• Ali Wentworth is an American actress, comedienne and author born in Washington, D.C.
• She is known for her role in the 2009 romantic comedy movie “It’s Complicated”
• She is currently shooting for the upcoming movie “Quarter”
• She has five books published and has appeared in many talk-shows
• Her and her husband’s combined net worth is estimated to be over $40 million.
Who is Ali Wentworth?
American actress, comedienne and author Alexandra ‘Ali’ Wentworth was born in Washington, D. C. USA, on 12 January 1965, so Capricorn’s her zodiac sign. She’s appeared in 30 movies and TV series, and is probably still known best for playing Diane in the 2009 romantic comedy movie “It’s Complicated”, which Nancy Meyers wrote and directed, and which starred Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin and Meryl Streep. It follows a former husband and wife who’ve hooked up during their son’s college graduation; the movie won eight of its 24 award nominations.
Ali’s currently shooting 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 was a White House social secretary from 1981 through 1983; Ali’s stepfather Henry Brandon was a British journalist who worked for “The Sunday Times of London”.
Ali became interested in acting while attending Dana Hall School for Girls, and her parents both supported her dream of becoming a famous actress. She matriculated in 1983 and then enrolled at Bard College, eventually transferring to New York University from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1988.
She worked a couple of jobs to financially support herself prior to launching her acting career in 1992.
Roles in TV series
Ali’s debut TV series role was playing various characters in 57 episodes (1992-1994) of the hit musical comedy “In Living Color”, which Keeney Ivory Wayans created as well as starred in, alongside Kelly Coffield Park and Jim Carrey. Following the lives of members of an African-American family, the series aired from 1990 through 1994, and won eight of its 29 award nominations.
The remainder of the ‘90s saw Ali appear 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 through 2009, she starred as Dr. Elizabeth Goode in the comedy “Head Case”, created by Robert Bauer, and which also starred Steve Landesberg and Michelle Arthur; the series follows the life of American therapist Dr Elizabeth Goode. Ali could then have been seen making a guest appearance in single episodes of the romantic comedy “Cougar Town”, the crime mystery “Blue Bloods”, and the comedy “The Michael J. Fox Show”.
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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 head talent booker Staci and her dysfunctional staff.
Ali’s 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 evergreen 1996 romantic comedy movie “Jerry Maguire”, which Cameron Crowe wrote and directed, and which starred Renee Zellweger, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Tom Cruise. It follows the life of a sports agent who’s just experienced a ‘moral epiphany’ – the movie won 27 of its 68 award nominations, including an Oscar win for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Cuba Gooding Jr).
Some of Ali’s following roles were in the 1996 comedy “Big Packages”, the 1997 romantic comedy “Trial and Error” and another 1997 romantic comedy “The Real Blonde”.
The year 1999 saw her portray Anne in the critically acclaimed comedy “Office Space”, which Mike Judge wrote and directed, and which starred David Herman, Jennifer Aniston and Ron Livingston. It follows three office workers who’ve teamed up against their boss, and the film won one of its three award nominations.
A couple of Ali’s following notable performances were in the 2000 romantic comedy “Meeting Daddy”, the 2001 family comedy “Call Me Claus” and the above mentioned 2009 romantic comedy “It’s Complicated”.
Ali’s since appeared in only a single movie: 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’ve been forced to return to their family home now that their rich parents have gone missing; the movie won one of its two award nominations.
Ali both wrote and produced the comedy series “Head Case”, which aired from 2007 through 2009, and the comedy series “Nightcap”, which aired in 2016 and 2017.
She’s appeared in numerous talk-shows, most recently in “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 Acting by an Ensemble, for their performance in “It’s Complicated”.
Love life and husband
Ali’s allowed her fans to have 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 it was only two months later that George proposed; the two married at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity on 20 November 2001. George is today working for ABC News as their chief anchor and correspondent.
Ali gave birth to their first daughter Elliott Anastasia Stephanopoulos on 9 September 2002, and their second daughter Harper Andrea Stephanopoulos followed on 2 June 2005.
She hasn’t spoken about other men whom she’s been with, Ali’s married to George Robert Stephanopoulos as of 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 in the talk-show “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”, Ali revealed that a famous author once offered $40,000 to sleep with her.
She’s 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 a couple of her favorite films include “Larry Crowne”, “Mirror Mirror” and “Ben Is Back”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Ali’s age is 58. She has blue eyes and long blonde hair, is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall and weighs about 140lbs (64kgs).
Ali and her husband’s combined net worth’s been estimated at over $40 million, as of February 2023.