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Played by Nancy Lee Grahn
Written by Taryn
Alexis Davis is an attorney who knows the law and is very efficient. She
is very dedicated to her daughters, but at times she is very deceptive as
Her whole life was built on a lie. She was raised to believe her mother
was a Cassadine and that her parents died when she was young. She also
believed Stefan was her cousin. She later found out that her father was
really Mikkos Cassadine, and her mother Kristen Bergman was killed by
Mikkos' wife Helena (making her Stefan's sister). She was threatened by
Helena to do as she was told to do. Helena forced her to defend Tony Jones
for kidnapping, which cost Alexis her relationship with Ned Ashton, as well
as her job at ELQ.
Alexis originally came to Port Charles in 1996 to defend Kevin Collins
for stalking Felicia Jones. Because of her past, Alexis has trouble trusting
anyone. She came very close to marrying Ned, but she ran off at the last
second rather than say "I do". She had a great fear of becoming a Quartermaine because the family puts enormous pressure on the family members
to act a certain way.
While Alexis and Ned continued to love one another for a long time, she
had no trouble marrying his friend, Jax, because it was purely a business
relationship. Ned married Chloe, the woman Jax loved, to help Chloe get her
inheritance. Alexis and Jax have remained friends, even though they did get
After breaking up with Ned, Alexis put all her energy into defending her
client Sonny Corinthos against his various enemies. They lived across the
hall from each other and eventually developed a friendship. They shared an
innate distrust of people. She has tried to focus on a life without the Cassadines and concentrated
on her work. She even ran for D.A. but lost to Scott Baldwin.
In summer 2001, Alexis began searching for her long-lost sister,
Kristina. With Jax's help, Alexis located her, and they had a pleasant
reunion, although Kristina began to nag her constantly. Alexis soon
developed deeper feelings for her client and friend Sonny. Her personality
started to change; she became less independent and more shy and timid.
Alexis fell in love with Sonny, who was married to
Carly. When Carly and
Sonny split up in 2002, he turned to Alexis for comfort and they had sex.
Their romance would go no further since Carly saw the two making love. She
ran off and was involved in a car accident, which led everyone to believe
she was dead. Eventually she was found alive, and she and Sonny reunited.
Alexis was not happy to be left out in the cold, and she couldn't stand
Carly, so she ended up leaving the penthouse and Sonny's employ.
Soon after she left the penthouse, Alexis discovered she was pregnant
with Sonny's child. To hide the fact the child was Sonny's, Ned volunteered
to be the father. This fake admission hurt Kristina, who was involved with
Ned. She thought that Ned and Alexis had slept together, and they were
afraid to tell her the truth. Later, Kristina found a note taken from
Alexis’ journal that said that Sonny was the baby's father, so she went to
find Sonny at his warehouse. Kristina walked into the warehouse and was
trapped inside when it was blown up.
Alexis blamed Sonny for her sister's death because Luis Alcazar wanted
Sonny to die in the explosion. She blamed Sonny's violent lifestyle, even
though Alcazar’s revenge on Sonny was over a woman (Brenda), not because of
business. She did not act rationally and when Sonny came to Kristina's
memorial service, Alexis tore into him, saying really hurtful things.
Alexis gave birth to a baby girl, and she named the baby Kristina after
her sister. The baby had to be put in neonatal intensive care under an
incubator and on life support. Alexis and the baby almost died when she
started labor outside in the snow. Alcazar saw her there but did nothing to
help her. Fortunately, Cameron came along to help her.
Alexis went a little more nutty; she refused to leave the baby's side and
pushed Ned further away in the process. She was also revealed to be the
killer of Luis Alcazar. She was running around town with a Red Wing, trying
to look like her sister. She was arrested for Alcazar's murder and claimed
she had Dissociative Identity Disorder (multiple personalities), and that
her alter, "Kristina", was responsible. Cameron was the only person who
realized she was faking, but he agreed to keep her secret, perhaps because
he was falling for her. Eventually we found out that Alexis accidentally
pushed Alcazar off the roof while defending herself against him.
Alexis was found not guilty by reason of mental instability, but Ned was
awarded custody of her daughter, and she had to face a long period in
psychiatric treatment. During this time, she kidnapped her child, pretended
to be a butler named "Dobson" in order to be close to Kristina, and pulled
other stunts, despite Cameron's warnings. Eventually she obtained full
custody of Kristina and grew close to Cameron in the process.
Her lies about Kristina's birth came out. In the
Port Charles Hotel fire, she confessed to Carly that Sonny was Kristina's
father. She was blackmailed by Carly into representing her in a custody suit
between her and Sonny for their sons. D.A. Ric, Sonny's brother, found out her secret and
use it against Sonny.
Cameron died in the hotel fire, so Alexis lost her close friend. His son,
another good friend, also died after that. She thought she had lost
Nikolas as well for a time, but he was found to be alive. They were very close until he
left town. Later, Alexis married Ric Lansing (Sonny's brother) and had his
baby, Molly. She also found out that Sam was her long-lost daughter.
Sam and Ric slept together, but Alexis eventually forgave Ric. Ric left
town, and Alexis won custody of Molly. She is very close to her three
Alexis briefly had an affair with Jerry, Jax's brother. She and Jax were
very good friends for a long time. Jerry turned out to be an evil gangster
who tried to kill Sam.
Alexis' friends and relatives try to get her to have more of a social life because she
tends to be a workaholic. They kept trying to set her up with
but she protested. She claims that there is no spark with Mac. She seems to
have concluded that she only falls for bad men. She and Mac dated a
few times. Alexis is very good friends with Diane, who is also an
attorney and is now dating Mac. Alexis is now back to being Sonny's lawyer after a long respite.
Alexis is a fantastic attorney and a loyal friend, but she is a fierce
opponent. When she wants something, she goes after it, no matter what.
Despite her lies about Kristina, she is usually very forthright (to the
point of making others feel uncomfortable). She does not tolerate fools, but
she has a soft spot for people in trouble. She feels very strongly about
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