Ali Wentworth is setting the Internet ablaze after locking lips with Mariska Hargitay of Law & Order: SVU on the red carpet of the Joyful Revolution Gala in New York City. Who is Ali Wentworth?
Alexandra Ali Wentworth describes herself as a performer on her website, but she's much more than that. Wentworth is also the author of Ali in Wonderland, a collection of humorous short stories about her life, and The WASP Cookbook, which she characterizes as my best WASP family recipes, spiced up with humorous commentary on life.
Wentworth's life growing up in an affluent section of Washington, D.C., was an immense influence on her life. Her father, Eric Wentworth, was a political reporter for the Washington Post. Her mother, Mabel Wentworth, was a social secretary for then-First Lady Nancy Reagan.
Her parents' jobs meant Wentworth came in contact with many high-powered political figures, including one who shaped her dreams of being actress.
When I was five years old, I did a tap dance for Henry Kissinger at one of my mother's parties. I remember feeling, Ooh, I like performing, she says on her website, referring to the former secretary of state under Presidents Nixon and Ford.
Wentworth wears many hats, but one she doesn't wear is girlfriend to Mariska Hargitay despite their red carpet kiss. Wentworth is married to George Stephanopoulos of ABC News while Hargitay has been happily married to writer-actor Peter Hermann since 2004. The kiss was first reported by E!, which noted the embrace was platonic.
Ali Wentworth joked that her marriage to Stephanopoulos, who was former President Bill Clinton's communications advisor, and her life with her children is dull in a February interview with the Huffington Post to promote Ali In Wonderland.
Every night, me and our kids are in bed by 8:30. By the way, I'm not complaining. There's nothing glamorous about us at all, Wentworth said. I wear faded J.Crew pajamas every night. We fall asleep to a Modern Family episode that we DVRed. So not exciting.
Wentworth is an actress, with It's Complicated, Seinfeld, Jerry Maguire and Big Daddy among her credits.
But Ali Wentworth's entertainment career is not limited to being in front of the camera. She's also the co-creator and co-executive producer of the Starz series Head Case.