A multi-talented performer, Ali Wentworth brings a wealth of experience to all her endeavors, which include writing movie scripts, her column in Marie Claire magazine, and acting in notable movies and TV shows. Having made a name for herself as a regular on two seasons of In Living Color, Ms. Wentworth’s dead-on impersonations of Cher, Cindy Crawford, and Sharon Stone quickly became trademarks of the show. She followed up her stint on In Living Color with a starring role in the Fox series, Hardball, and last year appeared as guest host for two episodes of Later.
A few years ago, in an unprecedented move to develop a recurring role around a performer, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno featured Ms. Wentworth on a road trip across the country in a $7 car during the program’s “sweeps” comedy piece. Since then, she’s been invited back over a hundred times as a regular guest. Her TV credits also include the memorable role as Jerry Seinfeld’s girlfriend, Schmoopie, in the series’ classic “Soup Nazi” episode.
Recently, Ms. Wentworth appeared in the 20th Century Fox feature Office Space and starred in the Wonderful World of Disney’s remake of the classic film, The Love Bug. She also wrapped production on the independent film Live Virgin as well as the Michael Moore/CBS television pilot, Better Days. Her other movie credits include Trial & Error, Jerry Maguire, Daddy, Big Packages and The Real Blonde.
Also an author, Ms. Wentworth’s first book was published by Warner Books. Entitled The WASP Cookbook, the book is a collection of 90 recipes (including 11 cocktails). “The WASP Cookbook details some of my best WASP family recipes, spiced up with a humorous commentary on life,” Ms. Wentworth explains.
A Washington, D.C. native, Ms. Wentworth is the daughter of a political journalist and former President Ronald Reagan’s social secretary. She honed the craft of acting at Bard College and New York University. Her stage credits include “Sexual Perversity in Chicago”, “Fool For Love” and her one-woman show, “Deaf, Blind, and PMS”, which she wrote, produced and directed.
Ms. Wentworth resides in D.C. with her husband, ABC anchor George Stephanopoulous, and their two daughters.