Alyssa Milano
American actress, singer, producer
Alyssa Milano
Alyssa Jayne Milano is an American actress and former singer, known for her childhood role as Samantha Micelli in the sitcom Who's the Boss? and an eight-year stint as Phoebe Halliwell on the series Charmed. She was also a series regular on the original Melrose Place portraying the role of Jennifer Mancini. Milano has a female sports apparel line, Touch.
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Alyssa Milano's personal information overview.
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The 20 Funniest Tweets From Women This Week
Huffington Post - 6 days
The ladies of Twitter never fail to brighten our days with their brilliant ― but succinct ― wisdom. Each week, HuffPost Women rounds up hilarious 140-character musings. For this week’s great tweets from women, scroll through the list below. Then visit our Funniest Tweets From Women page for our past collections. It's crazy af how Beyoncé can just find out where you live/work. I want her and Parkwood to know that I will give them my social if need be. — Jasmyn Lawson (@JasmynBeKnowing) February 17, 2017 Tomorrow is the holiest day of the year: 50% off candy day. — Nina Bargiel (@slackmistress) February 14, 2017 I'm looking for a knife to open this knife I bought from Amazon. — Jennifer S. White (@yenniwhite) February 14, 2017 Me watching Trudeau translate himself into French. pic.twitter.com/yazecf1Nvj — Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) February 13, 2017 So what if an 8 yr old on Master Chef can make a per ...
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Rihanna 'Disgusted' By Donald Trump's Attempt To Block Muslims From Entering U.S.
Huffington Post - 25 days
Rihanna is the latest star to add her voice to the conversation surrounding Donald Trump’s recent executive order, which temporarily banned all refugees from entering the U.S. and temporarily banned travelers entering the country from seven Muslim-majority nations.  On Saturday, the pop star tweeted her disgust for the action, which also bars Syrian refugees indefinitely.  “This is devastating!” she wrote, seemingly referring to the president as “an immoral pig.”  Disgusted! The news is devastating! America is being ruined right before our eyes! What an immoral pig you have to be to implement such BS!! — Rihanna (@rihanna) January 29, 2017 That same night, a federal judge in Brooklyn, New York, put a temporary halt on parts of Trump’s executive order. Thousands of demonstrators gathered to protest the travel ban at airports across the country. Aside from Rihanna, plenty of other stars, such as Debra Messing, Michael Moore and Alyssa Milano, expressed th ...
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Celebrities React To Trump's #MuslimBan With Anger And Calls To Action
Huffington Post - 26 days
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Celebrities React To News Of Alan Thicke's Untimely Death
Huffington Post - 2 months
Alan Thicke, beloved TV actor and star of “Growing Pains,” died on Tuesday after reportedly suffering a heart attack while playing hockey with his son Carter. He was 69.  Thicke’s agent, Tracy Mapes, confirmed his death to The Huffington Post. “He was charming, witty, talented, an icon,” Mapes said in a statement. “I was so blessed to have him in my life. Today is a very sad day.” Celebrities who knew and loved Alan took to Twitter to remember the actor and share their condolences.  His former daughter-in-law, Paula Patton, who was married to his son Robin Thicke, shared a quote attributed to Mother Teresa shortly after the news broke:  ❤️ pic.twitter.com/g0fknOd1JR — Paula Patton (@PaulaPattonXO) December 14, 2016 See more celebrity remembrances below:  I'm sad beyond words that Alan Thicke has passed away. I've known you since I was 8 years old… https://t.co/GLXSTK1nd7 — Candace Cameron Bure (@candacecbure) December 14, 2016 ...
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Rose Byrne Talks About The Time TSA Confiscated Her Breast Milk
Huffington Post - 9 months
Rose Byrne knows the challenges breastfeeding moms face in transit.  During an appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," the actress said she's been traveling a lot to promote her new film, "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising" -- while also pumping breast milk for her 3-month-old son, Rocco. At one TSA security checkpoint, Byrne's breast milk was subject to additional screening. "They wave this weird thing over the top of it and there's a whole production going on," she recalled. "They take it very seriously that it could be something." In that moment at the airport, Byrne said she opted to "just stand there and smile and tell them that it's really breast milk and that it's nothing." According to the TSA website, breast milk is exempt from the 3.4 ounce requirements but may be subject to testing by X-ray or other measures at airport security. Parents are also instructed to declare these liquids to TSA. The actress didn't mention if the TSA seized ...
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Actress Alyssa Milano: Why low-carb is the only diet that works for me
LATimes - 11 months
Actress Alyssa Milano said she's never experienced Hollywood-induced body-shaming. Not even after she gained 50 pounds with her first pregnancy, and then 55 pounds with her second. Her attitude toward the weight gain was, "'It just is what it is.' I just fed my body whatever I wanted." After the...
