Who is Ali Wentworth?
American actress, comedienne and writer Alexandra ‘Ali’ Wentworth was born in Washington, DC USA, on January 12, 1965, thus her zodiac sign Capricorn. She’s appeared in 30 movies and TV series, and probably more still best known for Playing Diane in the 2009 romantic comedy film “It’s Complicated,” which Nancy Meyers wrote and directed, and starring Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, and Meryl Streep. It follows a former husband and wife who met during their son’s graduation; the film won eight of its 24 award nominations.
Ali is currently filming for the upcoming movie “Quarter”.
Education and early life
Ali and her three siblings were raised in Washington, D.C. by their father Eric Wentworth, who wrote for “The Washington Post”, and their mother Mabel “Muffie” Wentworth Brandon Cabot, who served as social secretary of the White House from 1981 to 1983. used to be; Ali’s stepfather Henry Brandon was a British journalist who worked for “The Sunday Times of London”.
Ali became interested in acting as she attended Dana Hall School for Girls, and her parents both supported her dream of becoming a famous actress. She enrolled in 1983 and then enrolled at Bard College, eventually transferring to New York University, graduating in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree.
She worked a number of jobs to support herself financially before starting her acting career in 1992.
Roles in TV series
Ali’s debut in the TV series was playing various characters in 57 episodes (1992-1994) of the popular musical comedy “In Living Color”, which Keeney Ivory Wayans created and starred in along with Kelly Coffield Park and Jim Carrey . The series followed the lives of members of an African-American family and aired from 1990 to 1994, winning eight of 29 award nominations.
Throughout the rest of the 1990s, Ali appeared in nine episodes of the 1994 sports comedy “Hardball”, the 1995 episode “The Soup Nazi” of the comedy “Seinfeld” and the 1997 episode “The Love Bug” of the adventure comedy “The Wonderful World of Disney”.
From 2007 to 2009, she starred as Dr. Elizabeth Goode in the comedy “Head Case”, created by Robert Bauer, and also starring Steve Landesberg and Michelle Arthur; the series follows the life of American therapist Dr. Elizabeth Goode. Ali then had a guest appearance in some episodes of the romantic comedy “Cougar Town”, the crime mystery “Blue Bloods” and the comedy “The Michael J. Fox Show”.
In 2016 and 2017, she starred as Staci Cole in 20 episodes of the comedy “Nightcap”, which she also created; it follows the work of lead talent booker Staci and her dysfunctional staff.
Ali’s has since had two more TV series roles: she played Dr. Superstein in the 2019 episode “The Chick and the Egg Donor” of the romantic comedy “Will & Grace”, and Rich Woman in the 2020 episode “The Rookie Lawyer” of the crime comedy “Search Party”.
Roles in movies
Ali’s debut film role was playing Bobbi Fallon in the 1996 evergreen romantic comedy film ‘Jerry Maguire’, which Cameron Crowe wrote and directed, and starring Renee Zellweger, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Tom Cruise. It follows the life of a sports agent who has just experienced a “moral epiphany” – the film won 27 of 68 award nominations, including an Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Cuba Gooding Jr.).
Some of Ali’s next roles were in the 1996 comedy “Big Packages”, the 1997 romantic comedy “Trial and Error” and another 1997 romantic comedy “The Real Blonde”.
In 1999, she played Anne in the critically acclaimed comedy “Office Space,” which Mike Judge wrote and directed and starring David Herman, Jennifer Aniston, and Ron Livingston. It follows three office workers who team up against their boss, and the film won one of three award nominations.
A few of Ali’s next notable appearances were in the 2000 romantic comedy “Meeting Daddy”, the 2001 family comedy “Call Me Claus” and the aforementioned 2009 romantic comedy “It’s Complicated”.
Ali’s appeared in only one movie since then: She played Sally Schiff in the 2015 mystery comedy “The Family Fang” directed by Jason Bateman, who also starred in it alongside Nicole Kidman and Kathryn Hahn. The film follows a brother and sister who are forced to return to their childhood home with their wealthy parents missing; the film won one of two award nominations.
Ali wrote and produced both the comedy series “Head Case”, which aired from 2007 to 2009, and the comedy series “Nightcap”, which aired in 2016 and 2017.
She has appeared on numerous talk shows, most recently on “The Parent Test”, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “The view”.
Awards and nominations
Ali and her colleagues won a 2009 National Board of Review Award for Best Ensemble Acting for their performance in “It’s Complicated.”
Love life and husband
Ali’s allowed her fans a glimpse into her love life, even though she rarely speaks about it in public.
She met American TV host and political commentator George Robert Stephanopoulos on a blind date in April 2001, and George proposed only two months later; the two were married on November 20, 2001, at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. George works for today ABC News as their main anchor and correspondent.
Ali gave birth to their first daughter Elliott Anastasia Stephanopoulos on September 9, 2002 and their second daughter Harper Andrea Stephanopoulos followed on June 2, 2005.
She has not spoken about other men she has been with, Ali has been married to George Robert Stephanopoulos since February 2023 and they have two daughters together.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Ali’s published five books, her first “The WASP Cookbook” in 1997, and her second “Ali in Wonderland: And Other Tall Tales” in 2012. Her third book “Happily Ali After: And Other Fairly True Tales” was published in 2015, fourth “Go Ask Ali: Half-baked Advice (and Free Lemonade)” in 2018 and fifth “Ali’s Well that Ends Well” in 2022.
While making a guest appearance on the “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” talk show, Ali revealed that a famous author once offered $40,000 to sleep with her.
She is good friends with American journalist and TV personality Lee Woodruff and famous American actress Jane Kaczmarek.
Ali’s favorite comedians are Chris Rock, Jim Carrey and the late Robin Williams.
Some of her favorite actresses are Julia Roberts, Scarlett Johansson and Emma Watson, and some of her favorite movies are “Larry Crowne”, “Mirror Mirror” and “Ben Is Back”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Ali’s age is 58. She has blue eyes and long blond hair, is 1.7 m tall and weighs about 64 kg.
The combined net worth of Ali and her husband Estimated at over $40 million, as of February 2023.