Alyssa Milano, 2008
|Born||Alyssa Jayne Milano
December 19, 1972
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, singer, producer|
|Spouse(s)||Cinjun Tate (m. 1999–1999)
David Bugliari (m. 2009–present)
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. Her childhood role as Samantha Micelli in the sitcom Who's the Boss? made her famous, and an eight-year stint as Phoebe Halliwell on the supernatural series Charmed brought her a new round of fame.
Milano has a female sports apparel line, Touch.
Milano is the daughter of Italian-American parents: Lin, a fashion designer and talent manager, and Thomas M. Milano, a film music editor and boating enthusiast. Milano was born in Brooklyn, grew up in Staten Island, and was raised Roman Catholic. She has a younger brother, Cory (born in 1982), who is also an actor.
Milano began her career at age eight after winning a role in an open audition for a national tour of Annie. She appeared in television commercials and off-Broadway productions.
At eleven, she won her first major role in the television show, Who's the Boss?, alongside Tony Danza, Judith Light, Danny Pintauro, and Katherine Helmond. She starred as Samantha Micelli, the daughter of Danza's character, Tony Micelli. After Milano won the role, her family relocated from Staten Island to Hollywood.
In 1985, Milano was in the film Commando as Jenny Matrix, daughter of John Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger). A few years later this film was shown in Japan, prompting a producer to offer Milano a five-album record deal.
She produced a teen workout video in 1988 called Teen Steam.
On stage, she starred in Tender Offer, a one-act play written by Wendy Wasserstein, All Night Long by American playwright John O'Keefe, 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.
When her role on Who's the Boss ended in 1992, Milano 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 (1993), Embrace of the Vampire (1994), Deadly Sins (1995), and Poison Ivy II: Lily (1996), where she starred opposite Johnathon Schaech and Xander Berkeley.
Milano portrayed 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 hit tv series Charmed (1998–2006). 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".
Milano was part of TBS's special coverage installment Hot Corner for the 2007 Major League Baseball playoffs. 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.
On March 20, 2009, it was announced that Milano would provide a voice for the upcoming Ghostbusters: The Video Game.
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.
"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 regular baseball blog on the Major League Baseball's website. 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. It also became available in 2009 through a boutique store located in Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets. 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.
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.
Milano was engaged to Scott Wolf in 1993. She was married to singer–songwriter Cinjun Tate of Remy Zero in 1999; they were divorced later that year. She briefly dated Justin Timberlake in 2002. She has dated a number of professional athletes, including Brad Penny, Carl Pavano, Barry Zito and Russell Martin. After one year of dating, she and CAA agent David Bugliari were engaged December 18, 2008. Milano and Bugliari married on August 15, 2009 in New Jersey, at the home of Bugliari's family.
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 own and school's photo work. 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 is scheduled to run until December 26.
|1985||Commando||Jenny Matrix||Nominated - Young Artist Award - Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress Starring in a Feature Film - Comedy or Drama|
|1986||The Canterville Ghost||Jennifer Canterville||TV movie|
|1988||Crash Course||Vanessa Crawford||TV movie aka Driving Academy|
|Dance 'til Dawn||Shelley Sheridan||Nominated - Young Artist Award - Best Young Actress in a Special, Pilot, Movie of the Week, or Miniseries|
|1989||Speed Zone!||Lurleen||aka Cannonball Fever|
|Where the Day Takes You||Kimmy|
|1993||The Webbers||Fan||TV movie|
