Alisan Porter

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Alisan Porter
Born(1981-06-20) June 20, 1981 (age 32)
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
ResidenceLos Angeles
OccupationActress, singer, columnist
Years active1987–2008 (as actress)
Spouse(s)Brian Autenrieth (m. 2012)
Children1
 
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Alisan Porter
Born(1981-06-20) June 20, 1981 (age 32)
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
ResidenceLos Angeles
OccupationActress, singer, columnist
Years active1987–2008 (as actress)
Spouse(s)Brian Autenrieth (m. 2012)
Children1

Alisan Porter (born June 20, 1981) is a former American actress, singer and dancer.

Life and career[edit]

Porter was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. Porter is Jewish.[1] Her maternal grandmother, whose father Joseph Klein was a prominent Worcester rabbi, ran the Charlotte Klein Dance Center in Worcester.[2] Porter's mother, Laura Klein, was a dance coach for Diane Klimaszewski & Elaine Klimaszewski (now better known as the Coors Light Twins), who appeared on Star Search in 1987 in the junior vocalist category. While in Los Angeles for the twins' appearance on the show, the show's producer heard Porter singing in the hotel lobby and had her on the very next episode. She has been singing and performing since the age of three; at the age of five, she became the youngest participant ever to win the Star Search show. As an actress, she is known for her role as Curly Sue in the movie Curly Sue. She costarred with Tim Curry in an introduction scene of an awards ceremony where both of them "jumped" out of a movie screen and into real life through special effects.

Porter continued acting in high school in Westport, Connecticut, where she joined a theatre group and participated in various shows. When she was eighteen, she moved to New York to audition for Broadway shows. She was cast as Urleen in the show Footloose.

Porter is based in Los Angeles, where she has been working on her music career. During this time she starred as Miriam in the smash The Ten Commandments: The Musical at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles alongside Val Kilmer and Adam Lambert and Broadway star Lauren Kennedy. In 2003, the band The Raz was formed, with Porter as the vocalist and main songwriter. The Raz split up in 2004. In March 2005, she announced the birth of her new band, The Alisan Porter Project. During 2006, she performed in the 2006 revival of A Chorus Line as Bebe Bensonheimer at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York City.

Since December 2008, Porter is a contributing columnist for Movmnt Magazine.[3]

On March 10, 2012, Porter married Brian Autenrieth, a fruit exporter and former Days of Our Lives actor, in California.[4] The couple welcomed a son, Mason Blaise, on July 17, 2012.[5]

Music[edit]

As co-writer

-Aftermath ( Adam Lambert, Alisan Porter, Ferras, Ely Rise)

-Angel (Alisan Porter, Ely Rise, Scarlett Cherry, Lee Cherry, Guy Baruch)

-Sleep Until You Dream (Alisan Porter IIsey Juber, Jordan Lawhead, Scarlett Cherry, Lee Cherry)

-Never Knew Love (Alisan Porter, Ely Rise, Scarlett Cherry, Lee Cherry)

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearFilmRoleNotes
1988HomesickMaggie
1989ParenthoodTaylor Buckman
1990StellaJenny (age 8)
I Love You to DeathCarla Boca
1991Curly SueCurly Sue
2003Shrink RapBrandi
2006The Ten Commandments: The MusicalMiriam
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1987Pee-wee's PlayhouseLi'l Punkin2 episodes
I'll Take ManhattanYoung MaxiMiniseries
Family TiesChild1 episode
1989–1990Chicken SoupMolly Peerce12 episodes
1990Perfect StrangersTess Holland1 episode
When You Remember MeKellyTelevision movie
1991The Golden GirlsMelissa1 episode
2001UndressedBelinda4th Season episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardResultCategoryFilm or series
1992Young Artist AwardNominatedBest Young Actress Guest Starring or Recurring Role in a TV SeriesThe Golden Girls
1993WonBest Young Actress Starring in a Motion PictureCurly Sue

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gold, Sylviane. "On the rise: Alisan Porter born to play Chorus Line's Bebe.". Dance Magazine. 2006. Retrieved August 15, 2008.
  2. ^ David Niles. "Worcester Telegram & Gazette Archives". Nl.newsbank.com. Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  3. ^ "The Truth about Alisan Porter.". Movmnt Magazine. December 2008. Retrieved April 5, 2009.
  4. ^ Jennifer Garcia (2012-03-11). "Curly Sue Star Alisan Porter Gets Married". People. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  5. ^ "Alisan Porter Welcomes Son Mason Blaise". People. 2012-07-17. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 

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