Birth Name: Alison Elizabeth Larter
Place of Birth: Cherry Hill, New Jersey, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 28, 1976
Ethnicity: English, Irish, small amounts of Scottish and Welsh, distant Dutch and French-Canadian
Ali Larter is an American actress and model. She is known for her roles in the Final Destination and Resident Evil films, as well as Varsity Blues, Drive Me Crazy, House on Haunted Hill, Legally Blonde, American Outlaws, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, A Lot Like Love, Marigold, Crazy, Obsessed (2009), The Last Victim, and The Hater, and on the shows Heroes and The Rookie. Early in her career, she portrayed fictional model Allegra Coleman in an Esquire magazine hoax. She has released a cookbook, Kitchen Revelry: A Year of Festive Menus from My Home to Yours.
Ali is the daughter of Margaret, a realtor, and Danforth Cowperthwait Larter, a trucking executive. She is married to stand-up comedian, actor, and writer Hayes MacArthur, with whom she has two children.
Ali’s paternal grandfather was Arthur Ely Larter (the son of Arthur Ely Larter and Rachel Anna Poillon). Ali’s grandfather Arthur was born in New Jersey. Arthur’s stepfather was G. Danforth Williamson. Ali’s great-grandfather Arthur was the son of Robert E. Larter, who was born in England, and of Adelaide Gertrude Ely. Rachel was the daughter of John James Herring Poillon and Fredericka/Frederica M. Maxwell.
Ali’s paternal grandmother was Julia/Peggy Cowperthwait (the daughter of Frederick/Fred Nichols Cowperthwait and Ada C. Williams). Julia was born in New Jersey. Frederick was the son of Bernard Morgan Cowperthwaite and Mary Josephine Nichols. Ada was the daughter of English parents, George Henry Williams and Julia Alesbury.
Ali’s maternal grandfather was John Connard Walker, Jr. (the son of John Connard Walker, Sr. and Margaret O’Neil). Ali’s grandfather John was born in Pennsylvania. Margaret was born in Renton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, to Irish parents, John O’Neil and Margaret McKenney/McKinney, from Ballymoney, Antrim.
Ali’s maternal grandmother was Katharine L. Olivit (the daughter of Joseph Leon Olivit and Margaret T. Lamb). Katharine was born in Pennsylvania. Joseph was the son of Samuel Butts Olivit, whose mother was of Irish descent, and of Maria Louise Gobeille, who was of French-Canadian and English ancestry. Margaret was the daughter of John Gordon Lamb, who was of Scottish descent, and of Abbie B. Hollinshead.
Sources: Marriage record of Ali’s paternal great-grandparents, Arthur Ely Larter and Rachel Anna Poillon – https://www.familysearch.org
Ali’s paternal great-grandfather, Arthur Ely Larter, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Ali’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Robert E. Larter and Adelaide Gertrude Ely, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Ali’s paternal great-great-grandparents, John James Herring Poillon and Fredericka/Frederica M. Maxwell – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Ali’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Bernard Morgan Cowperthwaite and Mary Josephine Nichols – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Ali’s maternal grandfather, John Connard Walker, Jr. – https://www.legacy.com