Alex Kirkman is the First Lady of the United States, serving since 2016 until her death in 2017. Alex is also an attorney employed at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Her husband Tom Kirkman served as the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development until a terrorist attack killed the President and his entire Cabinet at the State of the Union address. Because her husband had been selected as the “designated survivor”, he was sworn in thus making her the First Lady.
Alex was born to a Russian mother.
- Alex Kirkman convinced her husband, Tom Kirkman, to take the job as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
- Alex's mother is Russian as mentioned in a conversation with Tom in episode 14. Making Alex at least 1/2 Russian.