Alyssa Milano

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Full Name Alyssa Milano
Age 47 Years Old
Nick Name Lyssa Conan
Gender Female
Famous As Actor
Birth Date December 19th, 1972
Birth Place Brooklyn, New York, US

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About Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano is an American actress, producer, and political activist. Alyssa is known for her roles as Samantha Micelli in "Who's the Boss?" at the age of 10, Jennifer Mancini in "Melrose Place", Phoebe Halliwell in "Charmed", Billie Cunningham in "My Name is Earl", Savannah "Savi" Davis in Mistresses, Renata Murphy in "Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later" and Coralee Armstrong in "Insatiable". Milano stepped into the spotlight at the age of 8, when she appeared on a national tour of the musical Annie. Along with her screen roles, the actress has founded the Touch by Alyssa Milano female sportswear line and created the graphic novel Hacktivist. She made her film debut in August 1984. Recently, she had revealed that she has tested positive for coronavirus antibodies.

Famous For

  • For her roles as Samantha Micelli in Who's the Boss?.
  • Being a professional American actress.

Alyssa Milano, a famous actress

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Early Life of Alyssa Milano

Alyssa took birth on 19th December 1972 in New York City, U.S. Milano's full name or birth name is "Alyssa Jayne Milano". Her nationality is American whereas ethnicity is American-White. Her race is white and star sign is Sagittarius. She celebrates her birthday on 19th December of every year and she had celebrated her 47th birthday as of 2019. Alyssa is the daughter of fashion designer and talent manager Lin Milano (mother) and film-music editor Thomas M. Milano (father). She has a brother named Cory, who is a decade her junior, and they are of Italian ancestry. She was raised Roman Catholic.

Career of Alyssa Milano

1980-1996

  • Alyssa jumps off her career at age 7, when her babysitter, without notifying Milano's parents, took her to an audition for one of the four principal parts in a national touring company of Annie. She was one of four selected from more than 1,500 girls.
  • When accompanying a friend from the Annie production to the office of a New York agent, Alyssa was introduced to the agent who began representing her.
  • She does not feel that growing up in front of the camera harmed her childhood and has said: "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."
  • Alyssa made her film debut in the coming-of-age drama Old Enough in August 1984, which she recalled as a "great" way for "starting out". The film was screened at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won First Prize.
  • She auditioned as Tony Danza's daughter on the sitcom "Who's the Boss?" after winning the part, she and her family moved to Los Angeles, where the show was produced. It premiered on ABC on 20th September 1984.
  • The series established her as a teen idol and provided her opportunities for other roles. Her education was split between school and an on-set tutor with whom Milano would work for three hours a day.
  • She co-starred in Commando as Jenny Matrix, the daughter of John Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger) at the age of 12.
  • 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.
  • Milano returned to the theater in 1991, producing and starring in a Los Angeles production of Butterflies Are Free from 26th December 1991, to 19th January 1992.
  • Her albums, which she described as "bubblegum pop", scored platinum in the country, though she later criticized their musical quality.
  • Subsequently, Alyssa starred in the children's film The Canterville Ghost, which did not achieve much praise or attention.
  • She starred in two 1988 television films, Crash Course and Dance 'til Dawn.
  • Milano produced a teen workout video, Teen Steam, and achieved some fame outside the US with her music career, which lasted until the early 1990s.
  • Simultaneously, Alyssa wrote a weekly column called "From Alyssa, with love" for the teen magazine Teen Machine.
  • She played a teenage prostitute in the 1992 independent film "Where the Day Takes You". The film, which focuses on a group of young runaway and homeless teenagers. It was nominated for the "Critics Award" at the Deauville Film Festival and won the "Golden Space Needle Award" at the Seattle International Film Festival.
  • She said that her portrayal of Fisher in the film, which was based on the Buttafuoco's point of view, "was the least 'Alyssa' of anything [she had] done." The film was shot from November to December 1992.
  • In the early 1990s, she auditioned for nearly every film role in her age bracket, including B movies, and finally tried to shed her "nice girl". Alyssa said the nude appearances taught her to begin requiring a nudity clause in her contracts giving her "full control" over all her nude scenes.
  • In a 1995 interview, she explained her motivation for some explicit scenes in Embrace of the Vampire: "I'm not going to say that I was manipulated into doing things that I didn't want to do. I did it because it was a woman director and I felt protected. And I learned a lot as far as knowing where the camera is and what coverage they need so that it's not all explicit."
  • Milano starred in other roles, such as "Candles in the Dark, Confessions of a Sorority Girl, The Surrogate, To Brave Alaska and Fear", which did not receive very positive reviews, although Jack Matthews of the Los Angeles Times called Milano's performance in Fear "very good".

