Ilfenesh Hadera Bio – Family Life and Everything About The Baywatch Actress

Ilfenesh Hadera is an American actress who gained fame in 2010 after appearing in the movie Old Boys. With her outstanding performance in the movie, she got other offers and later played major roles in movies like The Blacklist (2013), Chicago Fire (2015), Conviction and Show Me A Hero (2015).

Recently, she hit the spotlight again after Dwayne Johnson popularly known as “The Rock” announced that she would play the role of his love interest in the drama action movie BayWatch (2017). Thus, making a lot of fans agog on how the duo will perform together. Hadera’s career is still a bit young but we have learned a lot of things about her and decided to write every single detail of her in the paragraphs below.

Early Life

Most people born on the first day of the month are often regarded as one of the most creative persons in the world. For Iifenesh Hadera, she has proven this theory by being one of the most creative persons in the acting world. She was born on the first day of the month of Christmas (December) in the year 1985.

New York City was where she was born, thus, she gained nationality in the United States of America but she is of an Ethiopian and European descent. Her interest in acting developed when she was way younger. In a bid to gain expertise in the field she enrolled at the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Arts and Performing Arts. Later on, she acquired more knowledge at the Harlem School of the Arts.

To her, acting has been the number one option and she doesn’t think that there is any other occupation that she would be good at. In her words, she says there is no plan B when it comes to career. Surprisingly, she contradicted her utterances as records have it that she took lessons in DJing at Dubspot; a means of having a plan B if acting fails.

Prior to the days, she went into professional acting, she earned little incomes as a waitress and was a staff at the African Services Committee.

Ilfenesh Hadera hit the big screen first in the movie 1/20 (2010). She wasn’t the lead role but her performance in the movie shot her to fame after which she began receiving offers in both movies and television shows. She featured in the movie Da Brick (2011), the Blacklist, Oldboy (2013), Show Me a Hero, Chi Raq (2015) to mention a few of her breathtaking movies.

She took up the stage in television series where she appeared in the television series Chicago In Fire on NBC and also on the Billions (2016). Of a truth, Ilfenesh Hadera was not really a popular actress despite all these achievements, however, the rate at which she gained fame after Dwayne Johnson announced that she would play the role of his better half in the action/drama movie titled Baywatch was quite alarming.

Who Are Her Parents?

The American actress was born to Asfaha Hadera and Kim Nicholas. Her father Asfaha founded the African Service Committee, an organization who helps African Immigrants while her mother, Kim is an expert in acupuncture.

Ilfenesh Hadera is very much attached to her family, she lived with them until she was 30 before moving out to stand on her own.

Meet Her Boyfriend Alexander Soroken

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Ilfenesh Hadera and Alexander Soroken

The talented actress found love with Alexander Soroken. The two are said to have dated for a long period of time but kept it off the spotlights. Recently, they got engaged after which they decided to take their relationship public. Occasionally, Alex has hit the pages of his social media accounts where he writes short love notes about their relationship.

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Alexander is not a popular known figure, he works behind the scene in the entertainment field and is also a bartender at La Esquina bar in New York City.

How Tall Is She?

The stunning actress is one of the hottest chicks in the movie industry. She has an hourglass shape and a killer smile. Standing at 5 feet 11 inches, we wouldn’t agree less that she has a most perfect height as a woman.

With a weight of 64kg, no one can dispute the fact that her body mass index would be perfect when calculated. She measures 36-27-38 inches for her hip, chest, and waist respectively.

It is no surprise that Ilfenesh Hadera is recognized as having a perfect body physique. Records have it that she is a fitness freak and who enjoys hitting the gym in her spare time.


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