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Film & Stage Actor


Ali is a bi-coastal actor of stage and screen. Most recently she appeared in David Fincher's 10 time Academy Award nominated film Mank. Mank was produced by (and is streaming on) Netflix, where she can also be seen in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, written and directed by Marvelous Mrs Maisel's Amy Sherman-Palladino.


At four years old Ali saw Beauty & the Beast on Broadway, walking out of the theater after she told her mother "I want to do that".  She made her stage debut later that year and has been  a theater rat ever since.


Her most treasured career highlights are, appearing Los Angeles regional premiere of Ragtime, starring as Wendy Darling opposite Tony Nominee Jenn Colella in Peter Pan at The Stephen Sondheim Center, and making her Carnegie Hall debut, under Maestro Zubin-Mehta with the Israeli Philharmonic.

Across the nation she has had the privilege of taking on some of theater's most beloved young women, such as:

Anne in The Diary of Anne Frank, Nina in The Seagull, Miranda in The Tempest, Chava in The Fiddler on the Roof, and Olive in 25th Annual Putnam county Spelling Bee.

She lent her singing voice to Yamaha's recording of The Sound of Music and can be heard on John Bucchino's 2012 single of Grateful, which benefited victim's from Hurricane Sandy.

Having always carried a deep love for creative collaboration, Ali has had the pleasure of developing many new works, including the world premieres of Assistants!, Dirty Laundry, and Reunion: the musical, along with a multitude of workshops and readings.


Her passion for performing is only matched by her devotion to working with the specially abled community ; specifically teaching yoga to children with special needs. She is certified to teach through Yoga For the Special Child, Om Schooled, & Yoga to the People.Her greatest wish is to help make space for vulnerability in the world with both her yoga practice and story telling.


She is bi-coastal and a proud and good standing member of SAG-AFTRA & AEA, for over a decade.

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