Date of Birth: 28 February 1976, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
Birth Name: Alison Elizabeth Larter
Nickname: Allegra Coleman
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)
A native of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Ali began modeling at age 13 and traveled the world before moving to Los Angeles to study acting. Her first professional acting job was a role on the television series Chicago Sons (1997). She received her breakthrough in the high school football drama Varsity Blues (1999) which included her infamous whipped cream bikini scene. Roles in the horror films House on Haunted Hill (1999) and Final Destination (2000) further transitioned her career as an actress.
Acting alongside Colin Farrell, Larter starred in the Western comedy, American Outlaws (2001) which performed poorly at the box office. That year, she also starred as "Brooke Taylor Windham" in the comedy Legally Blonde (2001) with Reese Witherspoon.
Not happy with how things were going, Larter moved to New York in 2002 to reassess her life and career. She reprized her role as "Clear Rivers" in the sequel Final Destination 2 (2003) for which she received star billing. A year later, she made a cameo appearance as herself on the pilot to the HBO comedy drama Entourage (2004) and starred in Three Way (2004) as "Isobel Delano". She had a role in A Lot Like Love (2005) as "Gina".
Larter moved back to Los Angeles in 2006 where she auditioned for a role in the NBC sci-fi drama Heroes (2006). The pilot premiered on September 25, 2006 to successful ratings and many critics declaring it "the new Lost (2004)". The series ran for a total of 77 episodes in 4 Seasons when it was canceled due to diminishing ratings and high production costs. There has been interest in a mini-series or a movie to wrap up story lines.
During her time on Heroes (2006), Larter made several appearances on film. The first was the Bollywood film Marigold (2007) where she received a seven-figure salary. The movie was met with primarily negative reviews. She also starred in Resident Evil: Extinction (2007), part 3 of the popular film franchise based on the Capcom video games. She played "Claire Redfield", based on the video game character of the same name. The movie was a box office success tripling its production budget, albeit being a critical flop. Larter also appeared in the caveman comedy Homo Erectus (2007) which was released direct-to-DVD. The film co-starred Hayes MacArthur, an actor whom she was engaged to marry in December 2007.
In 2009, Larter starred opposite Beyoncé Knowles and Idris Elba in the thriller Obsessed (2009). The film opened at number one at the box office but was met with negative reviews, with some critics comparing it to Fatal Attraction (1987). It was also this year that Larter and MacArthur married in a small ceremony in Maine, among the guests was Larter's close friend, Amy Smart.
She reprises her role as "Claire Redfield" in Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010), directed by Paul W.S. Anderson.
Spouse: Hayes MacArthur (1 August 2009 - present) (2 children)
Close friend and former roommate of Varsity Blues (1999) co-star Amy Smart.
Was part of a 1996 hoax by Esquire Magazine: they portrayed her as "Allegra Coleman", a hot young star, in a parody of fluff journalism.
Ranked #40 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).
Was considered for the role Susan Storm/The Invisible Woman in Fantastic Four (2005).
For the scene in Varsity Blues (1999) where her character Darcy sports her whipped-cream-bikini, shaving cream was used because the whipped cream wouldn't stick right.
The original ending for Final Destination (2000) showed her character giving birth to the son of the central character, Alex, played by Devon Sawa, who was shown to have died in the original ending.
Ranked #6 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
She attended Carusi Middle School and Cherry Hill High School West.
Parents are Danforth and Margaret Larter.
Doesn't like to be scared, her sister used to scare her when they were kids.
Accompanied Milo Ventimiglia's to the The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Ranked #2 on Maxim's "Hottest Women of Horror Movies" list.
Ranked #92 on Askmen.com's 100 Most Desirable Women in the World (2008).
Named #19 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2008" supplement. (2008).
Ranked #92 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
Studied acting at Michael Howard Studios in New York City.
Ranked #19 in FHM's "Sexiest Women" list in 2008.
Returned to work 16 months after giving birth to her son Theodore to begin filming The Asset (2012).
(August 1, 2009) Married her boyfriend of 5 years Hayes MacArthur in an intimate outdoor ceremony which took place at MacArthur's parent's estate in Kennebunkport, Maine following a 19-month-long engagement. During the ceremony, guests arrived via trolleys to the sounds of Irish music playing in honor of MacArthur's heritage, among the invited was Larter's close friend Amy Smart.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 34, a son named Theodore Hayes MacArthur on December 20, 2010 at the Los Angeles hospital. Child's father is her husband, Hayes MacArthur.
(August 8, 2014) Announced on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014) that she and her husband, Hayes MacArthur, are expecting their second child in 2015.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 38, a daughter named Vivienne Margaret MacArthur on January 15, 2015 and 7.5 lbs. Child's father is her husband, Hayes MacArthur.
I hate pretty-looking boys. I'd rather have a guy with a potbelly than one who's in the gym all the time and watches what he eats.
I told my boyfriend after three weeks that I wanted to marry him and that we could do it tomorrow. I look forward to that time when I'm home with babies.
Salary: Marigold (2007) £625,000