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Amanda Crew


 

Born June 5, 1986 (age 25)
Langley, British Columbia,Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active

 

Early life

Crew was born in Langley, British Columbia. Her mother is a legal secretary and her father is a telecom worker.Crew attended Brookswood Secondary School in Langley, BC. She began her acting career when she was cast in the musical Dragon Tales during her fourth grade in elementary school. Three agents contacted her, and she has been acting ever since. She did a Coca-Cola commercial and acted in stage plays like StallingCordstons Courts, andLangley, the Musical. Crew attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Crew is also known for her height; she stands nearly 5-feet-10-inches (177 cm).

Career

Television

Crew got her big break at age 18 for playing Tanis McTaggart on the YTV teen dramedy series 15/Love. After leaving the show in 2005, she guest starred on the television series Life As We Know It and Smallville. From 2006 to 2008, she played Carrie Miller on the CTV drama series Whistler, for which she won Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series at the Vancouver-based Leo Awards.

Film

Crew got her Hollywood break when she landed a role in the 2006 horror film Final Destination 3, which went on to international success, grossing $19,173,094 in its opening weekend and eventually grossing $112,798,051 worldwide. She then continued to star in several successful Hollywood productions including She’s the Man and Sex Drive. In 2009, Crew starred in the horror film The Haunting in Connecticut. The film opened at #2 at the box office and ultimately grossed $55,325,526 in the United States and Canada alone, making her highest grossing picture to date and went on to make $72,742,856 worldwide.In 2009, Crew was cast alongside Zac Efron and Kim Basinger in Charlie St. Cloud, which was released on July 30, 2010. She is also set to star in Repeaters.

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Born Amanda Laura Bynes
April 3, 1986 (age 25)
Thousand Oaks, California, United States
Occupation Actress, singer, fashion designer
Years active 1993–pres

 

Early life

Bynes was born and raised in Thousand Oaks, California, the daughter of Lynn (née Organ), a dental assistant and office manager, and Rick Bynes, a dentist who also practiced stand-up comedy.Bynes has two older siblings, Tommy (born 1973), a chiropractor, and Jillian (born 1983), who has a B.A. in History from UCLA and has also acted. Bynes’ ancestors immigrated from Ireland, Poland, Russia, and Romania, and her maternal grandparents are from Toronto, Ontario. Her father isCatholic and her mother is Jewish; Bynes has described herself as Jewish. Regarding her religious beliefs, Bynes states: “As far as religion, I was raised both. I learned about both Judaism and Catholicism. My parents said it was up to me to decide [which faith to adhere to] when I grew up. I’m sort of a spiritual person anyway. I haven’t decided yet on a religion. I don’t know yet exactly what I believe.”

Career

Acting

In 1993, Bynes attended a comedy camp, with guest-instructors including Arsenio Hall and Richard Pryor, and began professionally acting at the age of seven, appearing in a television advertisement for Buncha Crunch candies. During her childhood, she also appeared on stage in versions of AnnieThe Secret Garden,The Music Man and The Sound of Music. After taking acting classes, Bynes became a regular cast member of Nickelodeon’s Figure It Out and All That. Bynes remained a regular cast member on All That until its presumed cancellation in 2000, though she appeared in the sketches since shooting and preparing as the star of her own sketch show The Amanda Show, also on Nickelodeon.[citation needed] The Amanda Show features a combination of comical skits and sketches, including Amanda Bynes playing Judge Trudy, a character based on Judge Judy,Moody Fallon ( an overly emotional teen on a spoof of teen dramas ) and Penelope Taynt, an Amanda-obsessed fan who, no matter how hard she tries, never meets Amanda.

Bynes made her film debut in 2002’s modest box office success, Big Fat Liar, where she starred opposite Frankie Muniz. Her first leading role was in 2003’s What a Girl Wants, co-starring with Colin Firth, Oliver James, and Kelly Preston. Subsequently, Bynes starred in The WB Television Network’s sitcom What I Like About You and had voice parts in 2003’s Charlotte’s Web 2: Wilbur’s Great Adventure and 2005’s CGI animated comedy, Robots. She also co-starred in an episode ofThe Nightmare Room as Danielle Warner,[citation needed] and in Arliss as Crystal Dupree. Bynes appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair‘s July 2003 edition with nine ofHollywood’s other young female stars, including Lindsay Lohan, Hilary Duff, Alexis Bledel, Raven-Symoné, Evan Rachel Wood, the Olsen Twins, and Mandy Moore. Although she is often compared with them, Bynes has said that “It’s like being the hot girl at the high school party. I was never that girl. I grew up with terrible acne and feeling insecure. I was tall and skinny. I didn’t feel pretty at all, and guys didn’t even like me. That’s why I got into comedy.” Bynes has also said that her relatability to teenage audiences may stem from the fact that she is “more similar to them than some… socialite or whatever.”

In 2006, Bynes starred in She’s the Man, a comedy based on William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. In the film, Bynes disguises herself as her brother in order to join the boys’ soccer team due to the fall of the girls’ team. James Kirk plays her brother in the film.Around the time of the film’s release, Bynes commented that she would like to start appearing in more mature roles, and believes that she is still developing her acting skills and maturing as an actress, saying that she is “getting better” with each role.Bynes appeared in another romantic comedy, Lovewrecked, which was shot before She’s the Man but released after it, showing in cinemas outside of the United States in 2005 and 2006 and debuting in the U.S. on the ABC Family network on January 21, 2007. She also portrays Penny Pingleton in Hairspray, a film adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name. The movie, which was her first musical role, began filming in Toronto in September 2006 and was released on July 20, 2007. Bynes has stated that she enjoyed appearing in a “fun, quirky part in a big ensemble movie.” Bynes next starred in another comedy, Sydney White, released on September 21, 2007. The film is based on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, with Bynes playing a freshman in the college Greek system, co-starring alongside Sara Paxton and Matt Long.

