Laila Ali

Highest Rated: 43% Falcon Rising (2014)
Lowest Rated: 43% Falcon Rising (2014)
Birthday: Dec 30, 1977
Birthplace: Not Available
As the daughter of one of the most famous boxers in history, Laila Ali already had a lot to live up to in terms of general success -- let alone success as a boxer. Nonetheless, the child of World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali and his wife Veronica Porsche Ali entered the world of professional women's boxing in 1999 at the age of 21, knocking out opponent April Fowler in the first round. The impressive debut was no fluke: Ali went on to win eight more fights in a row, beat Jackie Frazier-Lyde (daughter of boxing champ Joe Frazier) in 2001 in the first-ever all women's Pay Per View main event, win the IBA title, and win the WIBA and IWBF titles in a single fight, as they were both held by Valerie Mahfood, whom Ali beat in a knockout after eight rounds.The second-generation boxing champion hadn't always intended to follow in her father's footsteps. On the contrary, Ali had a degree in business management from Santa Monica College and was the owner and operator of an upscale nail salon in Southern California when she saw a boxing match on TV and instantly felt drawn to the sport. The risk she took in selling her business to train for such a drastic career change turned out to be well worth it, but even as Ali found more success in the ring she continued to pursue new projects. She appeared in the 2006 sports drama All You've Got, and in 2007 she made what many didn't realize was a natural transition onto the dance floor, joining the ranks of Dancing with the Stars. The delicate foot coordination that a boxer uses to shift and maintain balance made her a strong contender, and audiences loved her, voting to keep she and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy on the show for many weeks; they ended up coming in third place. Ali would continue to appear on screen in the coming years, most notably as the host of the series Everyday Health.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
43% Falcon Rising Cindy Chapman 2014
No Score Yet He's Got The Whole World In His Hands: And More Stories To Celebrate The Environment Actor 2006
No Score Yet All You've Got Heather Philips 2006

TV

CREDIT
91% black-ish
2014
Hrrself
  • 2019
No Score Yet Drop the Mic
2017
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet All in With Laila Ali
2013-2015
Host
  • 2019
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Appearing Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
Appearing Reality cast member
  • 2018
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
41% Chelsea
2016-2017
Appearing
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004-2017
Reality cast member
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Everyday Health
2011-2017
Host
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet FABLife
2015-2016
Host
  • 2016
No Score Yet Chopped Junior
2015-2017
Judge
  • 2015
59% The Bachelorette
2003
Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Celebrity Wife Swap
2012-2015
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Chopped
2009
Appearing
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Biggest Loser
2004-2016
Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet Whose Line Is It Anyway?
1998
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Stars Earn Stripes
2012
Reality cast member
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Revolution
2012
Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest Performer
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet George Lopez
2002-2007
Herself
  • 2004
No Score Yet Strong Medicine
2000-2006
Lyla Lewis
  • 2003
No Score Yet Arli$$
1996-2002
Herself

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