Ali Landry Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Movies, TV Shows, Books, House, Cars, Net Worth, and Career

Ali Landry

Ali Landry is an American actress, model, and TV personality best recognized for being crowned Miss USA 1996. Landry made a name for herself in the modeling and entertainment industry through her appearances.

In 1998, she earned global success when she got a chance to appear in the Doritos commercial, airing during the Super Bowl. Since then, Ali has been known as the “Doritos Girl.” Not to mention, she was named by People Magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world in 1998.

Outside of modeling, Ali is one of the lead actresses in showbiz, appearing in numerous hit shows and films. She gained popularity in the TV industry for her character as Rita Lefleur on the TV sitcom, “Eve.” She later hosted the hit reality series, “Spy TV.” The actress followed this up by hosting the news program “Hollywood Today Live.”

Ali Landry Biography

Full NameAli Landry
Date of BirthJuly 21, 1973
Age1830 years old
BirthplaceBreaux Bridge
CountryUnited States
Net Worth$6 million

Early Life

Ali Germaine Landry was (born on July 21, 1973), in Cecilia, Louisiana. She is the daughter of Renella and Gene and was named after actress Ali MacGraw. Landry’s mother decided to take the name of her daughter after watching McGraw’s 1990s film, “Love Story.” Ali has French Cajun ancestry.

In terms of education, she attended Cecilia High School, graduating in 1991. While studying in high school, she developed an interest in Cheerleading and became a team captain. Upon graduating, she went to the University of Southwestern Louisiana to earn a degree in mass communication.


Landry’s career began in beauty pageants, and she came to the spotlight after winning the title of Miss Louisiana Teen USA in 1990. In July of that year, the Miss Teen USA pageant was held at Biloxi, Mississippi, where she went to represent Louisiana and was ranked seventh overall.

Later, Landry earned the crown of Miss Louisiana USA 1996 and then Miss USA 1996, which earned her worldwide fame. Upon her success, she got a chance to compete in the 1996 Miss Universe pageant. Unfortunately, after the question round, she was eliminated from the contest.

After being crowned the Miss USA 1996, Landry tried her hand at acting. In 1997, she guest appeared in an episode titled “Sharing Cher” of the teen sitcom “Clueless.” She followed this up with her appearances in a TV series, “Conan the Adventurer.”

Landry also had roles in soap operas, including “Sunset Beach” and “The Bold and the Beautiful.” From 19989 to 2000, she played Teri in the nine episodes of the American action drama series, “Pensacola: Wings of Gold.”

Around this time, she was also appearing as a guest in episodes of other TV shows like, “Popular,” “Malcolm & Eddie,” and “Felicity.” In 1999, she was announced as the host of the Miss Universe.

Ali Landry Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Movies, TV Shows, Books, House, Cars, Net Worth, and Career

Later, in 2001, she got an opportunity to host “” which was a music program. That same year, she played the role of Anne in an episode of the NBC sitcom “Inside Schwartz” which was short-lived.

The turning point of Landry’s career came in 2002 when she became the host for the 2nd season of NBC’s popular reality show, “Spy TV.” A year later, she appeared in the Fox action-crime drama “Fastlane,” for two episodes.

In 2002, Landry got the main role on the hit PN sitcom “Eve.” In this series, she appeared alongside actors Brian Hooks, Sean Maguire, Natalie Desselle-Reid, and Jason George.

Landry had the lead role of a former model, “Rita Lefleur,” which earned her much recognition. This hit series, “Eve,” aired for three seasons from 2002 to its cancellation in 2006.

In 2008, she played Kaylee Robinson in an episode of “Criminal Minds.” From that point on, she continued to play roles in several television series and shows, including, “TruTV Presents World’s Du#best” (2008), “Kevin Can Wait” (2018), and “Chic Mama Drama” (2019).

Then, from 2016 to 2017, Landry had a major television role. The syndicated entertainment news program “Hollywood Today Live” began airing, for which she was co-host. Landry also appeared in four episodes of the famous TV show, “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”

Other Collaborations

Outside of TV shows, Ali Landry established herself as one of the lead stars in the film industry. In 2000, she made her feature film debut as Belindy Lindbrook in Miss USA-themed movie, “Beautiful.” She played the role of Belinda Lindbrook alongside Hallie Kate Eisenberg and Minnie Driver.

Landry had the starring role of Kate Carson in the National Lampoon comedy movie, “Repli-Kate” in 2002. Two years later, the comedy “Who’s Your Daddy?” was released in which she cast. In 2006, Ali Landry’s husband co-written and directed the drama film, “Bella,” in which she played her character.

In 2015, the actress teamed up with her spouse on his World War II drama “Little Boy.” She starred alongside actors Michael Rapaport, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, and Jakob Salvati.

Landry became one of the participants in the reality show “Fear Factor,” in which she became a runner-up. As an avid athlete, she also competed in the Boston Marathon.

Along with this, she has discussed parenting issues with many celebrity mothers while hosting an interview show on Yahoo! called “Spotlight to Nightlight.”

After getting enough success in the entertainment industry, Landry launched her lifestyle brand, “Belle Parish.” She began this line in 2009, inspired by her upbringing in the Southern US.

Career Highlights

  • Miss USA 1996 _ Won
  • Eve, (UPN sitcom, 2003-2006)
  • Having the title “Doritos Girl.”
  • One of the 50 most beautiful people in the world according to People Magazine (1998)
  • Spy TV (Host, hidden-camera reality series)
  • Hollywood Today Live, (Series, 2016-17)

Personal Life

Ali Landry and TV personality Mario Lopez started their relationship in the early 2000s. After dating for some time, the two married in 2004 in Mexico.

Landry and Lopez first met during the Miss Teen USA 1998, when she was a commentator, and Lopez was the pageant’s host. But their marriage didn’t last long, and the couple parted ways just two weeks after their marriage when Landry discovered that Lopez had cheated on her.

In April 2006, Landry married film director Alejandro Gómez Monteverde in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. In the following year, they welcomed their first daughter. The couple also has two sons, born in 2011 and 2013.

Real Estate

Ali Landry has a net worth of $6 million, and she can afford luxury properties. She spent $1.1 million on a lavish house in Los Angeles’ Los Feliz neighborhood. She bought this property in August 2004 after her separation from Mario Lopez.

After living in this house for many years, she put the house on the market in 2013. However, Landry didn’t find any buyer, so she re-listed the house in 2016 for about $2.4 million. In July 2017, she eventually sold the house for $1.95 million.

Ali Landry Net Worth

Ali Landry is an American actress, model, and TV personality who gained popularity after winning the Miss USA pageant in 1996. She is best known for her appearance in a Doritos commercial during the Super Bowl in 1998. With a net worth of $6 million, she earns through acting, modeling, and brand endorsements.


Where is Ali Landry today?

Former beauty queen Ali Landry married film director Alejandro Gomez Monteverde in 2006. They reside in Los Angeles with their three children.

Does Ali Landry have a sister?

Gena Landry.

Where is the Doritos girl now?

Landry is now a married mom of three. In 2006, Landry married her current husband, Mexican film director Alejandro Monteverde after reportedly meeting at a theology class in Los Angeles. “He was the person I was meant to be with,” she later told People

How old is Ali Landry now?

She is 1830 years old.

Where was Ali Landry born?

Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, United States.

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