Alexandra Margarita "Alex" Russo is a half-blood witch and the middle child of the Russo family. Like her siblings, she is half Mexican from her mother and half Italian-American from his father. Her brother are Justin Russo and Max Russo. She began attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1991 and was sorted into Slytherin House.
As the middle child and only daughter, she is sly, outgoing, sneaky, and sometimes rude to her family and friends. Alex usually underachieves when it comes to school and wizard training. She often gets into trouble because of her constant schemes (usually involving magic).
Alex Russo is having a romantic relationship with Liam Dunbar.
Early life (1980-1991)
She was born on December 3rd, 1980 in Great Britain. She was born from Theresa and Jerry Russo. She is the second child of the three Russo children. Alex grew up with two brothers
Hogwarts years (1991-current)
Alex is, by ordinary standards of beauty, an extremely pretty girl with a self-proclaimed great fashion sense. She has her mother's wavy, dark brown hair and dark eyes, though she straightens it out sometimes as well. She is petite and has a slim build. She usually wears her hair down, but can be up as well. She is very stylish too. Many boys are attracted to her because of her looks, as well as her personality, in most of the episodes, she is wearing boots. Alex is a bit of a tomboy.
Personality and traits
Unlike her brother Justin, she is not overly studious nor is she an academically gifted student who performs well in school. Rather, she relies more on her street-smarts than academics. She's very manipulative, using everyone's weaknesses to her advantage. One of her flaws is her own reliance on magic and her laziness, which often results in magical troubles, as well her lack of disregard for rules.
She has a tendency to be very lazy, when given the option of the easy way and the proper way she will pick the easy way every time without hesitation, getting her into trouble often, because the easy way always has consequences she doesn't bother to think about until they're upon her. She also hates reading, even menus and just points at the pictures of what she wants, this is so widely known about her that the entire school stopped and stared in shock when she as much as picked up a book. The only subject she takes seriously and actually likes is art.
Alex is typically portrayed as a mischievous troublemaker. She is usually unintentionally mean and exercises mocking judgment towards others she isn't very familiar with. Her parents describe her as someone who only cares about herself, and Justin describes her as a "snarky, apathetic slacker," and she caused lots of troubles during the first and second season and had her brother fix it most of the time, but in the third season she rarely causes any magical problems anymore, often being one of the ones who fix the problems in the end, though still keeps her reputation.
Despite her frequent unkindness and pranks, Alex is far from heartless. She loves Justin dearly despite their constant antagonism. Alex can also feel remorse and guilt for her actions and has apologized and taken responsibility for them, and often goes out of her way to set things right whenever her disregard for the consequences directly affect her friends and/or family. Though these instances are rare, Alex does occasionally use magic unselfishly or with good intentions.
Alex has shown a softer side, and proved to not only be capable of being a "nerd", but also a good person and has a good heart, and feels guilty for her wrong decisions, choosing to do good when the whole world was covered in darkness, and refusing to leave Earth when it's doomed to destruction from a meteorite crashing down on Earth. However, she remains as lazy as ever.
The relationship between Alex and Justin is somewhat one of the closest relationships in the series. Alex and Justin are really close siblings, closer than the relationships with Max. Alex always confides in Justin, and when in a problem she turns to him, to help her undo a spell that went wrong. Justin has also shown to be caring and overprotective over Alex.
She despises Justin's "nerdiness", though she's jealous at how smart, good, and generous Justin is. However she always goes to Justin first to solve her magical mistakes. She also often make pranks at Justin and even Max.
Max isn't Alex her favorite brother and Max knows it all too well. That doesn't mean that Alex doesn't care about him at all. She would do anything for Justin and Max even though it may look like she wouldn't at times.
She uses Max's lack of common sense as an advantage to trick him. She pranks him all the time as well.
Alex met Liam during her second year (Liam was still a first year back then). Being classmates with his older brother and stepbrother Patrick Dunbar and Brody Hudson, she knew that she would like Liam as well. Never in her life did she dare dream that she would become friends with Hufflepuff let alone get into a relationship with one.
Liam and Alex began dating in 1994 which was Alex her third year and Liam his second year. Because of this, Alex, being Liam's girlfriend, often visits the Hudbar household with her brother Justin, who is the best friend of Finn Hudson. She has grown close to Finn. Patrick and Brody because of her coming over a lot as well.