Larter's screen debut came in the 1999 film Varsity Blues, followed by the horror films House on Haunted Hill as Sara Wolfe, and Final Destination and Final Destination 2 as Clear Rivers.Major supporting roles in the comedy Legally Blonde and the romantic comedy A Lot Like Love led her to lead roles as the title character in Bollywood movie Marigold and in the 2009 thriller Obsessed.

She appeared in an episode of the Brooke Shields television series Suddenly Susan, and the short-lived series Chicago Sons.

These roles were followed by a number of other appearances on Dawson's Creek, Chicago Hope, and Just Shoot Me!

In 2005, Larter appeared in the independent political thriller, Confess, and had a role in the romantic comedy A Lot Like Love alongside Amanda Peet and Ashton Kutcher. Larter played the characters of Niki Sanders, who suffered from DID, and Tracy Strauss on the show created by Tim Kring.

Larter's initial character Niki Sanders, was a wife, mother, and a former internet stripper from Las Vegas who exhibits superhuman strength and alternate personalities who go by the names of Jessica and Niki.

Larter also starred in the horror remake House on Haunted Hill which was made for around $20 million.

The movie was panned by critics, In 2000, Larter starred as one of the main characters, Clear Rivers, in the teen supernatural horror film Final Destination.

In an interview with IGN, Larter explained her return to the franchise: "When New Line asked me to come back, I thought it was great.

They showed me the script and let me have some input, and it was really terrific." A year later, Larter served as an associate producer of and starred in the thriller Three Way.

In an interview with the BBC, Larter explained how she came about the role of Marigold and expressed why she wanted to star in the film: "I was living in (director) Willard Carroll's guesthouse when he gave me the script.

He had written this really strong female character and for me, it was an opportunity to overcome my fear of singing and dancing because I have no professional training.

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