Lexi Alexander was born in Germany but dreamed of moving to Hollywood when she was young. A karate and kickboxing world champion, Alexander attended a karate competition in Los Angeles at age 19, and decided to stay. She worked in films as a stunt woman and took film classes at UCLA. In 2005, Odd Lot Entertainment picked up Alexander’s screenplay about football hooliganism in East London, England, Green Street Hooligans, which she directed. Although it did not achieve widespread approval from critics, the movie is greatly adored by soccer fans around the world. Alexander is an outspoken advocate of gender equality in the film industry.