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Child actor in ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ shot dead inside car at just 22

Child star in Oscar-nominated film, Jonshel Alexander, shot dead inside car at just 22

Former child actress Jonshel Alexander has died after reportedly being shot while inside a car. The 22-year-old starred in the Oscar-nominated feature film Beasts of the Southern Wild back in 2012, when she was 12 years old.

Child star in Oscar-nominated film, Jonshel Alexander, shot dead inside car at just 22

According to local news website Nola.com, police reported that an assailant fired shots into their vehicle at the 1500 block of North Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans at about 9pm local time on Saturday night, Nov. 27.
Ms Alexander was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, while the other occupant of the vehicle drove himself to a hospital. Investigators are now appealing to the public to come forward with any information they may have about the case.

Distraught mother Shelly Alexander paid tribute to her daughter on Tuesday, telling The New Orleans Advocate: “She brought life to everything.”

Child star in Oscar-nominated film, Jonshel Alexander, shot dead inside car at just 22

“Jonshel was feisty, jazzy, spoiled. It was her way or no way.

Recalling the audition process for Beasts of the Southern Wild, she said: “Jonshel was like, ‘It’s going to be me.’ They fell in love with Jonshel. Jonshel was among 4,000 Louisiana natives who were auditioned before director Benh Zeitlin for lead roles.

She starred alongside popular child actress, Quvenzhané Wallis, who played the title character in the movie Annie.

Child star in Oscar-nominated film, Jonshel Alexander, shot dead inside car at just 22

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