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Flex Alexander (The Michael Jackson Story) Net Worth, Wife, Bio

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Flex Alexander is an American actor, dancer and comedian, probably best known for portraying the legendary pop icon Michael Jackson in the biographical movie “The Man In the Mirror”.

Although the actor found fame early in his career, he has since disappeared from the limelight; keep reading to find out why.

Early Life, Family, Educational Background

Mark Alexander ‘Flex’ Knox was born on 15 April 1970 under the zodiac sign of Aries, in Harlem, NewYork City USA. He is of African-American ethnicity, and holds American nationality.

His parents, Alethia Knox and Robert Whitehead raised him in a rough environment; he’s said, ‘surviving a household that was drug-filled, seeing friends die, having a gun put to my head, making it through all that, and God still saw it fit for me to be here.’

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Alexander discovered an interest in dancing at a young age. As a teenager, he danced in various New York clubs, and earned the nickname ‘Flex’ due to his flexibility and acrobatic skills.

While in college, Alexander was an active member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.

Career

Dancing Career

Flex started out in the entertainment industry as a dancer. He was discovered by DJ Spinderella, who was at the time Salt-n-Pepa’s DJ. After a series of negotiations, he eventually toured with the band for three years before leaving.

He also choreographed for Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige.

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Stand Up Comedy

After his stint as a dancer, Flex focused on doing stand-up comedy for a while, mostly ‘clean’ comedy, unlike many of his comedic counterparts.

In 2017, Flex hosted “Lawd Have Mercy”, a comedy series that highlights viral videos which showcase the funny side of religion. He appeared in the show alongside Buddy Lewis, and the LHM Gospel Choir. He also hosts a podcast called “Soulaughable”.

Acting Career

Flex made his debut in the 1992 film “Juice”, playing a minor role as a contestant in a DJing contest with Q(Omar Epps). Four years after his debut, Knox landed a lead role in the short-lived American series “Homeboys in Outer Space” (1996), then the following year played Neville Watson in Steven Bochco’s “Total Security” (1997).

Other ‘90s movies which Flex appeared in are “Money Train” (1995), “The Sixth Man” (1997) and “The Apartment Complex” (1999). As Alexander’s fame grew in the film industry, he landed a role in the 2001 movie, “Out Cold”, playing the role of  Anthony alongside Zach Galifianakis, A.J. Cook and Jason London.

After that, he focused on TV roles until 2004, when he was cast as Michael Jackson in the biographical film “Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story”. The film was received negatively by fans and critics alike, as they called Flex a joke.  Speaking to AABC about playing Michael Jackson, he said, ‘the dancing wasn’t hard. The challenging part of the role was in being believable and not a caricature.’

Still in 2004, Flex played the role of Damien in the American comedy, “Gas”, and the following year he played Marty in the Charles Matthau-directed romantic comedy, “Her Minor Thing”.

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In 2006, Flex landed a role in “Snakes On a Plane”, playing germophobic rapper Clarence ‘Three G’s’ Dewey, opposite Samuel L. Jackson. The following year he starred in Clement Virgo’s “Poor Boy’s Game” opposite Danny Glover, and then in the horror film, “The Hills Have Eyes 2” in which he portrayed Sergeant Jeff Millstone.

The next time Alexander Knox appeared in a movie was in 2013, five years after his last role. He played Matthew in “My Sister’s Wedding”, and other films he’s appeared in are “Soul Ties” (2015), “Love by the 10th Date” (2017), “Maybe I’m Fine” (2019) and “Ballbuster” (2020).

Flex made his television debut in the first season of the “Uptown Comedy Club” (1992) in which he played various characters. The following year, he starred in ABC’s “Where I Live” playing Reggie Coltrane alongside Yunoka Doyle, Shaun Baker, and Jason Bose Smith.

Between 1996 and 1997, Knox was a series regular in “Homeboys in Outer Space”.

In 2000, Flex Alexander landed a lead role as Darnell Wilkes, car mechanic and husband of Maya Denise Wilkes in “Girlfriends”. He stayed on till the end of the first season, and was succeeded in the role by actor and rapper, Khalil Kain. Flex left “Girlfriends” to join “One on One”, playing single father, Mark ‘Flex’ Washington until the show ended in 2006; this became the most popular TV role of his career so far.

Between 2007 and 2010, Flex guest-starred in two episodes of “CSI: Miami”, playing Beau Lendell and Martin Wilson, respectively. Subsequently, he took minor roles in “Blue Bloods” (2010), “Single Ladies” (2012), “The Client List” and “Masters of Sex” both in 2013.

