Born to an African-American father and Caucasian mother, Alexandra Shipp holds the flame of two cultures within her. She moved to Los Angeles at the age of 17 to pursue a career in acting. Shipp made her acting debut in 2009 with the minor role of Valentina in the live-action, animated musical drama ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.’ She got her first breakthrough with Nickelodeon’s mystery teen drama series ‘House of Anubis.’ Her portrayal of the character KT Rush in the series catapulted the aspiring actor’s profile and Shipp became a star among the kids. Shipp landed two major roles in 2014. She played the character of Dani Raymond in the VH1 TV movie ‘Drumline: A New Beat and Aaliyah Haughton.’ In the Lifetime TV movie ‘Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B,’ she played the titular role of Aaliyah Haughton. Shipp’s character in ‘Straight Outta Compton’ also earned her critical praise.
She got her next big breakthrough in 2016 when she joined the movie ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’ Shipp took over as the iconic character Ororo Munroe a.k.a. Storm from Halle Berry, who previously portrayed the role. Shipp stole the show as Storm and the character was even hailed as the ‘X-Men’s’ reply to the DC Comics character, ‘Wonder Woman.’ She appeared in an uncredited cameo in ‘Deadpool 2.’ In 2018, she starred in ‘Love, Simon‘ alongside Nick Robinson and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. In the high school comedy ‘Dude,’ she played a major role along with Kathryn Prescott and Lucy Hale. So now you might be wondering what is the next Alexandra Shipp movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Alexandra Shipp films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Alexandra Shipp movies would be as good as some of her recent ones.
6. Dark Phoenix (2019)
Alexandra Shipp returns as her iconic character of Ororo Munroe a.k.a Storm in the upcoming ‘X-Men‘ spinoff, ‘Dark Phoenix.’ Known for her weather controlling powers, the female mutant Storm is one of the fiercest and humane mutants in the ‘X-Men’ universe. Storm went through horrible experiences in her childhood when she lost her parents. The events made her claustrophobic in the later life. Orphaned and homeless, Storm became a skilled pickpocket before Professor X initiated her into the ‘X-Men’ family. ‘Dark Phoenix’ features Sophie Turner as Jean Grey/Dark Phoenix, who struggles to deal with her enormous power acquired through the collision with the powerful radiation. Tye Sheridan, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain play other major characters in the movie. ‘Dark Phoenix’ is the directorial debut of longtime ‘X-Men’ writer Simon Kinberg. The movie is scheduled to release on June 7, 2019.
5. Shaft (2019)
The upcoming action comedy movie ‘Shaft‘ is the fifth installment in the ‘Shaft’ film franchise and a direct sequel to the 2000 film of the same name. Alexander Shipp plays the role of Sasha in the film alongside the returning cast members Samuel L. Jackson as John Shaft II, Jessie Usher as John “JJ” Shaft Jr. and Richard Roundtree as John Shaft. The plot revolves around John “JJ” Shaft Jr., an FBI undercover agent and a cybersecurity expert. When his best friend dies under suspicious circumstances, he seeks help from his estranged father John Shaft II. Father and son plunge into the dark underbelly of Harlem for answers. ‘Shaft’ is directed by Tim Story from a script by Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow. Warner Bros. releases the movie on June 14, 2019.