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5 Things You Didn't Know About Curly Sue's Alisan Porter (VIDEO)

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Scamming folks out of their hard-earned money was never cuter than when the titular bushy-haired girl in Curly Sue did it!

We watched and rewatched the 1991 John Hughes film until our VHS tape gave up the ghost — so now, all these years later, we wanted check in on the movie's star attraction, Alisan Porter.

We've rounded up five facts about Alisan's 31 years on this planet so far, so check out the video above and then read on for more details about some of those trivia tidbits!

1. She's the youngest person to ever win Star Search — the televised talent competition that helped introduce the world to futures stars like Beyonce, Britney Spears, LeAnn Rimes, and scores more.

And get this: Alisan scored a spot on the show accidentally!  The then-5-year-old was accompanying her mom and two of her mom's dance students during their appearance on the show — and, just by happenstance, a Star Search producer heard Alisan singing in a hotel lobby.

2. She's good friends with Adam Lambert — they both starred in the 2004 production The Ten Commandments: The Musical in Los Angeles, five years before Adam's run on American Idol. She then co-wrote a song on Adam's debut album, For Your Entertainment.

3. She's married... with child! She married actor-businessman Brian Autenrieth in March 2012, and they welcomed son Mason Blaise four months later.

Watch the video above for more details on the actress formerly known as Curly Sue!


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