Alexandra Lemus has always believed that she could make her dreams a reality. She is an actress born and raised in Los Angeles to immigrant parents from El Salvador. Her dream was always to act. She got her first opportunity to shine when award-winning playwright Josefina Lopez (Real Women have Curves) and award-winning director Iliana Sosa (Child of the Desert) decided to cast her as Sandi Sanchez in their film, Detained in the Desert. Originally a play, written in protest to anti-immigration laws in Arizona , Detained in the Desert premiered in 2013 at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival. Alexandra continues chasing her dream and trying to make her mark on the world.