Where Are They Now - Friday, March 2, 2018
The star of today's 'Where Are They Now' is a former child star who has become quite a sensation with thanks to her talents in the music world. Alisan Porter, you might remember from Parenthood and Curly Sue, has made an even bigger impression on audiences these days thanks to her voice and The Voice.
Learn more about her and what she's doing these days.
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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--
See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":
Karl Malden: He appeared in the movies "On the Waterfront" and "A Streetcar Named Desire" and starred in the TV series "The Streets of San Francisco"
Jane Powell: Actress and singer who appeared in many movie musicals in the 1940s and 1950s, played Milly in the movie "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"
Betty Hutton: Actress and singer, starred in "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek", "The Perils of Pauline", "Annie Get Your Gun", "The Greatest Show on Earth" and other movies
(Answer at the bottom)
Learn More About Alisan Porter on Celebrity Nooz
June 20, 1981, Worcester, Massachusetts
CLAIM TO FAME:
She is known for her roles in Parenthood and Curly Sue.
In 2012, Porter married Brian Autenrieth, a fruit exporter and former Days of Our Lives actor; the two have separated. They have two children: son Mason Blaise (born July 17, 2012) and daughter Aria Sage (born May 8, 2014).
Porter has been performing since the age of three. When she was five, she became the youngest participant ever to win the Star Search show. She is best known for playing the title role in the film Curly Sue.
In high school, she joined a theatre group and took part in several productions. She moved to New York City at 18 to audition for Broadway shows, and was cast as Urleen in Footloose.
Porter's mother, Laura Klein, was a dance coach for Diane Klimaszewski & Elaine Klimaszewski (now better known as the Coors Light Twins).
Since December 2008, Porter is a contributing columnist for Movmnt Magazine.
WHERE IS SHE NOW:
Music is now the main focus of Porter's career. In 2016, she auditioned for NBC's The Voice, earning a spot on Team Christina Aguilera. Porter was announced the winner of season 10 of the hit show. Since 2017, she has been a cast member of 'The Voice: Neon Dreams' live Las Vegas show.
2008 Meet Dave...A Chorus Line Dancer
2006 The Ten Commandments: The Musical...Miriam
2003 Shrink Rap...Brandi
1999 Undressed (TV Series)...Belinda (2001: Season 4)
1991 Curly Sue...Curly Sue
1991 The Golden Girls (TV Series)...Melissa
- Beauty and the Beast (1991)
1990 When You Remember Me (TV Movie)...Kelly
1990 Perfect Strangers (TV Series)...Tess Holland
- New Kid on the Block (1990)
1990 I Love You to Death...Carla Boca
1990 Stella...Jenny (age 8)
1989 Parenthood...Taylor Buckman
1989 Chicken Soup (TV Series)...Molly Peerce
1988 Homesick (Short)...Maggie
1987 Family Ties (TV Series)...Child
- Miracle in Columbus (1987)
1987 Pee-wee's Playhouse (TV Series)...Li'l Punkin
1987 I'll Take Manhattan (TV Mini-Series)...Young Maxi
To see Then & Now pictures of Alisan Porter, visit: Celebrity Nooz
--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--
Karl Malden - DEAD
Born: 03/22/1912 Died: 07/01/09
Jane Powell - ALIVE
Betty Hutton - DEAD (CANCER)
Born: 02/26/1921 Died: 03/11/2007
WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...
Lye Siew Weng, 77, Malaysian politician, MLA for Air Itam (1995-2004) and Air Putih (2004-2008), bone cancer.
Pierre Milza, 85, French historian (Fascism, History of Italy).
Albert Mkrtchyan (hy), 81, Armenian theater director, film director, actor, screenwriter.
John Muir, 70, Scottish footballer (St Johnstone, Alloa).
Jayendra Saraswathi, 82, Indian guru, seer of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham (since 1954).
Joseph Bagobiri, 60, Nigerian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Kafanchan (since 1995).
Steve Folkes, 59, Australian rugby league player (Canterbury Bulldogs, Hull F.C., New South Wales), heart attack.
M. Jaishankar, 41, Indian serial murderer and rapist, suicide by throat-cutting.
Ekkehart Krippendorff (de), 83, German political scientist.
Henri Leonetti (fr), 81, French footballer.
Luciano Benjamín Menéndez, 90, Argentine military officer, convicted murderer and human rights violator, cardiogenic shock.
Peter Miles, 89, English actor (Z-Cars, Doctor Who, Blake's 7).
Quini, 68, Spanish footballer (Sporting de Gijón, F.C Barcelona, national team), heart attack.
Hugo Santiago, 78, Argentine film director (Invasión, Écoute voir, The Others) and actor (Dog's Dialogue).
Theotônio dos Santos (pt), 81, Brazilian economist.
Joseph Achuzie, 88-89, Nigerian politician and secessionist Biafra military commander.
Mies Bouwman, 88, Dutch television presenter.
Juan Hidalgo Codorniu, 90, Spanish composer.
Richard Hundley, 86, American pianist and composer.
Sir Paul Jenkins, 63, British lawyer, Treasury Solicitor (2006-2014).
Mariadas Kagithapu, 81, Indian Roman Catholic prelate, Archbishop of Visakhapatnam (1982-2012).
Tatyana Karpova (ru), 102, Russian actress, People's Artist of the USSR (1990).
