1. Jaimie Alexander is an American actress known for portraying Jessi on the TV series Kyle XY and Sif in the 2011 superhero film Thor, its 2013 sequel, Thor: The Dark World, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2. Alexander was born in Greenville, South Carolina, and moved to Grapevine, Texas when she was four years old.
3. She is the only girl in a family of five children. Alexander first got into acting in grade school, where she took theater for fun.
4. Alexander stated that she was actually kicked out of theater when she was in high school because she could not sing, so she instead went into sports. When she was 17, she substituted for a friend at a meeting with a scouting agency and she met her manager, Randy James, who sent her some scripts.
5. After her graduation from Colleyville Heritage High School, a year and a half later, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting.
6. Her career was launched in 2003, when she was cast in the leading role of Hanna Thompson in the low budget award-winning film The Other Side.
7. She also has a small part in an episode of Standoff.
8. In 2007, she had her second lead role, also in a horror film.
9. In both movies, her character is a strong character who fights back against her aggressors.
10. She portrays a troubled, show off girl with superhuman powers who is trying to find her way in the world, with increasing cooperation and eventual romance with her male counterpart Kyle.
11. Her role generated a large fan base hoping to see a spin-off show for her character.