Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano

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Dec. 19th, 1972
Born in
Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York, New York, USA
5' 2

Alyssa Milano's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Charmed TV Show
My Name Is Earl TV Show
My Name Is Earl
Mistresses TV Show
Melrose Place TV Show
Melrose Place
Project Runway All-Stars TV Show
Project Runway All-Stars
Who's the Boss? TV Show
Who's the Boss?
Romantically Challenged TV Show
Romantically Challenged
Insatiable TV Show
Single with Parents TV Show
Single with Parents

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Alyssa Jayne Milano (born December 19, 1972) is an American actress, producer and former singer. She is known for portraying Samantha Micelli on the ABC sitcom series Who's the Boss? (1984–92), Jennifer Mancini on the Fox soap opera Melrose Place (1997–98), and Phoebe Halliwell on The WB series Charmed (1998–2006). Since 2013, she has starred as Savannah Davis in ABC drama Mistresses.

Milano is the daughter of Lin, a fashion designer and talent manager, and Thomas M. Milano, a film music editor. She is of Italian ancestry. Born in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn and lived there until a neighborhood shooting prompted the family to relocate to Staten Island. She has a younger brother, Cory (b. 1982), who is also an actor. In a 2003 interview, Milano recalled having had a good childhood, having grown up in a "loving, true family". Having grown up in front of the camera, Milano did not feel that it jeopardized her childhood: "I love my family very much - they've really backed my career. I consider myself to be normal: I've got to clean my room, and help in the kitchen".

One day, her babysitter, who was an aspiring dancer, dragged Milano along to a an open audtion for the first national tour of Annie. But it was Milano, not the sitter, who beat out 1,500 other wanna be stage actresses to snag a role. So at the tender age of seven, with her mother in tow, Milano joined the tour as July, one of the orphans. After 18 months on the road, Milano, who had begun to garner a reputation as an energetic and charismatic young actress, left Annie to be featured in off-Broadway productions and television commercials.

Then, in 1983 at age 10, she landed her breakthrough role on the new sitcom Who's the Boss? (1984) as 'Tony Danza' saccharine sweet daughter, Samantha Micelli, a kid whose native Brooklyn accent rivaled her TV dad's. In order for Milano to accept the gig, the Milano family had to uproot and move 3,000 miles to Hollywood.

Milano most notably role is as Phoebe Halliwell on the eight-year run of the popular TV series Charmed (1998–2006). She and 'Holly Marie Combs' became producers for the show during season four.

She appeared with 'Owen Wilson', 'Jenna Fischer' and 'Christina Applegate' in the comedy Hall Pass (2011) She produced and led the cast of Lifetime's TV film Sundays at Tiffany's. which was her second collaboration with Lifetime, after Wisegal (2008). She played Nurse Mindy in New Year's Eve.

In June 2013, Milano began starring as Savannah Davis in ABC drama series Mistresses which is about the romantic lives of four women. Milano also signed on as host and judge during season three of Project Runway: All Stars.

In support of PETA, she appeared in an advertisement for them, advocating vegetarianism, in a dress made entirely of vegetables. In honor of her 37th birthday (December 19, 2009), Milano ran an online fundraising campaign for Charity:Water. Her original goal was to raise $25,000, but a donation from her husband put her over the $75,000 mark on December 18. The fundraiser was scheduled to run until December 26.

Milano was married to musician Cinjun Tate for 10 months in 1999.

After one year of dating, she and CAA agent David Bugliari were engaged (December 18, 2008). Milano and Bugliari married (August 15, 2009) in New Jersey, at the home of Bugliari's family. In February 2011, it was announced that they were expecting their first child, a baby boy. She gave birth to a son named Milo Thomas Bugliari (b. August 2011). On March 21, 2014, Milano's rep announced that they're expecting their second child.

  • Is allergic to soy products.
  • Her family once suffered a tragic fire. Her dad went back into the house to save the dog, risking his own life. He injured himself by jumping out of a second story window after the search for the dog became impossible due to the heat. The dog unfortunately did not survive.
  • Has a phobia of water, making her underwater scenes in the episode of _"Charmed" (1998)_ (qv) "A Witch's Tail" very hard.
  • (2000) Caused a stir with her TV Commercial for Candies perfume, which featured a black-lingerie clad Alyssa and a goateed man. The "Anywhere You Dare" campaign was rejected by such stations as WB and FOX.
  • Her first role was in the musical 'Annie' on Broadway, she was 8 years old then.
  • During the animation of _The Little Mermaid (1989)_ (qv), her picture was used to create the lead character, Ariel. Coincidentally, her character on the WB hit TV show, _"Charmed" (1998)_ (qv), temporarily turned into a mermaid at the beginning of the 5th season.
  • Favorite sport is Baseball and is a season ticket holder to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • (December 1998) Awarded $230,000 in a default judgement against a web designer that allegedly posted nude pictures of her.

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