Ange Alex has always marched the beat of her own drum.
Never being one to be told what to do, her free spirit has moved her in numerous directions and allowed her to experience the Arts like she always dreamed of.
One of her favorite memories is of her and her older brother, circa 1982. The Family was on vacation in Tombstone, AZ. Her and her brother had both received plastic guns and holsters from a little gift shop in town. As she stood waiting in this old town, her grandfather asked her to go ahead and ask the Sheriff when the next stage coach was coming through. She and her brother approached the Sheriff and asked when the next stage coach was coming. He looked at them and said, “3 o clock. . . and you better be on it!” – Immediately, Ange reached for her guns and pointed them at the Sheriff. Her brother was horrified, screaming, “Ange, you don’t draw on a law man!” . . . . Ange knew, no one better tell her what to do.
And so her life went like that. Ange always made her own path. She wouldn’t stand for someone to tell her what she could or couldn’t do. People always want to hold you down. . . . she knew in order for them to do that, she would have to let them.
Starting out as Mary in a Christmas Story play at 7 years old, she knew she was meant to perform. After playing an orphan in a production of Oliver Twist in the 4th grade, she had caught the acting bug and was prepared to move full steam ahead.
She was fortunate to have the support of her family. As a matter of fact, they were her biggest fans. Her Dad would often proudly boast how she was a great actress and she would be doing something great one day.
With their support she was involved in numerous classes in Atlanta. From the Alliance Theatre to famed Atlanta casting director Cynthia Stillwell.
Ange was a part of a touring improv company called ENCORE from ages 12 – 15. After that she worked on numerous movies, from Scream 2 to Remember the Titans and others.
At age 16 she was approached by a model scout at a small local deli she worked at. The lady asked her if she ever considered modeling. Ange laughed her off and proudly stated, “I’m an actress!” – she left her card with Ange and invited her out to an open call. Ange’s best friend at the time insisted she go to it. Ange said she would if her friend went with her.
At the open call, there was literally 1000 people. She reluctantly went through the casting process, which was merely walking in front of the judges, lifting her hair up and smiling. Afterwards, everyone was seated and they chose 25 people to represent them in a judging competition. Ange was one of them.
From there she went to numerous competitions where she won all of them in the photography category. She ended up doing 4 spreads for Style magazine, she was a Harley girl for 2 years and worked numerous print ads in and around Atlanta.
At 21 years old, she moved to Omaha and taught completion modeling/acting for International School of Modeling and AMTC (American Model and Talent Competition). She was in charge of instruction for 5 States. Nebraska, Iowa, North and South Dakota and Colorado.
In 2002 Ange moved back to Atlanta and was Admissions Director for Barbizon Modeling Schools. She continued to model herself.
Ange met Rob Alex, a local musician and they married in 2002. In 2003 they welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Aleena. Soon after they had two sons, Dorian and Braeden.
Ange and Rob started an entertainment magazine in Atlanta in May 2010. Their idea was to promote the Arts. Within 4 months of launching, it was in the top 10 percent of websites viewed in the world! The Backstage Beat has proudly kept it’s place in Atlanta and online since then. Now in print, every major touring musician, actor and comedian calls Ange and Rob when they are coming to Atlanta and has them promote the show.
Ange has a passion for photography. Growing up in front of the camera, she always had an idea of how to work behind the camera. She has spent the last numerous years shooting some great actors and models in Atlanta as well as some of best entertainers in the world. Ange has photographed everyone from KISS, Foo Fighters to Wu-Tang Clan.
As Rob’s mother was fighting stage four cancer, it took a turn for the worse in August 2012. She lived in Massachusetts with his brother and was beginning to lose her fight. Ange and Rob knew that they should move to Massachusetts to be close to her.
Since Rob lived in Hull briefly in high school and had fond memories of being a Marching Pirate, he brought Ange to the beautiful Nantasket Beach. It was settled. They would move to Hull and be close to his mother.
Sadly, Rob’s mother Maureen lost her fight on December 22, 2012.
In her death, she opened the door up for the two of them to be in Hull and to fill a need for the Arts in this community.
Ange and Rob also co-own a successful design and marketing company that specializes in branding, web design, social media, PR, and more. She loves to plan events and parties.
In December of 2012, Ange also signed a publishing contract to a very special book she wrote. Through her pain she was able to bring inspiration in the book entitled, “4 Hours in the ER’ , which follows her two miscarriages and Rob’s emergency surgery all in a three month time frame. Her first miscarriage was at nearly 14 weeks on Thanksgiving of 2011, the second was on Feb 29th (Leap Year) of 2012. The book is in per-production now and will be released late 2013/early 2014.
Here they are… They are Hullions.. together, we will all raise Hull!