Date of Birth
8 December 1984, New York City, New York, USA
Alexis Gabbriel Dziena
5' 2" (1.57 m)
Dziena studied theatre in New York at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she wrote and acted in plays and was cast in her first role on television at the age of 17.
From 'E's' crazy, jealous girlfriend on HBO's Entourage to 'Lolita' parading around in the buff for Bill Murray in Jim Jarmusch's film Broken Flowers, Alexis Dziena has played a wide range of wonderfully colorful characters in both film and television.
In the upcoming feature Without Ward for director Cory Cataldo, Dziena plays a deaf girl who falls in love with the man who lives across the street. Confined to their homes and never physically touching, they communicate through their windows, as love prevails. Alexis portrays a promiscuous pizza girl looking for love in Wrong from visionary filmmaker Quentin Dupieux for Drafthouse Films.
She has played notable roles in such films as When In Rome, Fool's Gold, Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist, Sex and Breakfast, Havoc and Strangers With Candy.
Alexis starred opposite Marcia Gay Harden in the coming of age movie for cable entitled She's Too Young. She was a regular on the ABC series Invasion and is still asked if she can do an American accent because of the memorable Russian girl she played on Law & Order early in her career.
Was a member of "The Eastsiders". Some other members included Michael Pitt, Rodrigo Lopresti, Gray Madder, Francis Benhamou, Bennie Slay, Sam Lisenco and Ryan Donowho.
Has Irish, Italian and Polish ancestry.
Has an older brother named Alexander "Alex" Dziena, who is a musician and a DJ.
Has appeared in the Joey Ramone music video "What a Wonderful World" with then-boyfriend Michael Pitt (2002).
Attended Saint Ann's School alongside her Bringing Rain (2003) co-star Paz de la Huerta.
Attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts during high school.
Maternal granddaughter of Ameliano "Mellon" De Deo or Didio and wife Angelina or Angeline "Angie" Amoroso (daughter of Florenzo Amoroso and wife Giacinta DiGermanio), all of Italian descent.
Daughter of Alexander Dziena and wife Madeline or Madeleine Didio.
Paternal granddaughter of Henry J. Dziena (b. Pennsylvania) (son of Thomas Dziena (b. Poland) and wife Sophina ... (b. Poland)) and wife Rita R. Finnerty, of Irish descent.
I read a lot of autobiographical stories, and I write plays and prose. And I play piano and cello. A lot of my downtime is devoted to that.
I used to dance around the house and taught myself the 'Annie' soundtrack. I got into singing and fell in love with it.
I love college. I know I sound like a dork.