The New Jersey native started modeling at age 14 after she was scouted on the streets. As a teen, she modeled everywhere from New York and Italy to Australia and Japan for the prestigious Ford Modeling Agency. Eventually, Ali relocated to Los Angeles, where she moved in with longtime pal Amy Smart and started taking acting classes. A few small television roles followed until Amy convinced her friend to pursue the role of Lance's girlfriend Darcy Sears, who memorably dons a whip cream bikini to seduce Mox, in "Varsity Blues." The rest is pop culture history!