Birthday: Nov. 16
Birthplace: Chandler, Ariz.
Years on Show: 2003-present
Marital Status: Married to co-star Justin Bruening (Jamie, AMC)
Alexa Havins joined the cast of ALL MY CHILDREN in October of 2003 when the feisty Babe Carey made her Pine Valley entrance. Havins was born in New Mexico but grew up in Arizona and is extremely close with her family. She made her debut on the stage at a young age, but it wasn't in the form of acting — it was dancing. The acting bug bit later and Havins spent time both in New York City and Los Angeles studying the craft and working on films and TV guest appearances.
With relocation from the West Coast to New York came the role at AMC, where Havins would not only excel in her acting career but find love as well. Her work in the 2004 Baby Storyline earned Havins an Outstanding Younger Lead Actress Daytime Emmy nomination. Co-star Justin Bruening and Havins immediately hit things off. And in December of 2004, Bruening proposed to Havins, making them a real-life couple as well as a reel-life couple.
—She taught dance professionally and considered becoming a professional dancer.
—Her childhood nickname was the Ice Maiden because she was deathly shy.
—Her mom called her Babe, even before she snagged the role on AMC.
—Justin asked Alexa to marry him on the set of AMC.
"I might not be an absolute rail, but I like my boobs and I like my butt. I like having a shape. If I didn't, I'd feel like a 12-year-old boy."— Soap Opera Weekly, 4/26/05
"You go through a lot of changes when you move to New York. It's a totally different lifestyle. I've learned to love time alone. I've learned to relax. I feel very focused right now. Very grown up."— Weekly, 3/16/04
"I missed the first round of auditions, and the casting director called my manager and said, 'How come I think this girl's perfect?' And she said, 'Because Alexa (can) play trash with her eyes closed' (laughs)."— on how she landed the role of Babe, Weekly, 1/20/04
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