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Who was Jonshel Alexander?

A former child actress who starred in the 2012 Oscar nominated film Beasts of the Southern Wild was shot and killed in a vehicle Saturday in New Orleans.

The late Jonshel Alexander, 22, of Louisiana, played a supporting role in the acclaimed film which was shot by director Benh Zeitlin in his home country.

Alexander was in a vehicle with an unidentified man when a suspect shot him.

She was pronounced dead at the scene and the man went to hospital for treatment.

Who Killed Jonshel Alexander? 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' star, 22, shot  while in the car. - Clean Bowled

How old was Jonshel Alexander?

She was 22 years old.


Police are investigating the incident and seeking to identify the suspect. No motive for the murder has been given.

At age 12, Alexander played the character of Joy Strong in Beasts of the Southern Wild, a drama filmed near Houma that tells the story of a poor Louisiana swamp community struggling to survive.

The film won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture.

Director Benh Zeitlin chose Louisiana natives for the lead roles, auditioning over 4,000 actors before completing the casting.

Shelly Alexander said her daughter impressed the filmmakers and won the day.

Jonshel Alexander, Ex-child Actor From 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' Shot  Dead In Her Car

“She was like, ‘I’m going to be in this movie,’ her mother remembers. ‘They fell in love with Jonshel.”

Alexander was too old to play the lead role in the movie Hushpuppy, which went to Quvenzhané Wallis, who was then 6 years old.

Benh zeitlin

Zeitlin, however, said he was captivated by Alexander, describing her as “an absolutely unique and unforgettable human being, force of nature” and chose her in the supporting role of her.

“We brought a role into the movie that was very inspired by it,” Zeitlin said.

“A lot of lines were written by her, and a lot of the character came from who Jonshel was.

Her character in the movie is called Joy Strong, which always seemed like a perfect description of Jonshel. She was a truly brilliant burning light. ‘

Zeitlin said he was devastated to learn of his death and had been in contact with his family.

Police are investigating the incident and looking for the suspect who was found at the scene of the shooting
Alexander was the youngest of three siblings, The Times-Picayune / The New Orleans Advocate reported.

Former child actor from La, known for role in Beasts of the Southern Wild,  shot and killed

After graduating from high school, she worked as a restaurant hostess and looked after her 1 year old daughter, De-vynne Robinson.

“She brought it all to life,” Shelly Alexander told the newspaper on Tuesday.

“Jonshel was a fighter, flashy, spoiled. It was his way or not his. Jonshel said, “It’ll be me.”

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