Alexandra Breckenridge

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Breckenridge in 2011, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Alexandra Hetherington Breckenridge

Place of Birth: Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 15, 1982

Ethnicity: English, Irish, possibly other

Alexandra Breckenridge is an American actress and photographer. Her roles include the film She’s the Man and the shows Dirt, The Walking Dead, and This Is Us. She is also known as Alex Breckenridge.

Her uncle (mother’s half-brother) is actor Michael Weatherly. Alexandra is married to guitarist Casey Hooper, with whom she has two children.

Alexandra’s maternal grandfather was Leland Davis Breckenridge, Jr. (the son of Leland Davis Breckenridge and Sophie Earle Sharpe Barton). Alexandra’s grandfather Leland was born in Florida. Alexandra’s great-grandfather Leland was the son of John MacDougal Breckenridge and Nan E. Davis. Sophie was the daughter of William Wickham/Wysksham Sharpe and Carrie Ida Gamble.

Alexandra’s maternal grandmother is Patricia Ruth Hetherington (the daughter of Allen F. Hetherington and Ruth K. Burns). Patricia was born in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Alexandra’s great-grandmother Ruth was of Irish descent, the daughter of Edward Francis Patrick Burns and Catherine Theresa Farrell.

Sources: Genealogies of Alexandra Breckenridge (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Obituary of Alexandra’s maternal grandfather, Leland Davis Breckenridge, Jr. –

Obituary of Alexandra’s maternal great-grandmother, Ruth K. (Burns) Hetherington –

2 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Can someone find Allen Francis Hetherington on U.S. Census? I didn’t.

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