Who is Ian Alexander Sr.?

Ian Alexander Sr rose to prominence when he married the famous actress Regina King.  He was born on 8 April 1956 in Kamloops, British Colombia Canada, but after spending his formative year there, he eventually moved to the US to start an acting career. He is of mixed ethnicity, and holds Canadian nationality.

Early life and Career

Regarding his early life and career, there is a huge scarcity of information about his family background and educational qualifications.

He stepped into the world of show  business when heappeared in the TV series ”Master Horror”, which aired from 2005-2007, and continued on to star in other TV shows – ”The Chris Isaak Show” and ”Animal Miracles”. Ian also starred in the original Disney Chanel movie, ”The Ultimate Christmas Present” in 2000. However, his career has never been limited to only acting, and he previously worked as a distributor for several companies, including Qwest Records. His other notable employment includes working at Warner Bros, the famous entertainment company which operates in the film, TV and video game sector.

Being employed at the Warner Bros, he worked his way up to the position of vice-president which is most certainly commendable.

What is his net worth?

Through his acting career, Ian has managed to amass net worth estimated at $3 million, mostly through his career, but some possibly attributed to the success of his now ex-wife, ie through their divorce settlement, as Regina’s estimated net worth is around $12 million.

His marriage to Regina King?

According to reports, Ian Alexander and Regina first met in the ’90s, and were first good friends before starting a romantic relationship.

The love birds married on 23 April 1977 in a private ceremony in Jamaica, having welcomed their first and only child, a son named after his father Ian Alexander Jr., on 19 January 1996. Throughout their marriage they were very supportive of each other’s careers, and frequently attended events and ceremonies together. In an interview, Regina stated that he was very supportive when her father was battling Parkinson’s disease.

His divorce to Regina

There is a saying ‘not everything is as it seems’, and it’s reflected in their relationship.

For a long time, their marriage gave the semblance of being good and successful, and so many were shocked and surprised when Regina filed for divorce. After ten years of marriage, they finally divorced in 2007. Many rumors were circulating as to why – some say that the couple simply grew apart and couldn’t make it work anymore, and had been fighting and prone to get into steamy arguments which, in her words, wasn’t a healthy environment in which to raise a child.

Coming from a broken home, the award-winning actress knew the consequences and downsides of being exposed to witnessing constant arguments and fights, and hence decided to end the marriage.

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However, Ian Alexander was accused of having an extra-marital affair. According to reports, Regina firstly accused Ian of acting recklessly, and further of having a drug addiction problem and physically assaulting her. Even though their marriage was very tumultuous, given that they have a child together, they managed to work out their differences for his sake. In an interview, she recalled saying to Ian Sr.: ‘You know what? This isn’t good for Ian. Let’s put this sh*t behind us because it has nothing to do with how much we both love him.’

Aftermath

After this whole ordeal, Ian Sr. went under the radar, while Regina focused on her impressive career and motherhood. Ian hasn’t been linked to any women since – nothing is known about his love life since the divorce. On the other hand, Regina began dating an old friend and actor Malcolm Jamal-Warner in 2011, but the relationship didn’t last, and they split in 2013. Since then, Regina has been linked to Nicholas Gonzalez and Quentin Richardson, but neither of those relationships has ever been confirmed.

Regina King and Ian Alexander Sr.

Their son a college grad and  an actor

‘Both Regina and Ian Alexander have plenty of reasons to be proud of their son. Not only is he a college grad, but he’s also decided to follow in the footsteps of his parents and dabble in acting as well. Ian Jr. has been very supportive of his mother throughout the years, and is often seen attending award ceremonies with Regina. During an interview at the Golden Globe Awards, speaking to Ryan Seacrest, he praised his mother and said: ‘She’s a super mom. She doesn’t let bad workdays come back and ruin the time they have. It’s awesome to have a mother that I can enjoy spending time with.’

Briefly about Regina King

Regina King is an actress and producer, who came into public focus at a young age, and is the recipient of various awards. She was born on 15 January 1971 in California, USA, and the talented actress made her breakthrough in the NBC sitcom ”227′ in 1985, playing the role of Brenda Jenkins. Since then she has starred in a variety of movies and TV series, such as ”Friday”, ”Toby Maguire and Southland” and ”Boyz n’ the Hood”, etc. In 2015 she was cast in the ABC anthology series ”American Crime’ for which she subsequently won two Primetime Emmy Awards.  In 2018 she starred in the Netflix miniseries ”Seven Seconds”, and scooped another Emmy Award.

Winning awards seem to be in Regina’s blood – her biggest accomplishments in her filmography are an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award  both for Best Supporting Actress for her role of a troubled mother in the film ”If Beale Street Could Talk”., and four Prime Time Emmy Awards –  two being for Outstanding Supporting Actress in the TV series ”American Crime” in 2015 and ’16, and for Outstanding Leading Actress for ”Seven Seconds” in 2017, and in the 2019 superhero TV series ”Watchmen”.

Except acting, she is also known to have worked as a director of about a dozen TV series such as ”Scandal” in 2015-’16, and a couple of music videos.

Is Ian Alexander active on social media?

It seems that Ian enjoys privacy, and prefers to stay out of public life.  He doesn’t use Facebook or Instagram unlike his ex-wife Regina, who has almost two million followers on Instagram.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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