Alexandra Voicu
Actor
UBCP
“Art is not a mirror held up to reality 
but a hammer with which to shape it.”
– Bertolt Brecht

People often ask, “Why do you want to be an actor?” or “When did you decide you wanted to be an actor?”. Those have got to be the hardest questions because they require conversations rather than answers. What it boils down to for Alexandra, is that she can’t imagine doing anything else and has known it for as long as she can remember.

Alexandra has called Vancouver home since moving from Romania at the age of 10. She feels blessed to have grown up there so that she could fully appreciate the opportunities she has been given here. She loves this city, and all the beauty it has to offer. Even more however, she loves the talent it holds within it. Her inspiration comes not only from the beauty of nature that surrounds this city, but also from the amazing people that call it home.

Growing up somewhat a “tomboy”, Alexandra dabbled in pretty much any sport she could get involved in. However, even through her years of being an athlete, she always knew she wanted to act. Naturally, she declared theatre as her major upon entering university and graduated in 2010 with a BA, double majoring in theatre and communications. She had the privilege of being trained by some amazing coaches and directors during that time, and has made friendships with many artists that she will cherish for life. Since graduating, she has continued training intensively, and has been happy to find an artistic home in the ever so talented Nadine Wright’s ACT2 class, where she has had the opportunity to meet some incredible artists.

A milestone was reached for Alexandra when she and four of these artists came together and started their own production company called Sorry Mom & Dad Productions. This has given her the opportunity to not only act, but also to write, direct and produce. She is very excited to continue to work and create with this team.

Telling stories that unveil truth about humanity and the way we interact with each other has been at the forefront of her priorities on the projects she has been involved in both on stage and in film. The thing that attracts Alexandra most to this craft is the opportunity to live, understand and share without judgement, the story of what it means to be human, be it pretty or depraved.

Alexandra is thankful for all the support from her family and friends. She also wants to thank her acting coaches and previous directors who have played and still play a significant role in shaping her as a person and artist.

She is also excited to be a part of the da Costa team. The road for an actor can be bumpy, but having a good support system makes the ride a little smoother. She would like to thank Melissa and the da Costa team for taking that ride with her.