Andrew Alexander is widely acclaimed for his long and successful role as lead producer and CEO of Chicago’s famous Second City Improv troupe. Andrew Alexander was born in Chicago in 1945, and graduated from Ryerson University School of Business in 1967. After spending a few years pursuing a career in his field of study, he found he could merge his business savvy with his passion for comedy by becoming a producer. Alexander’s more than 30 year tenure with Second City included two Emmy nominations for Second City TV’s improv comedy special, in which Alexander served as executive producer. His relentless hard work and standard of excellence is why Alexander was listed as one of ChicagoMag’s 100 most influential Chicagoans.
Alexander is also widely considered one of the most influential cross-platform producers, with credits in theatre, TV, and film. His most popular films include Life As We Know It! (1991) in which he is credited as executive producer, and 110 Lombard, in which Alexander boasts both writing and production credits, and is credited with production for an additional 21 TV shows and movies. Through his career, he has amassed an entertainment empire worth over $50 million dollars.
Now 76 years old, Alexander is semi-retired living in Tucson, Arizona, but he remains an integral part of the comedy production world, staying active in the comedy and production world.
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