Actress, Little Fires Everywhere
Lexi Underwood is an actress, singer, filmmaker, and activist. Lexi made her Broadway debut at the age of 11 in the award winning theatrical production, Lion King as “Young Nala”. In September of 2015, she relocated to Los Angeles with her family. In 2020, Lexi starred in Hulu’s Emmy nominated limited series, Little Fires Everywhere, alongside Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, earning an NAACP Image Award Nomination for her role as Pearl Warren.
Lexi will be starring, opposite Viola Davis, in the highly anticipated Showtime anthology series, The First Lady, playing the role of Malia Obama. She is set to star in, Just Beyond, an eight-episode anthology series for Disney+ that tells astonishing and thought-provoking stories of a reality just beyond the one we know.
Additionally, Lexi’s other projects include a leading role, opposite actress Meagan Good, in the heartwarming independent film If Not Now, When; the multi-camera show Family Reunion; and playing opposite Stephen Bishop on Criminal Minds. Lexi has also appeared in leading, recurring, and guest starring roles on noted television programs such as Will vs the Future, The Good Doctor, Code Black, Raven’s Home, Walk the Prank, and Henry Danger.
2018 marked a major accomplishment for young Lexi Underwood, with the formation of her production company, Ultimate Dreamer Productions; and her directorial debut in the company’s inaugural docu-short titled “We the Voices of Gen-Z”. With her demanding schedule of work and school, Lexi is very committed to use her celebrity and voice to give back and raise awareness on issues that impact girls and youth both locally and globally. Some of the organizations she supports include #BlackLivesMatter, March for our Lives, Girl Up, No Kid Hungry, Mattel Children’s Hospital, Say No Bullying, and Free2Luv. Lexi delivers thoughtful and inspiring conversations from the experience of a young Black woman who has faced multiple incidents of racism and injustice. Speaking from her own battle with anxiety, she is committed to using her platform to normalize the conversation around mental health within black and brown communities.