Born and raised in Chicago, ALEX MENESES (Roxie) grew up taking dance lessons in her aunt’s studio. By her early teens she was ready to become a professional ballerina, but at 5’8″, she realized that the height that would hold her back as a dancer would serve her well as an actress and turned her talents to the theater.
After high school she studied at the famous Second City theater, working her way through as a make-up artist for a local photographer. She sent her book to an agency to try to get more work doing make-up, and instead was signed as a model. She spent the next several years enjoying success in Europe, as well as in New York and Miami.
Eventually she moved to Los Angeles to finally begin her career as an actress. She auditioned and was immediately accepted into the prestigious Lee Strasberg acting program, and she did a few commercials before getting her first television job as a guest star on The John Larroquete Show.That was followed by steady work as a guest star on television series including Friends, Martial Law, Early Edition, Family Law and Suddenly Susan. On Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman, she landed a year-long recurring role as schoolteacher Teresa Morales. Her film work includes Selena; a co-starring role opposite Rob Lowe in Living in Peril; and Stealth Fighter, which debuted on HBO this past October.
Meneses has also done extensive theater work, her favorite being Latinologues, a comedy troupe with which she maintains an ongoing relationship. With this troupe, Alex has portrayed such outlandish characters as Manic Hispanic, the crazy studio executive, and Oversexed Latina, which requires no explanation.