A native of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Ali began modeling at age 13 and traveled the world before moving to Los Angeles to study acting. She received her breakthrough in the high school football blockbuster “Varsity Blues,” and roles in the horror films “House on Haunted Hill” and “Final Destination” solidified her career.
Ali starred with Colin Farrell in “American Outlaws” and appeared in “Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back” shortly before confirming her comedic talents with a starring role in “Legally Blonde” with Reese Witherspoon. Shortly thereafter she reprised her role in the sequel “Final Destination 2,” receiving star billing, as well as appearing as herself in HBO’s “Entourage” pilot and starring in “Three Way” and “A Lot Like Love.”
In 2006, Ali debuted in the NBC sci-fi drama “Heroes,” which became a huge critical and mainstream hit. The series ran for a total of 77 episodes in 4 Seasons.
During her time on “Heroes,” Ali made several appearances on film: the Bollywood film “Marigold,” “Homo Erectus” (where she would meet her future husband, Hayes MacArthur), and “Resident Evil: Extinction” with Milla Jovovich. “Resident Evil” was a huge box office success.
In 2009, Ali starred opposite Beyoncé Knowles and Idris Elba in the thriller “Obsessed.” That same year, she married Hayes in a small ceremony in Maine.
She reprised her role as Claire Redfield in “Resident Evil: Afterlife,” the highest-grossing “Resident Evil” film yet. Reference
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