In 2008, Bynes appeared in the Lifetime Television movie Living Proof as the student assistant of Harry Connick, Jr.’s character, who creates the Herceptin drug for breast cancer. In April 2009, Bynes filmed a pilot for an ABC sitcom titled Canned, but the series failed to make the network’s fall lineup.[citation needed] Bynes was also originally set to star in the 2009 comedy Post Grad, but was replaced by Alexis Bledel.

In June 2009, Bynes inked a two picture deal with Screen Gems. The first of the two movies was the 2010 teen comedy Easy A, starring Emma Stone and Lisa Kudrow, and the second was to have been a starring role.Bynes also planned to reprise her role as Penny Pingleton in the sequel to Hairspray. However, Hairspray 2 was canceled.

In June 2010, Bynes stated that she planned to retire from acting, announcing on her Twitter page, “I don’t love acting anymore, so I’ve stopped doing it.” A month later, Bynes had a seeming change of heart and “unretired.”

Fashion

In 2007, Bynes signed a five-year deal with Steve & Barry’s to create her own fashion line, Dear, consisting of apparel and accessories. The clothing line launched in stores August 16, 2007. The line was cut short when Steve & Barry’s filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2008 and went out of business completely in January 2009.

Bynes appeared in lingerie on the cover of the February 2010 issue of Maxim magazine.


 

Born Alyssa Jayne Milano
December 19, 1972 (age 39)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer, producer
Years active 1984–present
Spouse David Bugliari (2009–present; 1 child)
Website
alyssa.com

 

Early life

Alyssa Milano is the daughter of Lin, a fashion designer and talent manager, and Thomas M. Milano, a film music editor and boating enthusiast. Milano was born in Brooklyn, grew up on Staten Island, and was raised Roman Catholic. She has a younger brother, Cory (born in 1982), who is also an actor. In a 2003 interview, Milano recalled having had a good childhood, having grown up in a “loving, true family.”

Milano is a cousin to actors Eric Lloyd and Emily Ann Lloyd.

Career

Early career

Milano began her career at age eight after winning a role in an open audition for a national tour of Annie. She was one of the four picked out of an audition with over 1500 girls. She appeared in television commercials and off-Broadway productions.

At age 10, she won her first major role in the television show Who’s the Boss? alongside Tony Danza, Judith Light, Danny Pintauro and Katherine Helmond. She co-starred as Samantha Micelli, the daughter of Danza’s character. After Milano won the role, she and her father relocated from Staten Island to Hollywood. The rest of the family followed a year later, because her mother was initially unwilling to give up her home life “for a show that wasn’t a guarantee.” Although born and raised in Brooklyn, Milano had trouble getting this accent right because she worked to lose it to land more roles in the theater, including in a stage adaption of Jane Eyre.

On stage, she starred in Tender Offer, a one-act play written by Wendy Wasserstein, All Night Long by American playwright John O’Keefe, and the first American musical adaptation of Jane Eyre. She returned to the theater in 1991, when she starred in and produced a Los Angeles production of Butterflies Are Free.

In 1985, Milano was in the film Commando as Jenny Matrix, daughter of John Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger). Appearing at age 12 in an R-rated action film, Milano admitted she was sometimes “freaked out” by the weapons on set. A few years later this film was shown in Japan, prompting a producer to offer Milano a five-album record deal.

By the late 1980s, Milano was established as a teen idol,appearing in made-for-television teen films such as Crash Course and Dance ’til Dawn (both 1988). Both projects allowed her to work alongside close personal friend Brian Bloom. Bloom and his brother Scott worked with Milano in episodes of Who’s the Boss. This working camaraderie would later expand in 1993 when Milano guest starred in Brian’s series The Webbers. She produced a teen workout video in 1988 called Teen Steam and achieved some fame outside the USA with her music career, which lasted until the early 1990s. In 1991, Milano wanted to quit acting to pursue an academic career, but was unable to gain release from her contract.

When her role on Who’s the Boss ended in 1992, Milano feared having trouble obtaining other roles, aware of the fate of many grown-up child stars in that period.Nevertheless, she was excited when she found out the show was cancelled, being ready “to move on.” Milano tried to shed her “nice girl” image by appearing nude in several erotic films targeted at adults, such as Casualties of Love: The Long Island Lolita Story (1993), Embrace of the Vampire (1994), Deadly Sins(1995), and Poison Ivy II: Lily (1996), where she starred opposite Johnathon Schaech and Xander Berkeley.

In 1992, Milano auditioned for female lead as a homeless teenager in the independent film Where the Day Takes You. Although the crew was reluctant to sign a former child star, she was given a small role as a prostitute in the production.She was noticed by the media, that helped her land the controversial role of Amy Fisher in the high profile TV movie Casualties of Love: The Long Island Lolita Story.In 1994, she was considered to replace Shannen Doherty in Beverly Hills, 90210. In 1996, Milano appeared opposite Mark Wahlberg and Reese Witherspoon in the thriller Fear

Later roles

Her performance in Fear led to a starring role in Hugo Pool (1997), her first film released through cinemas sinceCommando. Despite the milestone, Milano was soon out of work and after a period of six months, she decided to return to television. She portrayed bad girl Jennifer Mancini on Melrose Place (1997–1998), Meg Winston in Spin City, and most notably as Phoebe Halliwell on the eight-year run of the popular hit TV series Charmed (1998–2006). Her role on Melrose Place was offered to the actress by Aaron Spelling himself. The stint garnered her new fame and she was named the most successful and popular actress on the primetime soap, alongside Heather Locklear.Milano and close friend Holly Marie Combs became producers for Charmed during the show’s fourth season.

