"Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual."
- Ernest Hemingway
I was born and raised in sunny San Diego, California (a fact that usually elicits a sigh of envy). The oldest of four kids, two sisters and a brother, and parents with backgrounds in performing...well, our house was never without music, impromptu living room dance routines and original plays written about princes and kingdoms. San Diego is where my fierce love for performing blossomed. Where I had the opportunity to perform in choir competitions as well as professional operas, musicals and plays.
Since I was thirteen years old, living. training and pursuing this career in New York City has been my goal.
I spent some time as a student at Oklahoma City University before making the big leap to New York City. That was five years ago and I cannot be happier to call it home. I am currently represented by Ashley Wible and Mark Measures at KMR Talent. An incredible agency with a team that has supported and advocated my artistic journey since I was sixteen years old.
In middle school, my friends would leave class early to make it to rehearsal on time for the school play. I wanted in on that! Little did I know, I was getting more than an excuse to leave school early. I was gaining a love for the craft of theatrical storytelling. I auditioned for the school production of the King and I and after that I simply could not get enough. The feeling of making an impact through storytelling was not lost on me, it was empowering and inspiring. Formally trained since the age of eleven, I have had the privilege to have worked with many American theatres and creative teams, as well as originating roles in readings and workshops on the East and West coast.
After a critically acclaimed run of Fun Home with San Diego Repertory, I am now settled back in New York City. If I'm not performing? You can find me camping, pursuing my certification in Holistic Counselling or fighting for the rights of minorities.
Singing one of my favorite Jason Robert Brown tunes from Songs for a New World at Don't Tell Mama's in New York City
If I Were A Bell
A little jazzy spin on an old classic from Guys and Dolls at the Bowery Vault in Nashville, TN - A benefit concert in support of Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS and the Marfen Foundation
Out of the Blue
Singing from A Wild Party at PianoFight in San Francisco for a charity benefit.
For Lisa Kron's In The Wake at San Diego REP
“...young Alexis Louise Young doing a remarkable job as the Candide-like teen whose questions bring Ellen up short.”
- Anne Marie Welsh, North County Times
"Alexis Louise Young delivers a genuine, heartfelt performance as Judy’s Republican-leaning, not-so-gay-friendly niece Tessa.”
- Donnie Matsuda, thesandiegodramaking.blogspot
For Horton Foote's The Trip to Bountiful at New Village Arts
"While only on stage for most of the second Act, Alexis Louise Young leaves a big impression as Carrie’s new friend, Thelma. Her natural charisma and winning chemistry with Thompson turn what could have been a forgettable supporting character into a memorable one."
- San Diego Story, Bill Eadie
"Along the way, she (Carrie Watts) bonds with a kindhearted young traveler named Thelma, an excellent and luminous Alexis Louise Young."
- Union Tribune San Diego, James Herbert
For the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour
Opening Night in Nashville as Joanne
"Young was a stunning Joanne on opening night (stepping in for Jasmine Easler), particularly in her duets with LaMark and Kornfeld ("The Tango Maureen" is so much fun in a show that could well be weighed down by the heft of its storylines)..."
- BroadwayWorld.com, Jeffery Ellis
"Take Me or Leave Me performed last night by Katie LaMark as Maureen and swing Alexis Louise Young playing Joanne was sexier, more provocative, and downright hotter than any other version I’ve seen. Katie LaMark’s fiery red hair translates into passion on stage and, honey, you best just be prepared. Even though we didn’t get the usual Joanne, we missed out on nothing. These actresses had red-hot chemistry that could have made the straightest woman question herself for a moment."
- Out & About Nashville, Eric Patton
Fun Home at San Diego REP
"The vibrant Alexis Louise Young, as Alison's college girlfriend Joan..."
- James Herbert, The San Diego Union Tribune
"...(Alison) falls in love with her confident college friend, Joan, a poised Alexis Louise Young."
- E.H. Reiter, Broadway World
"Fellow co-ed Joan (a contagiously confident Alexis Louise Young)."
- Tony Frankel, Stage and Cinema
"...She also meets her first love, Joan (a fun, down to earth Alexis Louise Young)."
- Carol Davis, It's Fun To Go Out