Born in Chicago, IL, Alix always felt a passion towards content creation. After spending a summer working in fashion in Los Angeles, she knew she was in the right place. Her side hustle eventually led to an ever-growing passion for photography and creative direction. Jami decided to take the leap and move to Los Angeles, where she has resided for 6 years. She created her own fashion and lifestyle blog where she shares her fashion inspirations, beauty products reviews, home decor, and her travel adventures. Along with her blog, she has since discovered her love for acting, has just been cast in her first major role in the series "Boo, B****" on Netflix. Her dynamic and goofy personality is seen on her YouTube channel, where she films vlogs of her fun activities and outings.
In addition to her creative skills, Jami is passionate about showing others that they are beautiful despite their inner insecurities. The young actress has fought her own internal demons after being diagnosed with scoliosis, having spinal fusion, and having to wear a back brace for 3.5 years after the surgery. She took her diagnosis in stride and continued to persevere and do what she loves.
Jami's biggest charitable focus is helping dogs in need. She has always loved dogs, and has two of her own, named Charlie and Luna who are frequently featured on her Instagram. She plans on devoting time to help with dog rescues and truly be hands on.
Question: Can you tell us about your role in Boo B****?
Jami Alix: I play Lea who can be described as the suck-up sidekick to the most popular girl in school. Lea is type A, a little bit manic and will do everything in her power to hang with the cool kids. She's definitely a very heightened character, which was almost a little too easy to tap into for me.
Question: Did you always want to pursue a career in the entertainment industry?
Jami Alix: I have loved being in front of the camera since I was a little girl, so that's a strong yes from me.
Question: How has moving to LA influenced your career?
Jami Alix: Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, I honestly thought I was destined to sit in an office for 9 hours a day. It wasn't until I moved to LA that I realized the 9-5 lifestyle was actually more of an outlier, and I would be crazy not to chase my dreams of playing dress up and emoting all day long.
Question: What or who inspired your love of acting?
Jami Alix: I think it probably started from just being an incredibly emotional kid. I distinctly remember watching Titanic and then running upstairs to my room and watching myself recite some of the lines and cry in my mirror. That was my idea of a wild Saturday night. My dad is also a huge film nerd, so I grew up watching an exorbitant amount of movies and fantasizing about being a part of that world someday.
Question: What moment in your career stands out the most?
Jami Alix: Honestly, I hope we haven't seen it yet. The best is yet to come in my opinion! Sorry for the cheesiness.
Question: If you could work with any other actor or director, who would it be?
Jami Alix: This question is so hard because the list is endless. One of my top directors would have to be Greta Gerwig; she has such an incredible way of showing the most raw and beautiful moments in female-driven content. For actor: I would love to work with Annie Murphy simply because I could watch her comedy all day long.
Question: What advice do you have for aspiring actors?
Jami Alix: Get into classes! Don't wait until the right moment to start. Start now because there's so much to learn about creating a character, breaking down a scene and the business in general. Acting also has a beautiful way of breaking you down and teaching you so much about yourself; it's like therapy for half the price.
Question: What's next for you?
Jami Alix: You may see me playing a very different character in the new On My Block spinoff, 'Freeridge' coming next year!
Interview by Gwen van Montfort