She played the role of Eva Savelot in MCI’s commercials. In 2007, Milano filmed a pilot for ABC entitled Reinventing the Wheelers. The series was not picked up for the 2007–2008 season, but instead, Milano appeared in ten episodes of the show My Name Is Earl. This reunited her with Jaime Pressly, who guest-starred in the two-part Season 5 premiere ofCharmed, “A Witch’s Tail”.

Milano’s commercial work includes appearing in the “Josie” music video by Blink-182, as well as 2007 television ads forVeet and Sheer Cover. She also appeared in mid-1980s commercial for Hi-C

Milano was part of TBS’s special coverage installment Hot Corner for the 2007 Major League Baseball playoffs. She reported at Fenway Park during the ALDSbetween the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. She also reported at Chase Field during the NLCS between the Arizona Diamondbacks andColorado Rockies.

Milano starred in the 2008 film Pathology alongside Milo Ventimiglia and was then cast in a television sitcom, Single with Parents, which was pulled prior to production.

On March 20, 2009, it was announced that Milano would provide a voice for the Ghostbusters: The Video Game. In a 2010 interview, she told the press that she had ‘a blast’ working on the game, although she recalled it being ‘odd’ having to grunt in a room alone. It was speculated that following the voice over in the video game, she was set to star in Ghostbusters III, although Milano claimed she was never approached.

On March 24, 2009, her book on her baseball fandom, Safe At Home: Confessions of a Baseball Fanatic, was released. Milano has signed on to star in and produce My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, a romantic comedy in which she plays a woman with a relationship dilemma.

Milano starred in the sitcom Romantically Challenged as Rebecca Thomas, a recently divorced single mom attorney in Pittsburgh who has not dated “since Bill Clinton was president”. The series premiered on ABC on April 19, 2010. On why she accepted the role, Milano commented:

“I was so attracted to the writing. Our creative showrunner is Ricky Blitt from Family Guy and I was struck at how funny the female characters were written. Usually the female characters are written pretty straightforward, like the straight-man but with Ricky’s writing, the women get to be equally as funny. That was what hooked me. James Burrows, who’s our director, is another major part of what attracted me to the show. It just seemed like a really good package and something that I could commit to in the long-term.”

On May 16, 2010, the series was cancelled after four episodes had aired. On the show’s cancellation, Milano wrote on her website:

“It would be so very, very, easy for me to be upset and bitter about [it]. But… I’m not upset or bitter. [..] I am well aware that I’m in a business that sometimes makes decisions that are inexplicable. Dealing with those decisions is almost just as much a part of the job as memorizing my dialogue. My only true sadness comes from not being able to see Ricky, Mr. Burrows, Josh, Kelly and Kyle’s face every day.

Milano co-starred with Owen Wilson, Jenna Fischer and Christina Applegate in the comedy Hall Pass (2011), in which she was cast in February 2010. She will produce and lead the cast of Lifetime’s TV film Sundays at Tiffany’s. The latter will be her second collaboration with Lifetime, the first being 2008’s Wisegal.Milano appeared in the ensemble romantic comedy New Year’s Eve.

Philanthropy

Milano was appointed Founding Ambassador for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, to which she donated $250,000. The Global Network is an alliance formed to advocate and mobilize resources in the fight to control neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Milano will work to raise awareness of NTDs by educating the mainstream media and general public of the plight faced by the one billion people who are afflicted by NTDs, and the importance in controlling and preventing this global health crisis.

Milano is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for the United States. She traveled to India, Kosovo, as well as Angola, to work with UNICEF field officers there. In the fall of 2004, she participated in UNICEF’s “Trick or Treat” campaign as an official spokesperson. She raised approximately $50,000 for South African women and children with AIDS by selling own and school’s photo work. In the late 1980s, she appeared on Phil Donahue’s talk show where she kissed Ryan White, a schoolboy ostracised for having AIDS, to show that she would not catch it from him.

In support of PETA, she appeared in an advertisement for them, advocating vegetarianism, in a dress made entirely of vegetables.

In honor of her 37th birthday (December 19, 2009), Milano ran an online fundraising campaign for Charity:Water. Her original goal was to raise $25,000, but a donation from her husband put her over the $75,000 mark on December 18. The fundraiser was scheduled to run until December 26.

Personal life

Milano has dyslexia. In a 2004 interview, she explained how she deals with the disorder:

I’ve stumbled over words while reading from teleprompters. Sir John Gielgud, whom I worked with on The Canterville Ghost years ago, gave me great advice. When I asked how he memorized his monologues, he said, “I write them down.” I use that method to this day. It not only familiarizes me with the words, it makes them my own.

Milano is a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers and writes a regular baseball blog on the Major League Baseball’s website. In 2007, Milano launched her signature “Touch” line of team apparel for female baseball fans, selling it through her blog and Major League Baseball’s website. It also became available in 2009 through a boutique store located in Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets. She has an interest in the Los Angeles Kings, a National Hockey League team, and is involved with a related clothing line. In 2008, she expanded that to NFL football, as a New York Giants fan. Since Milano is in the same hometown as NFL Network’s Rich Eisen (Staten Island), she revealed some of her family’s connections with the New York Giants.

Milano has eight tattoos on her body: one on each wrist and ankle, shoulder, neck, hip, and lower back. Milano is avegetarian and appears in numerous PETA advertising campaigns for vegetarianism. Outside of acting, her hobbies include photography, humanitarian work, and spending time with her three dogs and eight horses. Milano has commented on her love for animals, and in a 2009 interview discussed one of her dogs, a German shepherd called Pinto, who had died at the age of 14; he had worked with the LAPD dogs and Milano had owned him for 10 years.

