Alyssa Milano is an actress, activist, singer and producer from the United States that became famous after she played Samantha Micelli in “Who’s the Boss?” and also Jennifer in “Melrose Place”.
Some of her other doles are in “Charmed”, “My Name is Earl”, “Mistresses”, “Insatiable” and so on.
She was born on December 19th in 1972 in Bensonhurst, located in Brooklyn, the US by the full name Alyssa Jayne Milano. She says that she is very thankful for the life she has been living since her childhood and she has been met with many interesting inquiries since his young years.
Her mother is Lin Milano, a skilled fashion designer and her father is Thomas M. Milano, a music editor. Their creative genes have become a part of Alyssa’s daily life and thanks to them she has been getting quite a lot of attention.
She has a brother Cory and they are both of Italian ancestry. The parents are Roman Catholics. She says that she is very connected to her parents and her ancestors.
Alyssa began her career when she was only 7 years old. Alyssa’s babysitter took her to an audition for Annie. She had a lot of fun and from that moment on everyone in her family realized that she has a very special talent that will come in handy later.
After she was chosen her mother and her were on the road for 18 months and after they returned to New York City she had a lot of commercials to do and had roles in productions like the adaptation of “Jane Eyre”.
At that time she also got herself an agent which made her work easier. She had stated that she doesn’t think growing up in front of the camera did her any wrong.
She also stated that her family was very supportive of her from the beginning and that she was blessed with her parents.
In the summer of 1984, she made a movie called “Old Enough” which got pretty good critics for her first movie. This movie won the First Prize at the Sundance Film Festival that year.
After that Alyssa auditioned for the sitcom “Who’s the Boss?” and she got the part. After that, she and her family moved to Los Angeles because this sitcom was produced there. The first episode aired in September of 1984 on ABC.
While she was acting in this show she bonded with her co-star Danza and they had a sort of “father-daughter” relationship. This show made Milano very known and open her to a lot of possibilities.
Because of her schedule, she went to school and also had a tutor at the same time to manage to do everything because she couldn’t attend all the classes.
When Alyssa was 12 she played the role of Jenny Matrix in “Commando” with Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was an extraordinary experience for her, she said since she has been listening about this experience for a very long time.
She also had a role in a play called “Tender Offer” that was written by Wendy Wasserstein and one called “All Night Long” by John O’Keefe which was the first-ever US musical adaptation of Jane Eyre.
In January of 1992, she was in “Butterflies Are Free”. This was one of her personal favorites, she claims, as she really enjoyed making it.
After this movie was shown in Japan, Milano got an offer from a producer to do a five-album record deal with him. Her albums were pop and became platinum although the critics didn’t like the quality of her music.
After this offer, she was in a movie for children called “The Canterville Ghost” which didn’t get good reviews.
In 1988 she was in “Dance ‘til Dawn” and “Crash Course”. In both of these projects, she worked with Brian Bloom who she knew from “Who’s the Boss”.
Because of this friendship, she had a cameo in 1993’s movie “The Webbers”. She met quite a lot of people there and she said that it’s very useful to get some advice from older, successful colleagues.
Alyssa’s music career lasted until the 1990s. Her music was popular in Japan but Alyssa stated that she doesn’t want to pursue a career in singing in the US.
In 1992 she had a role of a teenage prostitute in a movie titled “Where the Day Takes You”. This movie, which was shot on Hollywood Boulevard got positive reviews. This movie got a nomination for “the Critics Award” at the Deauville Film Festival and won the Golden Space Needle Award in Seattle.
After that, she got a role in the movie “Casualties of Love: The Long Island Lolita Story” which was one of the 3 movies based on Mary Jo Buttafuoco. She had the role of Fisher in this movie and she said that the character was nothing like her.
After this Alyssa auditioned audition for a lot of movies because she tried to get rid of her “nice girl” image from her series. That’s why she was in several erotic movies like “Poison Ivy II: Lily”, “Embrace of the Vampire” and “Deadly Sins “.
She later stated that she felt pressured to do some scenes in Embrace of the Vampire and that she learned a lot from that. She said that everything she does is always aligned with her authentic self and the biggest wishes she has.
After this, she had several movies but none of them got really good critics. Some of them were “Confessions of a Sorority Girl”, “To Brave Alaska and Fear”, “The Surrogate” and so on.
In 1997 she got a lead role in “Hugo Pool”.
In 1996 she got the role of Jennifer Mancini in “Melrose Place” produced by Aaron Spelling. She did seven seasons of the series.
In 1998 she was cast as one of the main characters in a TV show “Charmed”. She played Phoebe Halliwell. She was also a producer alongside Holly Marie Combs for the fourth season of the show. This show stopped in 2006, after eight seasons.
In 1998 she appeared in Blink-182’s video for the song “Josie”.
In the 2000’ she had the role of Eva in MCI Inc.’s commercials for many years.
In 2007 she appeared in commercials for Veet and also Sheer Cover.
In 2007 she was in few episodes of “My Name is Earl”.
Alyssa was a part of Major League’s Baseball playoffs coverage.
In 2007 she started writing a blog for them on their website.
The same year she was reporting at Fenway Park when the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Boston Red Sox were playing.