1997-2010

  • Alyssa starred in the lead role in Hugo Pool (1997).
  • She was offered the role of Jennifer Mancini on the drama Melrose Place in late 1996 by producer Aaron Spelling: "We were looking for someone with sparkle. Alyssa was a perfect choice."
  • In 1998, Milano was cast as Phoebe Halliwell, one of the three lead characters on Spelling's show Charmed. The series ran for eight seasons, concluding in 2006. She played Mark Hoppus's love interest in the music video for Blink-182's "Josie" in 1998.
  • In the early 2000s, Alyssa played Eva Savelot in MCI Inc. commercials for that company's 1-800-COLLECT campaign.
  • Her commercial work included two 2007 television ads for Veet and Sheer Cover in 2007. That year, she filmed a pilot for ABC called Reinventing the Wheelers, which was not picked up for the 2007-2008 season. That season she appeared in ten episodes of My Name Is Earl.
  • She was part of TBS's special coverage installment Hot Corner for the 2007 Major League Baseball playoffs. A fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers, in April 2007, Milano began writing a baseball blog on the "Major League Baseball's" website.
  •  She launched her signature "Touch" line of team apparel for female baseball fans, selling it through her blog on Major League Baseball's website in the same year which also became available in 2009 through a boutique store located in Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets.
  •  In 2008, she expanded that to NFL football as a New York Giants fan and revealed some of her family's connections with the Giants. In 2013, Milano expanded "Touch" into NASCAR.
  • It was announced that Milano voiced Dr. Ilyssa Selwyn in Ghostbusters: The Video Game on 20th March 2009. In a 2010 interview, Alyssa told the press that she had 'a blast' working on the game, although she recalled it being 'odd' having to grunt in a room alone.
  • Her book on her baseball fandom, Safe At Home: Confessions of a Baseball Fanatic, was released on 24th March 2009. 
  • She 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.
  • 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).

Alyssa Milano has revealed that she's recovered from COVID-19 after becoming infected

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2011-present

  • Alyssa appeared in two comedy films, Hall Pass and New Year's Eve in 2011.
  • She created the comic book series Hacktivist, which was written by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly, drawn by Marcus To, and published by Archaia Entertainment in 2013. The series received positive reviews, as it currently holds a score of 8.1 out of 10 at the review aggregator website Comic Book Roundup.
  • Milano played Savannah Davis in ABC drama series Mistresses in June 2013, which is about the scandalous lives of four girlfriends, but she left the show after season two, due to conflict between filming location and family issue.
  • She signed on as host and judge Project Runway: All-Stars beginning with season three and was a guest host on "The Talk" on 2nd March 2015.
  • She joined the cast of two Netflix comedy series: Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later and Insatiable in 2017 and 2018.
  • In 2018 Milano was cast in the lead role in Tempting Fate, based on the best-selling book by Jane Green.
  • In 2020, she will recur on the Quibi comedy "The Now".

