|Born||in Arlington, Texas, USA|
|Birth Name||Katie Scarlett McAlister|
|Height||5' 3" (1.6 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
A native Texan - born and raised in the Dallas Metroplex - Scarlett is the older sister of Patrick and Molly, and the daughter of Steve and Linda McAlister. Her large extended family are some of Scarlett's biggest supporters and fans. At age 8, Scarlett followed the footsteps of her mother - a former jockey - and took her first riding lesson. By age 17, Scarlett had earned notoriety as a successful horse trainer and riding instructor. In addition to her job as an instructor/trainer, she volunteered for T.R.O.T., an organization that enables mentally and physically handicapped children to gain confidence and physical strength through closely supervised horseback riding. And all that while, she was competing in equestrian events throughout the Southern U.S., earning numerous trophies, ribbons and other awards.
When Scarlett was 15 she auditioned for a role with a local Murder Mystery/Dinner Theatre group. Despite having no prior acting experience, she landed that role (and many others afterward), and what began as a whim and a hobby soon became a career commitment. After receiving encouragement and praise from well-known casting director, Jo Edna Boldin, Scarlett began auditioning for film and television roles. At the same time, her mother Linda, no stranger to the entertainment industry (her own father is a theater owner), decided that in order to help Scarlett land auditions, she should become licensed as an agent. Linda McAlister Talent was launched in 1994, and is today one of Texas' most respected agencies, representing professional, well-trained film and television actors. And although Linda treats Scarlett exactly as she does her other talent, she does admit that Scarlett is one of her most sought-after actors.
Now, with more than 40 film and television roles, and over 250 commercials, industrials, print ads and voice-overs to her credit, Scarlett has gained considerable respect in the acting community. Like most committed actors, she continuously works on improving her craft by taking ongoing acting classes as well as frequently participating in industry seminars and educational events.
While living in Texas, Scarlett was a dedicated professional in the equestrian field. As proprietor of McAlister Harris Performance Horses, she developed, trained, and coached a team of exceptional riders and horses. With the assistance of younger sister Molly, they proudly attended many equestrian competitions and events with MHPH's talented group of riders.
She now resides in the Los Angeles, California area with her husband Chris Harris, an SMU graduate and Information Technology professional. Together they have a 225lb English Mastiff named Angus and look forward to owning a larger home to accommodate the pot-bellied pigs, ferrets, horses, cats, dogs, birds, (and someday) children, that will surely follow.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Steve McAlister