- 37-year-old Alyxandra Beatris Brown is the youngest daughter of Tyne Daly and her ex-husband, Georg Stanford Brown
- Unlike most of her family members, she decided to pursue a career in culinary arts together with her husband and father of her two kids, Mark Atkins
- Alyxandra’s parents were married for 24 years before they divorced in 1990 when she was only five
Alyxandra Beatris Brown is one of the three children Tyne Daly shares with her ex-husband, Georg Stanford Brown. While her older sister Kathryne Dora Brown chose to tread the same career path as their parents, Alyxandra chose a different one.
The Pacific Rim College graduate has worked as a baker at the Village Bakery and Cafe in Los Angeles away from her family’s popularity and fame. She is the least famous in the family.
Who is Alyxandra Beatris Brown?
Born October 1, 1985, Alyxandra is the youngest daughter of actor and director, Georg Stanford Brown and actress Tyne Daly. She was born at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center weighing 8 pounds 13 ounces. Although she was born healthy, her mother was three weeks overdue.
Her name is also spelled, Alexandra. She was reportedly born at the time her mother’s career was bubbling so she had a nanny when she was just five weeks.
Xan, as she is also known, has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature from Pacific Rim College.
Alyxandra Beatris Brown Has Two Sisters
1. Alisabeth Brown
Alyxandra’s oldest sister was born on December 12, 1967. She is a potter and a glassworker. She has reportedly worked as a porter almost all her life and she has now decided to try a new path as a glassworker. Alisabeth has two grown-up daughters.
2. Kathryne Dora Brown
Kathryne Dora Brown is not just the secondborn of the family but also the most famous one as well. She takes after her parents especially her mother in several ways. As a child, she always wanted to become an actor so she was enrolled in acting classes and was trained by the same person that trained her parents.
Also, she has two adorable daughters whom she has continually flaunted on social media. Aside from sharing details about her daughters, Kathryne also shares photos of the family from time to time, especially during special and memorable events.
Kathryne is a successful actor and has appeared in a couple of films like Poison Ivy II and The Reading Room. She is also a baker and a preschool teacher.
As an actor, Kathryne has worked alongside their mother Tyne. The two worked on The Agamemnon, Judging Amy, and The Wedding Dress together.
Take a Look at Other Interesting Details about the Baker
1. Her Parents Married at the Time it Was Illegal for People of Different Skin Color to Marry
Tyne Daly, 77, and Georg, 80 started dating in 1965 after they met at American Musical and Dramatic Academy. While Daly was a rich Caucasian lady, Georg was reportedly a poor lad from Harlem. In other to support himself, he even worked as a school janitor.
Despite being from two different social classes and races, the pair fell in love and decided to marry. They later tied the knots in 1966 and at that time, their marriage was illegal in 17 states in the United States of America.
Alyxandra’s parents allowed their love for each other to transcend race and went ahead and started a family.
2. What Does She Do?
Upon her graduation from college, Alyxandra went to a cooking school where she completed programs for both cooking and baking. Later on, while she was living in Los Angeles, one of her sisters introduced her to the owners of the Village Bakery and Cafe where she worked for a couple of years before moving to Canada.
While in Canada, she studied Western Herbal Medicine. She is now the co-owner of Five Petal Creations.
3. Is She Married?
Tyne Daly’s daughter met Mark Atkins while she was living in Canada. Xan said the first time they met, she knew he would change her life forever. After several dates, the pair discovered they had quite a number of things in common.
Xan and Mark both loved cooking and traveling among other stuff. Based on Mark’s profile on Facebook, the lovers got engaged on 27 April 2014. It seems they married on October 25 in 2015.
At the moment, Alyxandra is raising two children with her husband, Mark.
4. Brown’s Family Has Deep Roots in the Movie Industry
Beatris’s mother was born to the famous actors James Daly and Mary Hope. Her parents raised her in Wisconsin where she would later join the family in the show biz. Her younger brother, Tim Daly is also an actor.
Tyne started performing with her family at a tender age and reportedly earned her Equity Card at the age of 15. The Daly family is widely known and recognized in the entertainment industry.
However, her father’s family did not enjoy such luxury. Growing up, Georg was not even sure of what he wanted to do so he had to drop out of school at some point. He only ventured into acting after he made the decision to go back to school at the age of 17. For Georg, Theater Arts was something easy so he gave it a shot.
While her father only has one Primetime Emmy Award, her mother has won six Emmy Awards and one Tony Award.
5. Alyxandra Beatris Brown’s Parents Divorced When She was Five Years
Tyne Daly and Georg Brown became very famous following the success of their TV series, Cagney and Lacey. At a point, the duo was considered one of the most successful couples in Hollywood.
It was not long before The New York Post reported that the couple would be ending their 24-year-old marriage due to irreconcilable differences. At the time of the divorce in 1990, Alyxandra was the only minor among the children. She was only five while her sisters Kathryne and Alisabeth were 18 and 21 respectively.
According to reports, the former couple had to make arrangements for the custody of Alyxandra as they shared child support.