The life and times of Alexis Danson started in an especially unusual manner.
Being fatherless and later orphaned at a young age, Alexis Danson defiled all odds as a little girl hailing from Los Angeles, gutting through time to eventually actualize her walk to stardom. Her journey from an unfortunate beginning to being a well-renowned singer, actress, and model is a story no one gets tired of telling.
|Date of birth||1985|
|Age||38 years old|
|Adoptive Father||Ted Danson|
|Adoptive Mother||Casey Coates|
|Adoptive Step-mother||Mary Steenburgeen|
|Biological mother||Kelly Topel|
|Net worth||est. $500,000 – $1 million|
Alexis Danson Biography
Born in Los Angeles, California, in 1985, to a mentally deranged alcoholic, Kelly Topel, and an unknown father. Surviving under the morbid circumstances of complete lack and extreme poverty had proven abortive for Alexis Danson and her mother. Knowing how much they lacked substance, Kelly Topel tendered out her daughter for adoption for $7000, to which starstruck celebrity and actor Ted Danson and ex-wife Casey Coates paid in full.
Alexis would later grow up with three other (step) siblings, Lilly McDowell, Kate Danson, and Beckett Taylor McDowell. Under the influence of her father’s progressive status as an actor, Alexis Danson later patterned in the same vein.
Who are Alexis Danson’s parents?
Details surrounding Alexis’ biological parents are shrouded in a sad history; her biological is unidentified; her mother gave her up for adoption because of her inability to take care of young Alexis.
Alexis Danson’s Mother
Kelly Topel was born in 1962. She is 61 years old and was allegedly a homeless alcoholic who has been in and out of four mental hospitals and jails between 2010 and 2015. She was arrested for narcotics possession, prostitution, etc. After her marriage with Alexis’s anonymous father broke apart, she married Mark Payne, but the marriage was violent due to disagreement over Kelly’s possession of illicit drugs. Her husband filed multiple domestic violence charges against her in 2015.
On the other hand, Alexis has avoided her mother, who went to churches in the wealthiest areas of Minneapolis with a card asking for a couple to adopt her child.
Ted Danson and Casey Coates adopted Alexis Danson. Ted is an American actor and producer known for his work in the movie industry. Casey Coates (born 1938, 85 years) is a famous American producer and interior designer with a degree in environmental design.
Alexis Danson’s Father
Let’s look further into Alexis’s adoptive father. Ted Danson was born on December 29, 1947. He is 75 years. He was a vegetarian but repositioned to mixing his meals with seafood, a practice called Pescetarianism.
He began his acting career with a role in the daytime soap opera His Somerset, where he played the role of Tom Conway from 1975 to 1976. In 1977 he gained more fame when he played the role of Dr. Mitchell Pearson and Dr. Chuck Weldon in The Doctors series. Aside from acting in movies, Ted played a role in the 1981 Aramis Cologne commercial.
Ted is best known for starring in Sam Malone in the NBC 1982 sitcom Cheers. His role in the movie earned him two Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and his name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Ted first found love with actress Randall “Randy” Gosch and tied the marital knot with her in 1970. The marriage lasted five years, and they did not give birth to any child. Ted found love again with environmentalist Casey Coates in 1977 and divorced her in 1993 after he found love for the third time with an American actress, comedian, singer, and songwriter, Mary Steenburgen. He met Mary on the set of the movie Pontiac Moon in 1993 and went on to marry her in 1995.
Alexis Danson’s Adoptive Mother
Cassandra “Casey” Coates is an American environmental designer and environmental activist. She got her Bachelor of Fine Arts in environmental design from Parsons School of Design and graduated with honors in 1975. Aside from her achievements, she is widely known for being the ex-wife of Ted Danson. Her relationship with Ted was “love at first sight. Their common interest in environmentalism brought them together but couldn’t keep them together forever.
Casey’s job entails creating awareness for various issues, including pollution prevention, recycling, and energy conservation. She collaborated with her ex-husband Ted Danson to launch American Oceans Campaign.
