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"I'm Alex Russo, and my hobby is to poke things with a stick."
Alex Russo
Character Statistics
Gender: Female
Age Group: 14-15 (Season 1)
15-16 (Season 2)
16-17 (Season 3)
17-18 (Season 4)
19 ("The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex")
28 (currently)
Birthday: c. 1992-93
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Dislikes: High heels, feeling jealous because of Justin, when things are not going her way, things getting out of hand, being told what to do (in Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie), missing Mason Greybeck, hard work
Lives In: New York City, NY
Full Name: Alexandra Margarita Russo
Affiliations: Waverly Sub Station
Family Members: Parents:





Crush: George (former)
Javier (former)
Chase Riprock (former)
Dated: Ronald Longcape Jr.
Ex-Boyfriend: Riley
Dean Moriarty
Manny Kin (fling)
Friends: Harper Finkle (best friend)
Juliet van Heusen
Hugh Normous
Professor Crumbs
Mason Greybeck (boyfriend)
Nemesis: Gigi Hollingsworth
Dr. Evilini
Production Info
Portrayed by: Selena Gomez
First Appearance: "Crazy 10-Minute Sale"
Last Appearance: "Who Will Be The Family Wizard" (Series)
"The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex" (Special)

Alexandra Margarita "Alex" Russo is the main protagonist of the fantasy-teen sitcom, Wizards of Waverly Place. She is the only daughter of Jerry and Theresa Russo, the younger sister of Justin and the older sister of Max. In the finale of the season, she is the Family Wizard after winning the Family Wizard Competition. She is currently in a long-term relationship with werewolf Mason Greybeck, whom she met in the third season. Alex was portrayed by Selena Gomez

Early Life

Alex's style season 1

Alexandra Margarita Russo was born in c. 1992-93 in a taxi cab, #804, in New York City to Theresa and Jerry Russo. She is the second child of the three Russo children. Alex grew up with two brothers, Justin and Max, and her best friend, Harper Finkle


Alex is of Italian & Mexican descent, like her actress, Selena Gomez. In Season 1, Alex had a traditional Quinceanera like most girls of Hispanic heritage. She is usually seen with her wand in her sock or her shoe, usually a knee high boot. Alex also loves shopping and fashion and is often seen wearing peace signs along with her outfits. It is known that her hobby is poking things with a stick (as shown in the episode Racing when she pokes Justin with the Transport Stick when he's on the ground), though she hasn't been able to make money out of it yet, as she tells Dwayne Johnson in the Season 2 episode "Art Teacher".

In the Season 1 episode "Potion Commotion", she drank both halves of a love potion and became obsessed with herself (so much so that when she made a reference to herself, her head expanded). Even after the potion wore off, she expressed love towards herself by sending herself multiple amounts of flowers. Other episodes of the series sometimes show Alex to be conceited in a similar manner, though it's really only harmless fun, and she enjoys her loved ones' typical reactions to them. Alex really likes boosting up her already great self-esteem by showering herself with such things that brought about those moments. She appears to hardly ever think of anyone other than herself and can be seen occasionally as a spoiled brat, though it is quite the opposite, as she cares deeply for her family members and other close loved ones, willing to sacrifice many great things to make them happy and secure physically and mentally. 

When asked by her father why she could not be more like Justin, Alex sarcastically replied in good humor, "'Cause I don't wanna grow old alone." As much as she torments and mocks him, she's said that she wants to be like him but doesn't know what to do about it. Alex is hardly ever shy when it comes to boys; she once went as far as to kiss a random boy named Matt to get back at Justin after he discovers that Alex had never had her first kiss in the season one episode "First Kiss". Matt seemed excited about the kiss after he realized what was happening, and ran after Alex when the kiss was over, suggesting that she's likely good at kissing.

Alex claims everyone takes her advice as she knows a lot about fashion, relationships, girls, and guys, but above all, she can be very sneaky and tricky. She's even willing to admit that she's usually up to no good, and feels disturbed when others say the opposite.

