• Canadian actress Lexa Doig initially rose to fame for her role in the TV action-adventure drama series ‘Andromeda’ (2000-2005).
• She holds Scottish and Irish ancestry and began her career as a model when she was 16 years old.
• Lexa has since appeared in a number of television films for Hallmark Channel and is a cast member of ‘Arrow’ (2017-2018).
• She has been married to Michael Shanks since 2003 and has two children with him.
• Lexa stands at 5 ft 6ins (1.68m) and has a bra size of 40C.

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Date Of BirthJune 8, 1973
SpouseMichael Shanks
FactDropped out of high school in grade 13 (OAC).

Who is Lexa Doig?

Lexa Doig is a Canadian actress who initially achieved stardom with the role of Andromeda Ascendant in the TV action-adventure drama series “Andromeda” (2000-2005), and most recently as Sally Allison in the television films for Hallmark Channel “Aurora Teagarden Mysteries”, so far appearing in more than 10 installments.

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Lexa Doig Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Born Alexandra Lecciones Doig on the 8th June 1973, in Toronto, Ontario Canada, she is the daughter of David W. Doig and Gloria B. Lecciones. Her mother worked as a nurse, and is from Philippines, while her father was working as a petroleum executive officer, and is of Scottish and Irish ancestry. While growing up, Lexa was a part of a rhythmic gymnastics team, and as she got older she developed an interest in acting, with a particular influence on her being a production of “Porgy and Bess”, which she saw when she was nine years old.

For her secondary education, Lexa attended Don Mills Collegiate Institute, and while there became a part of the vocational modeling program. At just 16 years old, Lexa was scouted by talent agents, and offered representation by one of them; in no time, she already had modeling gigs booked. Now a professional model, Lexa had her start in the entertainment world, and decided to quit high school and focus on acting.

Career Beginnings

Her first on-screen appearance was as the host of the show “Video & Arcade Top 10” in 1991, and then in 1993 made her acting debut, in a minor role in the TV series “The Hidden Room”. The following year, she appeared in the television films “TekWar” and “TekWar: TekLords”, which led to the TV series “TekWar” (1994-1996).

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She was slowly becoming more popular, and in 1996 started giving voice to Dale Arden in the animated action-adventure series “Flash Gordon” (1996-1997). Before the decade ended, she was Tina Backus in the TV series “CI5: The New Professionals”, and M.J. Sullivan in the TV series “Traders” (1999-2000).

Rise to Prominence

With the start of the new millennium, Lexa secured one of the most prominent roles in her career, as Andromeda Ascendant in the TV series “Andromeda” – she featured in all 110 episodes of the award-winning series, which made her quite popular.

The series lasted until 2005, but during this time, Lexa worked on several other projects too, including the lead role in the horror film “Jason X” in 2001. Following the end of “Andromeda”, she secured the part of Dr. Carolyn Lam in the TV series “Stargate SG-1” (2005-2007), then in 2007 starred in the television fantasy drama film “Second Sight”, and continued with television films such as “Fireball” (2009). In 2012 she joined the cast of the sci-fi action-thriller series “Continuum”, and in two years appeared in more than 30 episodes of the award-winning series.

In 2015 she signed an exclusive deal with the Hallmark Channel to portray Sally Allison in the television mystery thriller films “Aurora Teagarden Mystery”, and has subsequently featured in 11 films, with the latest one being “Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: A Very Foul Play”, released in mid-2019. In addition, Lexa played Deann Anderson in the TV drama series “The Arrangement” (2017-2018), while she was also cast as Talia al Ghul in the TV series “Arrow” (2017-2018).

Lexa Doig Net Worth

As of late-2019 is ~$500,000.

Lexa Doig Personal Life, Dating, Marriage, Husband, Children

Is a married woman and the mother of two children. She has been married to Michael Shanks since 2003 and they have welcomed a son and a daughter since then. Also, Lexa is step-mother to Michael’s daughter from his previous relationship with actress and model Vaitiare Bandera.

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Lexa Doig Height, Weight, Body Measurements, and Appearance

  • Stands at 5ft 6ins (1.68m)
  • Weighs ~115lbs or 52kg
  • Vital statistics are 35-24-35inches
  • Bra size is 40C
  • Dark brown hair
  • Brown eyes

General Info

Full NameLexa Doig
Date Of BirthJune 8, 1973
Height1.68 m


SpouseMichael Shanks
ChildrenMia Tabitha Shanks, Samuel David Shanks
ParentsGloria Doig, David Doig
SiblingsTed Doig


MoviesJason X, Tactical Force, No Alibi, Aurora Teagarden Mystery: A Bone to Pick, Jungleground, Code Name Phoenix, Ba'al, TekLords, Real Murders: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery, While My Pretty One Sleeps, Fireball, The Tracker, Second Sight
TV ShowsContinuum, Video & Arcade Top 10, Andromeda, CI5: The New Professionals, Flash Gordon, TekWar, Health Nutz

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1I'm a really big geek. I do dorky things, I snort when I laugh, I'm clumsy, I'm a sucker for RPG games on my computer, I watch cartoons (Pinky and the Brain (1995) and South Park (1997) are my faves) . . . and I have a really bad potty mouth.
2I don't believe in regrets. Some of the worst mistakes I've made in my life have yielded the most powerful lessons that I may not have learned otherwise.