Other Ventures

Alyssa Milano has graced the cover of numerous magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Stuff, Seventeen, Cleo, Woman's World, Veronica, Maxim, and FHM. She has also appeared in pictorials for Playboy, Celebrity Skin, Celebrity Sleuth, Premiere, and High Society. She has appeared in television commercials for Wen, Candies, Veet, Hi-C, and Atkins diet. She was a spokesmodel for Sheer Cover cosmetics.

Activism

  • Alyssa contacted Ryan White, a schoolboy ostracized for having AIDS, and a fan of hers in the late 1980s.
  • She attended a big party for him where she sat with him for six hours making friendship bracelets. They appeared together on "The Phil Donahue Show", where she kissed White, in order to show that she could not catch the disease through casual contact with him.
  • Milano participated in UNICEF's "Trick or Treat" campaign as the national spokesperson in October 2004.
  • She raised approximately US$50,000 for South African women and children with AIDS by selling her own and schools' photo work.
  • In support of PETA, Milano has appeared in a 2007 advertisement for them, advocating vegetarianism, in a dress made entirely of vegetables.
  • "The Sabin Vaccine Institute", named Milano a Founding Ambassador for the "Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases", an alliance formed to advocate and mobilize resources in the fight to control neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), to which Milano donated US$250,000 in June 2007.
  • Her fieldwork for the organization has included a 2004 trip to Angola to speak with HIV-positive women and people disfigured by land mines during the country's civil war; a trip to India to meet displaced mothers living in squalor following the 2004 tsunami, and a 2010 trip to the settlement of Kolonia in western Kosovo to witness impoverished living conditions. 
  • She ran an online fundraising campaign for Charity: Water for her 37th birthday, which occurred on 19th December 2009.
  • Milano's original goal was to raise US$25,000, but a donation from her husband put her over the US$75,000 mark on 18th December. The fundraiser ran until 26th December. 
  • In September 2013, she released a viral tape on Funny or Die that drew attention to the Syrian civil war. 
  • Milano endorsed Bernie Sanders for President of the United States in 2015.
  • In 2016, after the Democratic Party presidential primaries, Alyssa expressed her support for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. She was also involved in get-out-the-vote efforts for Rob Quist.
  • She was inspired to bring awareness to the commonality of sex crimes among women in the wake of Harvey Weinstein's expulsion from the "Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences" for alleged sex crimes against women in the film industry.
  • Milano has canvassed for national, state, and local candidates since 2004.
  • In Alabama 2017, her phone banked with Piper Perabo and drove people to the polls for the United States Senate special election on 12th December 2017, to vote for Democratic candidate Doug Jones.
  • Alyssa with actor Christopher Gorham drove voters to the polls during early voting and on 27th  March 2017, for Georgia's 6th congressional district 2017 special election for Jon Ossoff, and she later posted photos of herself with the voters on Instagram.
  • Alyssa Milano was announced as a co-chair of the Health Care Voter campaign in 2018. She released an op-ed to Time magazine on why health care will decide her vote in 2018.
  • She helped raise money for Richard Dien Winfield, a Democrat in Georgia's 2018 10th congressional district race.
  • Alyssa, who spoke at the 2018 Women's March, refused to participate in 2019, citing the failure of 2019 Women's March leaders Tamika Mallory and Linda Sarsour to condemn the homophobia, antisemitism, and transphobia of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
  • She advocated celibacy in the form of a sex strike in retaliation of a recently passed abortion law in the U.S. state of Georgia in May 2019.
  • Alyssa endorsed former US vice president Joe Biden for President of the United States in March 2020. She has declined to withdraw her endorsement of Biden despite sexual assault allegations against him.
  • On 27th April, Alyssa tweeted that she was "aware of the new developments in Tara Reade's accusation against Joe Biden. I want Tara, like every other survivor, to have the space to be heard and seen without being used as fodder. I hear and see you, Tara."
  • In an op-ed for Deadline, she reiterated her support for Biden and considered "Believing women was never about 'Belief all women no matter what they say,' it was about changing the culture of NOT believing women by default" on 28th April.
  • She revealed that she has tested positive for coronavirus antibodies.
  • She said her positive antibody results came after she previously received three false negatives, despite experiencing "basically every COVID symptom" in late March. 
  • "This was me on 2nd April after being sick for 2 weeks," she captioned a photo of herself wearing an oxygen mask. "I had never been this kind of sick. Everything hurt. Loss of smell. It felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest. I couldn't breathe. I couldn't keep food in me. I lost 9 pounds in 2 weeks. I was confused. Low-grade fever. And the headaches were horrible."
  • Alyssa said her symptoms prompted her to take two COVID-19 swab tests at the end of March and "both were negative".
  • Despite her negative results, she said she suffered from lingering symptoms over the next four months, including "vertigo, stomach abnormalities, irregular periods, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, zero short-term memory, and general malaise," which led her to get tested again.

