Once she decided to be an actress, Ali Larter swiftly became caught up in the late '90s rise of teen-oriented activity. A native of Cherry Hill, NJ, Larter started modeling at age 13. After seven many years as a cover girl and a globe-trotting Ford model, she opted to move to la setting her places on acting, and soon arrived guest star roles on a number of TV series, including a two-episode stint on the WB's hit teenager drama Dawson's Creek in 1998. Rapidly making the jump to films, Larter co-starred within the twelfth grade gridiron struck Varsity Blues (1999) as an alluring, ambitious cheerleader with eyes for Dawson's Creek heartthrob James Van der Beek's quarterback. Though her after that two films, Drive myself Crazy (1999) therefore the home on Haunted Hill (1999), were not as effective, Larter's status as an up-and-coming young film celebrity ended up being improved because of the sleeper success of teenager scary movie Final location (2000), for which she sported a brunette locks shade to accommodate her musician character's gothic leanings. These summertime, Larter could possibly be seen -- this time around playing figures nearer to her own age -- in 2 more high-profile releases when it comes to PG-13 set: first as Reese Witherspoon's possibly-homicidal sorority sis inside comedy Legally Blonde; and soon after, because the primary squeeze of Colin Farrell, one of the titular train robbers in US Outlaws.