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Breastfeeding Moms Take A Stand With First Ever Virtual 'Nurse-In'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
To recognize Alyssa Milano and her support for breastfeeding in public, fellow moms have come together to honor the actress in a pretty fitting way. Normalize Breastfeeding, a campaign dedicated to breastfeeding awareness, has arranged a virtual "nurse-in" on Jan. 15 as a token of appreciation for Milano and her role as breastfeeding advocate. The Facebook event page encourages moms to share a #brelfie (breastfeeding selfie) and help normalize breastfeeding. Milano's recent appearance on "The Wendy Williams Show" inspired the event. While talking about breastfeeding in public, host Wendy Williams said, "I don't need to see that." Later, the host referred to breasts as "sexual things" and "fun bags." Milano responded with an important point about the sexualization of women's breasts. "Yeah, but they weren't -- biologically they're not made for sexual things," Milano said. "That's what we've done to them." Williams' commentary motivated a mother to write an open letter accomp ...
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Breastfeeding Moms Take A Stand With First Ever Virtual 'Nurse-In'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
To recognize Alyssa Milano and her support for breastfeeding in public, fellow moms have come together to honor the actress in a pretty fitting way. Normalize Breastfeeding, a campaign dedicated to breastfeeding awareness, has arranged a virtual "nurse-in" on Jan. 15 as a token of appreciation for Milano and her role as breastfeeding advocate. The Facebook event page encourages moms to share a #brelfie (breastfeeding selfie) and help normalize breastfeeding. Milano's recent appearance on "The Wendy Williams Show" inspired the event. While talking about breastfeeding in public, host Wendy Williams said, "I don't need to see that." Later, the host referred to breasts as "sexual things" and "fun bags." Milano responded with an important point about the sexualization of women's breasts. "Yeah, but they weren't -- biologically they're not made for sexual things," Milano said. "That's what we've done to them." Williams' commentary motivated a mother to write an open letter accomp ...
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Dear Leo, I'm Inviting You to Take Me to the Oscars
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Hey Leo! I can call you Leo, right? First of all, I feel like I need to apologize. After watching The Revenant, I realized the purpose for the man bun all those months. The disheveled, scruffy, Jack Nicholson look had me a little worried. I should have known it was for a movie role. I'm sorry I lost faith in you, briefly, but I now feel like I understand your supermodel obsession a little more. I'm glad we've gotten passed that. The real reason for this letter isn't actually to convince you to take me as your date to the Oscars. Well, ok it is, but let's be honest, we all know you're planning to take Irmelin, or Mom as you call her. Don't get me wrong, she totally deserves to sit next to you, I mean, she did birth you. I'm just throwing it out there, that's all. Why would you take a crazy woman who's blogging you an invitation, you ask? Well first off, I'm not crazy. I'm actually graduating with my Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in May, and technic ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Alyssa Milano
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 42
    On March 2, 2015, Milano was a guest host on The Talk.
    More Details Hide Details In the late 1980s Milano reached out to Ryan White, a schoolboy ostracized for having AIDS, and a fan of Milano's. She attended a big party for him, where she sat with him for six hours, making friendship bracelets with him. They appeared together on The Phil Donahue Show, where Milano kissed White, in order to show that she could not catch the disease through casual contact with him. In October 2004, Milano participated in UNICEF's "Trick or Treat" campaign as the national spokesperson. She raised approximately $50,000 for South African women and children with AIDS by selling her own and schools' photo work. In support of PETA, she appeared in a 2007 advertisement for them, advocating vegetarianism, in a dress made entirely of vegetables. In June 2007, 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 $250,000. She is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for the United States of America, Her field work 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 a tsunami; and a 2010 trip to the settlement of Kolonia in western Kosovo to witness impoverished living conditions.
  • 2013
    Age 40
    In September 2013, Milano released a viral tape on Funny or Die that drew attention to the Syrian civil war.
    More Details Hide Details Milano has dyslexia. In a 2004 interview, she explained how she deals with the disorder:
    In June 2013, she played Savannah Davis in ABC drama series Mistresses, 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.
    More Details Hide Details She signed on as host and judge Project Runway: All Stars beginning with season three.
    In 2013, Milano created the comic book series Hacktivist, which was written by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly, drawn by Marcus To, and published by Archaia Entertainment.
    More Details Hide Details The book, which explores the modern world of hacking and global activism, is described as "a fast-paced cyber-thriller about friendship and freedom in a time of war." The publication was released digitally in late 2013, while the first print edition issue of the four-issue miniseries was published in January 2014. A hardcover edition collecting all four issues was released in July 2014. 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.
    In 2013, Milano expanded "Touch" into NASCAR.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 36
    For her 37th birthday, which occurred on December 19, 2009, Milano ran an online fundraising campaign for Charity:Water.
    More Details Hide Details 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 ran until December 26.
    On March 24, 2009, her book on her baseball fandom, Safe At Home: Confessions of a Baseball Fanatic, was released.