|Conflict of Interest||Eve|
|Casualties of Love: The Long Island Lolita Story||Amy Fisher||TV movie|
|Candles in the Dark||Sylvia Velliste||TV movie|
|1994||Confessions of a Sorority Girl||Rita Summers||TV movie|
|Double Dragon||Marian Delario/Power Corps Chief|
|Embrace of the Vampire||Charlotte Wells|
|The Surrogate||Amy Winslow||TV movie|
|1996||Jimmy Zip||Francesca||Short Film|
|Poison Ivy II: Lily||Lily Leonetti|
|To Brave Alaska||Denise Harris||TV movie|
|Hugo Pool||Hugo Dugay|
|1998||Goldrush: A Real Life Alaskan Adventure||Frances Ella 'Fizzy' Fitz||TV movie|
|2001||Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure||Angel||Nominated - Annie Award - Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Feature Production|
|Diamond Hunters||Tracey Van der Byl||TV movie|
|2002||Buying the Cow||Amy|
|Kiss the Bride||Amy Kayne|
|2003||Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star||Cyndi|
|2005||Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone||26||Voice|
|2007||The Blue Hour||Allegra|
|2008||Wisegal||Patty Montanari||TV movie|
|2010||"DC Showcase: The Spectre"||Aimee Brenner||animated short: voice|
|My Girlfriend's Boyfriend||Jesse Young||Currently in post-Production
also credited as producer
|2011||Hall Pass||in Production|
|1984–92||Who's the Boss?||Samantha Micelli||1–8||Young Artist Award - Best Young Supporting Actress in a Television Series (1986)
Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress, Starring in a Television, Comedy or Drama Series (1986)
Best Young Female Superstar in Television (1988)
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards - Favorite TV Actress (1988, 1989)
Blimp Award - Favorite TV Actress (1990)
|1997–98||Melrose Place||Jennifer Mancini||6 & 7||Left after only 7 episodes in Season 7 to take a lead role on the WB show Charmed.|
|1998–2006||Charmed||Phoebe Halliwell||1–8||She and Holly Marie Combs became producers at the beginning of season 5.
Nominated - Blimp Award - Favorite TV Actress (2005)
Nominated - Teen Choice Awards - TV - Choice Actress (2006)
|2007||Reinventing the Wheelers||Annie||TV pilot|
|2008||Single with Parents||Lou||TV pilot|
|2010||Romantically Challenged||Rebecca Thomas||Slated to air during the mid-season of 2010|
|1990||Série rose||"Softly from Paris"||Season 4, episode 1|
|The American Film Institute Presents: TV or Not TV?|
|1995||The Outer Limits||Hannah Valesic||"Caught in the Act"||Season 1, episode 15|
|1997–2001||Spin City||Meg Winston||"They Shoot Horses, Don't They?"||Season 2, episode 11|
|"Rain on My Charades"||Season 5, episode 17|
|1998||Fantasy Island||Gina Williams||"Superfriends"||Season 1, episode 2|
|2004||The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius||April Gorlock||"Win, Lose and Kaboom"||Voice, season 2|
|2001||Family Guy||Herself||"Mr. Griffin Goes to Washington"||Season 3, episode 3|
|2007–2008||My Name Is Earl||Billie Cunningham||—||Recurring in Season 3, episodes 6-22.|
|2010||Castle||Kyra Blaine||"A Rose for Everafter"|
|1989||Look in My Heart
|1991||Locked Inside a Dream
|1992||Do You See Me?
|1990||The Best in the World: Non-Stop Special Remix/Alyssa's Singles
|1995||The Very Best of Alyssa Milano
|1989||"What a Feeling"||Look in My Heart||-||-||-|
|"Look In My Heart"||-||-||-|
|"Straight to the Top"||-||-||-|
|"I Had a Dream"||Alyssa||-||-||-|
|1990||"The Best in the World"||The Best in the World||-||-||-|
|"I Love When We're Together"1||Single Only||-||-||-|
|1991||"New Sensation"||Locked Inside a Dream||-||-||-|
|"Voices That Care" 1||Single Only||11||6||-|
|1992||"Do You See Me?"||Do You See Me?||-||-||-|
|1993||"No Secret" 2||Locked Inside a Dream||-||-||-|
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Alyssa Milano visiting the USS Nimitz, 2003
Alyssa Jayne Milano|
December 19, 1972
Brooklyn, New York, USA
|Other names||Lyssie (nickname), Lissy-girl (childhood nickname)|
|Height||5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)|
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Alyssa Milano (born December 19, 1972 in Staten Island) is an American actress. She is best known for her appearance in the 1980s television series Who's The Boss?. She has been one of the stars of The WB's series Charmed since 1998.