In 2007 she launched her apparel line “Touch” targeted to female baseball fans and she sold it on Major League Baseball’s website.
In 2009 she opened a boutique for this apparel in Citi Field.
She was also involved in the Los Angeles Kings apparel and 2008 she started working for New York Giants.
In 2013 Touch was expanded to NASCAR.
In 2009 she gave a voice for the character of Dr. Ilyssa Selwyn in “Ghostbusters: The Video Game”. She stated that recording her voice for this game was a lot of fun.
In 2009 Alyssas released her book called “Safe At Home: Confessions of a Baseball Fanatic”.
She produced and starred in “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend” a comedy movie.
She had the role of a recently divorced mother who works as an attorney called Rebecca Thomas in a comedy series “Romantically Challenged”. This series started premiering in 2010 but was canceled after only four episodes.
She also produced a Lifetime film called “Sundays at Tiffany’s”.
In 2011 she was in two comedy movies “New Year’s Eve” and “Hall Pass”.
Two years later she made a comic book series titled “Hacktivist” and it was written by Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing and Marcus To drew it. It was released digitally the same year.
In 2014 she released the first print edition of the four-issue miniseries. A hardcover edition that had all four issues was released in July that year. This series got positive reviews.
In 2013 she got the role of Savannah Davis in an ABC series titled “Mistresses”. Because of family issues, she left the series after the second season.
She was a judge on “Project Runaway: All-Stars”.
In 2015 Alyssa was a guest host on The Talk.
In 2017 and 2018 she got two roles for Netflix series: “Insatiable” and “Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later”.
In 2018 she got the role in “Tempting Fate” which is based on a book by Jane Green.
In her career, she was on the covers of many magazines like Cleo, Cosmopolitan, Veronica, Seventeen, FHM and so on.
She also appeared in a Playboy, Premiere, Celebrity Skin and so on.
She was a spokesperson for Sheer Cover cosmetics.
In the 80’s Alyssa got in touch with a young fan that was ostracized for having AIDS. The boy was called Ryan White. They made friendship bracelets together for six hours and hung out. They were also on the Phil Donahue Show and she kissed Ryan to show the people that you can’t get a disease from him with causal contact.
In 2004 she was UNICEF’s spokesperson in the “Trick or Treat” Campaign. She raised a lot of money for South African women and children with AIDS.
In 2007 she was in PETA’s advertisement where she talked about vegetarianism in a dress made by vegetables.
In 2007 she became a founding ambassador for The Sabin Vaccine Institute’s Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases.
She is also a UNICEF’s Goodwill ambassador.
In 2004 she went on a trip to Angola to speak with women that are HIV positive and disfigured people from the country’s war.
In 2004 she went to India, in 2010 to Kosovo.
In 2009, Alyssa had fundraised for her birthday for Charity: Water.
In 2013 she released a tape Funny or Die which rose awareness on the Syrian Civil war.
In 2015 she supported Bernie Sander in his Presidential campaign.
In 2016 she supported Hillary Clinton.
In 2017 she posted a message as a part of the #MeToo movement. She talked about how common sex crimes are in the film industry.
In 2018 she was put as a co-chair of the Health Care Voter campaign. She talked about it in Time magazine.
In 2018 she helped to raise money for Richard Dien Winfield, a Democrat, and his campaign.
Alyssa spoke at the Women’s March in 2019 but didn’t want to participate in 2019 because of Tamika Mallory and Linda Sarsour.
In 2019 she talked about celibacy as a sex strike after the passed abortion laws in Georgia, one of the US states.
As a teenager, she dated a boy named Kirk but their relationship ended when she got hired for “Who’s the Boss?” series.
From 1987 to 1990 she was with Corey Haim. He was an addict at that time and the Milano family tried to help him but it didn’t work.
In 1990 she had a short fling with an ice-hockey player named Wayne McBean.
In 1991 she was rumored to be dating the famous David Arquette.
In 1993 she became engaged with Scott Wolf, an actor but they broke up their engagement after one year.
At the beginning of 1999, she married Cinjun Tate, a singer, but they divorced in 2000. He was the leader of a band named “Remy Zero”.
From 2001 up to 2003 she dated Brian Krause, a co-star from Charmed.
In 2002 she was dating a singer named Justin Timberlake. It was a very exposed relationship and that’s why it didn’t work as well as it was supposed to.
In 2004 she talked about her dyslexia in an interview and how she deals with it.
In December of 2008, she became engaged with David Bugliari, an agent, and they married in the summer of 2009 in New Jersey.
In august of 2011 the gave birth to their son and in 2014 their daughter.
She moved from West Hollywood to a much bigger property with horses, chicken, and rabbits located in Bell Canyon.
2014 she helped rescue a South Korean dog with the help of CARE and The Fuzzy Pet Foundation. The dog was found chained and was supposed to be raised for dog-meat.
In 2019 Alyssa talked about how she had two abortions in 1993 while she was with Scott Wolf. She was on birth control but still got pregnant.
In 2019 she revealed that she has two guns.
Full name: Alyssa Jayne Milano
Date of birth: December 19, 1972
Birthplace: Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, United States
Profession: actress, singer, producer
Height: 157 cm
Weight: 61 kg
Net Worth: $10 million