Her best friend since childhood is Harper (portrayed by Jennifer Stone), who often tries to keep her out of trouble. Though she continues to torment her older brother Justin, the two seem to have a close bond that neither seem to have with any other characters on the show. Her enemy since kindergarten is Gigi Hollingsworth (Skyler Samuels), ever since Gigi spilled juice on Alex's blanket and told everybody that Alex had an "accident" during nap time in their kindergarten years.

Alex often uses magic to solve her problems, which frequently ends up giving her even more problems than she began with. Her tendency to use magic without permission is often caused by her lack of work ethic and respect for the rules she deems unnecessary. Alex hardly ever considers the consequences of magic and is often unprepared when the situation goes haywire, which requires the help of her more sensible brother Justin when she finds she can't fix them by herself, often grudgingly accepting his offer to work together. In this particular everyday situation of Justin and Alex's, when Alex doesn't ask for Justin's help, he proceeds to work against her using sly ways very similar to Alex's, further emphasizing the fact that they share several qualities despite some being hidden by the other. Alex usually lets him help with much reluctance, not liking how roles are switched so easily in those times, as she's usually the one with the upper hand.

Alex's style in season 2

In "Wizards vs Vampires" it was revealed that Alex has a criminal record with the Wizard Police, though none apparently have forced her to do any community service to work it off or anything too major. She is very skilled at "Make-'em-Ups", when a wizard can make up their own emergency spell.

Riley (Brian Kubach) had been Alex's crush for most of the first season and manipulates Justin (who is on the baseball team with Riley) into throwing games that Alex doesn't go to so she can impress Riley and make him think she's his good luck charm. However, when Justin realises what's going on, he uses magic against Alex, so she has to contradict Justin's spells in order to be Riley's date. In the end, she cleverly manages to win the game for Riley even with Jerry and Justin's attempts to foil her magic. This further shows how skilled she can be at magic so discreetly at the baseball game when it clashes with her understanding of it. However, this is a small amount of understanding at the start of the use of magic. She had also got Riley jealous by enchanting a mannequin to come alive and date her—after he breaks up with her—in the episode "Alex's Spring Fling".

She is considered Daddy's Girl and according to her father, Jerry (David DeLuise), she uses her puppy dog eyes to get out of trouble. She can't tell when her dad's being overprotective, she just thinks he's "being crazy" and doesn't make the situation better by saying she's "growing up". In "You Can't Always Get What You Carpet", however, she tells her dad she will always be his little girl. She isn't fazed very much, if not at all when he's overprotective and still does whatever it is he doesn't want her to do. For example, in "Alex's Brother, Maximan", Jerry hears Alex tell her mom, Theresa, that her boyfriend, Dean (Daniel Samonas), wants to kiss her, and he says, "Kissing? Who are you kissing?" Later in the episode, she does kiss Dean, but when her dad questions it, she tries to change the subject.

Alex is often depicted as a slacker, somewhat more so with regular high school than in wizardry and witchcraft. If Alex does not want to do something that is school-related, she will make an excuse or scheme about why she does not want to do it, or will just simply not do it. She will often rebel against mandatory assignments with glee and has been known to avoid any ambition in attending her classes or being on time, freely admitting that she always arrives in school during the third period and never cares. It is because of this that Alex spends a lot of time in detention for tardiness and pulling pranks. Alex never likes doing work she finds unnecessary. She has even resorted to trying extreme measures in order to get out of a school project despite the cost being much greater, once going as far as attempting to injure herself on purpose by jumping off the stage after she is named as Harper's replacement as Tinker Bell in the school production of Peter Pan (this after she already auditioned to be Harper's understudy, thinking that she would not have to do anything in the play), when Harper accidentally falls off the stage during rehearsal. Art is her favorite school subject and is pretty much the only class she takes seriously and excels greatly at, being the best in her class and even being named the co-art teacher.

