'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Child Actor Shot and Killed in New Orleans

Jonshel Alexander, who played Joy Strong in the award-winning 2012 indie film, dead at the age of 22

Beasts Of The Southern Wild

12/2/2021 4:55:00 PM

A child actor who appeared in the 2012 film Beasts of the Southern Wild was shot and killed in New Orleans last week.

Jonshel Alexander, who played Joy Strong in the award-winning 2012 indie film, dead at the age of 22

©Fox Searchlight/Courtesy Everett CollectionBeasts of the Southern Wildwas shot and killed in New Orleans last week.

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‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ actor, 22, killed in New Orleans shootingJonshel Alexander, a onetime child actor who played a supporting role in the 2012 Oscar-nominated film “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” was killed in a weekend shooting in Louisiana. Ohh nooo No No …..I’m so sick & tired of this shit When are PEOPLE & PARENTS ever going to make a stand Until you stop behaving like other childrens deaths aren’t your problem YOU ARE THE PROBLEM… your putting guns in hands every day you Stay Silent … 😐 Not hushpuppy 😢 Damn white supremacy

Jonshel Alexander, 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Actress, Dead at 22Jonshel Alexander, who played Joy Strong in 'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' was shot and killed in her native Louisiana. This is so sad. 💔🙏RIP🙏 So tragic!

Jonshel Alexander Dies: ‘Beasts Of The Southern Wild’ Actor Was 22Jonshel Alexander, a supporting child actor in the Academy Award-nominated film “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” was fatally shot Saturday night in New Orleans’ 7th Ward, according … RIP JOSHNEL!!❤❤❤ Nah, black on black crime gets forgotten ASAP. God bless you Jonshel

Beasts of the Southern Wild star Jonshel Alexander dies aged 22 after shootingJonshel Alexander has reportedly died after a shooting in Louisiana at the age of 22 - she was a child actress and played a supporting role in Oscar-nominated Beasts of the Southern Wild

Ex-child Actor in ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ Shot and KilledPolice said Alexander and a man were shot inside a vehicle Saturday in New Orleans and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Tragic Oh, no. 😭😭 This fucking country…

Jonshel Alexander Dies: ‘Beasts Of The Southern Wild’ Actor Was 22Jonshel Alexander, a supporting child actor in the Academy Award-nominated film “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” was fatally shot Saturday night in New Orleans’ 7th Ward, according … RIP JOSHNEL!!❤❤❤ Nah, black on black crime gets forgotten ASAP. God bless you Jonshel