Annie Murphy gained prominence thanks to portraying Alexis Rose in Schitt’s Creek television series. She drew her first breath in Ottawa, Canada, in a family of teachers. As Annie loved acting since childhood, she started with playing in school productions before studying theater at Concordia University.
Murphy first appeared on television in the Lethal Obsession film and proceeded with having small parts in Blue Mountain State, Against the Wall, Beauty & the Beast, Good God series along with playing in The Plateaus web series. Besides, she appeared in such Canadian feature films as Story of Jen, Lick and A Windigo Tale.
Despite her hard work, Annie Murphy’s career wasn’t very successful and she even planned to quit acting because of the financial troubles caused by the lack of work and a burnt apartment. However, her life changed after she went for an audition for Schitt’s Creek. The show helped Annie to gain popularity as well as brought her Emmy and Gracie Award along with nominations for SAG and Canadian Screen Awards.
Additionally, Murphy showed her vocal skills on the show by performing the song A Little Bit Alexis. In 2020, she appeared in Wild Pink’s music video The Shining But Tropical and was cast for the main role in Kevin Can F*** Himself series.
Annie tied knots with music artist Menno Versteeg on August 20, 2011. She appeared in his band Hollerado’s music videos Good Day at the Races and Desire 126.
A curious fact: Annie has a tattoo of James Stewart on her wrist as she draws inspiration from his acting in Harvey.