|From||United States of America|
|Type||Film, TV, Stage & Radio|
|Birth||17 February 1971, Montreal, Urban agglomeration of Montreal, Montreal Region, Canada|
Alexsandra Wright is a Canadian actress known for her television and movie work and for her relationship with Mathew Knowles, father of Beyoncé and Solange Knowles.
Wright was born on February 17, 1971, in Montreal, Quebec.
Wright’s acting career began with an uncredited role in the 1989 television movie Third Degree Burn. A decade later, Wright appeared in the television show JAG in the episode “Psychic Warrior” and the 2000 drama Love Beat The Hell Outta Me. In 2001, Wright appeared in Baby Boy, a drama starring Tyrese Gibson, Taraji P. Henson, Snoop Doggy Dog and Omar Gooding.
Wright’s final two roles were television shows, including the My Fifteen Minutes episode of Scrubs in 2001, and The Young and the Meatless episode of Girls Club in 2002.
Relationship with Knowles
In the late 2000s, Wright and Mathew Knowles began an 18-month affair during which Wright became pregnant. Paternity tests confirmed that Mathew Knowles is the father of her son, Nixon Knowles.
On November 11, 2009, Tina Knowles filed for divorce from her husband, citing Matthew’s affair with Wright. Wright publicly apologized to Tina, Beyoncé and Solange for the “pain [she] has contributed” to their lives.
After the breakup with Knowles, Wright became engaged to Celebrity Fit Club trainer Harvey Walden IV.
Wright is cited in the books The A to Z of African American Cinema and the Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema, both written by S. Torriano Berry and Venise T. Berry. She is also mentioned in Beyonce: Entertainer by Sonya Kimble-Ellis. Wright is also extensively covered in the J Randy Taraborrelli unauthorized biography “Becoming Beyoncé”.
Wright and her son currently live outside of Los Angeles, California.