Suzana Drobnjaković, ever heard this name? Probably not because you are familiar with the name Sasha Alexander. Well, this is the same person with two names. Suzana Drobnjaković is her real birth name whereas Sasha Alexander is her stage name. Famous for her amazing performances in the Hollywood entertainment industry, she is an American who has her mom as a role model.
Do you know which role made her so famous? The role of Gretchen Witter. Since then, she has been given a lot of other projects like Yes Man, and He’s Just Not That Into You. Recently, she has been seen playing the role of Helene Runyon with unparalleled creativity. She is applauded and admired for her exceptional acting in Shameless. One thing is sure that she is overwhelmingly enthusiastic.
She is not only an actor but so much else! Sasha Alexander is a former ice skater, dancer, and singer. What a versatile and multi-talented person she is.
A brief introduction
This incredibly talented star was born on May 17, 1973. Being Taurus, this 48-years old woman is still going strong, ambitious, and passionate just like the Taurus person should be. Her birthplace is LA, California, USA. She remembers having an amazing childhood with a lovely family in a peaceful home. She is the only daughter but has a brother named Alexander. Furthermore, she is of Serbian ancestry.
Did you know she started working at an early age, literally in her school days?! She started performing when she was in the seventh grade. She had a good record of acting throughout her high school and college tenure.
Coming to her education, Sasha Alexander is academically smart. Apart from her acting skills, she is a creative thinker and knows how to manage to multitask. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California. She holds a degree in School of Cinema-Television. She has a massive talent hidden in herself along with a gold personality.
You must be thinking, why are we mentioning her multiple talents, right? Well, because she is. She is versatile. She is pretty and a skilled figure ice skater. Moreoevr, she is an incredible dancer. Now, the question is WHY did she leave other hobbies and come to the filming industry? A tragedy happens! She got injured and hurt her knee so badly that she left her passions.
Continuing the list of her aptitudes, Sasha Alexander is also a singer. She used to sing for a band when she was only 14 years old. That sounds cute and highly amazing at the same time. In short, she can be a good motivation and inspiration.
She is known to have an estimated net worth of about $215 Million. Most of her fortune she has earned has come from her acting career.
Simply explained as a peculiar social media stage, it is an all-time accessible online learning platform that helps talented youth and newcomers get the chance they deserve. Launched back in November 2014 by Sasha Alexander, TAKEHOLLYWOOD has the co-founders Edoardo Ponti & Sylvain Perret, too. It welcomes ambitious entertainers and film fanatics with open arms and guides them to get through all the stages.
It is the best platform for all the talents to come together where they can learn, flourish and have useful experiences.
Although Sasha Alexander started giving on-stage performances from 7thy grade. Imagine getting a lead role at such a young age! She is a real gem of a person. She has always been determined enough to show the world her talents, skills, and hidden abilities. From a small age, Sasha has been the start of comedic skills. As she mentioned in her interview, she still remembers the applause and overwhelming response of the audience.
Professionally, she debuted in two short-lived series Presidio Med (the medical drama) and Wasteland. As soon as she came on screen, people fell in love. In her first role, she received unimaginable appreciation. Getting such massive media attention also came with criticism. In 2006, she played a trivial role in Mission: Impossible III. She is pretty famous for her specific role in the Rizzoli & Isles. Probably, one of her longest roles where she played Dr. Maura Isles for seven consecutive seasons from 2010 to 2016. Alongside this project, Sasha Alexander appeared in Shameless as a recurring role portraying Helene Runyon in 2015.
Following are some of her famous portrayed roles:
- In Dawson’s Creek as Gretchen Witter
- In Greg the Bunny as a lesbian TV Guide reporter
- Lucky 13
- All Over the Guy
- He’s Just Not That Into You
- The Last Lullaby
- In Yes Man as Lucy
- CSI episode “Alter Boys
And, how can you forget her brilliant acting in the 2018 drama film The Ride? Apart from getting a lead and recurring role, Sasha Alexander made a guest appearance in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode, too. Jumping to her latest work, she has voiced Addie in 2020. He is a character of the animated web-series called Death stroke: Knights & Dragons.
Glimpse of her personal life
Back in the old days, when she was young and motivated, a passionate lover, and ready to share life, she married Luka Pecel. Their marriage took place on September 18, 1999. Unfortunately, the marriage was later canceled. But, she was lucky enough to get real love once again in life
In 2006, Sasha Alexander got engaged to Edoardo Ponti who is a well-known film director and also the co-founder of TAKEHOLLYWOOD. By the end of 2007, they got married. She is enjoying her life with her loving husband and two children. She is blessed to have a daughter named Lucia Sofia Ponti and a son named Leonardo.
Awards and Nominations
Sasha Alexander won the “People’s Choice Award” in 2016 under the category “Favorite Cable TV Actress”. She has been rewarded based on her character in Rizzoli & Isles.