- Date of Birth:
- July 28, 1969
- 5' 8"
- Los Angeles
Alexis Arquette (born Robert Arquette in Los Angeles, California on July 28, 1969) is an American transgender actress, musician, and cabaret performer. Alexis got her acting start in 1982 at the age of 12 in a the music video for “She’s a Beauty” by The Tubes. Then in 1986 Alexis made her big screen debut as Alexis, an androgynous friend of one of the main characters in the Bette Midler comedy called Down and Out in Beverly Hills. Alexis didn’t land her first sizable role until she was 19 years old, when she played a trans woman named Georgette in the screen adaptation of the controversial novel Last Exit to Brooklyn. The majority of Alexis’ career has been acting in low-budget or indie films in which she frequently plays drag queens or androgynous characters. Alexis has also appeared in I Think I Do, Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror, and Sometimes They Come Back… Again, as well as more than 40 other independent movies. Her more prominent roles have been her appearances in the horror movie Bride of Chucky and when she played a Boy George impersonator in the Adam Sandler–Drew Barrymore films The Wedding Singer and Blended. In 2001, Alexis guest starred in the Friends episode “The One with Chandler’s Dad.”
Alexis is vocal about being a trans woman. In fact, her transition from male to female was documented in the film, Alexis Arquette: She’s My Brother, which debuted at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.