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Ali Wentworth

Actress, Author, Children’s Advocate, and Founder, BabyLove DC

Ali Wentworth is the founder of BabyLove DC and is a devoted children’s advocate. She also sits on the boards of The Children’s Defense Fund and Baby Buggy. A multi-talented performer, Ali brings a wealth of experience to all her endeavors, including writing movie scripts, her column in Marie Claire magazine, and acting and in notable movies and television shows. Ms. Wentworth made a name for herself as a regular on two seasons of In Living Color. She has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno over a hundred times. Other television credits include her memorable role as Jerry Seinfeld’s girlfriend, Schmoopie, in the series’ classic “Soup Nazi” episode. She is the creator, star and executive-producer of the critically acclaimed Starz series HEAD CASE. Ali is currently a regular on “THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW”. And currently as Meryl Streep’s best friend in the Nancy Meyer film, “It’s Complicated”.


Also an author, Ms. Wentworth’s first book, The Wasp Cookbook (Warner Books), details the culinary the lack of taste in the puritanical culinary history with hilarious commentary on WASP culture. Her 2nd book “Ali in Wonderland” a comedic look at bad advice her mother has given her, for Harper Collins was a New York Times best seller.


She resides in New York City with her husband George Stephanopoulos, and their two daughters Elliott and Harper.


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