Milano dated actor Corey Haim from 1987 to 1990. She was engaged to Scott Wolf in 1993.She was married to musician Cinjun Tate for 10 months in 1999. She briefly dated Justin Timberlake in 2002. After one year of dating, she and CAA agent David Bugliari were engaged December 18, 2008.Milano and Bugliari married on August 15, 2009 in New Jersey, at the home of Bugliari’s family.In February 2011, it was announced that Milano and Bugliari were expecting their first child, a baby boy. In August 2011 she gave birth to a son named Milo Thomas Bugliari.


 

Date of Birth

21 May 1985, Croydon, London, England, UK

Height

5′ 5″ (1.65 m)

Mini Biography

Alison Carroll trained in musical theatre at the Urdang Academy and specialized on the acting course. She has twenty years of gymnastic training and has represented Great Britain in display gymnastics traveling the world attending events. She choreographed the winning Junior Gymnastic Display Team at the British Championships.

Alison is the Official Lara Croft for the Tomb Raider franchise and has taken a series of courses that included SAS survival, combat and semi-automatic weapons training in Eastern Europe, and a crash course in world archeology. Her promotional work continued with travels to South Africa, Dubai, Australia, Europe and Singapore where she performed live stunts for television and magazine/press shoots. She is known for being the “Action Lara” because she does all of her own stunts.

Alison has since been cast in many feature films and is a rising star in the making.


 

Date of Birth

18 September 1979, Palm Springs, California, USA

Birth Name

Alison Marion Lohman

Height

5′ 2″ (1.57 m)

 

Mini Biography

Alison Lohman is a native of Palm Springs, California. She grew up in a family with no showbiz connections but she always wanted to perform. By age 9, she had landed her first professional, theatrical role playing “Gretyl” in “The Sound of Music” at Palm Desert’s McCallum Theater. At 11, Alison won the Desert Theater League’s award for “Most Outstanding Actress in a Musical” for the title role in “Annie” and, by age 17, she had appeared in 12 different productions. An accomplished singer, she performed as a featured solo vocalist for Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and the Desert Symphony. As a senior in high school, Alison was an awardee of the National Foundation of the Advancement of the Arts. The offer of a scholarship to NYU’s Tisch School soon followed but, instead, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film. She attended a session of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.

 

Spouse
Mark Neveldine (19 August 2009 – present)

 

Trivia

She played an older teen pretending to be a 14-year-old girl in Matchstick Men (2003). In real life, she was 22-23 at the time (she had a birthday midway through shooting) and was 24 when the film was released.

Had a small role in Kevin Costner’s Dragonfly (2002) as a cancer patient, though her scenes were cut. Since she shaved her head for the role she had to wear wigs throughout her next movie White Oleander (2002).

She studied acting, ballet, dance, and eventually won awards and scholarships for her talent.

Is an environmentalist, supports many charities which improve and protect the environment.

Her father Gary Lohman is an architect and her mother Diane Dunham owned a French bakery.

Is of Irish descent.

One of Esquire Magazine’s “Women We Love”.

She went to the audition for Matchstick Men (2003) dressed as and acting like a 14-year-old girl. Ridley Scott only realized her real age when she told him. She was 22 at the time.

Likes to listen to Nirvana, and Paramore.

Was cast as “Christine Brown” in the film Drag Me to Hell (2009) after Ellen Page dropped out due to scheduling problems.

 

Personal Quotes

I can cry on cue to get out of a traffic ticket. That’s happened at least three times.

I love to travel. The last place I went was Amsterdam. I love Amsterdam. There is great art and cafes and the people are cool. They seem so free to enjoy themselves and live uninhibited.

“I’ve always wanted to be tall. In high school I’d wear longer pants and platform shoes. I have to wear heels so people don’t see how short I am.”

Alyson Michalka


 

Birth name Alyson Renae Michalka
Also known as Aly, Aly Michalka
Born March 25, 1989 (age 22)
Origin Torrance, California, U.S.
Genres Acoustic rock, pop, pop rock,electropop
Occupations Actress, singer-songwriter, musician, dancer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 2004–present
Labels Hollywood (2004–10)
Signature
Alyson Michalka signature.svg

 

Early life

She was born in Torrance, California and grew up in Seattle, Washington and Southern California, with her sister,Amanda. Her father, Mark, owns a contracting company, and her mother, Carrie, is a musician and performed with theChristian “JC Band”.

Career

Acting

Michalka made her acting debut as Keely Teslow on the Disney Channel Original Series, Phil of the Future. She has also starred in the Disney Channel Original Movies Now You See It…, in which she played Allyson Miller, an ambitious television producer, and Cow Belles, in which she appears opposite her sister. She had a leading role in the Walden Media film Bandslam, about a group of misfits who orm a rock band. The film, which also starred Vanessa Hudgens, was released in August 2009.

Michalka had a main role as Marti Perkins in the CW cheerleading drama series Hellcats, alongside Ashley Tisdale. The series premiered on September 8, 2010. However, after one season it was announced by the CW that the show will not be renewed for the 2011–12 fall schedule.

Michalka guest starred in an episode of CSI: NY that aired on September 30, 2011.

Music

Michalka and her sister comprise the musical duo 78violet, and released their first album, Into the Rush, on August 16, 2005. The next year, they brought out a holiday album in September, covering 9 tracks, along with two originals, titled Acoustic Hearts of Winter. In July 2007, their album, Insomniatic, hit stores, featuring the American top 20 hit single, “Potential Breakup Song”. The two were to release a third album in early 2010, but it has been postponed after they left their label.

