Lexie Bigham – How He Began, What He Did, How He Died

Lexie Bigham

In the movie industry, it takes years of work to get recognized. However, there are a handful of actors who stand out in their early careers. Lexie Bigham is one of those few.

Lexie was an American film and television actor with less than seven years in the industry. Despite his brief stay in the industry, his name still echoes within the walls of Hollywood.

Lexie was a native of Chicago

Lexie Bighamwas born on August 4, 1968, as Lexie Donnell Bigham Jr. in Illinois, the United States of America. He was born to Lexie Sr. and Geraldine.

Lexie graduated from Mather High School in 1986. He also spent a year at Southern Illinois University before moving to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena.

Lexie Bigham started as a stage actor

The Chicago native made his debut on television with drama roles in “China Beach” and “L.A. Law”. His first film debut was in 1991 as Mad dog in “Boyz n the Hood”, which was one of his prominent roles. He was known for playing White House Guard in “Dave” (1993), a cop in “Se7en” (1995), and Big Man passenger in “Drop Zone” (1994).

Before appearing on a big screen, Lexie Bigham was a stage actor. He worked with the Californian stage production company, Rebirth Drama Company; he appeared in dramas such as  “Women Behind Bars” and “A Raisin in the Sun.”

Lexie Bigham died at age 27

Not long after the filming of “High school high”, where he played Two-bag. Lexie was reported dead following the tragedy of his involvement in a car accident. The movie was released two years later.

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He died in Los Angeles on December 17, 1995, at the age of 27. He was laid to rest at Burr Oak Cemetery, located just outside of the city limits in south suburban Alsip, the resting place of over 14,000 souls in what Chicago Defender tags “the final resting place for a number of prominent Black people” including “blues musicians and singers to sports figures and civil rights icons”.

Other movies of Lexie

Lexie Bigham’s filmography and TV appearance are not properly documented. The exact number of movies he appeared in is unknown.

Some of his documented works include “South Central” as Bear in 1992, “Airheads” as security guard in1994.

Lexie played the role of a driving instructor in the Marlon and Shawn Wayans film “Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood”, and Convict in “Up close and personal” which were both posthumous releases in 1996.

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