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 Alex is also often quick when making some type of excuse, such as when she almost exposed Justin as a wizard in the season one episode "The Supernatural", claiming that Justin was taking a spelling test after almost stating that he had cast a spell in order to make himself an ace baseball pitcher. At times, Alex also works together with her younger brother Max to play tricks on Justin, and they can be seen laughing together at his expense.  

Despite her less than kind behavior, Alex hates "fake" people. In the season two episode "Alex Does Good", she is disgusted with the do-gooder club she is forced to join since the other members are only doing good deeds to earn awards. Later, she even refuses a ribbon to protest their behavior (though she quickly changes her mind and accepts it, when she finds out that if she doesn't participate in the "Happy Helpers Club" in every way, she'll get suspended).

Alex is also very much like her Aunt Megan, as both love art and hate hard work. In fact, Max said that Megan is just like Alex's twin, only older in "Retest", though the key difference between the two is that Alex is capable of apologizing for her actions, something that Megan never learned to do.

Despite her poor work ethics, Alex has been shown to be highly intelligent; for example, in "Don't Rain on Justin's Parade - Earth", she shows great detective skills by quickly deducing those responsible for several accounts of school property damage by simple observation when Mr. Laritate is stumped by everything. 

In the movie, Alex says that Justin was everything that she ever wanted to be and she was jealous of how smart he was and how kind he is, while Justin responds in kind saying how he is jealous of how everything comes easy to her, especially magic, which is why he strives so hard to be perfect.

Alex's style in season 3

 After her parents complain how she never has never been in any school clubs, she lied and said she was in the reading club and tried to steal the award from Justin's room and scratch out his name and put hers. Justin, however, is fed up with her always getting passed his defenses to keep her out of his room and stealing his stuff, so he created Frankie (Franken Girl) to guard his room, but Alex still managed to shut down Frankie when she figures out that Frankie's brain worked like a computer, and when Justin made Frankie immune to shutting down like a computer and cast a spell to make her think of Alex as her best friend, -much to Alex's disdain- and Alex was then forced to put up with her before noticing that Frankie fit a lot of her best friend requirements, and became fast friends with Frankie. Justin then put a spell on Frankie to like cheer-leading and she wanted Alex to be on the squad with her. It is unknown what happened to Frankie in the end.

In "Monster Hunter", Alex gets jealous of Justin when he moves forward in wizard training so she creates a spell song where she can remember the spells she learns, hopefully, to catch up with him, successfully learning a great deal more of spells. It is revealed in "Doll House" that Alex did not know she was a wizard when she was five years old, which makes fans wonder when and how she found out.

During the series finale "Who Will Be The Family Wizard", Alex nearly wins the Family Wizard Competition but sacrifices it to free a trapped Justin. While Justin wins, he gives the title of Family Wizard over to Alex as she should've won and wouldn't have been able to be with Mason Greybeck anymore as a mortal. Alex became the family wizard, but Professor Crumbs was so impressed with Justin's actions and knowledge that he made Justin a Full Wizard too and the new headmaster of WizTech. Max got the Sub Shop and Alex noted how they were all finally happy at the same time.

Appearance and Personality

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 in Season 2. She is petite and has a slim build. She usually wears her hair down but she does tie her hair into pigtails or a ponytail

in some episodes. She is very stylish, as well. Many boys are attracted to her because of her looks, as well as her personality. For most season 3 and 4 episodes, she wears knee-high boots. Alex is a bit of a tomboy. For example, in "Alex's Choice", she wore a pretty dress to Gigi's tea, along with a pair of leggings and sneakers, so that she doesn't look too girly. Also, in "Quinceañera", she didn't like the dress she was wearing, because she thought it was too pink and poofy.

