Flex Alexander was born and raised in the Bronx. For his first professional performance, he was paid $50 to break dance at a Bar Mitzvah. He eventually became a dancer and choreographer with the rap trio sensation Salt ‘N Pepa. Alexander became an assistant choreographer for the feature film New Jack City and continued to dance and choreograph for such recording stars as Queen Latifah, Toni Tony Tone, Heavy D and the Boys and Mary J. Blige, among others.
A man of many talents, Alexander spent his hiatus revisiting his days as a stand-up comedian, performing in Cleveland, Tampa, Miami and Addison.
On television, Alexander has guest starred in the recurring role of Darnell on UPN’s Girlfriends. He was also a series regular on Total Security, produced by Steven Bochco, and Where I Live, which marked his television debut. He is best known as the star of the UPN sitcom One on One with Kyla Pratt. Alexander is also notable for portraying Michael Jackson in the 2004 VH-1 telefilm Man in the Mirror: The Michael JacksonStory.
His additional television credits include guest starring roles on New York Undercover, Brooklyn South and UPN’s The Parkers, as well as the made-for-television movies Ice and Santa and Pete, co-starring James Earl Jones and Hume Cronyn. He also starred as Tyberious Walker on UPN’s comedy Homeboys in Outer Space. For the role, TV Guide referred to him as a shy charmer with the buff body of an athlete, in their 1996 Who’s Hot…Who’s Happening…Who’s Sexy issue.
Alexander’s feature film credits include Snakes on a Plane starring alongside Samuel L. Jackson, The Hills Have Eyes 2, Poor Boys Game, costarring with Danny Glover, City of Industry, opposite Harvey Keitel and The Sixth Man, co-starring Marlon Wayans and Kadeem Hardison. He also starred in Out Cold, produced by Lauren Shuler Donner (X-Men; Any Given Sunday) and the independent feature Gas, produced by Ralph Farquhar and Claude Brooks.
Flex has enjoyed a successful stand-up comedy career. He performed everywhere from the Uptown Comedy Club (a notoriously challenging club in Manhattan) to Stand Up New York, The Improv, Laugh Factory, Showtime at the Apollo, The Comic Strip and numerous comedy clubs and universities around the country, before turning his attention to acting.