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In 2014, Flex Alexander and his wife Shanice Wilson starred in their own reality TV show, “Flex & Shanice”. It premiered on 1 November on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), and aired for three seasons as part of its Saturday-night reality line-up until 2016. In the reality show, the celebrity couple covered how they dealt with career stagnancy, filed for bankruptcy in 2010, and how they bounced back.

FLex continued on to guest-star in many TV series, such as “Station 19” and “Grey’s Anatomy” in which he played Evan Forrester, both in 2018. Then he played the role of George in “Mixed-ish” (2020) and Derek in “Kenan” (2021).

Flex Alexander won two BET Comedy Awards in 2004 and 2005 for his role in “One on One”. He has also earned three NAACP Image Awards, for “One on One”, and “Man in the Mirror”.

Personal Life, Wife and Children

Flex married Grammy nominated singer Shanice Wilson on 19 February 2000. They welcomed daughter Imani Shekinah Alexander-Knox on 23 August 2001, and son Elijah Alexander-Knox on 5 March 2004.

In an interview with Page Six, Flex revealed that he stumbled upon hard times such that he and his family were kicked out of their Los Angeles home in 2010, saying ‘it was a real estate crash. Real estate was a great way to attain wealth and it was something I wanted to pass down to our kids. So I tried to hold on, but I should have just jumped ship early.’ He shared that he always gets through tough times by praying and keeping the family close.

Flex Alexander and his family live in Los Angeles, California.

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Appearance, Clothing Style

Flex Alexander Knox is 6ft 3ins (1.91m) tall, and weighs around 182lbs (83kgs). He has short hair and brown eyes. He loves to wear suits for red carpet events, but T-shirts for family outings.

Hobbies, Favorite Things and Interesting Facts

  • Flex Alexander’s favorite meal to cook is breakfast; a combination of French toast, eggs and turkey bacon. He also loves eating seafood and sushi.
  • His all-time hero is his late grandmother, Christola Williams.

Net Worth and Salary

In late 2021, Flex’s net worth is estimated at $250,000, a substantial sum earned in the years after he bounced back from financial bankruptcy. He also owns a home with his wife in Magic Mountain, Los Angeles.

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About Zeeko Zaki: Wife, Net Worth, Height, Age, Biography

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Zeeko Zaki is an Egyptian-American TV and film actor and model ,who is perhaps best known for portraying FBI Special Agent Adom in the CBS drama series “FBI.”

Age, Early Life, and Education Background

Zeeko Zaki was born Zakaria Sherif Zaki, in Alexandria, Egypt, under the Capricorn zodiac sign on 18 January 1990, which makes him 33 years old as of 2023. He is the son of the hairstylists Sherif Zaki and Emon Zaki, who currently run a salon in Wilmington City, Delaware. Zeeko’s family emigrated to the USA four weeks after he was born, and he spent his childhood in West Chester, Pennsylvania; he has a younger brother and sister named Zeyad and Zeina respectively. As a child, Zaki often visited his hometown of Alexandria, where he iteracted with his aunt and other relatives and as a result, he can speak fluent Egyptian Arabic, which the now bilingual actor had learned by the time he turned six.

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Zeeko went to Unionville High School, situated in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, where he became very interested in acting and was often cast in the school’s stage productions. He matriculated to Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but quit school shortly afterwards, to focus on his acting career.

Career Beginnings

In his first year at Unionville High School, Zeeko performed in the Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens-directed musical “Seussical”, and also in numerous Community Theater productions under the Unionville Players group. Zaki made his film debut in 2012, with the role of Michael in the short “The Therapy Session.” Subsequently, he landed minor roles in several other short films, and made one-episode appearances in a few series, including the thriller “Homeland” and the post-apocalyptic sci-fi “Revolution” both in 2012, and “Under the Dome” in 2013.

Rise to Stardom

In 2015, Zaki was cast in two films including the critically and commercially acclaimed musical comedy “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chimp,” which was directed by Walt Becker. In the year that followed, he was cast as Factionless Squad Leader in the third installment of the science fiction film series “The Divergent” entitled “The Divergent Series: Allegiant.” Zaki landed his first recuring role in the military drama “Six” in 2017, playing Akmal in eight episodes. In the same year, he landed another recuring role of Hamid in seven episodes of the Fox TV series “24: Legacy”, before appearing in three more series, including “NCIS: Los Angeles.” His following role was in the 2018 action thriller film “Escape Plan 2: Hades,” in which he shared the screen with the likes of Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, and Sylvester Stallone.

