‘Andromeda’ Actress Lexa Doig Is Married To Michael Shanks- How Did They Meet? Any Children? Age, Relationship & Net Worth In 2021

Canadian actress Lexa Doig, not only got her career recognition through the TV series Andromeda (2000-05) but also met her love of life. The Toronto, Ontario-born turned her acting interest at 9 in theaters that sought her journey from commercials to the TV screen. Currently, the mother of three (including a step-daughter)  with her actor husband Michael Shanks, Doig has worked in Stargate SG-1, Saving Hope, The Arrangement, Arrow, Virgin River, and film Jason X (2001).

Further is all information on Lexa Doing’s personal life, net worth, and career.

Where Is Lexa Doig From? Age and Height?

Born on June 8, 1973, to Filipina mother Gloria (a nurse) and Irish-Scottish father David (an engineer), Lexa is from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. While her nationality is Canadian, Doig comes from a mixed ethnic background. The youngest of two children, she has an elder brother named Ted Doig.

As of June 2021, the brown-haired actress with brown eyes is 48 years old. Her height is 5 feet 6 inches, which is 168 in centimeters. Her birth name is Alexandra L. Doig and the birth sign is Gemini.

Mother Of Three Children (Including Step-Daughter)- How She Met Michael Shanks? Are They Still Married?

It’s been more than 17 years, the Canadian actress enjoys a healthy marital relationship with her husband Michael Shanks. Her spouse Michael is a 2-time Leo Award winner famous for his role as Dr. Daniel Jackson in Stargate SG-1.

As it always turns for the majority of TV stars, the couple’s love story also began from the TV screen. They met each other back in 2001on the set of Andromedawhere Michael guest-starred while Lexa was in the main role. The duo would later share the screen in Stargate SG-1, Tactical Force (2011, film), and Virgin River (2019, TV series).

Lexa Doig shares two children with husband Michael Shanks and a step-daughter from Shanks' previous relationship
Lexa Doig shares two children with husband Michael Shanks and a step-daughter from Shanks’ previous relationship; Image Source: Instagram@lexadoig

After dating for 2 years, Doig and Shanks married on August 2, 2003.

Together, the pair is parents to two children: the first-born daughter Mia Tabitha Shanks (b. September 13, 2004) and son Samuel David Shanks (b. March 19, 2006). Currently, the family resides in Canada.

The Arrow actress is stepmother to daughter, Tatiana Shanks (b. 1998) from her husband Michael’s relationship with actress Vaitiare Bandera.

Reportedly, during Season 5 of Andromeda, Lexa Doig was pregnant with her second child (son Samuel). So, writers rewrote the season so she could be out of the series during that season, as a result, a new character Doyle came to replace her.

Throwback of Lexa Doig and her daughter Mia Shanks shared by Doig on Instagram
Lexa Doig and her daughter Mia Shanks; Image Source: Instagram@lexadoig

Although Lexa Doig is an avid Instagram user with 29.6K followers on her account @lexadoig, she seldom makes posts about her personal life. Her Twitter account @LexaDoig created in December 2008 has more than 38.8K followers as of mid2021.

How Much Is Net Worth Of Lexa Doig In 2021?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Doig has $500,000 net worth as of 2021. Without question, most of her earnings came through her acting career. Indeed, it is since the actress turned professional in 1993 has 44 acting credits.

Although she never opened about her payroll, she allegedly took home a salary in the 6-digit figure from her TV roles, exclusively from Andromeda, The Arrangement, and Continuum.

Comparatively, her husband Michael Shanks owns way more, i.e an estimated $2 million fortune.

Career Journey

Following the TV debut from The Hidden Room in 1993, she became a recurring cast in TekWar (also its TV film production) and Traders (1999-2000). Her first main role was in CI5: The New Professionals (1999).

But it was her portrayal of Andromeda Ascendant in the space opera TV series Andromeda (2000-05) that got her career breakthrough. It starred Kevin Sorbo, Lisa Ryder, Keith Hamilton Cobb, and Laura Bertram.

Actress Lexa Doig in the TV series Andromeda
Actress Lexa Doig in the TV series Andromeda

Lexa Doig’s other main roles were; Sonya Valentine in Continuum (2012-15) and Deann Anderson in The Arrangement (2017-18). From 2019 to 2020, she was a recurring cast, Paige Lassiter, in Virgin River, having shared the screen with Alexandra Breckenridge and Martin Henderson.

Some of her brief TV works include Stargate SG-1, Eureka, V, Supernatural, Arctic Air, Saving Hope, and Arrow.

Dropped Out of High School To Focus On Career

By the age of 9, Lexa Doig showed interest in acting after watching a theatre production of Porgy and Bess. Moreover, growing up, she even branched excellence in rhythmic gymnastics and studied American Sign Language.

While she attended Don Mills Collegiate Institute, the future TV star also enrolled in a vocational modeling program; her charm saw her talent agent booking by the age of 16. As a result, she dropped out of high school in grade 13, to fully focus on her career.

In the early 90s, Doig even worked at theatre productions: Romeo and Juliet; and Arsenic and Old Lace. Also, she worked as a co-host of the game show Video & Arcade Top 10.

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