & has an elder brother named Ted, though further details on her brother remain under wraps. Her cousin brothers have an association with the entertainment industry; Rey-Phillip Santos (a stunt performer) & Rowland Santos.

Dropped From High School- Initial Career In Modeling

While attending Don Mills Collegiate Institute, Lexa Doig got vocational modeling & subsequently landed gigs in modeling & commercials. Moreover, she dropped out of high school to pursue acting.

Although Doig was into gymnastics as a child, her love for on-screen turned immense by the age of 9; it was after she watched Porgy and Bess, a stage production. But the TV screen success started off with a gig in the game show Video & Arcade Top 10 (1991-2006).

TV Breakthrough From ‘Andromeda‘- How Much Is Net Worth Of Lexa Doig?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Doig has an estimated net worth of $500,000 as of 2022. Most of her earnings are the courtesy of her on-screen venture. While her possible income from Instagram endorsements is around $209- $348 per sponsored post.

Having voiced-over in Flash Gordon (1996), the Canadian actress made TV appearances in CI5: The New Professionals (1999) & Traders (1999-2000). Thanks to her major role as Andromeda Ascendant in Andromeda (2000-05) that got Lexa a surge in the TV industry.

The space opera TV series co-starred Kevin Sorbo, Lisa Ryder & Keith Hamilton Cobb; it allegedly earned Doig a salary of tens of thousand dollars per episode.

Further On-Screen Works

In 2001, she worked in the film Jason X, which collected $17.1 million at the box office. From 2005 to 2007, Lexa Doing made a recurring appearance in Stargate SG-1 featuring Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, among others.

Further recurring roles of the actress were in Arctic Air (2012-14) featuring Adam Beach & Pascale Hutton; Arrow (2017-20); and Virgin River (2019-20).

Canadian actress Lexa Doig in the role of Paige Lassiter in 'Virgin River'
Canadian actress Lexa Doig in the role of Paige Lassiter in ‘Virgin River’

Moreover, Alexandra portrayed the main cast; as Sonya Valentine in Continuum (2012-15) and as Deann Anderson in The Arrangement (2017-18). No denying her payroll from these TV series packed up in the 6-digit figure annually.

Net Worth Comparison: Doig’s husband Michael Shanks is worth $3 million in 2022, around 6-times her reported fortune.

Doig Worked In Twelve Hallmark Channel TV Films

Since her debut with Hallmark Channel’s A Bone to Pick: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery in 2015, the Candian-born records 11 Aurora films. The most-recent one was Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Haunted By Murder (2022).

Currently, Lexa travels back & forth to the United States & Canada for her on-screen venture. On average, an actor in the USA earns a salary of $57,000 while in Canada, the paycheck is $42,900 annually.

Lexa Doig Is Mother Of 2 Kids With Husband Michael Shanks

The Hidden Room‘s actress Doig is a married woman & currently lives with her actor husband, Michael Shanks in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her beau is famous as Daniel Jackson in the TV series Stargate SG-1; furthermore, he notably played Charlie Harris in Saving Hope.

Doig & her husband Michael Shanks married in 2003 after dating for 2 years
Doig & her husband Michael Shanks married in 2003 after dating for 2 years
Image Source: Instagram@lexadoig

Reportedly, the two began dating in 2001-thanks to their encounter on the set of Andromeda. Lexa Doig portrayed the main & title cast, while Shanks made a guest appearance in the episode “Star Crossed”.

The two would later co-star in projects including Stargate SG-1, Tactical Force (2011, film) & Virgin River (in 2019).

After 2 years of relationship, Shanks and Doig married on August 2, 2003, in Vancouver at Brock House.

Actress Lexa Doig with her husband & kids (Tatiana, Mia & Samuel)
Actress Lexa Doig with her husband & kids (Tatiana, Mia & Samuel)
Image Source: Instagram@lexadoig

The duo welcomed daughter Mia Tabatha Shanks on September 13, 2004; later followed the birth of son Samuel David Shanks on March 19, 2006.

Already with nearly 2 decades of marriage, the actor-couple leads a happy family of five including a child from Michael’s previous relationship. Prior to Lexa Doig, the Canadian actor from his relationship with then-girlfriend Vaitiare Bandera (an actress & model) shared a daughter Tatiana Shanks (b. Aug 10, 1998).

Not to mention, the V actress has good terms with Tatiana.

Doig’s Social Media: Instagram & Twitter

She is active on social media & has Instagram & Twitter accounts. Her followers are more than 41.8k followers on her official Instagram account @Lexadoig. And as for Doig’s Twitter account, @Lexadoig, it has more than 39.9k followers.

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