Meet Alexander Sokovikov: From NYC taxi cab driver to actor on 'House of Cards'

March 13, 2015 6:30 AM

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It’s a gray day in March, and Alexander Sokovikov is hunched over the wheel of his yellow taxi, angling for a fare in the Midtown fray. In his battered jeans and leather jacket, he looks like any other world-weary hack trying to make a buck.

Except for the fact that he’s currently appearing on one of TV’s hottest shows, the Netflix series “House of Cards,” where he faces off with first lady Claire Underwood, played by white-hot actress Robin Wright.

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