Personal life

Michalka has been playing the piano since she was five and started playing the guitar at the age of 13. She started acting when she was five years old, mostly in church play productions. She was raised as a Christian and continues to practice the faith.


 

Born Alyson Lee Hannigan
March 24, 1974 (age 37)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Other names Alyson Denisof
Occupation Actress
Years active 1986–present
Spouse Alexis Denisof (2003–present; 1 child)

 

Early life

Hannigan was born in Washington, D.C. She is the only child of Emilie Posner, a real estate agent, and Al Hannigan, a truck driver. Hannigan is of Irish descent on her father’s side and Jewish on her mother’s. Her parents divorced when she was two and she was raised mostly by her mother in Atlanta.

Career

Early career

Although Hannigan had appeared in an industrial film for “Active Parenting” as a baby, as well as having starred in a commercial for the Duncan Hines cookie mix in 1978, it was not until 1985, when she moved to Los Angeles, California, that she formally began her acting career. Living with her mother and attending North Hollywood High School, she successfully auditioned for agents while visiting her father in Santa Barbara. After attending North Hollywood High School, she attended California State University, Northridge.

Hannigan’s first major film role was in My Stepmother Is an Alien, a science fiction comedy released in 1988; one of her co-stars in the film was actor Seth Green, who would later join her in the regular cast of Buffy as her on-screen boyfriend. Then in 1989, her first regular role on a TV series came when she was cast in the short-lived ABC sitcomFree Spirit.

Breakthrough career (1997–present)

In 1997, at 23 Hannigan was cast to play Willow Rosenberg, Buffy’s best friend, on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The show became a success, and Hannigan gained recognition, subsequently appearing in several notable films aimed at teenage audiences, including American PieAmerican Pie 2Boys and Girls, and American Wedding. By the time Buffy had ended in 2003, Hannigan was earning a US$250,000 salary for each episode. She also had a guest spot on the Buffy spin-off, Angel, reprising her role of Willow in a few episodes (including most notably “Orpheus,” during the fourth season of Angel and the seventh season of Buffy), but none after Buffy finished production.

In early 2004, Hannigan made her West End debut, starring in a stage adaptation of When Harry Met Sally… at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, opposite Luke Perry.

In 2005, Hannigan returned to starring in a regular television series, appearing in the hit comedy, How I Met Your Mother, as Lily, and also playing a recurring guest role on Veronica Mars as Trina Echolls.

In February 2006, Hannigan starred as Julia Jones in Date Movie, a parody of romantic comedies. She was also a guest star on the ABC animated sitcom The Goode Family in 2009.

Hannigan joined forces with Emily Deschanel, Jaime King, Minka Kelly, and Katharine McPhee in a “video slumber party” featured on FunnyorDie.com to promote regular breast cancer screenings for the organization Stand Up 2 Cancer.

Hannigan recently became the new face of Head and Shoulders Shampoo.

Personal life

Hannigan has dated Ginger Fish of Marilyn Manson. She married actor Alexis Denisof at Two Bunch Palms Resort in Desert Hot Springs, California, on October 11, 2003. (Denisof played Wesley Wyndam-Pryce in the Buffy/Angel franchise and also appeared in How I Met Your Mother as Robin’s co-anchor Sandy Rivers in the first and sixth season.) They bought a house together in Santa Monica, California. Their daughter, Satyana Marie Denisof, was born at home five-and-a-half years later on March 24, 2009, Hannigan’s 35th birthday. In December 2011, Hannigan’s representative announced that the couple is expecting their second child.


 

Born October 4, 1976 (age 35)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1992–present
Spouse Christopher Jarecki (m. 2005–present)
Website
http://www.thekindlife.com

 

Early life

Silverstone was born in San Francisco, California, the daughter of Deirdre “Didi” (née Radford), a Scottish-born formerPan Am flight attendant, and Monty Silverstone, an English-born real-estate investor and part-time actor.Silverstone was raised in a “traditional Jewish household”; her father, a native of east London, is Jewish, and her mother converted to Conservative Judaism before marriage. Silverstone is the youngest of three children and also has a half-sister, London-based rock singer Kezi Silverstone, and a half-brother, David Silverstone, both from her father’s previous marriage.[citation needed] Silverstone attended Crocker Middle School and then San Mateo High School,but did not complete her high school studies.[citation needed] When she was six years old, she began modeling and was subsequently cast in television commercials, the first being for Domino’s Pizza. She acquired some early modelingand advertising work and was eventually cast as “dream girl” Jessica on the episode “Road Test” of The Wonder Years.

Career

Silverstone won several awards for her film performances, including MTV Movie Awards, National Board of Review, Young Artist Awards, and an American Comedy Award. She has been nominated for an Emmy award and a Golden Globe Award. During her career, she turned down several key roles in films, including Dede Truitt in The Opposite of Sex and a role in Scream 3. She was also considered for roles in Scream 2BewitchedLittle Women and Heartbreakers. She turned down the role of Valerie Malone on Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1994; Tiffani Thiessen was cast instead.

1990s

Silverstone won a leading part in the 1993 film The Crush, playing a teenaged girl who sets out to ruin an older man after he spurns her affections; she won two awards at the 1994 MTV Movie Awards for the role—Best Breakthrough Performance and Best Villain. Silverstone became legally emancipated at the age of 16 in order to work the hours required for the shooting schedule of the film.[citation needed] Also in 1993, Silverstone auditioned for the lead role of Angela Chase in theABC TV series My So-Called Life, but Claire Danes was chosen for the role instead. Alicia made some television movies in her early career including Torch Song,Cool and the Crazy and Scattered Dreams.

