18 Facts About Alisan Porter


Alisan Porter has been singing and performing since age three; at age five, she became the youngest Star Search participant ever to win the competition.


Alisan Porter acted in several films as a child; she became known for playing the title role in the 1991 movie Curly Sue opposite Jim Belushi.


Alisan Porter continued acting at Staples High School in Westport, Connecticut, where she joined a theater group and participated in various shows.


When she was 18 years old, Alisan Porter moved to New York to audition for Broadway shows.


Alisan Porter was cast as Urleen in the show Footloose.


Alisan Porter sang the National Anthem at the 2016 A Capitol Fourth special on July 3 at the US Capitol West Lawn in Washington, DC The special was broadcast on PBS.


Alisan Porter sang the anthem prior to the nationally televised Sunday Night Football game in Oakland, CA on November 6,2016.


Alisan Porter went on to sing through the live shows, advancing via public vote every week up to the finals, where she performed her original song "Down That Road".


On May 24,2016, Alisan Porter was crowned the season 10 winner of The Voice.


Alisan Porter helped make The Voice US history as the first artist to win the show with a female coach, giving Aguilera her first win as a coach.


Alisan Porter has openly discussed her battles with alcoholism and drug addiction.


Alisan Porter says she has been sober since October 28,2007.


Since December 2008, Alisan Porter is a contributing columnist for movmnt magazine.


Alisan Porter created a closed Facebook page for mothers called Lil' Mamas and then, in 2012, a related blog website of the same name that she runs with her business partner, Celia Behar.


On March 10,2012, Alisan Porter married Brian Autenrieth, a fruit exporter and former child soap opera actor, in California.


On December 18,2017, Alisan Porter announced on Twitter that the couple had separated in March.


On October 20,2021, Alisan Porter gave birth to her third child, daughter Shilo Bee with her boyfriend, professional dancer Justin de Vera.


Alisan Porter appears on the 2006 Revival Cast Recording of A Chorus Line, portraying Bebe Benzenheimer, whom she portrayed on Broadway.