Alexandra McGuinness was born in Dublin, Ireland. She graduated from the London Film School in 2010; her graduation film - She Owns Everything; based on a short story by Anne Enright was chosen to represent her graduating class. Her debut feature film Lotus Eaters premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and later showed at Mill Valley and the London Film
Festival, Galway Film Festival among others, before being released theatrically by Pathe, and Curzon and Phase 4. She has directed commercials, short films, and music videos for artists and brands such as The Voice, Clinique, Sony, Universal records, Rebecca Taylor, Samsung. She was named one of Variety’s 10 Brits to Watch and featured on the cover of the magazine (despite being Irish).
Alexandra created, wrote and directed the web series RIDERS for Turner’s online channel Super Deluxe. Riders has over 2 million hits on Facebook and Youtube. Riders has been bought by Sundance’s new streaming channel SUNDANCE NOW, and is being developed as a half-hour show. Alexandra's second feature film She's Missing is premiering later this year. It shot in New Mexico, and posted in Ireland. Its stars Lucy Fry, Josh Hartnett, Sheila Vand & Eiza Gonzalez. She is currently writing a script about James Joyce’s daughter; Lucia to be filmed in late 2019. She lives in Los Angeles.