“Alex is a joy to work with — always on, and always ready to get to the work.”
—-Robert A. K. Gonyo, director & Artistic Director of Co-Op Theatre East



I grew up in New York City surrounded by theater. Early on, I saw the original Broadway production of Into the Woods and watched, spellbound, as my childhood heroine of Cinderella took life right before my eyes.

It came as no surprise when I announced to my parents that I was going to be an actress. I was quickly enrolled in classes at HB Studio. I was delighted to go each Saturday morning to the basement studio and improvise for two hours, pretending I was any number of people. Soon, I made my Off-Off-Broadway debut in St. George and the Dragon at Christmastide at the HB Playwrights Foundation, playing a gnome. A few months later, I was working off-Broadway, playing Herman Goering’s daughter in Romulus Linney’s 2: Goering at Nuremberg.

After graduating from Pomona College and studying internationally, at the École Internationale Jacques Lecoq in Paris and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, I’m back in New York City.

Already working regularly in the New York theater scene, I’m excited to work regionally and then head to the Great White Way, stopping along the way to pursue some film and TV work, all the time playing women obsessed with fame and fortune – either escaping or pursuing it. This includes rags to riches, riches to rags and everything in between. My dream roles include The Little Dog Laughed’s Ellen, Gone with the Wind’s Scarlett O’Hara, Maggie the Cat, Antigone, Juliet and, of course, my beloved Cinderella.

Thanks for joining me on this journey!



I am a rare unicorn: a born and bred Manhattanite! I began acting at 9-years-old and have been doing so ever since. I’m also fluent in French and translate between English and French. I’ve studied here in New York, at Pomona College in Claremont, CA and internationally at the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.

I play characters who stand out, chasing after fame, fortune or infamy. I do a mix of modern and classical theater, film, TV, and voiceover. Thanks for stopping by!

“Talented, fearless and well prepared, Alexandra Cohler did a great job when she worked for me on New York Blood.”
–Nick Oddo, Director, Fearless Films

I narrated a new audiobook! Falling is now available on audible.com. It’s a novella that’s part of a series and I’m already working on the next one.

Let’s Kill Grandpa this Christmas, a dark comedy in which I play a gender fluid administrative assistant, written and directed by Brian Gianci, had its NYC premiere at Anthology Film ArchivesNew Filmmakers series in December 2017. Stay tuned for more news.

After several years of post-production, King Lear is available on Amazon Video! I play Cordelia.

Basement, in which I starred as a French farm girl, just closed at the Gene Frankel Theatre. “With her quirky manner, wide eyes, lithe physicality and flowing, curly hair, Alexandra Cohler is captivating as Katrine. Ms. Cohler melodious voice achieves all of the humor and pathos possible in the part, as she speaks in French and heavily accented English.”
Read the rest of this great review here!

“Alexandra gives a strong and consistent performance. She has a good natural style, her characters can range from stern and serene to playfully coy, and she handles herself well with more traditional/classical material. She is very dependable, takes direction well, and commits 100% to the project.”
–Eric Chase, Director

SAG-AFTRA/EMC  
HAIR: RedHEIGHT: 5'6"
EYES: HazelWEIGHT: 120 lbs.

FILM  
KING LEARCordelia/LEADVAN GOGH PRODUCTIONS
Dir. Alexander Barnett
REMEMBER ME?LEADRAPIER WIT FILMS/Dir. Cecily Mihok
LOST IN CONEY ISLAND
*(Best Film, Coney Island Film Festival)
SMALL SUPPORTINGDIAMOND MINDS FILMS
Dir. Eric Rivas
NEW YORK BLOODSUPPORTINGROOFTOP PRODS./Dir. Nick Oddo
HER SKELETONSSMALL SUPPORTINGLIVE AND WORK PRODS./Dir. Mike Trax

