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Alison Elizabeth "Ali" Larter born February 28, 1976 an American actress. Despite beginning her career as a model, Larter soon transitioned into acting after appearing in several guest roles on television shows in the 1990s. She is well-known for playing the dual roles of Niki Sanders and Tracy Strauss on the NBC science fiction drama HeroesHer screen debut came in the 1999 film Varsity Blues, followed by the horror films House on Haunted Hill and Final Destination. Major supporting roles in the comedy Legally Blonde and the romantic comedy A Lot Like Love led her to lead roles as the titular character in the Bollywood film Marigold and in the 2009 thriller Obsessed. Larter achieved wider fame after her portrayal of video game heroine Claire Redfield in the successful films, Resident Evil: Extinction and Resident Evil: Afterlife
Larter frequently appears in "Hot" lists compiled by Maxim, FHM and Stuff as well as People magazine's "Best Dressed List" in 2007. After a three year relationship, Larter married actor Hayes MacArthur in a small ceremony in Maine in August 2009 The couple have a son, born December 2010.
1 Early life and modelling
2 Career
2.1 Career progression, 1997–2005
2.2 International recognition, 2006–2009
2.3 Recent and future roles, 2010
3 In the media
4 Personal life
5 Filmography
6 References
7 Further reading
8 External links
Early life and modelling
Larter on the cover of Esquire portraying the fictional Allegra Coleman.
Larter was born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey She has an older sister named Kirsten, who is a teacher. She is the daughter of Margaret, a realtor, and Danforth Larter, a trucking executive. They have since moved to Allentown, Pennsylvania attended Carusi Middle School and later graduated from Cherry Hill High School West
Larter began her modelling career at the age of 14 when a modelling scout discovered her on the street She was asked to star in a Phillies commercial and later signed a modeling contract with the prestigious Ford Modeling Agency in New York Larter subsequently skipped her senior year to model in Japan, Australia and Italy.At seventeen, Larter settled temporarily in JapanLater, in 1995, she accompanied her boyfriend in his move to Los Angeles, California.
While modelling in Italy Larter met fellow model and aspiring actress Amy Smart.According to Larter, the two "became instant friends A modelling job later took Larter to L.A., whilst there, she decided to take acting classes with Smart The two then moved into an apartment together. November 1996, Larter portrayed fictional model Allegra Coleman in an Esquire magazine hoax When speaking about the cover and her subsequent fame, Larter said, "When the door opens for you in Hollywood, you need to run with it. You know
Career progression, 1997–2005
Larter landed her first professional roles in 1997 when she appeared in several television programs. She appeared in an episode of the Brooke Shields television series Suddenly Susan, and the short-lived series Chicago Sons. These roles were followed by a number of other appearances on Dawson's Creek, Chicago Hope, and Just Shoot Me!
In 1999, Larter began her film career with an appearance in Varsity Blues, which re-united her with Dawson's Creek star Van Der Beek and close friend Amy Smart. Smart had persuaded Larter to audition for the movie In the film she played Darcy Sears, a love interest for one of the main characters. Varsity Blues drew a domestic box office gross of $53 million That year she made appearances in the teen comedies Giving It Up and Drive Me Crazy. Larter also starred in the horror remake House on Haunted Hill. Made for around $20 million, the movie was panned by critics but grossed $15 million on its opening weekend and went on to earn over $40 million
In 2000, Larter starred as one of the main characters, Clear Rivers, in the teen horror film Final Destination. Also starring Devon Sawa and Kerr Smith, the movie's premise followed several teenagers who survive a plane crash only to find that death is killing them off one by one. Final Destination made $112 million by the end of its theatrical run.[18] The following year, she appeared in the comedy Legally Blonde with Reese Witherspoon. She played Brooke Taylor Windham, a widow accused of her husband's murder The film earned the top spot with $20 million in its opening weeken ended up grossing $141 million worldwideWith $96 million of it total gross deriving from domestic markets, Legally Blonde is Larter's highest grossing film domestically
Larter next appeared as Zerelda Mimms in the western comedy American Outlaws.Directed by Les Mayfield and co-starring Colin Farrell and Scott Caan, the movie was poorly received by critic and at the box office making $13 million at the end of its theatrical run. She also starred in Kevin Smith's Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. That year, Larter appeared on the cover of Maxim magazine and performed in the stage play The Vagina Monologues in New York City
Larter promoting Heroes at Comic Con 2006
In Spring 2002, Larter moved from Los Angeles to New York. "I was too young and impressionable to handle the pressures of L.A." Larter recalled in an interview, "I'm a woman now. I am no longer the little girl who could be easily influ­enced.