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. Despite this, as she matured, she started to become more studious in both magic and mortal lessons, managing to beat Justin in the Family Wizard Competition. She's very manipulative, using everyone's weaknesses to her advantage (like exploiting her father's love for food so he allows her to go to SS Tipton marine school). 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, although she does understand the need for them after her parents become charmed and her free-wheeling magic causes her to leave Max on Mars, where her parents new laissez-faire attitude mean they don't help her fix her mistake.

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, which she shows deep admiration for in "Art Teacher" and "Paint By Committee". Her special symbol is Peace Signs.

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, an example of a situation being the time Harper asked her why she shouted at the guitarist who once played his guitar in front of a restaurant, to which she responded scathingly with, "Singing about losing his girl? Oh wah, wah, he was playing guitar in front of a restaurant, no wonder she's gone!" 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. As she matured and her sense of responsibility grew by the third season, she rarely causes any magical problems, often being one of the ones who fix the problems in the end, though still keeps her reputation for relying too much on magic. 

Despite her frequent unkindness and pranks, Alex is far from heartless. She deeply cares for Harper, going so far as to reveal her secret to her in "Harper Knows" out of guilt for lying, and loves her brothers dearly despite their constant rivalry, especially with Justin. 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 such as when her parents were charmed into allowing her to use magic whenever she wants causes her to accidentally leave Max on Mars. Though these instances are rare, Alex does occasionally use magic unselfishly or with good intentions, such as in "Taxi Dance", where she repairs Cab 804 to allow herself and her family to continue to cherish the memories of her birth.

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. She uses Max's lack of common sense as an advantage to trick him. 

As the series evolved, however, 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.


Alex attended Tribeca Prep from ninth to twelfth grade and graduated in June 2011, although she almost repeated her senior year until she tricked Mr. Laritate, the

Alex graduating in the burnt version of Tribeca Prep after the asteroid crashed

school principal, into giving her straight A's and near-perfect attendance. It is unknown what schools Alex previously attended, but she apparently went to school in the same area since she has lived in the same place her entire life. She has been enemies with Gigi Hollingsworth since kindergarten when she "spilled juice all over her cot and told everyone she had an accident." Gigi hasn't been seen since "Graphic Novel" so they probably never spoke after that. Max is seen attending Tribeca

Alex and her best friend, Harper

Prep before he started high school (middle school), so it is possible that the middle and high school are all connected, and also possibly an elementary school too. It is shown that Harper was pretty much Alex's only friend at school. Most of Alex's relationships are from Tribeca Prep, including Mason, Dean, and Riley. She apparently isn't attending college, although in "Wizards vs. Asteroid", she said she was going to a better school than Harper. Justin never mentioned college either, and Max is currently attending his senior year at Tribeca Prep. Harper most likely never went as well. Alex and Justin probably didn't attend because the Russo siblings were waiting until after the wizard competition in case of backup. It is unknown whether they will attend in the future although it seems unlikely since Alex and Justin are full wizards, also Justin being headmaster at WizTech, although Max is now a mortal which leads a bigger possibility for college.


Powers and Abilities

Alex, casting a spell

  • Spell Casting- Alex has the ability to cast spells. In Crazy 10-Minute Sale, she made a clone of herself so she can go to the sale with Harper while her clone went to her wizarding lessons. In First Kiss, she learned a spell to rewind time several times so Justin could have his first kiss. In New Employee, she cast a spell to control Harper's skills as a waitress. She cast a spell to make Gigi tell the truth. In Season 4, her powers are more advanced where she can cast spells without saying words.
    • Telekinesis- Alex can move things with her mind. In Halloween, she emptied the dishwasher without touching it. Alex can move a lamp without touching it.
    • Levitation- Alex can defy gravity and rise a few feet in the air.
    • Transformation- In Curb Your Dragon, she cast a spell turning Max into a dog. This is one of the spells she learned from her father.
    • Shapeshifting- In Beware Wolf, she shapeshifted into a tree to spy on Justin and his werewolf girlfriend. In Three Maxes and a Little Lady, she shapeshifted into Max to change the wizard competition back.
    • Teletransportation- Alex can teleportation with the help of spells
    • Time Freeze- Alex used this spell in Credit Check when she was trying to show her fashion models. She also used a spell that froze her brothers in the wizard competition to get ahead.
    • Cloning- Alex cloned herself with a spell, creating lots of versions of her and her family thumb200px
    • Reality Warping- Alex accidentally altered reality when she wished her parents never met. This wish can only work with the family wand or a full wizard.

