INFO on Alexz
* - answers I got from Alexz herself:) thanks!
** - from Emma's 'Ask Alexz' section.
Full Name: Alexzandra Spencer
Eye color - Blue
Hair color - Blonde
Heigth - 5'5"
Birthdate - November 4th, 1986
Birthplace - Vancouver BC Canada
Time of Birth: 10:32pm**
Nicknames - Ally, Alexz
Zodiac Sign - Scorpio.
Favorite Activities - Singing, acting, sports, hanging with friends
Family - 9 bro/sis
Fav. Disney Movie - Little Mermaid
Celeb crushes - Taylor Hanson
Fav. Singers - Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Sarah Mclachlan
Fav. Music Groups - Hanson, Nsync, Destiny's Child
Music Influences - Celine Dion
Fav. actor(s) -Kevin Zegers,
co-stars on 'so weird', Jim Carrey, Mel Gibson
Fav. Actresses - Meg Ryan, Julia Roberts
Fav. color - Blue
Fav. TV Shows - Friends, So Weird
Fav. Food - Japanese food, Nachos, Burgers, Tacos, Hotdogs
Fav. holiday - Christmas
When she first started singing - 2 years old
Fav. So Weird episodes - "Rewind", "Detention", "Changeling", "Mr. Magnetism", "The Muse" and "Carnival"
Any pets? - no pets
Fav. junk food - ice cream: rolo chocolate
Fav. Subject in school - Social Studies and English, Alexz says she loves writing. :)
Least Fav. School Subject - Math (I'm with ya on that one Alexz... Math, Ugh!).
Sports - Karate and Basketball
(Alexz says she's really competitive).
How did you get started into acting? - I started acting at age 10
When did you decide that you wanted to sing? - I have always wanted to sing, and of course, my singing teacher likes me to sing opera...but I love Pop, and R&B
**Question 005: Do you go to
regular school now that "So Weird" is done filming?
Answer 005: I am in a correspondence program, so I can go to school if I need help.**
**Question 008: Who are your
brothers and sisters from oldest to youngest?
Answer 008: Jana, Matt, Andy, Brendan, Adam, (Me), Caitlyn, Zac, MacKenna, and Garrison.**
**Question 009: What's your favorite
Answer 009: "Friends" (and "So Weird" of course!)**
**Question 026: Are you a morning
person or a night person?
Answer 026: A night person!**
**Question 038: Are you allergic
Answer 038: I'm not allergic to anything...I don't think!**
**Question 039: Is it hard to
record in a studio?
Answer 039: It can be. It all depends what song you are recording! I love recording though, it ROCKS!**
**Question 040: Do you cry during
sappy movies like 'Titanic'?
Answer 040: Always, I'm such a softie. I cry no matter what movie I'm watching!**
**Question 041: Are any of your
brothers or sisters onto acting? Besides Matt?
Answer 041: Yes my sister Jana! She is an amazing actress (more theater though).**
**Question 059: If you
could be invisible for a day where would you go?
Answer 059: I'd follow around Britney Spears to see how she interacts with fans.**
**Question 060: If you could
spend an hour with anyone dead or alive and have a conversation with them,
who would it be?
Answer 060: ELVIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!**
**Question 061: What's your most
Answer 061: Probably when I went skating in grade seven and I had the biggest crush on this guy. He played hockey and was a real great skater. I wanted him to like me so I told him that I was a good skater too, also that I had been doing it for years (I stink at skating). I went out on the ice, knowing that he was watching me, he shouted, "Do one of those spinning things"! I was so scared, I didn't know he would actually ask me to do something, so of course I did it and landed on my but all his friends were watching! How embarrassing!**
**Question 062: Do you watch
a lot of TV?
Answer 062: To be honest not really unless it's a movie… we don't get all the good shows like in the U.S.!**
Do you ever feel like you character
Annie? - I do feel like the character Annie, because I made the character...
I was really being myself. I wasn't told how to play her
Do you believe in the Paranormal? - I do believe some people have paranormal powers
What is your vocal range?* My
vocal range is still developing, I am a soprano with a four octave range.
I don't really have any music out there that shows my range though,...but
What's your favorite christmas tradition?* opening socks, it takes forever in our family, and we
all take turns. My parents get really unique, funny things.*
How does it make you feel when you receive fanmail? she LOVES getting fanmail
**Question 064: Do you like the
Backstreet Boys? I know you like *N Sync...
Answer 064: Yes. I kinda like the Backstreet Boys music a little bit more then *N Sync's. But they are both cool. **
**Question 068: What color are
your bedroom walls?
Answer 068: That's kind of a weird question...they used to be white, now they're blue.**
**Question 069: Do you have posters
in your room?
Answer 069: No! I have a corkboard about the size of one wall. That's where I keep my posters.**
**Question 070: Do you have your
Answer 070: Yes.**
**Question 071: How many of your
siblings live at your house still?
Answer 071: 8!!!**
**Question 072: Which states
in the U.S. have you been to?
Answer 072: Oregon, Washington, California (always), Nevada, Idaho, New York, Missouri, and tons more, but I'm having trouble remembering!**
**Question 078: What band would
you like to open for most?
Answer 078: Backstreet Boys, or U2, or Hanson, or //\\//sync! I can't choose which one; it's so hard. For sure //\\//sync!!!**
**Question 081: Are you going
to continue to pursue acting?
Answer 081: Yes, I will be continuing to pursue acting as well as singing!!!**
**Question 088: What is your
advice to someone who wants to become a singer?
