Larisa did a commercial for AT&T in 1997.
Larisa's first on-screen kiss happened in the show Boy Meets World.
During the show The Secret World of Alex Mack's run, Larisa had lessons with a tutor for 3 hours a day.
Larisa's best friends call her Rissy.
Larisa has played a love interest to Joseph Gordon-Levitt both in 3rd Rock From the Sun and again in 10 Things I Hate About You.
In the 2003 movie Bringing Rain she was the only cast member who was not from New York.
Some of Larissa's favorite things are:
Pizza Topping: Pineapple
Sports: Volleyball, soccer and softball.
She used to collect PEZ Dispensers.
She is 5'7" tall.
She was highest ranked female in a survey by People magazine in 1997, in which people voted for who they think is the most beautiful person in the world.
She is an only child.
Her parents' names are Roman and Lorraine.
Her father is Ukrainian which should explain her Slavic sounding name.
She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, in 2004.
She stated in 1995 that her role models are Claire Danes, Wynona Rider and Kellie Martin.
Larisa: There's peaks and valleys and sometimes littler mountains and that's just the way it is. I'm planning on being around for awhile. This is what I love to do. I love my job so much, and not everyone can say that and I recognize how lucky that is.
Larisa: College inspired me to think differently. It's like no other time in your life.
Larisa: (on her friends) If I had to choose, I'd choose my friends over my career.
Larisa: (on movies) I definitely think that movies have the possibility to be something positive, and are really becoming teaching tools for a lot of kids growing up.
Larisa: (on Valentine's Day) I hate Valentine's day. It is a day for nothing but disappointment.
Larisa: (on life) I've had a pretty charmed life, so there's nothing that I need to take too seriously right now.
Larisa: Everyone tries to talk you out of going to college. The consensus being that people are just gonna forget about you, you know, and that's the way the business works.
(on her college years)
Larisa: [Going to] college was the best decision I've made. I knew that I wanted to go to school and I wanted to go for 4 years and in New York. My favorite [classes] were the writing workshops. I took poetry classes, and courses in playwright and screenwriting. They were very comforting and productive. Everyone was respectful of each other. No one claimed to know everything.
(on her future)
Larisa: I don't know! I want to try and see what happens with the acting thing. I've never had to make that kind of commitment. But if I'm not happy, I'll figure it out from there. I love New York and I'd like to get my masters in something. I'd also like to live in Maui for a year. (Maybe I'll) work on some organic pineapple farm.
Larisa: There's my family, there are cousins my age that I adore, Shiri and my college friends. They're all from different places. I have a healthy assortment of friends. It's great because if you ever think you're something fantastic, I have those friends who will say, 'I've seen your mom yell at you!
(on her first kiss)
Larisa: I was 14. It was embarrassing. I didn't know what I was doing. It's always brutal. Everyone pretends that they know what they're doing, but they don't. It's ok if you have no idea what you're doing.