Other Powers

  • Power of Three: The collective powers of the Russo siblings which enhances all of their abilities to the point of being able to destroy an Angel of Darkness, Gorog. Presumably, now Max doesn't have his powers, Alex can no longer access the Power of Three, but, as the Family Wizard of the Russo family, she may have similar magical strength without her brothers and be capable of similar feats on her own.
  • Spell Improvisation: Alex knows how to create or use spells in the exact moments she needs.
  • Use of Magical Objects: Alex can use magical objects to counter-effects places where normally her powers would be weakened, such as the Guardian Angels Wings to fly to the Dark Angels HQ or the Bermuda Shorts to neutralize the magnetic forces of Bermuda Triangle.
  • Elemental Affinity: Alex has a natural affinity for the magic of the four classic elements as she could use element-based spells in the premature Wizard Competition.
  • Creation of Alternative Realities: If in possession of powerful artifacts such as the family wand, Alex can create alternative timelines.
  • Family Wizard Capabilities: Being the Russo Family Wizard, Alex's magical capabilities have been greatly enhanced.


  • Pickpocketing: Alex has shown to be able to pickpocket easily, and she is proud of that skill.
  • Stealth: On many occasions, Alex snuck into different situations, sometimes without being seen or heard.
  • Basic Combat: She has physically fought on numerous occasions, as well as ran, climbed and showcased other great physical abilities. Whether she has used magic to teach herself that is not known.
  • Physical Combat: Alex showed formidable fighting ability when she fought her evil counterpart on the Billboard. She was skilled in hand to hand combat and was able to defeat her evil self. Alex's evil side was able to perform flips. Also, Alex showed to be very flexible and able to swing on the bars of the billboard.


  • Plastic: Like other wizards, Alex's spells are useless against plastic.
  • No wand: When Alex has no wand, her powers are a lot weaker. She can still perform magic, but just not as strong. For example, when trying to persuade her mother into making her go to a party with wand-less magic, her mother quickly resists. She then groans, saying it didn't have "enough juice."


As the series progresses and Alex grows up, her maturity is reflected in her appearance.

Selena Gomez as Alex Russo

  • Hair: In early episodes of season one, Alex sported straight, long hair. Midway through season one, however, she opted for wavy hair. The style was adopted in season two until season three, she cut her hair into a short bob. While she had a bob, she usually wore her hair either straight or in large bouncy curls. In some episodes, she has long hair, but it might have been hair extensions or magical hair growth. In season four, Alex's hair was medium length. In the mid-season, her hair was long again and in most episodes, she sported wavy hair. In "The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex" she had long, wavy hair. No matter the seasons or episodes, it is clearly seen that Alex's hair is thick, luscious and shiny, Considering her heritage, her hair is probably naturally wavy.
  • Wardrobe: In seasons one and two, Alex wore layered tops, jeans, and shirts with colorful leggings underneath. Her style was tomboy-ish. Most of her footwear were rubber shoes and occasionally black boots (through the term of season 1 and 2 that she hated wearing high heels.) In season three, she updated her look, always wearing sleeveless shirts, skinny jeans, and knee-length boots with heels. Alex was looking more mature. In the final season, she often wore skinny jeans with the same brown (or black) cowboy-like boots with heels. Her top always consists of a jacket, or long-sleeved clothes, the ends of the sleeves are always baggy, and the rest hugs her figure, or on certain occasions, she wears a sleeveless dress.



