Who is Alexander Gould?
Alexander is an award-winning American actor, perhaps best known to the world as the voice of Nemo in the animated film “Finding Nemo”, and as Shane Botwin in the TV series “Weeds” (2015-2012), among other roles he had during his career.
What is Alexander Gould Doing Now?
Gould hasn’t appeared in any new on-screen projects since the conclusion of “Weeds” in 2012, though he had a minor voice role in “Finding Dory” in 2016.
Since 2018, Alexander has been a member of the Abrams Acting Agency.
Alexander Gould Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Alexander Jerome Gould was born on 4 May 1994, in Los Angeles, California, USA. Of Russian Jewish ancestry, he is the oldest child and the only son of Tom Gould and his wife, Valerie. His younger sisters are Kelly and Emma Gould. Kelly is known for her role as Shannon Clemens in the TV series “Rita Rocks”, and as Lucy in the TV comedy series “Lucky Louie”.
He was home-schooled, and before enrolling at Clark University in 2013, Alexander was a part of a gap year program called Nativ, during which he lived in Israel for nearly a year, in the Negev desert town of Yeruham, where he taught English to local elementary school children.
Upon returning to the US, Alexander studied at Clark University, then transferred to Brandeis University, from which he graduated with a dual major in philosophy and politics.
Alexander’s career began when he was just two years old. He was the younger version of Bailey Kipper, the main character in the award-winning TV comedy series “Bailey Kipper’s P.O.V.”, with Michael Galeota in the lead role as a young boy who films and comments on his family and life.
Two years later, he appeared in the award-winning fantasy romantic-drama film “City of Angels”, with Meg Ryan and Nicolas Cage in the lead roles. He continued with minor roles in such TV series as “Freaks and Geeks”, which starred Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley and James Franco, then the Primetime Emmy Award-winning comedy series “Malcolm in the Middle”. In 2001 he was Young Ben Miller in the television sci-fi horror movie “The Day the World Ended”, about a killer alien who tries to kill members of a small town, starring Nastassja Kinski, Bobby Edner and Randy Quaid.
He struggled to secure any significant role in the early 2000s, but then was selected for the voice part of Nemo in the animated film “Finding Nemo” in 2003, and subsequent video games “Finding Nemo”, and “Finding Nemo: Nemo’s Underwater World of Fun”, all released in 2003.
Rise to Prominence
His life turned upside down in 2005, when he was selected to portray Shane Botwin, the son of Nancy Botwin, in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning comedy crime-drama series “Weeds”. The series revolves around a widowed mother (Mary-Louise Parker) and her two boys (Alexander and Hunter Parrish), who start selling marijuana to preserve her luxury lifestyle. Full of misadventures, comedic reliefs, and drama, Alexander and the rest of the main cast received many nominations and awards, including Screen Actors Guild Award nominations in the category for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
On his own, Alexander won Young Artist Award in the category for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actor.
While on the set of “Weeds”, Alexander had plenty of other on-screen appearances, focusing primarily on guest-starring roles.
In 2005 he appeared in the comedy film “Wheelmen”, starring Lisa Arturo, James Avery and Cheryl Bartel, plotting to kill the Vice President of the US. The following year, Alexander co-starred in the television horror drama movie “Dark Shadows”, alongside Alex Newman, Marley Shelton and Jessica Chastain.
The same year, Alexander voiced Bambi in the animated film “Bambi 2: The Great Prince of the Forest”, and co-starred in the comedy film “How to Eat Fried Worms”, next to Austin Rogers, Adam Hicks, Luke Benward and Hallie Eisenberg, which follows a new kid in school who confronts a school bully in a dare off that could change the balance of power in the class. Alexander won the Young Artist Award in the category for Best Ensemble in a Feature Film, sharing with his co-stars.
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To speak further of his accomplishments, Alexander appeared in the TV series “Criminal Minds” in 2007, then “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (2008), and “Pushing Daisies”, also in 2008.
In 2011 he starred in the short adventure-drama film “Ties”, which co-starred Jacob Grondik and Anthony Leger.
After the end of “Weeds”, he voiced Jimmy Olsen in the animated film “Superman: Unbound” (2013).
According to sources, Alexander Gould’s net worth has been estimated at $4.8 million as of late 2022, earned through his successful career as an actor, during which he’s appeared in more than 30 film and TV titles.
Personal Life, Dating, Married, Wife, Children
Alexander hasn’t appeared much in the media since leaving the acting industry in 2016, however, some pieces of information have become available. According to sources, he has been married to actress Lieba Hall since 2018, and they reside in a Los Angeles mansion he bought for $1 million in 2018.
According to reports, the couple doesn’t have children together, and he also hasn’t disclosed their plans for the future.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Alexander Gould has dark brown hair and brown eyes. He stands at the height of 5ft 8ins (1.73m), while he weighs approximately 145lbs (67kgs). Her vital statistics are unknown, though he has an average build.
Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia
Of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry, Alexander is involved in the religion and an active member of the Conservative Jewish youth group United Synagogue Youth.
Both of his sisters were actresses, starting their careers as children and focusing on other interests as they grew up, then leaving acting behind.
He’s now focused on advocating for animal rights, and is a member of the animal equality organization.
Moreover, according to his social media handles, he’s a certified crypto investor.