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Alexandre Rockwell

Alexandre Rockwell
Born Charles Alexandre Rockwell
(1956-08-18) August 18, 1956 (age 57)
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation screenwriter, producer, film director
Years active 1983–present

Jennifer Beals
(m. 1986–1996; divorced)

Karyn Parsons Rockwell
(m. 2003–present)
Children Lana Rockwell (born 2003)
Nico Rockwell (born 2007)

Charles Alexandre Rockwell (born August 18, 1956) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter.

Life and career

Rockwell is the grandson of the Russian animator Alexandre Alexeieff who invented the pinscreen. His grandmother was a stage actress in Paris, as well as an artist. His father was also an actor and filmmaker. His mother, Svetlana Alexeieff Rockwell, currently living in Westport, MA, is originally from Paris and emigrated to the US to marry Alex's father; she is a painter. Rockwell grew up in Cambridge, MA and moved to New York City in his early 20's.

From 1986 to 1996, he was married to actress Jennifer Beals. Beals introduced Sam Rockwell to Alexandre, who has subsequently cast Sam in four of his films.[1] They are not related.

Since February 8, 2003, Rockwell has been married to actress Karyn Parsons, with whom he has two children: a daughter, Lana (born 2003) and a son, Nico (born 2007).

Rockwell currently teaches directing at NYU's graduate film school and resides in Los Angeles. His wife Karyn (of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air fame) has her own production company, Sweet Blackberry.


  • Little Feet (2013)
  • Pete Smalls Is Dead (2010)
  • 13 Moons (2002)
  • Louis & Frank (1998)
  • Four Rooms (1995)
  • Somebody to Love (1994)
  • In the Soup (1992)
  • Sons (1989)
  • Hero (A Strange World of Misfits) (1983)


External links

  • Internet Movie Database

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