Alex is the only daughter of Jerry and Theresa, and also the sister of Justin and Max. Like most of her family (except her mother and father, due to him giving up his powers to marry their mother), she's a wizard. She works at their sandwich shop, Waverly Sub Station. Alex has inherited her Mexican heritage looks from her mother's side, and her magical powers from her Italian/American father.

As 'Daddy's little girl', she is used to getting her own way, to the point where she won't accept no as an answer when she wants something, she almost never does what she's told by her parents and openly admits to Justin that she will ignore the rules to do whatever she wants. When it comes to family, Alex won't think twice about taking advantage of them, even taking whatever she wants from them. She constantly takes things from Justin she has no intention of ever giving back, she has a large box of Justin's valuable collectibles she intends to sell when she is older, and won't hesitate to steal her dad's or even Justin's money, such as when they were chained up or she had traded bodies with her dad. She also likes to trick Max into doing her work for her often.

Even though Alex does manipulate her family often, she does a warm heart and helps her siblings out often, like helping Max defeat a robber or sticking up for her family when the wizard council threatened to take their powers away. In Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, she tells Justin she loves him and is jealous of how "smart" and "kind" he is. Whether it's pranking each other or getting in a fight with her dad, at the most tragic times they are forced to say what they really feel and how they love each other.


Mason Greybeck

Alex saves Mason in Wizards Unleashed

(Gregg Sulkin, Season 3-present)— He is a transfer student from England, perfect to Alex in every way apart from his artistic vision. First appearing in "Alex Charms a Boy", Alex puts a spell on him to make him only interested in painting her, and he later becomes obsessed, though at the end Alex lifted the spell, then Alex and Mason then share their first kiss, in the rain.

Alex and Mason get back together in Get Along, Little Zombie

 In "Wizards vs. Werewolves", it is revealed that Mason is a werewolf, and he tells her that the necklace he gave her only glows when the wearer is in love with the person who put it on them. Mason helps Justin track down his lost love Juliet, and rescue her from the mummy in Transylvania. In the process, Alex and Justin find out that Mason and Juliet had once dated 300 years ago. Mason then impulsively shouts out that he still loves Juliet, leaving Alex completely heartbroken. She throws the necklace and flashes out with her wand. Mason convinces Alex to come back to Transylvania with him to find the necklace and prove that he really does love her. She is finally convinced and they go back. Justin, Juliet and Max come looking for her, and Mason and Justin get into a fight. Juliet steps in to fight for Justin. As resulting of scratching and biting each other, Mason turns to a wolf forever and Juliet into her true age and losing her vampire powers. Just in time, Alex finds the necklace, puts it on Mason, and it glows, proving that he loves her, but it's too late.

Alex and Mason in The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex

Mason returns in "Wizards Unleashed", when the Russo siblings save him in his wolf form from country wizards, and manage to turn him human, but only after he has been stuck in a half-werewolf/half-human state. Mason and Alex also break up in the episode "Alex Gives Up" after Chancellor Tootietooie reveals that it is forbidden for a magical creature to date a non-magical human. Since Alex had quit the wizard competition, they would not be allowed to be together. Instead, they become friends, but eventually got back together in "Journey to the Center of Mason". Mason remained a recurring character in many adventures with Alex. However, in "Wizard of the Year", Mason didn't believe her when she denies a gossip show rumor that Chase (first appearance in "Beast Tamer") and Alex were a couple. Mason stormed out the Wizard door in the lair. Alex waited for Mason to meet her for the Banquet, but he didn't come. When Mason lately came to the Banquet in honor of Alex winning Wizard of the Year, Mason sees Alex laughing with Chase. Mason turns into a werewolf in anger and fights with Chase. After they are finished, they both ask Alex who she wants to be with. She chooses no-one and breaks up with Mason.

