Alexandra "Ali" Wentworth (born January 12, 1965) is an American comedian, actress and author who has appeared in movies and on television.
Wentworth is the daughter of Mabel Cabot (who was First Lady Nancy Reagan's social secretary in the White House) and Eric Wentworth, a reporter for The Washington Post. She is also the granddaughter of 20th century explorer Janet Elliott Wulsin (1894–1963), and the great-granddaughter of a New York railroad baron. She attended the Dana Hall School for Girls in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and graduated from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
On stage, she appeared in Sexual Perversity in Chicago
and Fool for Love
. Her movie appearances include Jerry Maguire
, Trial and Error
, Office Space
and The Real Blonde
. She has also made many appearances on television, including In Living Color
and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
. In 1995, she played Jerry's
girlfriend Sheila ("Schmoopie") in the famous "Soup Nazi
" episode of Seinfeld
In 2003, she co-hosted the syndicated talk show Living It Up! With Ali & Jack with Jack Ford.
She authored The WASP Cookbook ISBN 978-0446912105.
Alexandra is currently starring in the comedy Head Case on Starz.
On November 20
she married well-known political advisor and commentator George Stephanopoulos
. They have two daughters: Elliott Anastasia and Harper Andrea.