The CBS police drama series Blue Bloods is one of the most popular and highest-rated American TV shows. It stars several famous actors like Tom Selleck, Will Estes, Donnie Wahlberg, etc., in the main role and also casts renowned actors and actresses for cameo appearances. One such appearance was of actress Alex Kingston as retired Commander Sloane Thompson in two episodes of the series.
Thompson first appeared on the show in 2016, and her second appearance was in 2021. This article provides our readers with insights into Alex Kingston’s career and her other acting gigs.
Alex Kingston aka Sloane on Blue Bloods Bio
Alex Kingston is an English actress with numerous acting credits in the English and American entertainment industries. Her fans mainly recognize her as Dr. Elizabeth Corday from the NBC medical drama series ER. Moreover, she has won multiple prestigious awards for this character.
On 11 March 1963, Alex took birth as the eldest of the three daughters of Anthony and Margarethe Kingston. She was born in Epsom, Surrey, and grew up there with her younger sisters Susie and Nicola.
Susie is disabled both physically and mentally from her birth. On the other hand, Nicola grew up to become an actress. She is best known for her 1996 movie The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders.
As for formal education, Kingston attended the all-girls school, Rosebery School in Epsom. There she developed a love for acting and thought of becoming an actress.
Thus, Alex attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and studied a three-year acting course. She then later joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and started her acting journey.
Blue Bloods Sloane aka Alex Kingston TV Shows and Movies
Alex Kingston first ventured into the acting field in 1980 with an uncredited role in the British comedy film The Wildcats of St. Trinian’s. The same year, she also landed a guest role in the BBC children’s drama series Grange Hill.
It followed her several other minor TV and big screen appearances like Hannay (1989 TV series), Covington Cross (1992 TV series), Soldier Soldier (1993 TV series), Carrington (1995 British film), etc.
However, she found prominence in the industry only after appearing as Katherine Roberts in the 1996 British crime drama, The Knock. It was her career’s breakout role.
Furthermore, in 1997, Kingston marked her prominence in the American entertainment industry with her appearance as Dr. Elizabeth in the NBC series ER. She was a regular in the show from 1997 to 2009 and appeared in a total of 160 episodes. Moreover, she has won two Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998 and 1999) and TV Land Awards (2009) for ER.
Blue Bloods Alex Kingston’s other notable TV shows and movies are Doctor Who (2008-2015), Upstairs Downstairs (2012 British drama series), Arrow (2013-2016 American superhero series), Blue Bloods (2016 and 2021), The Widow (2019 British drama series), etc. As of 2021, she appears as the lead cast of the British fantasy TV series, A Discovery of Witches.
As of 2021, Alex Kingston’s approximate net worth amounts to $6 million. Her acting career spans more than four decades. Thus, it is the main contributor to her massive wealth.