Born in Germany to a German mother and a Palestinian father, Lexi Alexander, a former World Kickboxing Champion and United States Marine Corps Combat Instructor, worked her way up from stunt woman to Oscar-nominated director with her live action short film Johnny Flynton, a drama about a boxer. She has helmed feature films including the SXSW Jury & Audience Award winning drama Green Street Hooligans, Marvel's Punisher: War Zone and Lifted, a film widely praised by veterans' groups for carefully telling a politically charged story about the War on Terror. Alexander has ventured into television since then, where she has developed shows with multiple production companies and recently ventured into episodical directing for the CW's hit show ARROW.