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Alisan Porter is a singer and former child actress who found the international spotlight with her title role in the film Curly Sue. A Star Search singing champion in childhood, Porter pursued music as an adult, releasing her first album in and winning another TV talent competition with her first-place finish on the U. While visiting Los Angeles, where her mother prepped a dance duo for their appearance on Star Search, a show producer overheard Alisan singing the hotel lobby and booked her for the next episode. Just five years old, she became the youngest winner in the history of the TV talent show. She was ten years old at the time of its release. Porter continued acting through her teens, though nothing quite as high-profile, focusing on her studies and school theater productions. Upon graduating from high school, she moved to New York City with her sights on Broadway and landed a part in the musical Footloose. She soon began playing in area rock bands and founded the Alisan Porter Project before spending a year as Bebe in the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line she appears on the cast recording. Open about struggles with alcohol during her time in New York, the performer became sober in October and went to work on making her own album.
Alisan Leigh Porter  born June 20, is an American singer, actress and dancer. Her breakout role came in , when she played the lead in the film Curly Sue opposite Jim Belushi. A solo album followed in In May of that same year, Porter was announced the winner of season While in Los Angeles for the twins' appearance on Star Search , the show's producer heard Porter singing in the hotel lobby and booked her to appear on the next episode. Porter has been singing and performing since age three; at age five, she became the youngest Star Search participant ever to win the competition. That same year, she also appeared on Pee Wee's Playhouse as one of the playhouse gang in Season 2. Porter acted in several films as a child; she became known for playing the title role in the movie Curly Sue opposite Jim Belushi.