After seeing her in The Crush, Marty Callner decided Silverstone would be perfect for a role in a music video he was directing for the band Aerosmith, called “Cryin'”; she was subsequently cast in two more videos, “Amazing” and “Crazy”. These were hugely successful for both the band and Silverstone, making her a household name (and also gaining her the nickname, “the Aerosmith chick”). They also got her noticed by filmmaker Amy Heckerling, who, after seeing them, decided to cast her in Clueless.

Clueless became a sleeper hit and critical darling during the summer of 1995. Silverstone’s performance was well received, and she was branded the spokeswoman for an emerging young generation. As a result, she signed a deal with Columbia-TriStar worth $10 million. As part of the package, she got a three-year first-look deal for her own production company, First Kiss Productions. Silverstone also won “Best Female Performance” and “Most Desirable Female” at the 1996 MTV Movie Awards for her performance in the film. In the same year Silverstone starred in the erotic thriller, The Babysitter, film adaptation of the novel by Dean Koontz,Hideaway, and the French drama about Americans, New World.

Silverstone’s next role was as Batgirl in Batman & Robin, and while it was not a critical success,the film grossed $238,207,122 worldwide. Silverstone’s turn as Batgirl was not well received, and won her a Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress. She also, however, won a Blimp Award at the Kid’s Choice Awardsfor the role. She suffered further bad press for allegedly striking a pedestrian with her vehicle in a crosswalk. In addition to Batman & Robin, Silverstone also starred alongside Benicio del Toro and Christopher Walken in 1997’s dark comedy Excess Baggage, which was the first movie to be released by her production company, First Kiss Productions.

Silverstone ended the 1990s with the Saturn Award-nominated romance/comedy film Blast from the Past which also stars Brendan Fraser, Christopher Walken andSissy Spacek. In 40 Hottest Hotties of the ’90s she was ranked #5. Topsocialite.com listed her as the 3rd Sexiest woman of the ’90s.

2000s

In 2000, Silverstone appeared in Kenneth Branagh’s film adaptation of the Shakespeare play Love’s Labour’s Lost, in which she was required to sing and dance. In 2001, Silverstone provided the voice of Sharon Spitz, the lead character in the Canadian animated television Braceface. During this time she also made the filmsGlobal Heresy and Scorched. In 2002, she made her Broadway debut alongside Kathleen Turner and Jason Biggs in The Graduate. After removing herself from the public eye for a few years, she resurfaced in the short-lived 2003 NBC television show Miss Match, which was canceled after 11 episodes. Silverstone later acknowledged that she hates the trappings of fame, saying, “Fame is not anything I wish on anyone. You start acting because you love it. Then success arrives, and suddenly you’re on show”.

 

After the cancellation of Miss Match in 2003, Silverstone did a pilot with Fox called Queen B, in which she played a former high school prom queen named Beatrice (Bea) who has discovered that the real world is nothing like high school. It was not picked up for production. In 2005, she co-starred with Queen Latifah in Beauty Shop, a spinoff of the BarberShop films, as one of the stylists in the beauty shop. In the same year, she played a reporter alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. inScooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, which did well financially, and appeared in the direct-to-video film Silence Becomes You.

In 2006, Silverstone starred in an ABC pilot called Pink Collar, in which her character worked in a law firm. Like Queen B, this pilot was not picked up for syndication. That year she also starred alongside Alex Pettyfer, Ewan McGregor and Mickey Rourkein the film Stormbreaker, and appeared in the Hallmark Hall of Fame made-for-TV movie Candles on Bay Street, based on the book by Cathie Pelletier. Silverstone continued her theatre work, next appearing in David Mamet’s Boston Marriage and Speed-the-Plow. In 2008, she filmed another ABC pilot alongside Megan Mullally called Bad Mother’s Handbook and made a cameo appearance in the comedy film Tropic Thunder.

In early 2009, Silverstone starred in the world premiere of Donald Margulies’s Time Stands Still at the Geffen Playhouse LA.The play focuses on a longtime couple and journalistic team who return to New York from an extended stint in the war-torn Middle East. In a review, Silverstone was described as “a formidable stage presence who creates sparks whenever she performs”.

Silverstone filmed a small segment in Elektra Luxx, a sequel to Women In Trouble. Director Sebastian Gutierrez cut her segment but will possibly use it for a third installment, tentatively titled Women In Ecstasy. She also starred in the music video for Rob Thomas’s 2009 single “Her Diamonds”.

2010s

She reprised her role in Time Stands Still alongside Laura Linney in the New York production of the play on Broadway, which premiered on January 28, 2010, directed by Daniel Sullivan, who described Silverstone as “a breath of fresh air.” The play received good reviews with The New York Times praising Silverstone, saying she “brings warmth, actorly intelligence and delicate humour.”

Silverstone next appeared in the teen romance The Art of Getting By, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

She will appear in Butter as the adoptive mother of a 12-year old African American girl who enters a local butter sculpture competition in a small Iowa town, alongside Jennifer Garner, Hugh Jackman, Olivia Wilde and Ashley Greene. The movie is said to be inspired by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama’s battle to secure the Democratic nomination for president. Rob Corddry, who plays her husband, invited her to appear in an episode of his show Childrens Hospital.

She is also set to appear alongside Sigourney Weaver and Krysten Ritter in director Amy Heckerling’s vampire film, Vamps, playing one of two vampires who fall in love and face a choice that could jeopardise their immortality. She was offered the role after Heckerling came to see her in Time Stands Still.

Silverstone will also appear in Gods Behaving Badly.

Personal life

Silverstone married her longtime boyfriend, rock musician (for the band S.T.U.N.) and basketball coach Christopher Jarecki, in a beachfront ceremony at Lake Tahoe, on June 11, 2005. After meeting outside a movie theater in 1997, the couple dated for eight years prior to their marriage. They got engaged about a year before their marriage and Jarecki presented Silverstone with an engagement ring that had belonged to his grandmother.

