Alyssa Sutherland Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 29 Aug, 2019
Facts of Alyssa Sutherland
Date of Birth: 1982 , September-23
Age: 37 years old
Birth Nation: Australia
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Alyssa Sutherland
Birth Name Alyssa Sutherland
Nationality Australian
Birth Place/City Brisbane, Australia
Ethnicity White
Profession Model, Actress
Net Worth $5 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Strawberry blonde
Face Color Fair
Famous for Vikings
Divorce Laurence Shanet
Education Craigslea State High School
Movies The Devil Wears Prada, Day On Fire
TV Show New Amsterdam, Vikings, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Huge
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Australian model and actress, Alyssa Sutherland started modeling from the very early age of 15. Sutherland started her modeling career after she won 1997 annual Bonne Belle model search for a teen magazine, Girlfriend in Australia. She later modeled for several brands like Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Bulgari, Calvin Klein, and Chanel. She also did several cover shoot for magazines including Vogue America, Australia, Italy and Germany, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar. In 2006, Sutherland made her acting debut from the movie, The Devil Wears Prada and subsequently worked as a model in Day on Fire. Particularly, she is famous for her role as Princess Aslaug in the historical TV series, Vikings. As of 2018, she worked in TV series, Timeless as Hedy Lamarr. Sutherland is a divorcee. She was married to American film and commercial director, Laurence Shaney. The relationship between the couple did not last long and ended in divorce in 2013.

Age, Father, And Family Of Alyssa Sutherland

Alyssa Sutherland was born on 23rd September 1982 in Brisbane, Australia under the birth sign Libra to parents Donald Sutherland (father) and Shirley Douglas (mother), who divorced in 1971. Sutherland is Australian by nationality and belongs to White ethnicity. She attended Craigslea State High School.

The actress spent most of her early days in her hometown Brisbane with her family. 

Alyssa Sutherland's Professional Career 


Sutherland began her modeling career in 1997 after winning the annual Bonne Belle model search of a teen magazine, Girlfriend in Australia. Following the victory, she signed a contract with Australian version Vogue.

Sutherland then appeared in several campaigns for popular brands including Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Bulgari, Hugo Boss, and John Frieda among others. Later, she appeared on the covers of several magazines, such as Harper’s Bazaar Singapore & Japan, Australian Vogue, Elle Germany, and Glamour Italy. She also shot an extensive editorial for Australian, German, American and Italian Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, and Marie-Claire.

CAPTION: Alyssa posing for a shoot. SOURCE: Instagram

Sutherland has worked with famous fashion photographers like Bruce Weber, Ellen von Unwerth, Steven Meisel, and Herb Ritts. In 2007, she became the face of Flake Girl when Cadbury revived their 5 years old TV commercials.


Sutherland made her acting debut in 2006 from the comedy-drama film, The Devil Wears Prada with Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, and Stanley Tucci. The same year, she appeared as a model in the movie Day on Fire directed by Jay Anania.

In 2008, Sutherland made her TV debut as Alice in Fox’s TV series, New Amsterdam. Three years later, she worked in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit with Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, Christopher Meloni, and Richard Belzer.


Sutherland rose to fame after portraying the role of Princess Aslaug in the historical drama series, Vikings. She worked with Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winick, Clive Standen, and Alexander Ludwig. As of 2018, she works as Hedy Lamarr in NBC’s science fiction time travel TV series, Timeless starring Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, and Malcolm Barrett.

In 2019, the actress played the role in the TV series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. 

Alyssa Sutherland’s Net Worth, Earnings, And Major Source Of Income

Alyssa Sutherland has an estimated net worth of $5 million as per some sources, however, the amount is still under review. As per some online sources, Sutherland earned the salary of $150k per episode from the historical drama TV series, Vikings.

The Vogue Australian model earns an average monthly salary ranging between $48222- $51,588.

CAPTION: Alyssa with her dog. SOURCE: Instagram

Sutherland owns a Yorkshire worth $600-$1200. The actress lives a lavish lifestyle. But the details of her house and cars are hidden from the media. Since the past few years, the photosharing app Instagram is not only used for sharing photos but it has also been an essential medium for advertisement. As a consequent, celebrities have been using it as a source of income as well. 

Alyssa Sutherland’s Husband, Affair, And Married

Alyssa Sutherland is a divorcee. On 5th February 2012, Sutherland married American film and commercial director, Laurence Shanet in Natai Beach, Thailand. The following year, the couple divorced for some unknown reasons. The couple has no children together. The couple started dating in 2009. 

After the divorce, Sutherland has not introduced anyone as her boyfriend. So, she might be possibly single in the present days.

Sutherland is bold enough to flaunt her no make-up look. She also encourages other ladies to love their own skin. She even posted a picture with a caption,

‘’ Hey. Thought I'd pull back the curtain for some of you young ladies out there. The thing is, we're constantly bombarded with gorgeous images of the women around us, whether they're celebrities or friends. The snaps you see them post are carefully chosen to project the beauty and lifestyle they want you to believe they have.’’

She is a supporter of 'Save the Rhino Organization.'

CAPTION: Alyssa showing her no make-up look. SOURCE: Instagram

In 2002, America's People Magazine named her as 'world's sexiest bachelor.' She also has a passion for the outdoors and has two pet dogs. And one of them died on July 9, 2019. 

The actress has a decent fan following on her Instagram account with over 240k followers as of 2019.  

Alyssa Sutherland's Age, Height, And Other Facts 

  • Alyssa Sutherland's age as of 2019 is 36 years.
  • Height: she has a height of 5' 10¾" (1.8 m). 
  • Hair Color: Light Brown 
  • Eye Color: Brown 

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