'Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll' Star Elaine Hendrix Talks New Denis Leary FX Series, Working With Joan Jett And Animal Rights
July 14, 2015
Denis Leary couldn't have written a better role for Elaine Hendrix if he had her in mind while creating the role of percussionist and back-up singer Ava in FX's new series "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll."
That's because Hendrix started her career as a model, singer and dancer, appearing in videos for the likes of Keith Sweat and MC Hammer. But that all ended for her in 1992, shortly after she moved to Los Angeles and was struck by a car while riding her bike.
Hendrix survived the experience intact, but learning to get mobile again brought her singing and dancing career to an abrupt halt – something she now says she's "grateful for" because it forced her to switch gears and consider acting.