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 work in projects such as “13 Reasons Why”, “Acrimony”, “The Rickey Smiley Show”, and “Empire”. She has been working in the entertainment industry since she was 12 years old.
The Net Worth of Ajiona Alexus
How rich is Ajiona Alexus? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $200,000, earned through a successful career in acting. She’s appeared in both films and television projects, in leading and support roles. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
Very limited information is known about Ajiona’s life before her rise to fame as an actress. She grew up in a family of musicians and singers, which in turn would help her develop her skills in music. However, she has not shared a lot of details regarding her family members. She became exposed to the industry at a young age, and also became acquainted with many musical acts.
She attended the Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA), which is a residential high school located in Birmingham which helps prepare students for college; they offer technical education and is a member of the Coalition of Essential Schools. She focuses on studies in theatre arts while also balancing a career in acting. While many believed that she would make it big in the music industry, she rose to prominence in 2012 when she was cast in a main role for “The Rickey Smiley Show”, starring Rickey Smiley as the name denotes, and which ran for a total of three seasons.
Rise to Fame
While starring in “The Rickey Smiley Show” Ajiona also achieved her breakthrough as a singer, releasing her debut single entitled “Dream Big”. However, her focus was still on an acting career, though she did open in concerts for artists such as OMG and Diggy Simmons. In 2015, she gained guest roles in shows such as “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Code Black”, and the following year played Teenage Loretha – also known as Cookie Lyon – in the show “Empire”, a musical drama series set in New York. It follows the fictional hip hop music and entertainment company called Empire Entertainment, in which there is drama and tension within the founding family, as the children try to seize full control of the company.
The show proved highly successful and will run for a total of six seasons with the final season of the series airing in 2019. She stayed for one season, appearing in a total of nine episodes for the show. Shortly after her work in “Empire”, she gained one of her most notable roles in the show “13 Reasons Why”, playing the character Sherri Holland. The teen drama show airs on Netflix and follows the story of high school student Clay Jensen and his deceased friend Hannah Baker, who killed herself after facing lack of support from people at her school.
While working on her TV shows, Ajiona also did film work including “Family Blood”, a horror film released through Netflix. She also starred in the psychological thriller called “Acrimony”, which was created by Tyler Perry but received generally negative reviews. Another project she had during the same year was “Breaking In”, a thriller starring Gabrielle Union which follows a mother who must protect her children after burglars invade the family mansion. The film received mixed reviews due to lack of character development, and a mediocre plot.
On television, Ajiona gained a main role in the show “Light as a Feather”, which is a web television series airing on Hulu, based on the book of the same name written by Zoe Aarsen. One of her latest projects is the show “Runaways”, in which she was cast in the recurring role of Livvie. The web series is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, and is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The show has aired for two seasons, with a third set to air in 2019 or 2020.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, not much is known in terms of any of Alexus’ romantic relationships. She has not stated anything about this aspect of her life and has mainly focused on her career, with several sources stating that she is single. During her free time, she mostly engages in musical endeavors, and promotes her work online. She also maintains her body and fitness through gym lessons such as boxing.
— Ajiona Alexus (@AjionaAlexus) July 4, 2019
Similar to numerous actresses, she is highly active online through accounts on several high profile social media websites. She has an Instagram account which has over 1.8 million followers, on which she posts a lot of personal photos, including those taken from photo shoots, as she has been featured in several publications. She also has a Twitter account which has over 127,000 fans, on which she promotes her recent work – she’s recently been performing as a singer and dancer in various locations around the country. She also has a Facebook page which has over 12,000 fans, and posts several personal photos on it, and also does a few promotions on her account. She also posted a tribute to her mother who celebrated her birthday earlier in 2019.