Alyssa Sutherland: Nationality, Career, Marriage, All The Facts

Australian Actors, Supermodels
Alyssa Sutherland

Vikings star Alyssa Sutherland is no stranger to fame. From a career that started in the ‘90s when she won a modeling competition to her breakthrough in Hollywood as an actress, Alyssa has veins of a superstar running in her blood. What do you know of this Australian beauty? See her five fast facts.

1. Alyssa Sutherland was born in Australia

Alyssa Sutherland was born in Brisbane a city in Queensland Australia. Is Kiefer Sutherland (Jack Baur) her father? No. Alyssa is not in any way related to the Hollywood actor. She has not disclosed any information about her parents or siblings but we know all about Jack Bauer’s actor and they are not related.

Alyssa was born on September 23, 1982. She is 39 years old.

Alyssa picked interest in the show business as a little girl in her native Brisbane and her parents enrolled her at Craigslea State High School on the north side of Brisbane before she landed a modeling gig that made many ask that set her up to a brief career in the runway.

2. She started off her career as a model

Alyssa won a teen magazine model search Bonne Belle in 1997 and signed a contract with Vogue Australia. She was just 15 at the time. She became one of the faces in the campaigns of fashion designers like Bulgari, Ralph Lauren, Garnier, Calvin Klein, Kerastase, Hugo Boss, Abercrombie & Fitch, etc.

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Alyssa’s face covered the magazine of Vogue Australia, Harper’s Bazaar Singapore and Japan, Elle Germany, Australian Style, Glamour Italy, and Black and White. She was also in Cadbury’s ads and has worked with skilled fashion photographers. Then that still small voice that speaks to models to make a transition into acting spoke and Alyssa propped aside the catwalk for the life of make-believe. She moved to America.

3. The movie star was in Vikings

Alyssa Sutherland made her acting debut in 2006 when she played a minor role in the comedy-drama film “The Devil Wears Prada”. The same year, she landed the role of Shira in another film “Day on Fire”. The film industry seems to have wooed her deeper and deeper and she fell head over hills with acting, pausing the modeling career.

In 2008, she starred in her first TV series as Alice on Fox “New Amsterdam”. She only appeared in one episode of the series. Alyssa also played the role of Kate on NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”. Her big break arrived in 2013 when she portrayed the role of Aslaug in the historical drama series “Vikings” for 35 episodes. She was Ragnar’s second wife who was posing as the daughter of the shieldmaiden and Valkyrie Brynhildr until she was eventually killed by Legartha.

“Viking” expanded her fame as she soon landed more prominent and more extensive roles in TV series and films.

In October 2021, an Australian drama miniseries “New Gold Mountain” created by Peter Cox and directed by Corrie Chen premiered on SBS. Sutherland played the lead female in the show set in 1855 in a Chinese mining camp where Europeans and Chinese live in what could be called peace and harmony until a European woman turns up dead, actually murdered.

“Evil Dead Rise” an American supernatural horror film, the fourth in the “Evil Dead” franchise would be released in 2022 on HBO Max. Sutherland would play the lead in a movie that is written and directed by Lee Cronin of “The Hole in the Ground” fame. Lily Sullivan, Gabrielle Echols, and Morgan Davies are some of the other stars in the show.

4. Alyssa Sutherland was married to a US film Director

Alyssa found love in the show business as a child and also found love in the eyes of a man who is also in the show business. The actress got married to her boyfriend Laurence Shanet better known as Kranky. He has directed films, music videos, stage plays and is mostly known for directing the movie “Janie Jones” in 2010.

The duo dated for a long time before they tied the knot in 2012 in Natai Beach, Thailand. The couple divorced the following year.

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Currently, she lives in Los Angeles and we have zero clue what she does with her romantic side.

5. The actress has a net worth of $5 Million

Alyssa Sutherland started making her own money at the age of 15 in Brisbane. It was real money. A lady who has appeared on the cover of many magazines should not be trifled with when it comes to net worth. Her film appearances can be summed up in a few paragraphs, but she is 1.80 meters or 5 feet 11 inches tall. You can quote us anywhere that a large chunk of her net worth came through modeling.

The model and actress has a net worth of 5 million dollars. She is just starting her acting journey and it is strongly looking like she will swell her income with time.

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