Veronica Porché Ali Biography
(Muhammad Ali’s Ex-Wife, Psychologist)
Birthday: December 16, 1955 (Sagittarius)
Born In: Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
Veronica Porché Ali is an American psychologist who was once married to boxing legend Muhammad Ali from 1977 to 1986. After her divorce from Ali, she married singer and film and theatre actor Carl Anderson in 1992. They remained married until his death in 2004. A native of California, she briefly lived in Louisiana before returning to California. Porché Ali studied at the University of Southern California and currently has a psychology practice in Los Angeles. In 1974, she began dating Ali while they were in Kinshasa, Zaire. At the time, Porché Ali was 18 years old. They married three years later, in 1977, and went on to have two children together, actress and undefeated professional boxer Laila Ali and author Hana Yasmeen Ali. Besides being a psychologist, Porché Ali is also an actress. She initially learned the craft at the Beverly Hills Playhouse to master her shyness. In the 1986 crime horror film ‘Terror on Alcatraz’, she portrayed the character of a tour guide. She also had a small role in the historical TV drama ‘Freedom Road’. Over the years, Porché Ali has been featured in several documentaries on Ali’s life.