In part 3 of "Wizards of Apartment 13B", they get back together. Alex and Mason never break up again. They are still together in Who Will Be The Family Wizard and a year later after the series ended they are still deeply in love and going strong. In "The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex", Mason thinks Alex is cheating on him with Dominic, but then later finds out she wasn't and they stay together. It is shown that Alex and Mason are each other's true love and will get married and have children in the near future.



(Brian Kubach, Season 1) - Alex had a crush on Riley in the episode "I Almost Drowned in a Chocolate Fountain" where Alex had to pass Spanish to go on a "not-so-date" with Riley and 13 other people. They talked about his car, and Riley suggested to Alex that he would get a key-chain with her name on it. He also appeared in "Alex's Spring Fling", where, apparently, they are dating. He also appears in an episode where Alex convinces Riley that she's his good luck charm for the baseball game, as the team would only win when she was there.

Manny Kin

(Matt Smith, Season 1) - After Riley breaks up with Alex in "Alex's Spring Fling", she sets out to get him back by getting a fake boyfriend. She does a spell on a mannequin, which brings it to life. She names the man Manny Kin, and the two briefly date. Riley subsequently gets jealous and takes Alex back. However, Manny declares that he is in love with Alex and fights for her until she finds him a new girlfriend.

Dean Moriarty

(Daniel Samonas, Season 2, Season 4) - is Alex's boyfriend in the second season. He makes temporary tattoos in the boy's bathroom and is interested in cars. Despite his bad-boy nature, Alex has a crush on him and often draws pictures of them together in her journal; she is able to live out the pictures using magic, as shown in "Graphic Novel." In the episode "Racing", he charmed Alex's parents with his car skills. Harper and Justin aren't too fond of him, and Jerry seems to feel the same way later on. Dean can never remember Harper's name, a recurring theme throughout the season. In episode "Alex's Brother, Maximan" it was shown he likes roller skating and playing with the claw game and winning stuffed animals. They share their first kiss in that episode during their rollerskating date. The only thing Alex doesn't like about him is that he is horrible at showing his feelings as shown in "Saving WizTech, Part 1", but it changed in "Saving WizTech, Part 2" when he gives her a card professing his true feelings for her. At that point, they had been dating for over two months - a school record.

Alex and Dean

Dean moved away sometime after that, so Alex visited him in his dreams in "Wizards vs. Vampires: Dream Date". She then saw how they were growing apart, and they subsequently broke up.

He returned in Season 4's "Journey to the Center of Mason", because he wanted to get back together. She refused because she liked Mason, and Mason eats him whole in a fit of jealousy. Dean survives unharmed after being coughed back up and has his memory of the event wiped.

Ronald Longcape Jr.

(Maurice Godin, Season 2) - From "Saving WizTech, Part 1" and "Saving WizTech, Part 2". He is a WizTech student that likes Alex. They hang out for a while and Justin discovers that his father, Ronald Longcape Sr. is evil and he is the one who is infesting WizTech with plastic balls. Alex doesn't believe that Ronald himself is evil, and she starts to like him but she is torn because she was dating Dean. Ronald magically turns himself into Dean and hides the real Dean inside a giant glob of jello and breaks up with Alex in his body.

Ronald and Alex

Ronald, now himself, asks Alex to come back to WizTech with him, and she says yes. While they are there, they begin dating and he takes her up to the Tower of Evil, which turns anyone who is with him evil while playing tetherball together. Alex then turns evil, but she is in love with Dean, so it doesn't count and the spell is reversed. She later discovers Dean inside the jello, who doesn't remember anything that happened, and they resume dating.


(Xavier Torres, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie) - Javier is a guy that Alex meets while on vacation with her family. She has a small crush on him and tries to pursue him, but eventually gets over it when she realizes that she would rather spend time with her family.


(Austin Butler, Season 3)—He appears in the episode "Positive Alex", as the school band leader. He is asked out by Alex, but he refuses because of her negativity. However, he becomes attracted to her when she starts acting positively to prove him wrong. In the end, she became too positive because of the magical marker she used, and he was turned off.

