Born and raised in Toronto, Alex Paxton-Beesley is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School and the Canadian Film Centre’s Actor’s Conservatory. Paxton-Beesley starred in the Canadian Screen Award-nominated CBC drama “Pure” and most recently appeared in the feature film Close To You, which premiered at TIFF. Known for her roles in the award-winning CTV drama “Cardinal,” CBC’s ever popular drama “Murdoch Mysteries,” and BBC America’s “Copper,” Paxton-Beesley credits include TV series and films such as “The Bold Type,” “The Holiday Switch,” “Sex/Life,” “A Mother’s Lie,” “Fortunate Son,” “Island of Shadows,” “Impulse,” “Space & Time,” “The Perfect Soulmate,” “The Firm” and “Dirty Singles.”
On stage, Paxton-Beesley has performed in the Canadian premieres of Dora-nominated Festen with The Company Theatre and Rock ‘n’ Roll with Canadian Stage/Citadel Theatre, as well as the World Premiere of Theatre Aquarius’ The Woman in White. She also co-created and starred in the award-winning stage production of SLIP, which was remounted by invitation at the Tarragon Theatre Extra Space.
Paxton-Beesley has appeared as the lead in a number of short films including Burnt Grass (TIFF ShortCuts 2014), and Philip Barker’s Dredger (TIFF ShortCuts 2015), and Malody (TIFF ShortCuts 2012), which won best film at Bratislava International Film Festival and was selected as one of Canada’s Top Ten.
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