Alexis Danson Adoption
Casey married Ted in 1979 and had their first child, Kate Danson, on December 24, 1979. During Kate’s birth, she suffered a stroke due to unchecked blood pressure, and it paralyzed the left half of her body. Kate was delivered without complications, but Casey bore the stroke for a long time, forcing Ted to pause his career to take care of her. The illness also created a rift in their relationship, but it was not enough to break them apart. Casey recovered from the stroke but could not have another child, so she and her husband adopted Alexis in 1985.
Alexis Danson Siblings
Coming into the family of Ted and Casey linked Alexis to Lily McDowell, Charlie McDowell, and Kate Danson as her siblings. Let’s take a look at them.
Lilly McDowell was born in Los Angeles on January 22, 1981, to Mary Steenburgen and Malcolm McDowell. She is 42 years old and became Alexis’s step-sister after her mother married Ted Danson in 1995. She is an actress best known for her role in Manchurian Candidates (2004), Maid of Honor (2008), and Sons of Anarchy (2008). She also owns an interior design studio based in Ojai, California. She married Charles Abram Walton on September 25, 2010, and now goes by Lilly Walton. Together they have three children, Clementine Mae Walton born in January 2012, Goldie, and Vera Katherine Walton.
Charles Malcolm McDowell
Charles Malcolm McDowell was born on July 10, 1983, and is 39 years old. He is an American film director and screenwriter mostly known for the film The One I Love (2014). He got married to Lily Collins and has no child yet.
Kate Danson was born on December 24, 1979, to Ted Danson and Casey Coates. She is 43 years old and is the oldest of Alexis’s siblings. She is an actress and director known for “Everything I Ever Wanted to Tell My Daughter About Men” (2021). Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog (2008). She married Jesse Bochco in 2009 but divorced in 2015 without any child.
Alexis Danson’s Adoptive Parent’s Divorce
Ted Danson divorced Casey Coates in 1993 after 16 years of marriage. The sickness was not the reason behind the divorce; Ted’s affair with actress Whoopi Goldberg led to their divorce, which was one of Hollywood’s costliest divorces then. The divorce lawsuit cost Ted $30 million.
Ted married Mary Steenburgeen and adopted the two children she had with Malcolm McDowell, Charlie, and Lilly. Ted has not been in the news for any other affair-related matter.
Alexis Danson Career
Though successful, many would accord the fame and recognition of Alexis Danson to her father’s prominence, who is notorious for his role as Sam Malone in the 1982-1983 NBC sitcom “Cheers.”
Alexis began her career as a songwriter and singer and changed her name to Kat Danson (Katrina Danson). Her first pop release was Lux Livid which paved the way for many subsequent records.
She soon attained desirable recognition so that her music was featured in renowned movie productions like “CSI” and “The Hills.”
While many speculations surround her journey into Hollywood and her choice as a model, Danson had made it clear in a 2009 interview with “Pro-motion” that being an assassin would have been her chosen career if her music career didn’t work out. Danson’s dedication and commitment saw her climb the ladder of success to achieve her dream.
Is Alexis Danson seeing anyone?
As of currently, little is known about the love affair of Alexis Danson; aside from the relationship she shares with her siblings and foster parents, she hasn’t hinted at having a love affair elsewhere.
Alexis’ Death and controversy
Is Alexis Danson dead?
It’s an undeniable fact that the news of her demise has been rapidly spread worldwide. However, the story entailing her tragedy, in all honesty, has been debunked and pronounced falsely concocted.
The 38 years-old Alexis Danson is not dead.
Weight and Physique
Alexis Danson stands at a towering height of 5’7 and weighs a total of 63Kilo grams with a bust, hip, and waist measurement of 38,32,37.
Alexis has maintained a simple lifestyle away from media attention. Her Instagram account has a few pictures of her and her cat. One of the pictures on her Instagram shows she has bruises on her face caused by a cat.
The sad incident happened in 2014 and it was unexpected because Alexis is friendly with cats. She owns a few, one with heterochromia and a little dog.