Alisan Porter

It sounds like the plot of a Shirley Temple movie, but Alisan Porter was discovered at the age of three singing in the hotel lobby while her dance coach mother, Laura Klein, was chaperoning future Coors Light Twins ... Read more »
Born: 06/20/1981 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (15)

Every Little Step 2009 (Movie)

Bebe (Actor)

Meet Dave 2008 (Movie)

A Chorus Line Dancer (Actor)

Growing Up Funny 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Curly Sue 1991 (Movie)

Curly Sue (Actor)

Perfect Strangers 1990 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

Homesick 1990 (Movie)

Maggie (Actor)

I Love You to Death 1990 (Movie)

Carla (Actor)

Stella 1990 (Movie)

Jenny--Age 8 (Actor)

Parenthood 1989 (Movie)

Taylor (Actor)

A Beverly Hills Christmas 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

I'll Take Manhattan 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Chicken Soup (TV Show)

Actor

Her Hidden Truth (TV Show)

Actor

Second Coming (Movie)

True Believer (Actor)

When You Remember Me (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

The Sexiest Bachelor in America 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Biography

It sounds like the plot of a Shirley Temple movie, but Alisan Porter was discovered at the age of three singing in the hotel lobby while her dance coach mother, Laura Klein, was chaperoning future Coors Light Twins Diane and Elaine Klimaszewski at the TV talent show "Star Search. " Having made several commercials, Alisan became the show's youngest-ever competitor two years later and was Junior Vocalist Champion five times. She began tele-acting in 1987, as Li'l Punkin in "Pee-wee's Playhouse," and followed a turn in the Judith Krantz miniseries "I'll Take Manhattan" and the short "Homesick" with her feature bow as Taylor Buckman in Ron Howard's 1989 comedy "Parenthood," in which she memorably threw up over father Steve Martin. Fresh from playing Molly Peerce in the Jackie Mason sitcom "Chicken Soup," Porter was cast as the daughter of Bette Midler in John Erman's domestic melodrama "Stella" and Kevin Kline and Tracey Ullman in Lawrence Kasdan's black comedy "I Love You to Death." Yet, despite an acclaimed 1991 guest slot on "The Golden Girls" and the lead that same year in John Hughes's con artist kidpic, "Curly Sue," Porter grew tired of acting and began competitive dancing. At 18, she entered musical theater, appearing in "Footloose," "The Ten Commandments" (which was filmed in 2006), and "A Chorus Line." She also fronted the bands The Raz and The Alisan Porter Project and returned to films in the 2000s with minor roles in the comedies "Shrink Rap" and "Meet Dave."

Relationships

Mason Autenrieth

Son
Born July 17, 2012; father, Brian Autenrieth

Brian Autenrieth

Husband
Married March 10, 2012

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