Her first project there was to reprise her role as Clear Rivers in the sequel to Final Destination entitled Final Destination 2. In an interview with IGN, Larter explained her return to the franchise: "When New Line asked me to come back, I thought it was great. They showed me the script and let me have some input, and it was really terrifi The film opened at number 2 with $16 millio to mixed critical receptionA year later, Larter served as an associate producer of and starred in the thriller Three Way. In 2005, Larter appeared in the independent political thriller, Confess, and had a role in the romantic comedy A Lot Like Love alongside Amanda Peet and Ashton Kutcher.
International recognition, 2006–2009
Larter moved back to Los Angeles in 2005. Her first audition was for the NBC science fiction drama television series Heroes played the characters of Niki Sanders, who suffered from DID, and Tracy Strauss on the show created by Tim Kring. Larter's initial character Niki Sanders, was a wife, mother, and a former internet stripper from Las Vegas who exhibits superhuman strength and alternate personalities who go by the names of Jessica and Gina. "Ali read for the part and just owned it from the second she walked in.", Kring said to The Chicago Tribune, "It was a very impressive auditionThe series collected a number of accolades in its first season including a People's Choice Award and nominations from the Primetime Emmy Awards and Golden Globes.[29] As of the third season, Larter began to play a new character, Tracy Strauss, who possessed the ability to freeze objects; and later, turn her body into water
Larter ultimately decided against starring in the sequel to House on Haunted Hill stating, "I feel so lucky with the things I am doing right now, and that's so long ago for me
In 2007, Larter starred in the Bollywood film Marigold as the title character alongside Salman KhanThe movie, released in August 2007, was about an American actress Larter who goes to India and gets caught up in the eccentric world of Bollywood. Filming took place in North India and London, commencing in June 2004 In an interview with the BBC, Larter explained how she came about the role of Marigold and expressed why she wanted to star in a Bollywood film: "I was living in director Willard Carroll's guesthouse when he gave me the script. He had written this really strong female character and for me, it was an opportunity to overcome my fear of singing and dancing because I have no professional training. Also, I would get to live in another country for couple of months. With Heroes I didn't think of it as that huge sci-fi series and it was the same for Marigold. I really focused on the character and loved this journey she went on and the experiences she had She was paid a seven-figure salary for the role of Marigold
It was this year that she was cast alongside Milla Jovovich in the horror film Resident Evil: Extinction, portraying the character of Claire Redfield. Her role sent her to Mexicali, Mexico for filming from May to late July, and required her hair to be dyed a light red Larter explained her character Claire: "She became the leader of this convoy. She's incredibly strong, patient. I think she serves a role for everyone within this convoy, let it be a mother to someone, a buddy, a best friend Larter also attended the 2007 Comic Con International, her second appearance at the event, to promote the movie. The movie was released in theaters on September 21, 2007 and made a total of $147 million worldwide She appeared with Hayes McArthur in the comedy Homo Erectus the same year. She also appeared as Evelyn Garland in the biographical film Crazy, based on guitarist Hank Garland.
In an interview for Resident Evil: Extinction, Larter had expressed interest in producing films in the future, saying, "I definitely have many ideas and different avenues that I want to take as my career goes on
In April 2009, Larter starred opposite Beyoncé Knowles and Idris Elba in the Screen Gems-produced thriller Obsessed The film follows an office executive whose marriage to Knowles' character is threatened by the aggressive interests of a co-worker, portrayed by Larter. In an interview with Glam, Larter said that she "was excited to get the chance to play a femme fatale. I love playing women that are dark and vulnerable and sort of filled with a little bit of crazy emotion Derek Malcolm of The London Evening Standard said the movie was a "dim reworking of Fatal Attraction" and noted, "Larter as the pathological minx is the best thing about it Obsessed suffered critically but eventually opened at #1 in its opening weekend with $28 millio with a total domestic gross of $68 million, became Larter's second highest grossing film in North-AmericaIt resulted in Larter's third Teen Choice Award nomination and an MTV Movie Award for Best Fight with Beyonce
Recent and future roles, 2010
Larter reprised her role as Claire Redfield in Resident Evil: Afterlife, which was filmed in Toronto, Ontario Canada in 3D and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson attended WonderCon and Comic Con to promote the movieIn an interview with JoBlo.com, Larter talked about her role in the film: "I guess people liked me as her...I'm excited that they brought me back. I love working with Milla, and it's also very excited to have Paul back directing this. To work with the man who really created this world and this vision was what excited me about joining this next installmentThe movie was not well received by critics with the Philadelphia Inquirer stating the movie "lacks the humanity - interesting characters, funny one-liners - that made its predecessors enjoyable B-movies movie was an international success nonetheless, earning $290 million worldwidand becoming Larter's highest grossing picture to date. As of October 17, 2010, Larter's films have grossed a total of 552 million domestically
Larter and Jovovich left Resident Evil: Afterlife at Comic Con 2010
She is linked to the role of Col. Virginia Lake in the big-screen adaptation of UFO which stars Joshua Jackson She also appeared as the title character in a short film for Absolut Vodka entitled Lemon Drop
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