Sasha Alexander, born Suzana Drobnjakovic, which is Serbian, has had the performing bug since seventh grade, when she was cast as the lead in her school's production of Baby. She used to be a dancer, an ice skater and was in a pop music group, when she was 14. She got her professional start on ABC's Wasteland and Presidio Med. Alexander came to the attention of the media for her role as Gretchen Witter, in Dawson's Creek.
Sasha was cast as Special Agent Caitlin Todd on NCIS, in 2003. She played Agent Todd for the first two seasons, until her character was shot in the head in the final minutes of the season finale. She appeared in three episodes of the third season, but was not credited for the work.
Alexander has been acting in films since 1997, appearing in over a dozen movies. She has had roles in such movies as Mission Impossible III, Yes Man with Jim Carrey, and Lucky 13. The movie the Last Lullaby, in which she played Sarah, won her a Best Actress Award at the San Diego Film Festival in 2008.
Her current character is Maura Isles, a Boston medical examiner, on Rizzoli & Isles. The show, which aired on TNT in 2010, also stars Angie Harmon.