Ali Larter was born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. She began
modeling with the world-renowned Ford modeling agency at the age
of 13 and traveled the world. At 17, Larter settled temporarily
in Japan. A year later, in 1995, she accompanied her boyfriend
in his move to Los Angeles. Soon after, she began taking acting
classes, at a friend's suggestion.
In November 1996, Larter "played" the hoax model Allegra Coleman in Esquire Magazine. Even after the hoax had been revealed, its effects lingered, and Ali was wooed by various agencies. Ali Larter landed her first professional role in 1997, in the television series "Chicago Sons"; this role was followed by a number of other appearances on several television series, including Dawson's Creek, Chicago Hope and Just Shoot Me.
In 1999, Larter began her film career with appearances in Varsity Blues and House on Haunted Hill. During the next few years, she appeared in a number of movies aimed at a teenage audience, including the box office successes Legally Blonde and Final Destination. In 2001, Larter performed in the stage play the V----- Monologues in New York City.
In 2002, Ali Larter was ranked #40 in Stuff magazine's "102 S--iest Women in the World".
Ali Larter is a close friend of actress Amy Smart, with whom she co-starred in the film Varsity Blues. She has previously lived in Miami, Florida and currently lives in New York City, having moved there in the spring of 2002.
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