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INFO on Alexz
Once again, thanks to my bud Ashley <> - please don't email her or me and ask how to personally contact Alexz.

INFO on Alexz

* - answers I got from Alexz herself:) thanks! *G*

Full Name: Alexzandra Spencer Johnson
Eye color - Blue
Hair color - Blonde
Heigth - 5'5"
Birthdate - November 4th, 1986
Birthplace - Vancouver BC Canada
Nicknames - Ally, Alexz
Zodiac Sign - Scorpio, I think.
Favorite Activities - Singing, acting, sports, hanging with friends
Family -  9 bro/sis
Fav. Disney Movie - Little Mermaid
Celeb crushes - Taylor Hanson
Fav. Singers - Celine Dion, Britney Spears
Fav. Music Groups - Hanson, Nsync
Music Influences - Celine Dion
Fav. actor(s) -Kevin Zegers, co-stars on 'so weird', Jim Carrey, Mel Gibson
Fav. Actresses - Meg Ryan, Julia Roberts
Fav. color - Blue
Fav. Food - Japanese food, Nachos, Burgers, Tacos, Hotdogs
Fav. holiday - Christmas
When she first started singing -  2 years old
Fav. so weird episodes - "Rewind", "Detention", "Changeling", "Mr. Magnetism", and "Carnival"
Any pets? - no pets
Fav. junk food - ice cream: rolo chocolate
Fav. Subject in school - Social Studies and English, Alexz says she loves writing. :)
Least Fav. School Subject - Math (I'm with ya on that one Alexz... Math, Ugh!).
Sports - Karate and Basketball (Alexz says she's really copmetitive).
How did you get started into acting? - I started acting at age 10
When did you decide that you wanted to sing? - I have always wanted to sing, and of course, my singing teacher likes me to sing opera...but I love Pop, and R&B
Do you ever feel like you character Annie? - I do feel like the character Annie, because I made the character... I was really being myself. I wasn't told how to play her
Do you believe in the Paranormal? - I do believe some people have paranormal powers

What is your vocal range?* My vocal range is still developing, I am a soprano with a four octave range. I don't really have any music out there that show my range though,...but I will!*
What's your favorite christmas tradition?* opening socks, it takes forever in our family, and we
all take turns. My parents get really unique, funny things.*
How does it make you feel when you receive fanmail?  she LOVES getting fanmail
Do you watch yourself on television? Yes she watches herself on TV and she's very judgemental of herself
On an album, who would you want to do a duet with?* I don't know about a duet, maybe Dido.*
Do you want to go to college someday? * Yes, I want to go to college. *
What was the weather like in vancouver? * Vancouver rains tooooooooo much, but it is sooooo beautiful, clean and
fresh, mountains, ocean, lakes, its the best*
If you could have one wish what it would be ? To heal all of the pain and suffering in the world
If you could trade places with someone who would you trade places with? * I'd trade places with NOBODY, my life rocks!!!*

What is/are your favorite song(s) you've performed on 'So Weird'? - *I think I liked Push Me, Pull you, as my fav song.*


'So Weird'(Disney) - {2000 -2001} - Annie Thelen
'So Weird'(Disney) - {2000} - 'To Dream about you' Music video ( used to promote the 3rd season)
'So Weird'(Disney) - {2000} - 'Never Give up'( Annie's song) - shown in ep 'Rewind'
'So Weird'(Disney) - {2001} - ' 'Cause Your Watching Over Me' music video - ep unknown so far the whole song will be sung in.
'So Weird'(Disney) - {2001} -  'Push Me Pull You' - shown in 'Mr. Magnetism'
'Disney' - {2001} - 'Express Yourself' Commercials
Staples Commercial - {????} - Back2School Commercial Ad

From Alexz' official site:

Alexzandra Spencer Johnson was born on November 4th, 1986. She is the sixth child in a large family of ten children, with six brothers and three sisters.

Alexz first showcased her vocal ability and stage presence at age three, entertaining her large extended family with her song repertoire. She enrolled in singing lessons at age six, and still makes time for classical vocal training with her teacher, Joseph Shore. Her training has given her a profound knowledge of her ability and range, so that she maintains good vocal health to achieve her ultimate potential. This potential astounds her teacher, with her vocal maturity, and range.

At age nine, Alexz started to perform publicly, being asked to sing at local functions in town. She entered the P.N.E. talent search, becoming a finalist, and began to display a unique confidence and composure in front of an audience, adoring any opportunity to astound them with her vocal ability.