TELEVISION/WEB  
SESAME STREETGUEST STARPBS
THE SO DAMN FUNNY SHOWGUEST STARWEB SERIES/Dir. Addison Lemay

THEATRE  
2 by Romulus LinneyGoering’s Daughter/SM. SUPP.PRIMARY STAGES, NYC
Dir. Thomas Bullard
THE FAMILY SHAKESPEARE
(author, David Stallings)
Dorcas/SUPPORTINGMANHATTAN THR. WORKS
Dir. Antonio Miñino
MORELinn/SUPPORTINGTHEATER FOR A NEW CITY/Dir. Joan Kane
YOUTH INK! (Reading)Various/LEADMcCARTER THEATER, PRINCETON,
NJ/Dir. Emily Mann
ROMEO AND JULIETPeter/SUPPORTINGHUDSON SHAKESPEARE CO./Dir. Tony White
THE BELLE’S STRATAGEMVillers/SUPPORTINGNEW YORK STAGE & FILM
Dir. Davis McCallum
VENUS IN FURVanda/LEADEASTHAMPTON GUILD HALL/Dir. Tina Andrews
WRITING OTHELLOIago/LEADDARK LADY PLAYERS, NYC
Dir. Jenny Greeman
HAMLET’S APOCALYPSEHamlet/LEADDARK LADY PLAYERS, NYC
Dir. Jenny Greeman
BUCKINGHAMLady Sarah Lennox/SUPPORTINGSOUTHAMPTON CULTURAL CENTER/Dir. Tina Andrews
RECOVERYLucille/SUPPORTINGMINNESOTA FRINGE FEST.
Dir. Glory Kadigan
THE MISTRESS OF MONTICELLO
(Staged Reading, World Premiere)
Patsy Jefferson/LEADSOUTHAMPTON CULTURAL CENTER/Dir. Tina Andrews
AFTER TARTUFFE (Staged Reading)Mary Anne/LEADMANHATTAN THR. WORKS/Dir. Tom Slot

TRAINING 
BA, cum laude, Theater and French, Pomona College, Claremont, CA
Graduate 1-year program, Ecole Jacques Lecoq, Paris, France
RADA Summer Shakespeare Program, London, England; New York Stage and Film Apprentice Program, Poughkeepsie, NY; William Esper Summer Program, NYC
ACTINGPatrick Quagliano, Greg de Polnay, John Dapolito, Roni Dengal
IMPROV:Carol Davis, Ann McCormack, Trudy Steibl
COMMERCIALS:Rebecca Yarsin, Shirley Sender
VOICE:Susan Patrick (Linklater)
SINGING:Billy Porter, Ron Shetler, Patrick Wickham, Virginia Gibson, Bob Goldstone
MOVEMENT:Dewi Mathews, Tom Leabhart, Leonard Pronko, Jos Houben

SKILLS
Fluent French; DIALECTS: French, British RP, Cockney, Southern US, NYC, Irish; Horseback Riding; Swimming; Jewish folk dancing; Intermediate piano; Advanced Recorder; Singing (Legit Mezzo-Soprano); Reads Sheet Music; Embroidery; Cooking; Maskwork; Clowning; NY Driver’s license; US Passport

“Alexandra Cohler possesses the emotional maturity of an actress far beyond her years. She injects a great deal of life into a character, going beyond the page and to fully play her adjectives and connect with an audience, in a way that always feels authentic and natural. As a playwright, I was pleased with the way she made her own dramatic choices, while staying true to the script, and as a producer, I wouldn’t hesitate working with Alexandra again.”
–Mark Williams
“Responsible, beautiful and bright Alexandra Cohler is an actress to work with and watch. A true chameleon, she can successfully portray the Bard’s leading players as well as the contemporary heroines of the stage. A “yes” performer who understands how important process, connection and risk is to the craft.”
–Antonio Miñino, Fab Marquee Productions

“Alexandra appeared as the heroine in my full length “Laramie, Equal Rights” and showed remarkable skill both as an actor and as a force that holds the play together. As an actor, she understood, expressed, and communicated to the audience the nuance of uncertainty, sometimes desperation, boldness, passion, and the other emotions her character lives through. She was also able to remember, not only her own lines, but the lines of the other characters and bring them back to script when they wandered. She’s an amazing member of a cast.”
–Leonard D. Goodisman, Playwright
 

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