Lexi Underwood
Born (2003-08-28) August 28, 2003 (age 19)
OccupationActress, Singer
Years active2013–present

Lexi Underwood is an American actress and singer, best known for her role as Pearl Warren in Little Fires Everywhere. She also played Athena in Will vs the Future, a comedic science fiction series created and executive produced by Tim McKeon and Kevin Seccia, and directed by Joe Nussbaum.[1][2]

Career

Underwood made her professional theatrical debut in November 2013 at age ten, at the Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. in their acclaimed production of Charles DickensA Christmas Carol as Want/Urchin Girl.[3]

On December 15, 2014, Underwood performed in Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol for the Actors Fund of America's one night only benefit concert, which was directed by Peter Flynn and musically directed by John McDaniel.[4][5] In November 2015, Underwood was cast as Young Nala in the Disney Theatrical ProductionsThe Lion King.[6] Underwood performed with the North-American Touring Company from January to August 2015 and covered Broadway in the same role.

On October 14, 2014, Underwood made her television debut on the CBS series Person of Interest in the role of Queen Bee. Underwood went on to appear in Code Black as Emily Campbell, Dr. Campbell's daughter, Henry Danger as Narlee, Walk the Prank as Nice Nancy[7], Raven's Home as Shannon Reynolds, David S. Pumpkins’ Halloween Special[8] as Paige (voice)[9] animated by Bento Box Entertainment; and Will Vs The Future as Athena,[10] a time traveling, warrior rebel from the future. Her role in Little Fires Everywhere was called "excellent" by the New York Times,[11] which said, "The scenes between [her mother] Mia and Pearl, both the tender and the angry ones, are the show’s highlights."

Filmography

Television

Year Title Role Network Notes
2014 Person of Interest Queen Bee CBS Episode: "Brotherhood"
2016 The Crooked Man Young Charlotte Syfy TV Movie
Code Black Emily Campbell CBS Episode: "Ava Maria"
2017 Henry Danger Narlee Nickelodeon 3 Episodes
The Nerd Posse Jennifer Pilot
Walk the Prank Nice Nancy Disney XD 4 Episodes
Raven's Home Shannon Reynolds Disney Channel Episode: "You're Gonna Get It"
Will Vs The Future Athena Amazon Video Pilot
The David S. Pumpkins Animated Halloween Special Paige (voice) NBC Saturday Night Live
2018 The Good Doctor Spirit Garcia ABC Episode "Heartfelt”
2019 Family Reunion Ava Netflix 4 Episodes
2020 Criminal Minds Keely Mendoza-Smith CBS Episode “Rusty”
Little Fires Everywhere Pearl Warren Hulu Main role, 8 Episodes
2021 Just Beyond Ella Disney+ Episode "We've Got Spirits, Yes We Do"
2022 The First Lady Malia Obama Showtime [12]

Film

Year Title Role Production Company Notes
2014 Forgotten Happiness Alexis New York Film Academy Student Film
2014 Dance-Off Dancer Across The Floor Productions
2016 Half-Caste[13] Amelia IV Sight Pictures Short film
2017 Girl Minus Koko New York Film Academy
Dirt Voice role ESX Entertainment
2018 If Not Now, When Jillian Krazy Actress Productions
2022 Sneakerella Kira King Jane Startz Productions

Theater

Year Production Role Production Company Notes
2013 A Christmas Carol Want/Urchin Girl Ford's Theatre
2014 Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol Belinda Cratchit Actors Fund of America
2015 The Lion King (musical) Young Nala Disney Theatrical Productions Gazelle National Tour

References

  1. ^ "Amazon Debuts Kids Pilots Sept. 1". NextTV. August 31, 2017. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  2. ^ "UP-AND-COMING ACTRESS LEXI UNDERWOOD SCORES BIG WITH NEW AMAZON PRIME HIT". BCK Online. September 5, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  3. ^ "Artistic Team". Ford's Theatre. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  4. ^ "Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol, With Douglas Sills, Joshua Henry, Christopher Sieber, Robert Cuccioli, Janet Dacal and More, Held Tonight". Playbill. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  5. ^ "Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol, Starring Douglas Sills, Announces Full Casting". TheaterMania.com. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  6. ^ "Alexandra Underwood". Broadway World. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  7. ^ "Lexi Underwood on 'Walk the Prank' Tonight, Pictures From LES MISERABLES, and more!". Kids on Tour. October 10, 2017. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  8. ^ Evans, Greg (September 28, 2017). "'SNL's David S. Pumpkins Sketch Gets Animated Halloween Special; Tom Hanks To Voice Character". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  9. ^ "David S Pumpkins is 'His Own Thing' in this clip from his Halloween Special – The Super Powered Fancast". The Super Powered Fancast. October 26, 2017. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  10. ^ "Will vs. The Future: Season 1/ Episode 1 "Pilot" [Series Premiere] – Overview/ Commentary (with Spoilers)". Wherever I Look. September 2, 2017. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  11. ^ Hale, Mike (March 17, 2020). "Review: 'Little Fires Everywhere' Ignites Over Race and Class". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved March 18, 2020.
  12. ^ Otterson, Joe (March 9, 2021). "'Little Fires Everywhere' Star Lexi Underwood to Play Malia Obama in 'The First Lady' at Showtime". Variety. Retrieved March 9, 2021.
  13. ^ "News". HALF-CASTE FILM. Retrieved October 19, 2017.