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Zeeko rose to prominence in 2018, when he was cast for the main role as Special Agent Omar Adom in the CBS crime drama series “FBI”, appearing alongside Missy Peregrym, John Boyd and Ebonee Noel in the Craig Turk and Dick Wolf-created series. Zaki reprised his role of Agent Adom in 2020 and ‘21, in the “FBI” series spin-offs, respectively entitled “FBI: Most Wanted” and “FBI: International”.

Social Media Presence

Zaki is active on Instagram (@zeekozaki) with over 210,000 followers. He joined Twitter in December 2010, and has so far amassed around 20,000 followers under his username @zeekozaki. He uses his social media platforms to not only update his fans about his upcoming projects, and give them a glimpse into his personal life, but as a model to popularize brands such as Pepsi, Verizon, Microsoft Phone, and many more.

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Personal Life

It’s reported that Zeeko is currently engaged to the social media personality Renee Monaco, who according to her Instagram bio is involved with the coffee firm, Lucky Beans Coffee. Renee has a massive following on social media, especially TikTok and Instagram, and uses her online fame to market her coffee brand. The duo began dating in 2021, and is fond of posting their pictures on their social media platforms. They are often seen touring various destinations together. Previously, Zeeko referred to Monaco as a ‘Certified Lover’ on Instagram and wished her a happy Valentine’s Day in February 2022, thanking her for being his ‘heart’ and ‘peace of mind.’

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Previously, Zaki was romantically linked with the Californian photographer and social media sensation, Sam Schneiter, but they parted ways in 2021 after dating for almost a year. Zaki’s character dates an FBI agent named Maggie, who is portrayed by the Canadian actress Missy Peregrym, in the drama “FBI,” which has resulted to their dating rumor, however, the duo isn’t in a romantic relationship – Peregrym is married to the American producer and actor Tom Oakley – nonetheless, Zaki and Peregrym are good off-screen friends.

The “FBI” star is a Muslim. He seemingly shares a strong bond with his mother, and often posts her pictures on his Instagram account – he previously posted her childhood photo during her birthday. He also posted a series of his throw-back photos with his mother on the platform on Mother’s Day in 2019 and captioned it ‘We have come a long way mama…Happy Mother’s Day.’

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Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

Zaki stands at an impressive height of 6ft 5ins (1.96m), and weighs approximately 245lbs (111kgs). He’s of mixed Egyptian, Syrian and Turkish descent, and has black hair and a pair of dark brown eyes. His chest, biceps, and waist sizes are 43ins, 14ins, and 35ins respectively and he wears shoe size 11(US).

Zeeko has embarked on a gradual full-body transformation journey over the past nine years, and has so far lost over 100lbs (45kgs), as he told Entertainment Tonight during an interview. He disclosed that he used the book “The 4-Hour Body” by Tim Ferriss as a guide, and also learned several essential weight loss tricks in the TV program “P90X Workout.” Many fans have commended him for his success, and he seems to be a great inspiration to many young actors, especially those trying to lose weight.

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Net Worth

Zeeko has made a fortune from his acting career. He’s played the lead role in the critically acclaimed drama “FBI” since 2018, which has significantly contributed to his net worth, which as of 2023 is approximately $1 million .

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Ted Sutherland Opens Up About His Sexuality and Personal Life

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Who is Ted Sutherland?

American actor and model Ted Sutherland was born in New York City, USA, on 16 March 1997, so Pisces is his zodiac sign. He’s appeared in 20 movies and TV series, and is perhaps known best for playing Simon Saunders, one of the main characters in all 10 episodes of the 2018 drama series “Rise”, which also starred Josh Radnor, Marley Shelton and Auli’i Cravalho, and follows the life of a passionate drama teacher.

Education and early life

Ted was raised in New York City by his parents about whom he’s yet to speak in public, because they prefer to maintain their privacy; it’s believed that both his mother and father are entrepreneurs. Ted hasn’t spoken of having siblings, but it’s believed that he was raised alongside his sister.

He was still attending a local elementary school when he fell in love with acting, and began appearing in both school and theatre plays. Ted enrolled at a local high school in 2011, and in the same year made his debut film appearance, playing Max Bronsky in the comedy “Family Album”, directed by Shawn Levy, and which starred Rachael Harris, Joy Osmanski and Mike O’Malley; it follows the members of a dysfunctional family. Ted has since been active in the film industry.

