Alyssa Milano

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Alyssa Milano

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Born: December 19, 1972 (1972-12-19) (age 41)
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Years active: 1984–present
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Nationality: American
Body
Measurements: 36-23-36
Bra/cup size: C
Height: 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Weight: 110 lb (50 kg)
Body type: Slim
Eye color: Brown
Hair: Brown
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Alyssa Jayne Milano (born December 19, 1972) is an American actress and former singer. Her acting career began after she appeared in the Broadway show Annie. She played regular roles on television as Samantha Micelli in the sitcom Who's the Boss? and as Phoebe Halliwell on the supernatural series Charmed. She also has a female apparel clothing line, Touch.

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[edit] Early life and career

Milano was born in New York City, the daughter of Italian American parents Lin, a former fashion designer and talent manager, and Thomas M. Milano, a film music editor and a well-known boating enthusiast.[1] She has a younger brother, Cory (born in 1982), who is also an actor, but has more recently started a band, called Chloroform Days, in which she is the lead singer. Milano was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Staten Island and was raised Roman Catholic.[2] She began her career at the age of 8 when she won a part in an open audition for a national tour of Annie. She appeared in television commercials and off-Broadway productions. At the age of eleven, she earned her first major role in the TV show Who's the Boss?, alongside fellow Brooklyn native Tony Danza, Judith Light, Danny Pintauro, and Katherine Helmond. She starred as Samantha Micelli, the daughter of Danza's character, Tony Micelli. When Milano won the role, her family relocated from Staten Island to Hollywood.

She produced a teen workout video in 1988 called Teen Steam. In 1985, Milano was in the film Commando as Jenny Matrix who was John Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger)'s daughter. A few years later this film was shown in Japan prompting a producer to offer Alyssa a five album record deal.

[edit] Later career

At the beginning of her career, Milano was known mainly for her role on Who's the Boss? (1984-1992). She tried to shed her "nice girl" image by appearing in several films targeted at adults, such as Casualties of Love: The Long Island Lolita Story (1992), Embrace of the Vampire (1994), Confessions of a Sorority Girl (1994), Deadly Sins (1995), and Poison Ivy II: Lily (1995), where she starred opposite Johnathon Schaech and Xander Berkeley.

She gained more mainstream success in TV as Jennifer Mancini on Melrose Place (1997-1998), Meg Winston in Spin City, and most notably as Phoebe Halliwell on the eight year run of the popular series Charmed (1998-2006). Both Milano and close friend Holly Marie Combs became producers for Charmed during the show's fifth season.

She played the role of Eva Savelot in MCI's 1-800-COLLECT commercials. In 2007, Milano filmed a pilot for ABC entitled Reinventing the Wheelers. The series was not picked up for the 2007-2008 season, but instead, Milano appeared in ten episodes of the show My Name Is Earl. This reunited her with Jaime Pressly who guest starred in the two part Season 5 premiere of Charmed, "A Witch's Tail".[3] She is set to reappear in the fourth season of the show, reprising her role as Billie Cunningham.

On stage, she starred in Tender Offer, a one-act play written by Wendy Wasserstein, All Night Long by American playwright John O'Keefe,[4] and the first American musical adaptation of Jane Eyre. She returned to the theater in 1991, when she starred in and produced a Los Angeles production of Butterflies Are Free. Milano also appeared in the Josie music video by Blink-182, and in 2007, Milano began appearing on television again in commercials for Veet and SheerCover.

Milano was part of TBS' special coverage installment Hot Corner for the 2007 Major League Baseball playoffs.[5] She reported at Fenway Park during the ALDS between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. She also reported at Chase Field during the NLCS between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies.

Milano starred in the 2008 film Pathology alongside Milo Ventimiglia, and was then cast in a television sitcom, Single with Parents, which was pulled prior to production.

On March 20, 2009, it was announced that Milano would voice the character of Dana Barrett in the upcoming "Ghostbusters: The Video Game", which was the role played by Sigourney Weaver in the films.[6]

On March 24, 2009, her book on her baseball fandom, Safe At Home: Confessions of a Baseball Fanatic, was released. Milano has signed on to star in and produce My Girlfriend's Boyfriend, a romantic comedy in which she plays a woman with a relationship dilemma.[7][8]

[edit] Personal life

Milano has dyslexia.[9] In an interview in 2004, Milano explained how she deals with the disorder:

"I've stumbled over words while reading from teleprompters. Sir John Gielgud, whom I worked with on The Canterville Ghost years ago, gave me great advice. When I asked how he memorized his monologues, he said, 'I write them down.' I use that method to this day. It not only familiarizes me with the words, it makes them my own."

