Alexa born to Rose Mendez and Scott Wilson Vanerstrom, and was raised in Los Angeles by her mother grandmother, and aunts. Her mother is a makeup artist who emigrated from her birthplace of Michoacán, Mexico to the U.S. in the 1980s. She grew up speaking half English and half Spanish around her family, and describes herself as feeling connected to her Latin roots. Her father, Scott Wilson Vanerstrom, passed away on October 6, 2018 at the age of 76.
On April 5, 2019, Alexa legally changed her name from Alexa Demie Wilson Vanerstrom to just Alexa Demie. She has been dating singer-songwriter Christian Berishaj, who goes by JMSN, since 2017. Their relationship is private, though Alexa has appeared in a few of his music videos, such as Slide and Act Like I'm Not Here.
When she was in high school, she went to downtown Los Angeles, purchased a box of wholesale sunglasses and decorated them with jewels and other embellishments. She landed a retail order for a boutique in Japan and they glasses got popular resulting in A-List stars such as G-Dragon, Jennifer Lopez and Nicki Minaj wearing the frames. Alexa has released two singles titled: Girls Like Me, which dropped in 2016, and Leopard Limo (Archive LL11) in September 2021. She also featured in Pearl's 2016 track, Turnin' Tricks. As of 2019, she is working on her first EP.
When she was younger, Alexa frequently performed and sang for house guests and eventually began taking acting classes. After appearing in well-received projects including Brigsby Bear, Mid90s, and The OA, Alexa was casted for the role of Maddy in Euphoria after originally auditioning for another character.
|Season 1 credits|
|Pilot||Stuntin' Like My Daddy||Made You Look||Shook Ones Pt. II|
|'03 Bonnie and Clyde||The Next Episode||The Trials and Tribulations of Trying to Pee While Depressed||And Salt the Earth Behind You|
- Alexa at times did her own character's makeup and worked alongside the makeup team to fine tune Maddy's looks.
- On July 15, 2019, Alexa and Algee Smith held an ask session on the show's official Twitter account, @euphoriaHBO, which can be read back here. In it, he revealed the following:
- Alexa believes that Maddy's favorite emojis would be the hand with the nails, the cherries, the kiss, and the pink heart.
- One of Alexa's favorite scenes to film so far was the interrogation scene in Episode 5, where she got to throw things at the glass window.
- Before shooting, Alexa likes to pray a lot. Depending on the scene, she does activities to get herself into the mood, including listening to music.
- If Maddy had a Twitter account, her bio would be "That bitch... with a big heart."