At age eleven, Alexz entered an Anthem contest sponsored by a popular radio station, KISS-FM, and became a finalist of over 800 competitors, most of which were professional adult vocalists. She won the opportunity to sing for the season's end Canucks game, and the station was so impressed with her talent, "Fred and Cathy" invited her on their program to sing. On the morning of the game, Alexz sang a heart rending version of "My Heart Will Go On", acapella, resulting in a huge following of listeners calling the station to ask about this little girl with the incredible voice. The listeners relentlessly called B.C.T.V. asking that Alexz be televised singing the anthem at the game, so that they could hear her. Because of the huge response, B.C.T.V. finally broke with tradition, giving Alexz her first opportunity to sing on National television. She received her first CBC interview, and on live television she sang our anthem as it should be sung, winning acclaim from the Vancouver Sun, as the best anthem singer of the season. Letters were sent to the editor asking to send Alexz to Ottawa to show them how the anthem should be sung.

After this event, Alexz became known as the KISS-FM girl, being asked on their program to sing for their listeners. She received many calls from management wanting to represent her, and began performing all over town. She was the solo vocalist for the B.C. Summer Games, and recorded their theme song, "Reach for the Stars". She opened the Variety Show, singing a duet with Bob McGrath, "I'm the Bravest Individual". She sang the anthem at every possible venue, from baseball championships to the N.B.A. and the N.H.L. She performed with Farmers Daughter at the Molson Indy, doing her first complete set of songs, and ended 1999, as the sole entertainment at Planet Hollywood for New Years Eve. In three short years, at the age of twelve, Alexz had become quite the professional. She was now ready for the next step.

 For the past two years, Alexz has gained much experience in the studio. She began working as a demo singer on various projects, and working with producers and songwriters, co-writing some of her own music, and developing her own direction and sound. During this time she received a factor grant, recording the song "More than Friends", and was a finalist in the YTV achievement awards.
Alexz was now ready for her own demo to go out to record labels in the hopes of achieving her ultimate goal of becoming a recording artist, like her idol, Celine Dion. However her life was to take another direction.

During most of Alexz's singing career, she was signed with an agency, doing commercial work, and some film, to help alleviate costs incurred with her singing career. Her agent received notice of an audition for the Disney Series, "So Weird". They were looking for an outgoing charismatic fifteen year old to play the part of Annie Thelan. First and foremost, she had to be able to sing. Her agent called the casting agent, begging him to see Alexz. He was extremely hesitant, as Disney wanted a girl at least fifteen, and would prefer even an older girl to play the part., He finally relented, and agreed to give her an audition. The call came back to her agent, immediately after the audition, with the words of "Oh, she is amazing! We are flying her to L.A. to be screen tested!". Alexz won the lead role of Annie, after singing acapella to twenty Disney executives. Henry Winkler calls Alexz an "old soul with the voice of an angel". Even though she performs on the show with virtually no makeup (a Disney tradition), Alexz most certainly seems older than her years.

Completely unaware that she had won such a huge part, (as the show is only aired on family channel in Canada), So Weird, is acclaimed by T.V. guide as the number one kids show, with a huge internet fan base, receiving 60,000 hits a day. Fan clubs have started everywhere, with Annie's popularity taking the show to a new level. Episodes are being written around Alexz's vocals and talent, with fans wanting to know where they can find her music. Disney used one of Alexz's songs, co-written with Russell James, for the episode of Carnival, where she enters a talent contest. Alexz couldn't have been more excited having her own music on TV, even more exciting, is that Disney has let her know that they adore her, and couldn't be more thrilled with her talent. Perhaps that is one of Alexz's greatest gifts, that to know her is to love her. Her terrific sense of humor, always making people laugh, but also her ability to work hard. At fourteen, she is carrying a show, and maintaining good school grades, resulting in very long days.

Alexz recently completed a promo tour from L.A. to New York, being interviewed by all the teen magazines, and is now recognized as an up and coming super teen, with charisma and star quality. She was flown to L.A. last month to record the original song, "Everything", for the movie "The Other Me", about a boy who clones himself. In Sync, and Aaron Carter were also featured on the sound track.

Alexz is actively persuing a recording contract, and knows that 2001 will be her year to reach her dream of a recording artist.

Last updated:  May 11th, 2001.