He matriculated in 2015 and then enrolled at acting school, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2018.

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Roles in movies

Ted played Boy in the Wheelchair in the 2012 short comedy “Alan Smithee”, and the following year saw him star as Josh in the short drama “American Girl”.

The year 2013 also saw him play Shmuel in the romantic comedy “Fading Gigolo”, written and directed by John Turturro, who also starred in it alongside Woody Allen and Sharon Stone. The movie follows Fioravante who’s begun working as a gigolo, while his friend Murray’s become his manager; it won two of its three award nominations.

Some of Ted’s following roles were in the 2013 family drama “Dovid Meyer”, the musical family comedy “Fan Girl” and the  short comedy “Damnation The Flashback” both in 2015.

In 2017, he starred as Jordan in the short comedy “Miyubi”, directed by Felix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphael, and which also starred Jeff Goldblum, P. J. Byrne and Emily Bergl. It follows the adventures of an American family and their Japanese domestic robot Miyubi, and the film won two awards.

Ted’s had only two other movie roles. He played Young Nick Goode in the 2021 horror mystery “Fear Street: Part Two – 1978”, directed by Leigh Janiak, and which starred Sadie Sink, Emily Rudd and Ryan Simpkins. It follows a group of teenagers as they’re attending Camp Nightwing, while one of them has now been possessed by a demon; the movie won one of its three award nominations. Ted reprised his role in the 2021 horror mystery “Fear Street: Part Three – 1666”.

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Roles in TV series

Ted’s debut TV series role was playing Jeremy in the 2015 episode “ICU” of the crime horror “Eye Candy”, created by Christian Taylor, and which starred Victoria Justice, Casey Deidrick and Harvey Guillen; it follows a woman who believes that her online date is a serial killer.

The year 2017 saw Ted appear in the episode “Good Bones” of the thriller “Madam Secretary”, as well as in the pilot episode of the drama “The Deuce”.

In 2019, Ted played Elliot Patterson in two episodes of the popular action adventure comedy “Doom Patrol”, created by Jeremy Carver, and which starred Diane Guerrero, April Bowlby and Matt Bomer. It follows a scientist and his team of ‘superpowered outcasts’, the series aired from 2019 through 2023, and won two of its 18 award nominations.

The year 2019 also saw Ted appear in an episode or two of the crime mystery “Law & Order: Special Victims Units”, the crime mystery “Instinct” and the crime action “FBI”.

His only other TV series role has been playing Percy in 14 episodes of the 2021 science fiction horror “The Walking Dead: World Beyond”, created by Scott M. Gimple and Matthew Negrete, and which starred Julia Ormond, Nicolas Cantu and Alexa Mansour. It follows the first people to grow up in a world overrun by zombies, and the series won two awards.

Other credits

Ted voiced Jack Marston in the critically acclaimed 2018 video game “Red Dead Redemption II”.

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Love life and relationships

There’s only a single girl whom Ted’s been with, that his fans know about. Back in 2017, he began dating Katherine Reis, a popular American actress who’s appeared in 17 movies and TV series, and is probably known best for playing Pippa Sykes in six episodes of the new romantic series “Gossip Girl”, which has been airing since 2021. Ted and Katherine were together for a year, breaking up in 2018.

Ted hasn’t mentioned any other girls, or maybe boys whom he’s dated, he seems to be unattached as of March 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

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Interesting facts and hobbies

Ted’s become an Instagram star, as more than 220,000 people are following him on this social media network, although he’s posted only 18 pictures and videos, most of which were taken during red carpet events.

Ted works out at the gym nearly every day, and has shown off his muscular body in several of his Instagram pictures.

He loves to listen to pop music, and his favorite musicians are Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran.

Ted’s a fan of animes, with some of his favorites being “Attack on Titan”, “Chainsaw Man” and “Code Geass”.

He likes to play various sports with his friends, and his two favorites are table tennis and soccer.

Ted’s favorite actors are Al Pacino and Arnold Schwarzenegger, while some of his favorite films include “The Terminator”, “Scent of a Woman” and “True Lies”.

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Height, eyes and wealth

Ted’s age is 26. He has brown eyes and hair, is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall and weighs about 160lbs (72kgs).

Ted’s net worth’s been estimated at over $4 million, as of March 2023.

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