Awards and Achievements of Alyssa Milano

  • Best Young Supporting Actress in a Television Series
  • Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress Starring in a Feature Film-Comedy or Drama
  • Best Young Female Superstar in Television
  • Best Young Actress in a TV Special Pilot, Movie of the Week, or Mini-Series
  • Kids' Choice Awards
  • Annie Awards
  • RATTY Awards
  • Wand Awards
  • Spacey Awards
  • Teen Choice Awards
  • AOL TV
  • People's Choice Awards
  • UNICEF Award
  • Women's Choice Awards
  • GLAAD Gala Forum

Personal Life of Alyssa Milano

Regarding Milano's personal life, she is a married woman. She married singer Cinjun Tate on 1st January 1999. But they separated on 20th November 1999 and were divorced on 1st December 1999. She was involved with The Lost Boys actor Corey Haim from 1987 to 1990. Milano and her parents, together with his manager, unsuccessfully tried to get Haim's help for his addiction. In 1993, she became engaged to actor Scott Wolf, but they broke off their engagement the following year. Between 2001 and 2003, Alyssa dated her Charmed co-star, Brian Krause. After a year of dating, Alyssa became engaged to Creative Artists Agency agent David Bugliari in December 2008. They married on 15th August 2009, at Bugliari's family home in New Jersey. Alyssa and Bugliari have a son, born in August 2011, and a daughter, born in September 2014. In August 2019, she revealed that she had undergone two abortions in 1993 while in a relationship with actor Scott Wolf. Milano used birth control but became pregnant nonetheless. In 1998, she used adult websites for unauthorized use of nude images from her films. Her 2017 US$10-million lawsuit against her business manager resulted in a cross-complaint. And talking about the sexual orientation of Milano, she is straight.

Alyssa Milano with her husband David Bugliari and their childrens

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Net Worth of Alyssa Milano

Moving towards Alyssa's net worth, her net worth is in millions of dollars. Her net worth is around $10 million dollars as of 2020. She has also a handsome amount of salary, which is in thousands of dollars. She has earned a considerable amount of money from her acting career.  Her primary source of income is from the film industry such as series, movies, and more. She is satisfied with her earnings and living a standard life. She has appeared in a couple of commercials and print ads, for organizations and brands such as PETA ("Let Vegetarianism grow on you"), UNICEF, Touch, Candie's shoes, 1-800-Collect, Veet Depilatory Cream, Hi-C Fruit Drinks, NFL Touch Wome's Fashion Collection by Alyssa Milano, Wen Healthy Hair Care system, and ProActive.

Body Measurement of Alyssa Milano

Talking about her body measurement, she has a beautiful slim body with a pretty face. She has a charming smile which has attracted many people. She has a perfect height of 1.5 m or 157 cm. Her body weight is around 50 kg or 110 lbs. As an actress, she is maintaining her body, which is helping her to stay healthy, fit, and fine. Her hair color is dark brown and her eyes are black. Her body measurement is 37-24-33.