Li Boguang, 49, Chinese legal scholar and human rights activist, liver cancer.
Giorgi Maisashvili, 55, Georgian economist and politician, cancer.
Benjamin Melniker, 104, American film producer (Batman, Constantine, National Treasure).
Gian Marco Moratti (it), 81, Italian energy executive, president of Saras S.p.A..
Veljko Rus, 88, Slovenian sociologist.
Celal Sahin, 92, Turkish musician and actor.
T. S. R. Subramanian, 79, Indian civil servant, Cabinet Secretary (1996-1998), chancellor of Shiv Nadar University.
Muriel Turner, Baroness Turner of Camden, 90, British politician.
Tsvetan Veselinov, 70, Bulgarian footballer (Levski Sofia, national team), Olympic silver medalist (1968).
Urban Bowman, 80, American-Canadian football coach (Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Hamilton Tiger Cats), prostate cancer.
Salang Bunnag (th), 81, Thai police officer, deputy commander of the Royal Thai Police, suspected suicide by jumping.
Dan Fegan, 56, American basketball agent (DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall, Ricky Rubio), traffic collision.
Danny Florencio, 70, Filipino basketball player (Toyota, Crispa, U/Tex), heart attack.
Ainsley Gotto, 72, Australian political secretary and interior designer, cancer.
Cynthia Heimel, 70, American columnist, author and humorist, complications from dementia.
Branko Kubala, 69, Czechoslovak-born Spanish football player (RCD Espanyol, Dallas Tornado).
Ján Kuciak (cs), 27, Slovak investigative journalist, shot.
Burton Leland, 69, American politician, member of the Michigan Senate (1999-2006) and House of Representatives (1981-1998), cancer.
Ola Thorleif Ruud, 91, Norwegian politician.
Noel Scott, 88, New Zealand politician, MP for Tongariro (1984-1990).
Bruce Nelson Stratton, 74, American radio personality, throat cancer.
Joseph Vella, 76, Maltese composer and conductor (Manoel Theatre Orchestra).
Scott Westgarth, 31, British boxer, injuries sustained in match.
Penny Vincenzi, 78, British writer.
Getulio Alviani, 78, Italian painter.
Shmuel Auerbach, 86, Israeli Haredi rabbi, heart disease.
Wim Claes, 56, Belgian composer, songwriter and music producer.
Tonpei Hidari (ja), 80, Japanese actor, heart failure.
Sir Durward Knowles, 100, Bahamian sailor, Olympic champion (1964), kidney failure.
Ed Leede, 90, American basketball player (Boston Celtics).
Bud Luckey, 83, American animator and voice actor (Toy Story, Boundin', Winnie the Pooh).
James McIntosh, 87, American rower, Olympic silver medalist (1956).
Folco Quilici, 87, Italian film director and screenwriter.
Bhanu Kumar Shastri, 93, Indian politician.
Sridevi, 54, Indian actress (English Vinglish), drowned.
Óscar Julio Vian Morales, 70, Guatemalan Roman Catholic prelate, Archbishop of Santiago de Guatemala (since 2010), cancer.
Yang Rudai, 91, Chinese politician, member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China.
Eddy Amoo, 73, British soul singer (The Real Thing).
James Colby, 56, American actor (Patriots Day, Tower Heist, Empire).
Ensa Cosby, 44, American yoga instructor, renal failure.
DJ Kuya, Australian music disc jockey and producer.
Graeme Gahan, 76, Australian footballer (Richmond).
Lewis Gilbert, 97, British film director (You Only Live Twice, Alfie, Educating Rita).
James Laxer, 76, Canadian political economist.
Donovan McClelland, 69, Northern Ireland politician.
Georgy Mirzoyev (ru), 84, Russian automobile designer, design manager of AvtoVAZ.
Jacobo Muñoz (es), 75, Spanish philosopher.
Allen B. Rosenstein, 97, American systems engineer.
Sir Kenneth Scott, 87, British diplomat and courtier.
Jesus Varela, 90, Filipino Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Sorsogon (1980-2003).
Kunwar Bai Yadav, 106, Indian health activist.
Eric Branch, 47, American convicted murderer and rapist, execution by lethal injection.
Serban Cantacuzino, 90, Romanian architect.
Nanette Fabray, 97, American actress and singer (High Button Shoes, Caesar's Hour, One Day at a Time); Tony (1949) and Emmy Award-winner (1956, 1957).
Valentin Falin, 91, Russian Soviet-era diplomat and politician.
Forges, 76, Spanish cartoonist (El Jueves, Diario 16, El País), pancreatic cancer.
Euler Granda, 82, Ecuadorian poet, writer and psychiatrist.
Jack Hamilton, 79, American baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies, California Angels, New York Mets).
Peter Kocot, 61, American politician, member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (since 2002).
Bence Lázár, 26, Hungarian footballer (Újpest FC, SV Würmla), leukemia.
Li Ching, 69, Hong Kong actress.
Gladys Maccabe, 99, Northern Irish artist.
Ali Akbar Rupu, 57, Indian composer, heart and kidney disease.
Nadine Salembier (fr), 85, Belgian cosmetics manufacturer.
László Tahi Tóth, 74, Hungarian actor.
Richard E. Taylor, 88, Canadian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (1990).
Billy Wilson, 71, English footballer (Blackburn Rovers, Portsmouth).