Lexie Stevenson Interview

Lexie Stevenson Interview

Lexie Stevenson was born in the town of Brunswick, a vibrant, small town in southeastern Maine and home to Bowdoin College and the Maine State Music Theatre. At the young age of 5, Lexie told her parents that she wanted to be an actress and a singer and they enrolled her in voice and acting lessons at Studio 48 Performing Arts Center where she was trained by Rebecca Beck. It was there that she made her stage debut, performing in such musical theater productions as Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, and High School Musical.

At age 12, she remained a remarkably self-motivated child and found a course being offered in New York City by world-renowned vocal coach and performer, Mary Setrakian. Her parents drove her several hours to NYC to participate in the class, and it was there that Ms. Setrakian noticed Lexie's exceptional singing talent, and offered to work with her one-on-one. Lexie trained privately with Ms. Setrakian for the next 3 years.

Throughout high school, Lexie remained dedicated to acting and singing, performing as Pepper in Annie at the esteemed Maine State Music Theatre (where she earned her invitation to become a member of Actors' Equity), several productions at the New England Youth Theatre, and as a member of the Brunswick High School Treble Choir, the honors level performance course for female vocalists. Tenacious and determined to pursue professional opportunities in film and television, Lexie self-submitted and was cast initially on small background roles on such productions as The Vampire Diaries, and small roles in Alvin and the Chipmunks 4: Road Chip; Martin Scorseses' HBO production, Vinyl, and others.

During her busy high school years, Lexie was not only an outstanding young actress and singer, she was a competitive athlete whose accolades include being a three-time, bronze medalist (swimming) at the Junior Olympics in Maine, playing year-round soccer (at the club level and for her high school team).Lexie also proudly participated in the Miss Maine Teen USA pageant (a precursor to the Miss Teen USA pageant) and was 1st Runner-Up in both 2014 and 2015.

Upon graduating with honors from Brunswick High School in 2016, Lexie was admitted to the academically selective Purchase College-SUNY, but chose to defer and move to California to seriously pursue her acting and singing career. After just seven months in Los Angeles, Lexie booked her first major role as "Mattie" on the CBS daytime drama The Young and the Restless. Lexie played the role of Mattie for 3 years on The Young and the Restless. 2018 Emmy Nominee for OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES. Now, Lexie has some major projects in the works for 2022, that she will be able to speak further on in the new year.

Lexie enjoys traveling and has two dogs; a German Shepherd named Bella and a 1 yr old Rottweiler named King. Lexie currently resides in Los Angeles.

Interview with Lexie Stevenson

Question: What or who inspired your love of acting?

Lexie Stevenson: Zendaya. I didn't see too many light-skin black actors on the tv growing up but I saw her on Shake it Up and she's inspired me ever since. It seems as though every role I watch her in she becomes better and better. Because of that she's remained my role model and inspiration.

Question: What moment in your career stands out the most?

Lexie Stevenson: When I booked The Young and the Restless. Before you book your first big project an actor always has a little bit of self-doubt but booking that role helped me prove to myself that I can have an actual career as an actor. It has been a huge stepping stone that helped propel my confidence and journey forward.

Question: What's your favourite part of your job?

Lexie Stevenson: Even when I haven't booked a project I still get to do the job. Auditioning is actually a lot of fun for me. I used to not like it but as time has gone on I've grown more fond of it. Doing self-tapes for casting directors is a lot of fun for me because I get to try the role a few different ways and have fun with it until I get a take that I really like.

Question: If you could work with any other actor or director, who would it be?

Lexie Stevenson: If I could with an Actor it would have to be Zendaya of course. As for a director I would love to work with James Gunn. Guardians of the Galaxy is my favorite movie of all time and all the movies I've seen that are directed by him just have a certain pizzazz of his.

Question: What advice do you have for aspiring or actors?

Lexie Stevenson: The only thing stopping you is you and to stay in acting class even after you have booked a project.

Question: Please tell us about the Endometriosis Foundation?

Lexie Stevenson: The Endometriosis Foundation is an organization that focuses on furthering research and awareness on the disease Endometriosis. I am on the Advisory Board for the EFA so I help with fundraising and spreading awareness as well as coming up with ideas on how to help accomplish those goals. I get to work alongside many other amazing and strong women. They are truly inspiring and have helped me in so many ways.

Question: What's a typical day like?

Lexie Stevenson: Oh I love this question. I am a creature of habit and routine so I live for questions like this. Because I'm an actress a bulk of my day depends on what projects I have going on but I always make sure my mornings are consistent. I have an automatic alarm that goes off every morning at 7am (except on the weekends) and I write in my 5 minute journal, check my planner for the day, eat a yogurt cup, workout, shower, make a more filling breakfast, get ready for my auditions for the day, take my dog out, go to my Self-tape studio to record, and after I'm done with all of that I get done whatever is written down in my planner or is on my To-Do list.

Question: What's next for you?

Lexie Stevenson: As of right now I'm not sure but I know it is going to be great. I have a feeling about 2022 that I have never had before so we shall see what she has in store. For right now I will continue to audition and work towards my goals.


Interview by Gwen van Montfort