Answer 088: Be yourself at all times!! Never fallow anyone, or anything. Including "popular music groups". Good music always stays in-style! Sing what you love, and be who you are!!**
**Question 089: Do you like surfing
the net and seeing so weird site made by the fans?
Answer 089: Sometimes. On those "boring, no ones online" days. Lol. I love my fans, and It's amazing how much time they put into So Weird. I thank them always.**
Do you watch yourself on television?
Yes she watches herself on TV and she's very judgemental of herself
On an album, who would you want to do a duet with?* I don't know about a duet, maybe Dido.*
Do you want to go to college someday? * Yes, I want to go to college. *
What was the weather like in
Vancouver? * Vancouver rains tooooooooo much, but it is sooooo beautiful,
clean and fresh, mountains, ocean, lakes, its the best*
If you could have one wish what it would be ? To heal all of the pain and suffering in the world
If you could trade places with someone who would you trade places with? * I'd trade places with NOBODY, my life rocks!!!*
What is/are your favorite song(s)
you've performed on 'So Weird'? - *I think I liked Push Me Pull you and
'Cause Your Watching Over Me, as my fav song.*
From Alexz' official site:
Alexzandra Spencer Johnson was born on November 4th, 1986. She is the sixth child in a large family of ten children, with six brothers and three sisters.
Alexz first showcased her vocal ability and stage presence at age three, entertaining her large extended family with her song repertoire. She enrolled in singing lessons at age six, and still makes time for classical vocal training with her teacher, Joseph Shore. Her training has given her a profound knowledge of her ability and range.
At age nine, Alexz started to perform publicly, being asked to sing at local functions in town. She entered the P.N.E. talent search, becoming a finalist, and began to display a unique confidence and composure in front of an audience, adoring any opportunity to astound them with her vocal ability.
At age eleven, Alexz entered an Anthem contest sponsored by a popular radio station, KISS-FM, and became a finalist of over 800 competitors, most of which were professional adult vocalists. She won the opportunity to sing for the season's end Canucks game, and the station was so impressed with her talent, "Fred and Cathy" invited her on their program to sing. On the morning of the game, Alexz sang a heart rending version of "My Heart Will Go On", acapella, resulting in a huge following of listeners calling the station to ask about this little girl with the incredible voice. The listeners relentlessly called B.C.T.V. asking that Alexz be televised singing the anthem at the game, so that they could hear her. Because of the huge response, B.C.T.V. finally broke with tradition, giving Alexz her first opportunity to sing on National television. She received her first CBC interview, and on live television she sang our anthem as it should be sung, winning acclaim from the Vancouver Sun, as the best anthem singer of the season. Letters were sent to the editor asking to send Alexz to Ottawa to show them how the anthem should be sung.
After this event, Alexz became known as the KISS-FM girl, being asked on their program to sing for their listeners. She received many calls from management wanting to represent her, and began performing all over town. She was the solo vocalist for the B.C. Summer Games, and recorded their theme song, "Reach for the Stars". She opened the Variety Show, singing a duet with Bob McGrath, "I'm the Bravest Individual". She sang the anthem at every possible venue, from baseball championships to the N.B.A. and the N.H.L. She performed at the Molson Indy, doing her first complete set of songs, and ended 1999, as the sole entertainment at Planet Hollywood for New Years Eve. In three short years, at the age of twelve, Alexz had become quite the professional. She was now ready for the next step.
For the past two years, Alexz
has gained much experience in the studio. She began working as a demo singer
on various projects, and worked with producers and songwriters, co-writing
some of her own music, and developing her own direction and sound. During
this time she received a factor grant, recording the song "More than Friends",
and was a finalist in the YTV achievement awards.
Alexz was now ready for her own demo to go out to record labels in the hopes of achieving her ultimate goal of becoming a recording artist, like her idol, Celine Dion. However her life was to take another direction.
During most of Alexz's singing
career, she was signed with an agency, doing commercial work, and some
film, to help alleviate costs incurred with her singing career. Her agent
received notice of an audition for the Disney Series, "So Weird". They
were looking for an outgoing charismatic fifteen year old to play the part
of Annie Thelen. First and foremost, she had to be able to sing.
Completely unaware that she had won such a huge part, (as the show is only aired on family channel in Canada), So Weird, was acclaimed by T.V. guide as the number one kids show, with a huge internet fan base, receiving 60,000 hits a day. Fan clubs started everywhere, with Annie's popularity taking the show to a new level. Episodes were written around Alexz's vocals and talent, with fans wanting to know where they could find her music. Disney used one of Alexz's songs, which she co-wrote, for the episode of Carnival, where she enters a talent contest. Alexz couldn't have been more excited having her own music on TV.
Alexz recently completed a promo tour from L.A. to New York, was being interviewed by all the teen magazines, and has been recognized as an up and coming super teen, with charisma and star quality. She was flown to L.A. to record the original song, "Everything", for the movie "The Other Me", about a boy who clones himself. *N Sync, and Aaron Carter were also featured on the sound track.
During 2001, Alexz was featured on BroadbandTalent.com and was their most requested artist in the pop category, resulting in two promo advertisements in Billboard Magazine. With the guidance of her new manager, Mr. Neil Macgonigill, Alexz decided to turn down a recording contract that was not suitable for her career. Therefore, she is still pursuing a contract that will be a perfect fit. (She is getting tons of music sent to her!!). She will be down in L.A. in February to record a new demo, as she has been writing new music with her brother, Johnny elkins, and C.J. Vanstan.
She is ever hopeful that 2002
will be the year she has dreamt about, having her very own CD!!
Last updated: February 28th, 2002.