Silverstone and Jarecki live in an eco-friendly Los Angeles house complete with solar panels and an organic vegetable garden. She bought the house, shared with a “menagerie of rescued dogs,” in 1996.

In 2009, Silverstone released The Kind Diet, a guide to vegan nutrition, and launched its associated website The Kind LifeThe Kind Diet has topped The New York Times best sellers list.The book was mostly ghostwritten by nutritionist Jessica Porter.

On January 14, 2011, it was announced that Silverstone and Jarecki were expecting their first child together. On May 5, 2011, Silverstone gave birth to a boy, who they named Bear Blu Jarecki.

Political beliefs

Silverstone is noted for being an animal rights and environmental activist. She became a vegan in 1998 after attending an animal rights meeting. “I realized that I was the problem,” she told InStyle Home, in Spring 2007. “I was an animal lover who was eating animals.”She has revealed she struggled with childhood vegetarianism stating “There were times when I would get selfish and eat meat—at eight years old it’s hard to stick to your guns—and so through the years I was always starting and stopping trying to be a vegetarian.” In 2004, Silverstone was voted “Sexiest Female Vegetarian” by PETA. In 2007, Silverstone appeared nude in a print advertisement and 30-second commercial for PETA championing vegetarianism; the TV spot was subsequently pulled from the Houston, Texas, market by Comcast Cable. Silverstone has set up a sanctuary for rescued pets in Los Angeles.

Federal campaign contribution records also reveal that Silverstone contributed US$500 to Dennis Kucinich’s 2004 presidential campaign. She also supportedBarack Obama’s presidential candidacy.

In 2009, she appeared in “The Gaythering Storm,” a Funny or Die spoof internet video parodying anti-same-sex marriage commercial “The Gathering Storm.” She also appeared in “My Mother’s Red Hat” with Alanis Morissette parodying indie movies.


 

Born Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Other names Alisha
Ethnicity English
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight 114 lb (52 kg; 8.1 st)
No. of adult films 401 (per BGAFD)
Website
http://www.aliciarhodes.com

 

Biography

Rhodes was a prolific performer, appearing in over 240 films between 2002 and 2010. She worked in Britain and the United States. She describes herself as bisexual, although says she would not have a relationship with a woman.

Awards

Wins

  • 2004 BGAFD Award – Best Female
  • 2006 UK Adult Film and Television Awards – Best Female Performer In An Anal Scene[2]

Nominations

  • 2003 XRCO Award – Superslut
  • 2003 XRCO Award – Sex Scene, Couple – Interracial Lust 1
  • 2003 XRCO Award – Group Scene – Seven The Hard Way 2
  • 2004 AVN Award – Female Foreign Performer of the Year
  • 2004 AVN Award – Best Group Sex Scene, Video – 7 The Hard Way 2
  • 2005 AVN Award – Best Anal Sex Scene – Tails Of Perversity 11
  • 2005 Ninfa Prize – Most Original Sex Scene – Serial Fucker 
  • 2005 Ninfa Prize – Best Actress – Cabaret Bizarre
  • 2006 AVN Award – Female Foreign Performer of the Year
  • 2006 AVN Award – Best Oral Sex Scene, Video – Big Gulps
  • 2006 AVN Award – Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production – Cabaret Bizarre
  • 2006 AVN Award – Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production – Cum Swappers 2

See also

  • List of British pornographic actors

 

Born Alison Elizabeth Larter
February 28, 1976 (age 35)
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, U.S.
Other names Allegra Coleman
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1997–present
Spouse Hayes MacArthur (2009–present)
Children Theodore Hayes MacArthur

 

Early life and modelling

Born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Larter is the daughter of Margaret, a realtor, and Danforth Larter, a trucking executive. She attended Carusi Middle School and later graduated from Cherry Hill High School West during her time as a model. Her parents have since moved to Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Larter began her modelling career at the age of 14 when a modelling scout discovered her on the street and was asked to star in a Phillies commercial, this led to a modeling contract with the prestigious Ford Modeling Agency in New York. Larter subsequently skipped her senior year to model in Australia, Italy and Japan,the latter a country she would temporarily settle in at the age of seventeen.

While modelling in Italy, Larter met fellow model and aspiring actress Amy Smartand the two “became instant friends”, according to Larter. A modelling job later took her to Los Angeles, whilst there, she decided to take acting classes with Smart. The two then moved into an apartment together. In 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?” Larter is currently signed to IMG Models.

Career

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 CreekChicago 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 which 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 which was 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 overall.

In 2000, Larter starred as one of the main characters, Clear Rivers, in the teen supernatural horror film Final Destination. Also starring Devon Sawa and Kerr Smith, the movie’s premise followed several teenagers who survive a plane crash but are stalked and killed by death itself. Final Destination made $112 million by the end of its theatrical run. 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 weekendand ended up grossing $141 million worldwide.With $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 critics 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. 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 terrific.” The film opened at number 2 with $16 million to mixed critical reception.A 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 alongsideAmanda 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 seriesHeroes.Larter 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 audition.” The 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.[30] 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 Marigold as the title character alongside Salman Khan. The 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 te 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 toMexicali, 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 (Elba) 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.”[39]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 million and with a total domestic gross of $68 million, became Larter’s second highest grossing film in North-America. It resulted in Larter’s third Teen Choice Award nomination and an MTV Movie Award for Best Fight with Beyonce.

