Who is Alexander Devore Avant?
Alexander was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 3 August 1971 – his zodiac sign is Leo, he’s of French descent and holds American nationality. He’s an actor, film writer and producer, but who’s probably only known for being the son of Clarence Alexander Avant, a famous American music executive and film producer.
Early life and education
Alexander was raised in Los Angeles alongside his sister Nicole Avant, by their father and their mother Jacqueline Avant; Jacqueline was killed on 1 December 2021, during an armed robbery at their home. Alexander’s sister Nicole is a former US ambassador to the Bahamas.
He grew up being interested in various activities, including acting with his elementary school’s drama club, and playing football and soccer.
Alexander was a highly active child, as he spent most of his spare time outdoors, playing sports or just spending time with his friends. He continued acting upon enrolling at a local high school; Alexander matriculated in 1989.
He hasn’t spoken of his further education, but it’s believed that he attended college, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1993.
Not a lot is known about Alexander’s career, as he prefers to keep its details away from the media’s attention, but it’s known that he has a couple of acting credits.
In 2005, he appeared in an episode of the hit mystery fantasy series “Charmed”, created by Constance M. Burge, and which starred Holly Marie Combs, Brian Krause and Alyssa Milano.
It follows three witch sisters who are fighting against evil forces, the series aired from 1998 to 2006, and won five of the 25 awards for which it was nominated. In 2006, Alexander portrayed Ben in the comedy series “Courting Alex”.
He played Forty Bold in the 2012 action fantasy adventure movie “Gallowwalkers”, written and directed by Andrew Goth, and which starred Wesley Snipes, Kevin Howarth and Riley Smith. It follows the gunman Snipes who has been cursed, and whose victims have all come back to life as zombies.
Some of his producing credits include the 2011 reality TV show “Beverly Hills Fabulous”, the 2016 romantic comedy movie “The Perfect Match”, and the 2017 documentary musical movie “Cant’s Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story”.
Love life and relationships
Alexander is highly secretive when it comes to sharing the details of his love life with his fans, and hasn’t spoken of any women (or men) whom he has perhaps been with, which is mostly why there are various rumors circulating the internet, concerning his sexual orientation and current relationship status.
Some of his fans believe him to be gay, and this to be the reason behind Alexander not speaking of the women whom he has dated. There have also been claims of sightings of Alexander and another man being rather too close, but no evidence has been provided to support these claims, nor has Alexander commented on this.
His sister Nicole is today a married woman. She exchanged vows with Ted Sarandos, the CEO of Netflix, and they lived at a $5.4 million mansion which they had purchased from Max Azria in 2010, until they sold it in 2017 and moved to Malibu, California. They have two daughters together, named Chloe and Jahmiya.
As of February 2022, Alexander seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Alexander’s into travelling, and his career in the film industry has taken him to many US states, while he has also been to a couple of Canadian cities and several European countries; his dream travel destination is Kyoto in Japan.
He’s physically highly active, and has five to six training sessions at the gym every week, while he’s also following a strict diet.
Alexander also enjoys playing outdoor sports with his friends, and in his spare time likes to go hiking, cycling and swimming.
He’s a dog-lover, and has two pet dogs.
Alexander has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Jim Carrey, Natalie Portman and Kate Winslet, and a couple of his favorite films include “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective – When Nature Calls”, “Leon: The Professional” and “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”.
Age, height and net worth
Alexander’s age is 50. He’s bald and has brown eyes, his height is 5ft 10ins (1.8m) and he weighs around 165lbs (75kgs).
As of February 2022, his net worth has been estimated at more than $1 million, while his father Clarence’s net worth is reputedly over $50 million.
Who is Alexander’s father Clarence?
Clarence Alexander Avant was born in Climax, North Carolina USA, on 25 February 1931 – his zodiac sign is Pisces, and he holds American nationality. He‘s appeared in only a single movie, portraying African Musician in the critically acclaimed 1985 drama “The Color Purple”, based on the novel by Alice Walker, directed by Steven Spielberg, and starred Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg. The movie follows a black Southern woman who has suffered abused from her father and others, and is trying to turn her life around; it won 14 of the 48 awards for which it was nominated, including 11 Oscar nominations.
Clarence was raised in Climax alongside his seven younger siblings, by their mother Gertrude Avant, and their father whose identity remains undisclosed.
He studied at Dudley High School, and switched schools after he moved to New Jersey aged 16; he matriculated in 1949. He was mentored by Joseph G. ‘Joe’ Glaser, who had previously managed the famous American vocalist and trumpeter Louis Armstrong.
Clarence then went on to become the manager of numerous famous musicians, including Little Willie John, Sarah Lois Vaughan and Freddie Hubbard. He launched his own company Avant Garde Enterprises, Inc. on 7 November 1962, and opened an office on the West Coast in September 1964. Clarence was also the executive, board member and adviser of the National Association of Radio Announcers (NARA).
He began working for Venture Records Inc. in October 1967, and is credited with engineering the first contract between a major record label and an African-American artist.
In August 1969, he co-produced the theatre play “The Reckoning (a surreal Southern Fable)”.
Between 1970 and 1974, he worked with Sussex Records, and signed the guitarist Dennis Coffey, singer-songwriter Bill Withers and the rock ‘n’ roll band Gallery to it. Clarence was the executive producer of the 1973 documentary movie “Save the Children”.
He was presented with the Trustees Award by the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences on 10 February 2008, and Clarence received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 7 October 2016. Most recently, on 12 May 2021, he received the Ahmet Ertegun Award.