Who is Ajiona Alexus?
Ajiona Alexus Brown was born on 16 March 1996, in Tuskegee, Alabama, USA, and is an actress, best known for her roles in projects such as “13 Reasons Why”, “The Rickey Smiley Show”, “Acrimony”, and “Empire”. She’s been active in the industry since she was 12 years old.
The Wealth of Ajiona Alexus
How rich is Ajiona Alexus? As of early-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $200,000, earned through a successful career in acting. She’s also worked on various television shows and films throughout her career. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
Ajiona grew up in Tuskegee, though little is known about her childhood and her family. It is known that she found her passion for performing at a young age and started to foray into professional acting roles at the age of 12. After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, continuing to hone her craft.
One of her first notable on-screen roles and her television debut was in “The Rickey Smiley Show” playing the character De’Anna. The sitcom as the title denotes starred Rickey Smiley and J. Anthony Brown, and she was one of the main cast members during the three season run before its cancellation. Her role led her to gain more acting opportunities, and she soon took advantage, gaining guest roles in popular shows such as “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Code Black”. In 2016, she was cast in the role of teenager Cookie Lyon in the television show “Empire”, which is a musical series set in New York, focused on a fictional hip hop and entertainment company.
Rise to Fame – 13 Reasons Why
After her one season run with “Empire”, Alexus was then cast in her feature film debut entitled “Something Like Summer”, a musical and the first entry of the “Something Like…” novel series written by Jay Bell. During the same year, her popularity increased significantly when she had a role in the television show “13 Reasons Why”, which is based on the novel of the same name written by Jay Asher, produced for Netflix.
The story follows a 17 year-old high school student and her deceased friend who committed suicide due to a lack of support from her friends as she faced the aggressive gossip culture of high school; he then discovered a box of 13 cassette tapes detailing why she ended her life. The show was initially set to be a film starring Selena Gomez, but was later scrapped in favor of a television show. The first season received a lot of positive reviews and gained a Golden Globe nomination, with many critics praising its use of mature topics, though it also attracted some criticism from mental health professionals.
In 2018, Ajiona continued to enjoy a string of projects that helped to increase her net worth. She gained several film roles, appearing in “Family Blood”, a horror film starring Vinessa Shaw and James Ransone, and in the psychological thriller “Acrimony” which follows the story of a wife who decides to take revenge on her ex-husband, but which received generally negative reviews. She appeared in “Breaking In” which starred Gabrielle Union as a mother who must protect her mansion and her family as the place is invaded by burglars; this film received negative reviews as well.
She continued her work on television, gaining a main role in “Light as a Feather”, which is a supernatural series based on the book of the same name written by Zoe Aarsen. The show has been renewed for a second season but it is not yet confirmed if she will be reprising her role. While working on this series, she also gained a recurring role in the show “Runaways” or “Marvel’s Runaways”, which is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. The story is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and follows the story of six teenagers who unite against their parents who are members of a villainous organization.
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For her personal life, not much is known about any of Alexus romantic relationships though several sources confirm that she is single. She has not been very public about this aspect of her life, and several sources state that she is not likely focused on any serious relationships as she is still developing her career as an actress.
However, similar to numerous actresses, she is highly active online with accounts on various social media websites. She has an account on Instagram on which she posts personal photos and videos, often consisting of ones taken through photo shoots. She also has a Twitter account which she uses to promote her recent projects, including her music releases, and to update fans on her recent events, interviews, and content similar to that of her Instagram account. She has a Facebook account as well, on which posts pictures of herself with fellow cast members as well as with friends can be seen. She also posts pictures of family, and also does promotions on that page similar to her Twitter account.