Ali Larter

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  • Birth Name: Alison Elizabeth Larter
  • Birth Place: Cherry Hill, NJ
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/28/1976, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor; model
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Meet Sean Bean’s Multiple Legends Identities — But Which One Is Real?

Sean Bean takes the term workaholic to a new level on TNT's Legends.

The latest action series from Howard Gordon (Homeland24) follows Martin Odum (Bean), an agent in the FBI's Deep Cover Operations division who becomes so enmeshed in the personas ("legends") he adopts that the lines between his real and fictional identities start to become blurred.

"This guy ... has a kind of personality disorder, to put it mildly," Bean tells TVGuide.com. "He's a very driven man who creates characters and people from his past experiences. He's very good at it and he totally immerses himself, to a point where he kind of pays quite a big price psychologically."

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Legends Review: All About the Bean

Unlike poor Ned Stark, whom he played in Game of Thrones' first season, Sean Bean won't be losing his head anytime soon as Martin Odum, the rugged chameleon hero of TNT's Legends (Wednesday, 9/8c). Losing his mind, however, might be an occupational hazard.

The best parts of this otherwise disappointingly generic spy thriller depict Bean burrowing into Martin's psyche as a (what else, and wait for it) legendary FBI deep-cover operative, who commits so fully to his carefully manufactured false identities, or "legends," that he signs alimony checks with his alias's name. His unsteady sense of self only gets more confused when a hooded stranger warns him that Martin isn't even really Martin, that "everything about him is fake."

Yes, in case you haven't guessed, this special agent is apparently Bourne again, and if Legends itself falls short of instant-icon status (despite producers with Homeland and 24 among their credits), it's no fault of Bean's, who is riveting as he occasionally morphs into character before his colleagues' amazed eyes.

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On the Set: Sean Bean Finds New Life on TNT's Legends

"Fire in the hole!" production assistants yell as three black SUVs come charging down a Stevenson Ranch, California, canyon. Suddenly, a half-dozen explosive charges ignite around the cars, sending them skidding up to a safe house, where a gun battle between FBI agents and vigilantes ensues. A hooded man sprints out of the shack to free two FBI captives from one of the vehicles and rushes them to an awaiting helicopter.

"So far, there's been a great deal of action," says Sean Bean, the smiling star of...read more

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Legends TV Show Series, Actor - Crystal Quest
2010 Resident Evil Movie, Actor - Claire Redfield
2009 Obsessed Movie, Actor - Lisa
2007 TV's Hot New Hunks and Babes TV Show Series, Appearing
2007 Marigold Movie, Actor - Marigold Lexton

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Ali Larter and Hayes MacArthur Are Expecting Baby No. 2

Ali Larter is expecting her second child with her husband Hayes MacArthur, she announced on Friday on The Tonight Show.

"I came on [three years ago] and I was pregnant and it went so well, and I said to my husband, 'I'm going on Fallon, you know what that means. Gotta get pregnant," Larter said, standing up and exposing her baby bump.

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Is Ali Larter Returning for Heroes: Reborn?

Ever since NBC announced that the Heroes franchise was being relaunched as the miniseries Heroes: Reborn, fans have been salivating in anticipation over which of the original cast members would return.

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Bravo Sets Top Chef Masters' Season 5 Premiere Date

Bravo will kick off Season 5 of its cooking competition show Top Chef Masters on July 24, the network announced Wednesday.

The season will feature 13 chefs (see the full list below) competing against each other for $100,000 for charity. In a new twist, the season will also feature the competitors' sous chefs battling against each other in an online competition. Based on their protégé's performance, each Master will be awarded advantages or disadvantages in their own competition.

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TNT Orders Legends from Homeland Producers

TNT has ordered 10 episodes of the drama Legends starring Game of Thrones alum Sean Bean, the network announced on Wednesday.

Based on the a book by the same name by Robert Littell, Legends is about an undercover agent named Martin Odum (Bean) who works for the FBI's Deep Cover Operations division. Martin can transform himself into a completely different person for each job, but starts to question his own identity when a stranger suggests that he isn't the man he believes himself to be. read more

Is Heroes Returning to TV?

NBC's Heroes, which ran from 2006 to 2010, is being mulled for a reboot on Xbox, as part of an original programming push by MSN, according to TVLine.com.

Details about the project are scarce. The proposed reboot would introduce new heroes and story lines, with the possibility of cameos from the original cast, which included Hayden Panettiere (Nashville), Milo Ventimiglia, Ali Larter, and Masi Oka (Hawaii Five-0).

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