BiographyAlison Gertrude Larter was born February 28, 1976, in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. She and her sister Kristen both enjoyed a stable upbringing, and there was little to distinguish the young Ali from other children her age beyond her remarkable beauty.
By age 13, Ali Larter embarked on what would evolve into a fairly successful modeling career under the tutelage of the world-renowned Ford Modeling Agency. Ali's teenage years came to be spent in various locales, being whisked from one photo shoot to another. At 17, Ali Larter's profession brought her to Japan where she settled temporarily.
Ali Larter's homecoming to New Jersey proved a transient one, and at 19 she was on the road again, accompanying a boyfriend in his move to Los Angeles. While the relationship didn't last long, Ali's new home did, and after taking a brief sojourn in Australia (to put some time and space between her and her ex), she set up camp on the West Coast. On the advice of a friend, Ali Larter began taking acting classes, and was soon appearing in stage productions of Fine Line and Key Exchange.
ali larter in heroesAli Larter has made it clear in interviews that she has no interest in returning to television and, given the progression of her career thus far, it would seem that she has no need to. But in 2006 she was offered a role on the new NBC drama Heroes where she plays a former internet stripper from Las Vegas who exhibits superhuman strength.
But Ali Larter's new-found TV fame couldn't keep her off the big screen, as she spent 2007 starring in Resident Evil: Extinction, Homo Erectus and Marigold.