Alexzandra is Canada's answer to Hillary Duff: both singer/actresses got their big break on children's network shows and both used that leverage to kick start their singing careers. Alexzandra's big break came when she landed the lead role in the Disney Channel's So Weird. In 2004, one of the producers of the omnipresent teen hit Degrassi was looking for someone to play the lead in Instant Star, a show about a character's life after she wins an American Idol-type of contest. Alexzandra won the part, launching her career and ultimately leading to the CD release of Songs From Instant Star. A part in Final Destination 3 followed.