“There's a lot of shows that are really good out there now, I feel like the writing is getting better.” Alexie Gilmore (about TV shows these days). "Nicky's Game" (2005), "Find Love" (2006), "Cosa Bella" (2006), "I Do & I Don't" (2007), "Descent" (2007), "The Babysitters" (2007), "Definitely, Maybe" (2008), "Surfer, Dude" (2008), and "World's Greatest Dad" (2009). Alexie, who won the award of "Rising Star" in 2006 at the Vail Film Festival, will next be seen in the upcoming films "Frank the Rat" and "Mercy."
On the small screen, TV viewers could catch Alexie as Dr. Sara Dillane on FOX television drama series "New Amsterdam" (2008). She also has guest starred in "Rescue Me," "Conviction," "Love Monkey," "Hope & Faith," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," and "Wainy Days."
NY Born, NJ Breed
Childhood and Family:
Born in Manhattan, New York, in 1976, Alexie Gilmore moved to Tenafly, New Jersey, where she attended Tenafly High School. She later attended DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley.
Alexie, who considers her nephew Finn as her inspiration, believes that the brightest star in the film industry is Audrey Hepburn and that the best actor in Hollywood today is Cate Blanchett. She also admires Daniel Day-Lewis, Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz, Isla Fisher and Amy Adams.
Growing up, Alexie had celebrity crush on Ricky Schroder on “Silver Spoons.” Her favorite TV shows include “American Idol,” “Six Feet Under,” “Rome,” “Weeds,” “Grey's Anatomy,” and her favorite guilty pleasure on TV is watching “Survivor.” As for movies, her favorites include “Waiting For Guffman,” “Young Frankenstein,” and “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.”
Initially planning of becoming an anchorwoman, Alexie Gilmore made her feature film debut at age 24 in the year 2000 in “Famous” (aka. "Lisa Picard Is Famous"), a drama/comedy directed by Griffin Dunne and starring Laura Kirk. She followed it up five years later with appearances in the 2005 films "The Anger Eater" alongside Macon Blair and "Nicky's Game" with John Ventimiglia and Burt Young. That same year, she was also spotted as a guest in an episode of "Rescue Me."
In 2006, Alexie played the lead in writer/director Erica Dunton's romantic film "Find Love" and in Fiona MacKenzie's 15-minute short independent drama "Cosa Bella," in which she starred as Belle, a beautiful and successful interior designer in New York City who conducts a lesbian relationship with a married French woman (played by Stephanie Szostak). She also won the award of "Rising Star" in 2006 at the Vail Film Festival and had an uncredited role in the Academy Award-nominated comedy-drama film "The Devil Wears Prada," a loose screen adaptation of Lauren Weisberger's 2003 novel of the same name that stars Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway.
Meanwhile, on television, she guest-starred in an episode of "Conviction," "Love Monkey," and "Hope & Faith."
2007 saw Alexie Steve Blair's screwball comedy "I Do & I Don't," Talia Lugacy's drama/thriller "Descent" (starring Rosario Dawson), and David Ross' drama "The Babysitters" (with John Leguizamo and Cynthia Nixon). She appeared as a guest in an episode of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."
TV viewers recently caught Alexie on FOX television drama series "New Amsterdam," as Dr. Sara Millay Dillane, an emergency room physician at St. Francis Hospital who pronounces Nikolaj Coster Waldau's immortal title character dead after a heart attack. Premiered March 4, 2008, the show was canceled on April 14, 2008. It was nominated for a 2008 Emmy Award for Main Title Design, but lost out to "Mad Men."
About what she likes about her character in "New Amsterdam," Alexie revealed, “I liked her because she's very different from myself. She's much more logical, and kind of thinks with her head, more than her heart. Actually, that kind of changes as the story goes along. I like that she's smart and sassy and she's very complicated.”
During her "New Amsterdam" stint, Alexie appeared in the 2008 films "Definitely, Maybe," "The 27 Club," and "Surfer, Dude." She also guest-starred in an episode of "Wainy Days."
Most recently, in 2009, Alexie acted in Bob Goldthwait's comedy "World's Greatest Dad," which premiered at Sundance 2009. She has completed her new film, "Frank the Rat," a drama written and directed by James Cozza, and will soon wrap "Mercy," a romantic drama helmed by Patrick Hoelck and stars James Caan, Erika Christensen, Scott Caan, and Dylan McDermott.
“Gilda Radner because she was one of the funniest people ever.” Alexie Gilmore (when asked about which real-life person would she play in a movie if given a chance).
Vail Film Festival: Rising Star Award, 2006