Born in Philadelphia in 1968 and moved to Newport, RI in 1982, Alix began her career in 1986 as a model for Elite Model Management. Based in New York and Europe, she worked in editorial, print, and runway –– appearing in Seventeen, YM, Rolling Stone, Women's Wear Daily and European magazines. After four years of modeling, Alix segued into studying at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan. There, she did a year of intensive training developing different acting and improvisation techniques.
In 1993, she began working at Massey/King Productions in New York, where she was on staff until 1995. There she oversaw the day to day machinations of this busy commercial production company under the tutelage of director John Massey and producer Kerrie King. After leaving Massey/King, she pursued her freelance writing career for various publications including React, American Windsurfer, and The Improper Bostonian. Beginning in 1997, Alix was a full-time staff writer for MTV. She covered news, conducted interviews, designed copy, profiled artists, and reviewed records and concerts. She also began writing screenplays and running her own entertainment humor web site, www.popgoespop.com.
In 2002, wanting to devote herself to screenwriting and directing, she formed Floodlight Productions, LLC, a Newport, Rhode Island based production company. In 2003, she made her directorial debut with A Totally Minor Motion Picture, a feature-length comedy she also wrote and produced. It premiered at the Newport International Film Festival in 2004. Alix and her husband, Nick Benson have two children, Hope, age eight, and Henry, age five.