Recent and future roles: 2010–present

Larter reprised her role as Claire Redfield in Resident Evil: Afterlife, which was filmed in 3D and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. She attended WonderCon and Comic Con to promote the movie.[44][45] In 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 installment.” The 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.” The movie was an international success nonetheless, earning $296 million worldwide and becoming Larter’s highest grossing picture to date. As of August, 2011, Larter’s films have grossed a total of $552 million domestically.

Recently, Larter appeared as the title character in a short film for Absolut Vodka entitled Lemon Drop. Larter is linked to the role of Col. Virginia Lake in the big-screen adaptation of UFO, which stars Joshua Jackson, and the role of Cheryl in a feature version of the Sundance short film, The Rambler directed by Calvin Reeder. While at WonderCon, Larter commented on Heroes’ possible fifth season. “I think that we’ll be back…I think that there are still stories that need to be told.”NBC announced the show’s cancellation on May 14, 2010.

In the media

Larter first appeared in the media when she portrayed the fictional character of Allegra Coleman on the November 1996 issue of Esquire. The magazine, which billed Coleman as the movies’ next dream girl, told of Allegra’s relationship with David Schwimmer, how Quentin Tarantino broke up with Mira Sorvino to date her, and how Woody Allen overhauled a film to give her a starring role. When the magazine was published, Esquire received hundreds of phone calls about the non-existent Coleman and various talent agencies sought to represent her, even after the hoax was revealed.Larter herself received a considerable amount of attention after the cover; she received phone calls from morning TV shows and others for interviews. The Esquire cover led Larter to a role on Varsity Blues. One particular scene where Larter’s character, Darcy Sears, wears nothing but whipped cream to cover herself has become a media favorite. It has been referenced a number of times in the media including on MTV’s Jersey Shore where one character refers to it as the “Varsity Blues outfit”.The scene also madeMaxim‘s list of Earth-Shattering Nude Scenes at #9.

In 2002, Larter ranked #40 in Stuff magazine’s “102 Sexiest Women in the orld”. She was listed as #49, #19 and #91 in FHM‘s “100 Sexiest Women in the World” in 2007, 2008 and 2009 respectively. Maxim also ranked her #6 in their Hot 100 for 2007  and #92 in 2008. In 2008, AskMen.com featured her as #92 on the “100 Most Desirable Women in the World”. Also ranking #2 on Maxim‘s “Hottest Women of Horror Movies” list,Larter has been acknowledged as a “Scream Queen” by MSN due to her appearances in horror/thriller films. After the success of Heroes, Larter appeared on People‘s “Ten Best Dressed List” as “The Newcomer” in 2007. Victoria’s Secret also acknowledged her in their list, naming her Sexiest Legs of 2008. In 2009, Larter was named Cosmopolitanmagazine’s Fun Fearless Female of the year at a ceremony held in Beverly Hills.

Larter promotes natural beauty. At the 2007 Emmy Awards, Larter styled her own hair as opposed to using her hair-styling team. This was part of the Dove Hair’s “Real Beauty” challenge which required her to use Dove’s new moisturizing shampoos, conditioners and treatments. She also states that she refuses to conform to the idea of the perfect Hollywood body. In an interview with Allure, Larter revealed she once was asked by producers, by faxes sent out to her agent and manager, to lose weight. “I just remember sitting in my trailer hysterically crying from the embarrassment I felt about myself, my body – and that no one could talk to me directly.”

Larter appeared in Glamour along with fellow actresses Rachel Bilson and Diane Lane in 2007. When asked if she still wishes she had the same body she had at 20 she replied, “No. I actually think I look better now because I feel so much better about myself now. And that’s what’s so exciting. As you get older, you get better…. Look at all these incredible women, like Vanessa Redgrave, who are still so beautiful. The reason is because they embrace who they are.” She has appeared on the covers of ShapeCosmopolitanAllureGlamourLuckyInStyleMaxim and Entertainment Weekly.

Personal life

During her time as a model, Larter moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting. In 2002, she moved to New York for a period of three years. In an interview withPhillymag, Larter gave reason for the move: “I took some time off to define myself outside the pressures of the industry..Part of me really needed to know if this is what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.” In January 2005, she moved to Los Angeles for a role in Heroes.

In December 2007, Larter and her boyfriend of three years, Hayes MacArthur, were engaged to marry. They had met on the set of National Lampoon’s Homo Erectus. In a 2007 interview with Cosmo, Larter said “I told my boyfriend after three weeks that I wanted to marry him and that we could do it tomorrow”. On August 1, 2009, Larter married MacArthur in an intimate outdoor ceremony which took place at MacArthur’s parent’s estate in Kennebunk, Maine. 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  The couple later purchased a three story home in the Hollywood Hills for $2.9 million. On July 20, 2010, Larter announced that she and MacArthur were expecting their first child and later, on the September 10th episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, announced that she was expecting a boy. Larter admitted that she and MacArthur left the country for Europe in an effort to hide the news of the pregnancy. Larter gave birth to the couple’s son, Theodore Hayes MacArthur, on December 20, 2010.

In an interview with Cosmopolitan, Larter “mused” on the state of her life, “I work on a TV show I love, I have the opportunity to do movies with actors I respect, and I’m in love with the man I want to spend the rest of my life with, who pushes me and excites me…There’s this fighter in me that kind of needs to be put to rest a little bit. I don’t need to be so tough to protect myself.” While speaking to Vanity Fair at the premiere of her film Obsessed, Larter spoke about her own obsessions, “I love to cook. I spend weekends reading cookbooks—it’s really my relaxation.” She has ranked ScarfaceThe Bourne IdentityBest in ShowBlue Sky and Grey Gardens as her favorite films. In June 2010, Larter was one of thousands of delegates from 130 countries who participated in a United Nationsconference, ‘Women Deliver’ in Washington D.C..