Milano is a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers and writes a baseball blog on the Major League Baseball's website.[10] In 2007, Milano launched her signature "Touch" line of team apparel for female baseball fans, selling it through her blog and Major League Baseball's website.[10] It also became available in 2009 through a boutique store located in Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets.[11] She has an interest in the Los Angeles Kings, a National Hockey League team and is involved with a related clothing line. In 2008, she expanded that to NFL football, as a New York Giants fan. Since Milano is in the same hometown as NFL Network's Rich Eisen (Staten Island), she revealed some of her family's connections with the New York Giants while she picked the winners of NFL games for week 7 of 2008.[12]

Milano has eight tattoos on her body, including one on each wrist and ankle, shoulder, neck, hip, and lower back. Milano is a vegetarian and appears in numerous PETA advertising campaigns for vegetarianism. Outside of acting, her hobbies include photography, humanitarian work, and spending time with her three dogs and eight horses. Milano has commented on her love for animals, and in a 2009 interview discussed one of her dogs, a German shepherd called Pinto, who had died at the age of 14; he had worked with the LAPD dogs and Milano had owned him for 10 years.[13]

In 2005, she was ranked #5 in the "50 Cutest Child Stars — All Grown Up".

Milano was briefly married to singer-songwriter Cinjun Tate in 1999; they were divorced later that same year. She briefly dated Justin Timberlake in 2002.[14] She has dated a number of professional athletes, including Brad Penny, Carl Pavano, Barry Zito and Russell Martin. She is currently engaged to CAA agent David Bugliari; the couple became engaged on December 18, 2008, after more than a year of dating. Milano and Bugliari married on August 15, 2009 in New Jersey, at the home of Bugliari's family.[15]

[edit] Philanthropy

Milano was appointed Founding Ambassador for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases to which she donated $250,000. The Global Network is an alliance formed to advocate and mobilize resources in the fight to control neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Milano will work to raise awareness of NTDs by educating the mainstream media and general public of the plight faced by the one billion people who are afflicted by NTDs, and the importance in controlling and preventing this global health crisis.

Milano is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for the United States. She traveled to India, as well as Angola, to work with UNICEF field officers there. In the fall of 2004, she participated in UNICEF's "Trick or Treat" campaign as an official spokesperson. She raised approximately $50,000 for South African women and children with AIDS by selling her own and a school's photo work. In support of PETA, she appeared in an advertisement for them, advocating vegetarianism, in a dress made entirely of vegetables.

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[edit] References

  1. Alyssa Milano Biography (1974-). Filmreference.com. Retrieved on 2003-01-23.
  2. WITCH ON HEELS. Geocities.com. Retrieved on 1999-05-14.
  3. Exclusive: Earl Charmed By Alyssa Milano. TVGuide.com. Retrieved on 2007-09-06.
  4. "STAGE: 'All Night Long'" by Frank Rich. The New York Times (1984-03-29). Retrieved on 2008-02-10.
  5. The Official Site of Major League Baseball: TBS Hot Corner. MLB.com. Retrieved on 2008-10-28.
  6. 6:36 p.m. ET. Alyssa Milano to co-star in 'Ghostbusters' game. MSNBC. Retrieved on 2009-03-21.
  7. http://omg.yahoo.com/news/alyssa-milano-commits-to-boyfriend/23277;_ylt=Amno21UqxM9oVcVMiDAk4LAPpxx.;_ylv=3
  8. The Hollywood Reporter. Alyssa Milano commits to 'Boyfriend'. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.
  9. Us Weekly reports Alyssa Milano was spotted sipping champagne at Mansion in Miami Beach. Abstracts.net. Retrieved on 2004-03-29.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "I Want To Be Remembered as a Ballplayer Who Gave All He Had to Give" – Roberto Clemente. Alyssa.mlblogs.com. Retrieved on 2007-09-06.
  11. Milano launches boutique store at Citi Field. AP (2009-04-18). Retrieved on 2009-04-19.
  12. Week 7 celebrity picks: Alyssa Milano
  13. Novak, Blaine; Alison Landis Stone (Spring 2009). "Alyssa Milano: Making a Difference in the Lives of People and Pets". Healthy Pet: 16-19. Retrieved on 2009-05-23. 
  14. Justin Timberlake flies solo. CNN (2002-11-04). Retrieved on 2008-04-22.
  15. [1] People Magazine. August 15, 2009.



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