Who is Pico Alexander?

Alexander Lukasz Jogalla – known as Pico Alexander – is an actor, probably best known for his roles in the movies “Home Again”, “War Machine”, and “Summer Days, Summer Nights”. He’s also recognized for portraying Henry Shipley in the comedy streaming series “Dickinson”. Pico was born under the Zodiac sign Gemini on 3 June 1991, in Brooklyn, New York City, USA, of Polish descent. As of 2022, he’s 31 years old and holds American nationality.

Early life, Family

Pico was raised in Park Slope, Brooklyn, by his parents Magdalena Deskur, and Lukasz Jogalla, who emigrated from Poland to the U.S. His father is a cinematographer, which allowed Pico to roam around movie sets, and in the interview with a media outlet, he revealed: ‘I grew up in a house where there was always a camera lying around. My dad reinforced the notion that film is a story told through the picture.’

Additionally, his grandfather was actor Jerzy Jogalla. During his formative years, Pico also played trumpet and piano.

Regarding his name, Pico is actually a childhood nickname. He matriculated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, located in New York City, and enrolled at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. After graduating from college, he joined a production of “Much Ado About Nothing”, a comedy play by William Shakespeare; performing in the theater taught him a lot, Pico revealed: ‘The intensity that I used to go through those auditions with totally matches the intensity of which I go through auditions now, even though I’m contending in a totally different league.’ He subsequently starred in several other productions of plays, such as “Our Town”, “What I Did Last Summer”, and “Punk Rock”.

Career

He actually kicked off his career in 2009, starring in the short drama movie “Turban”, followed by his performance in another short film ‘Get Set Go”. After a four-year break, he returned to the scene making several one-episode appearances, including “The Carrie Diaries”, “Alpha House”, and “The Following”.

During the same year, he appeared in the crime drama film “A Most Violent Year”, alongside Isaac Oscar and Jessica Chastain, which garnered overwhelmingly positive reviews and over 20 nominations, including for Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for Jessica Chastain. However, despite receiving critical acclaim, it underperformed at the box office, grossing $12 million against a $20 million budget.

After his appearance in an episode of the comedy-drama series “Orange Is the New Black”, he portrayed Charlie in the made-for-TV film “Fan Girl”, alongside Kiernan Shipka, Meg Ryan, and Tess Frazer. In 2016 he was cast as Sony Cottler in the drama film “Indignation”, directed by James Schamus, and based on the eponymous novel by Philip Roth, which follows a Jewish student named Marcus on his academic journey and struggles with sexual repression during Korean War.

The following year, he booked the role as Trey Wandella in the satirical war film “War Machine”, sharing the stage with Brad Pitt, Ben Kingsley and Tilda Swinton. The movie, based on the book “The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan” by Michael Hastings, premiered on Netflix and received mixed reviews.

Also in 2017, he starred as Harry Dorsey in the romantic comedy film “Home Again”, opposite Reese Witherspoon, Nat Wolf, and Candice Bergen. Playing the romantic interest of Alice Kinney (Reese Witherspoon), he talked about filming steamy scenes with Reese and the perception of relationships with the big age difference, disclosing: ‘There’s a different exchange of values in a relationship like that. A 27-year-old guy has different things to give than the 40-year-old guy, and the 40-year-old woman has different things to give than the 27-year-old girl.’

Pico also added: ‘The whole thing was sexy as hell. It was one of the sexiest scenes of my life, that’s for sure.’ Given that it was his second role in which he played the romantic interest of an older lady, he disclosed that people often asked him why was he hooking up with older women, to which Nico replied: ‘It’s just the luck of the draw’.

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His Other Roles

In 2018 Pico had several roles –he was cast in the comedy movie “The Portuguese”, alongside Jason Alexander, Aimee Carrero and Sherie Scott. He also booked the role as JJ Flynn, the main character in the comedy-drama “Summer Days, Summer Nights”, written and directed by Edward Burns. The movie had its official premiere in 2018, but wasn’t released in the US in August 2021. Lastly, he portrayed Grayson in the comedy-drama movie “Hot Air”.

In 2019, Pico landed the recurring role as Clevinger in the satirical dark comedy mini-series “Catch-22”, appearing in three episodes. The show stars several critically acclaimed actors, including George Clooney, Hugh Laurie and Kyle Chandler.

In 2021, he was cast in “Dickinson” as Henry, a new lodger at the Dickinson residence, alongside Hailee Steinfeld, Jane Krakowski, and Toby Huss. His character was introduced in the second season of the show, which ran for three seasons, concluding in 2021.

Personal Life

When it comes to his personal life, he likes to keep his private matters away from the public eye, so nothing is known about his previous relationships and romantic interests. After he appeared in the romantic movie ”Home Again”, some rumors started circulating that he and Reese Witherspoon might be an item in real life, which later proved to be just a rumor. On the other hand, several gossip magazines wrote that he was gay and still in the closet. Pico hasn’t disclosed any information, and hasn’t been linked to anyone, male or female, besides his on-screen matches.

Would you like to know his net worth?

As of 2022, his estimated net worth is around $17 million, which he’s earned through his career as an actor. According to the various media outlet, he’s the next star on the rise.

Physical stats and Hobbies

Pico is 6ft 1in tall (185cm) and weighs around 170lbs (78kgs), with a model-like figure. His hair and eyes are brown.

In an interview, he said that he likes to swim with sharks.

He considers himself unsympathetic, uncompromising, loud, and obnoxious, adding that it had taken him an eternity to realize that he was not the center of the world.

In his free time, he likes to meditate. Asked about his favorite quote, he replied: ‘I like the quote “It is written” from The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Because it means it is what it is and everything is what it is and that’s ok.’

One of his favorite hobbies is writing, especially since he became fascinated with his dreams.

Pico had a crazy experience one year while spending time on a small island with his family – he swam in the bio-luminescent bay, and it opened his eyes and prompted him to take a year of sobriety as a form of a challenge. Since then, his dreams became so vivid, and he wanted to focus on his unconscious self, and connect with that self to find what he truly wanted in life.

Is he active on social media?

Apparently, he’s not a fan of social media platforms, and only has a Facebook account with 1,600 followers.

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However, the account seems inactive, as his last post was in March 2021. When he launched his account in 2020, he wrote: ‘Hello my loves. I’ve always had a cold shoulder towards social media. I began my Facebook page nothing short of long ago. I didn’t think anyone would even find me. But as I’m at a low during quarantine, I have found myself back here.’

In an interview, he explained why he’s not a fan of social media, saying that comparing himself to other people’s lives did not seem healthy and real to him, disclosing: ‘All of a sudden you have more than a thousand friends, and its unsettling. I started posting a status and waiting to get the likes. If I got the likes then I was validated as a human for that day, and if I didn’t it was like ‘fu**, nobody likes me.’

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