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Published on November 5th, 2013 | by thevyne


Secret’s Out: Olivia’s Mama on ‘Scandal’ Revealed!

Screen Shot 2013-11-05 at 10.03.39 PMViewers of ‘Treme’ and ‘CSI:Miami’ may know her very well, but for those of us who did not watch these dramas, this will be the first big role we’ve seen for Khandi Alexander, who has been cast as Olivia Pope’s mother on Shonda Rhimes’ ‘Scandal.’ With this being the hottest show on the air, it’s just a matter of time before Khandi Alexander is a household name. Want to know more about her? Here are a few stats:

1.  She was born in New York, NY

2. TV show credits include ‘Treme,’ ‘CSI:Miami,’ ‘ER,’ ‘NewsRadio’ and even ‘A Different World’ back in the day

3. She was a dancer and choreographer and even choreographed for Whitney Houston’s international tours

4. She performed in theatrical productions ‘Dreamgirls’ and ‘Chicago’

5. You may have seen her in films including  ‘There’s Something About Mary,’ ‘Poetic Justice,’ ‘Menace II Society’ and ‘House Party 3’

This was NOT one of the names that were thrown out by many, but leave it to Shonda to keep us guessing. So what do you think: do you think she will do the role of Maya Lewis? We’ll see her in flashback starting in this Thursday’s episode!


Check her out on Craig Kilborn:






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