1Frequently plays a doctor.
2Cousin of actor Rey-Phillip Santos and Rowland Santos.
3Son, Samuel David Shanks, born March 19, 2006.
4Was a rhythmic gymnast as a child.
5Dropped out of high school in grade 13 (OAC).
6Appeared with Torri Higginson in TekWar (1994), TekWar (1994), TekWar: TekLords (1994) and Jungleground (1995), who co-starred with her husband Michael Shanks in Stargate SG-1 (1997) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004).
7Appeared in Jason X (2001) alongside her Andromeda (2000) co-star Lisa Ryder. In the film, Doig played a human and Ryder played an android while on Andromeda (2000), the opposite is true.
8Met her husband, Stargate SG-1 (1997) star Michael Shanks, when he guest-starred in the Andromeda (2000) Season One episode "Star-Crossed".
9Studied American Sign Language as a teenager.
10Daughter with Michael Shanks, Mia Tabitha Shanks, was born September 13, 2004.
11She has an older brother named Ted.
12Divides her time between Vancouver (where she works) and Toronto (where she grew up).
13Her father, David, is of English and Scottish ancestry. Mother Gloria is Filipina.




The Arrangement2017TV Series filmingDeann Anderson
The Julius House: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery2016TV MovieSally Allison
Three Bedrooms, One Corpse: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery2016TV MovieSally
Real Murders: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery2015TV MovieSally Allison
Aurora Teagarden Mystery: A Bone to Pick2015TV MovieSally Allison
Saving Hope2014TV SeriesDr. Selena Quintos
Continuum2012-2014TV SeriesSonya Valentine
Arctic Air2012-2014TV SeriesPetra Hossa
Primeval: New World2013TV SeriesDr. Fridkin
Tactical Force2011Jannard
Health Nutz2011TV SeriesIvonka
Smallville2010-2011TV SeriesDr. Christina Lamell
V2010TV SeriesDr. Leah Pearlman
Supernatural2009TV SeriesRisa
Fireball2009TV MovieAva Williams
Ba'al2008TV MoviePena
Eureka2007-2008TV SeriesDr. Anne Young
The Green Film2008ShortThe Star
Second Sight2007TV MovieJenny Morris
Stargate SG-12005-2007TV SeriesDr. Carolyn Lam
Killer Instinct2005TV SeriesHospital Doctor
The 44002005TV SeriesWendy Paulson
Andromeda2000-2005TV SeriesAndromeda Ascendant
Human Cargo2004TV Mini-SeriesRachel Sanders
The Chris Isaak Show2002TV SeriesDetective Lucy Ramirez
The Tracker2001TV MovieKim Chang
Jason X2001Rowan
Earth: Final Conflict2000TV SeriesJoan Price
No Alibi2000Camille
Traders1999-2000TV SeriesM.J. Sullivan
Code Name Phoenix2000TV MovieConchita Flores
CI5: The New Professionals1999TV SeriesTina Backus
Teen Sorcery1999VideoMercedes
While My Pretty One Sleeps1997TV MovieTse Tse
Flash Gordon1996-1997TV SeriesDale Arden
F/X: The Series1996TV SeriesReporter
TekWar1994-1996TV SeriesCowgirl
Taking the Falls1996TV SeriesNetta
Ready or Not1996TV SeriesReceptionist
TekWar: TekLords1994TV MovieCowgirl
TekWar1994TV MovieCowgirl
The Hidden Room1993TV SeriesSecond Girl


By Any Means Necessary: The Making of 'Jason X'2002Video short documentaryHerself / Rowan
Video & Arcade Top 101991TV SeriesHost

Archive Footage

Andromeda2004TV SeriesAndromeda Ascendant


Won Awards

2014LeoLeo AwardsBest Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic SeriesContinuum (2012)

Nominated Awards

2015Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actress in a Television SeriesContinuum (2012)
2014LeoLeo AwardsBest Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic SeriesPlayed (2013)
2013LeoLeo AwardsBest Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic SeriesContinuum (2012)
2013LeoLeo AwardsBest Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic SeriesArctic Air (2012)
2002Cinescape Genre Face of the Future AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USAFemaleAndromeda (2000)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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