Chase Riprock

(Nick Roux, Season 4) - He is a famous beast tamer in "Beast Tamer" who Alex briefly has a crush on. He gives her a tour of the Best Bowl stadium and Chase tries to kiss her, but Alex stops him and tells him that she has a boyfriend. But when Mason ignores her, she decides to go to to the Beast Bowl anyway, even though Chase will be there. The beast captures her and Chase attempts to stop it, but Mason comes in and saves her. They make up and Chase is devastated that Alex is taken, but he gets over it.

Alex with Chase

In "Wizard of the Year" he comes to congratulate Alex for winning, and reporters make up a story that they are dating. Mason thinks this is true and breaks up with her. At the ceremony, Mason stands Alex up but Chase is there. When Mason comes to apologize, he gets jealous and attacks Chase and they cause chaos. Alex breaks up with Mason but doesn't go to Chase.


(Beau Mirchoff, The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex) - Dominic is an evil wizard, who, in the beginning, had a crush on Alex, while Alex was still with Mason. She developed a slight crush on Dominic but then does not like him anymore after she finds out he is evil and trying to steal her family.


Evil Alex in "The Wizards Return: Alex Vs. Alex"

  • Justin was expected to win the Wizard's Competition until Alex won the Premature Wizards Contest.
  • Alex wasn't a good singer until the episode "Make It Happen".
  • Dominic revealed in the special: The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex, that Alex is the most powerful wizard in the world.
    • Justin is also a most powerful wizard, and despite not being the family wizard, he is as powerful as Alex.
  • Her favorite color is purple.
  • Alex and Justin have both dueled eachother's partners. Alex dueled Amy, Justin's ex girlfriend, in the second video game: Wizards of Waverly Place: Spellbound, and Justin dueled Mason. 
  • She is the only character to appear in every episode and the Wizards of Waverly Place (video game). And the second video game: Wizards of Waverly Place: Spellbound.
  • Alex and her aunt, Megan, are very similar to each other. This is similar to how Justin and Max are like Jerry and Kelbo respectively.
  • Alex loves biscuits and "loose" corn as shown in "Dad's Buggin' Out".
  • As shown in "Justin's Back In", Alex shares her father's love of pudding.
  • She and Justin are the only two of the Russo Trio to keep their powers, with Alex becoming the family wizard and Justin becoming the new Headmaster of Wiz Tech.
  • In Season 1, Alex claims she was "made" in 1992, and born in 1993.
  • She's willing to manipulate people so she doesn't have to do any work.
  • Her best friend is Harper Finkle. Justin said that Harper was her only friend, which was true until the later seasons where she develops a kinder personality.
  • In the original script "The Amazing Harrigons" Alex's name was Julia, Justin's name was Jordon (and was her fraternal twin brother), and she was gifted at math.
  • When Harper writes 'Charmed and Dangerous' she uses the name Julia, which was Alex's name in the original script.
  • Alex is the only one of the Russo kids to not have broken her wand.
  • Alex states in "Positive Alex" that she doesn't like moths.
  • She is a good artist, which was first mentioned in "Graphic Novel" when it was revealed she has a secret journal. Art is also the only subject she pays attention in.
  • Alex is ticklish as seen in the Alex Vs Alex Movie, in which her aunt attempted to tickle her (causing her to run away)
  • She won a wizard fashion show in the Nintendo DS game, 'Wizards of Waverly Place: Spellbound.


  • "Being nice is hard work."
  • "I'm a wizard... nothing about my life has ever been normal."
  • "I'm going to duplicate myself, and if I look ugly I don't want to look twice as ugly."
  • "Part of being me is ignoring the rules and doing whatever I want."
  • "We're/they're going to be together forever!"
  • "I enjoy being a wizard."
  • "See you the next time I mess up!"

Alex's wand

see: Alex's wand

Related pages


see: Alex Russo/Gallery