Student, New York University.
Alexander got her big break as Pam Tucker on the critically acclaimed National Broadcasting Company sitcom The Cosby Show. She later starred alongside Whoopi Goldberg in the 1990 civil rights epic The Long Walk Home. Perhaps her most memorable role was as acid-tongued attorney Maxine "Max" Shaw on the FOX sitcom Living Single, a role she played for five years.
She is the co-creator and co-writer of "Concrete Park," a science-fiction graphic novel.
In 1992, she appeared in the short-lived sitcom Going to Extremes, which centered on a group of American students at a medical school on a fictitious Caribbean island named Jantique. In 2002, she played probation officer Dee Mulhern in the Showtime series Street Time, which ran for two seasons.
In international cinema, Alexander played the role of Hidimbi in Peter Brook"s adaptation of The Mahabharata. She also played a young Flora in the television miniseries Mama Flora"s Family.
Her voice is featured on The Bible Experience.
She shares her birthday with Living Single co-star TC Carson and also appeared in Toni Braxton"s music video for "You"re Makin" Maine High." In 2009, she appeared in Criminal Minds in the Season 4 episode, "The Big Wheel" as Detective Lynne Henderson who requests the BAU"s help in investigating a serial killer in Buffalo, New York She also appeared in the 2009 film Louisiana Mission opposite Benjamin Bratt. In 2011, she appeared in season 7, episode 13 of House Doctor of Medicine where she played the character Mississippi
Married Tony Puryear, September 27, 1997.