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Life and career
Porter was born in Worcester, Massachusetts to a Jewish family. Her maternal grandmother ran the Charlotte Klein Dance Center in Worcester. Porter's mother, Laura Klein, was a dance coach for Diane Klimaszewski and Elaine Klimaszewski (now better known as the Coors Light Twins) who appeared on Star Search in 1987 in the teen dance category. While in Los Angeles for the twins' appearance on the show, the show's producer heard Alisan singing in the hotel lobby and had her on the very next episode. She has therefore been singing and performing since the young age of three, and at the age of five, became the youngest participant ever to win the Star Search show. As an actress, she is known for her role as Curly Sue in the movie Curly Sue.
Porter continued with acting in high school in Westport, Connecticut, where she joined a theatre group and participated in various shows. When she was eighteen, she moved to New York to audition for Broadway shows. She was cast as Urleen in the show Footloose.
Porter is based in Los Angeles, where she has been working on her music career. In 2003 the band The Raz was formed, with Porter as the vocalist and main songwriter. The Raz split up in 2004. In March 2005 she announced the birth of her new band, The Alisan Porter Project. During 2006 she performed in the 2006 revival of A Chorus Line as Bebe Bensonheimer at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York City.
Since December 2008, Porter is a contributing columnist for Movmnt Magazine.
|1990||Stella||Jenny (age 8)|
|I Love You to Death||Carla Boca|
|1991||Curly Sue||Curly Sue|
|2006||The Ten Commandments: The Musical||Miriam|
|1987||Pee-wee's Playhouse||Li'l Punkin||1 episode|
|I'll Take Manhattan||Young Maxi||Miniseries|
|Family Ties||Child||1 episode|
|1989-1990||Chicken Soup||Molly Peerce||12 episodes|
|1990||Perfect Strangers||Tess Holland||1 episode|
|When You Remember Me||Kelly||Television movie|
|1991||The Golden Girls||Melissa||1 episode|
Awards and nominations
|Year||Award||Result||Category||Film or series|
|1992||Young Artist Award||Nominated||Best Young Actress Guest Starring or Recurring Role in a TV Series||The Golden Girls|
|1993||Won||Best Young Actress Starring in a Motion Picture||Curly Sue|
- ↑ Gold, Sylviane. "On the rise: Alisan Porter born to play Chorus Line's Bebe.". Dance Magazine. 2006. Retrieved August 15, 2008.
- ↑ http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=WO&p_theme=wo&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=112360ECB411AA88&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM
- ↑ "The Truth about Alisan Porter.". Movmnt Magazine. December 2008. Retrieved April 5, 2009.
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