    More Details Hide Details 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. Milano starred in the sitcom Romantically Challenged as Rebecca Thomas, a recently divorced single mother attorney in Pittsburgh who has not dated "since Bill Clinton was president". The series premiered on ABC on April 19, 2010. The series was canceled after airing four episodes. Milano produced and led the cast of Lifetime's TV film Sundays at Tiffany's. which was her second collaboration with Lifetime, after Wisegal (2008). Milano starred in two comedy films, Hall Pass and New Year's Eve.
    On March 20, 2009 it was announced that Milano voiced Dr. Ilyssa Selwyn in Ghostbusters: The Video Game.
    More Details Hide Details In a 2010 interview she 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.
  • 2008
    Age 35
    After one year of dating, Milano became engaged to Creative Artists Agency agent David Bugliari in December 2008, and they married on August 15, 2009 at Bugliari's family home in New Jersey.
    More Details Hide Details They have a son and a daughter. Milano's discography includes four studio albums, two compilations, and eleven singles. These albums were only commercially available in Japan, with the exception of one single that was only available in France and a charity single that was available in the U.S. Singles Footnotes: Other recordings
    In 2008, she expanded that to NFL football, as a New York Giants fan.
    More Details Hide Details Since Milano is from the same hometown as NFL Network's Rich Eisen, she revealed some of her family's connections with the Giants.
  • 2007
    Age 34
    A fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers, in April 2007, Milano began writing a baseball blog on the Major League Baseball's website.
    More Details Hide Details That year she reported at Fenway Park during the ALDS between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The same year, she launched her signature "Touch" line of team apparel for female baseball fans, selling it through her blog on 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.
    Milano was part of TBS's special coverage installment Hot Corner for the 2007 Major League Baseball playoffs.
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    That year, she filmed a pilot for ABC called Reinventing the Wheelers, which was not picked up for the 2007–08 season.
    More Details Hide Details That season she appeared in ten episodes of My Name Is Earl.
    In 2007, Milano's commercial work included two 2007 television ads for Veet and Sheer Cover.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Age 26
    On January 1, 1999, Milano married singer Cinjun Tate; they divorced in early 2000.
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  • 1998
    Age 25
    In 1998, she played Mark Hoppus's love interest in the music video for Blink-182's "Josie".
    More Details Hide Details In the early 2000s, Milano played Eva Savelot in MCI Inc. commercials for that company's 1-800-COLLECT campaign.
    In 1998, she was cast as Phoebe Halliwell, one of the three lead characters on Spelling's show Charmed.
    More Details Hide Details She and Holly Marie Combs became producers for the show during season four. The series ran for eight seasons, concluding in 2006.
  • 1996
    Age 23
    In late 1996, Milano was offered a role of Jennifer Mancini on the drama Melrose Place by producer Aaron Spelling: "We were looking for someone with sparkle.
    More Details Hide Details Alyssa was the perfect choice." She left early in season seven.
  • 1995
    Age 22
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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." She 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 the Los Angeles Times called Milano "very good" in the production. Milano starred the lead role in Hugo Pool, her first film released through cinemas after Fear'.
  • 1993
    Age 20
    In 1993, Milano became engaged to actor Scott Wolf, but they broke off their engagement the following year.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1992
    Age 19
    Milano played a teenage prostitute in the 1992 independent film Where the Day Takes You.
    More Details Hide Details The film, which focuses on a group of young runaway and homeless teenagers, was shot on and around Hollywood Boulevard. It was also the feature film debut of Will Smith, and was met with positive critical reception. 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. Although Milano feared that viewers would only recognize her as "the girl from Who's the Boss?", she was noticed by the media, which helped her land the role of Amy Fisher in the high-profile TV movie Casualties of Love: The Long Island Lolita Story, one of three TV films based on Fisher's shooting of Mary Jo Buttafuoco. Milano 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 had done." The film was shot from November - December 1992. She welcomed the cancellation of the series, as she was ready to move on to other roles and enthusiastic to "showcase" what she was able to do. Looking back on eight years of playing the same role, Milano commented, "Creatively, it's been very frustrating. I gave her more of a personality. I changed her wardrobe, cut her hair, anything to give her new life."
  • 1991
    Age 18
    She returned to the theater in 1991, producing and starring in a Los Angeles production of Butterflies Are Free from December 26, 1991 to January 19, 1992.
    More Details Hide Details A few years later this film was shown in Japan, prompting a producer to offer Milano a five-album record deal. Milano's albums, which she described as "bubblegum pop", scored platinum in the country, though she later showed her discontent in their musical quality. Subsequently, she starred in the children's film The Canterville Ghost, which did not achieve much praise or attention and Variety magazine noted in its review: "Milano as the catalyzing daughter Jennifer adapts to the ghostly Sir Simon without a qualm; that, of course, is the true charm of the story, but Milano doesn't exhibit enough presence to match the droll, charming Gielgud". Milano starred in two 1988 television films, Crash Course and Dance 'til Dawn. Both projects allowed her to work alongside close personal friend Brian Bloom who worked with his brother Scott with her in episodes of Who's the Boss; this working camaraderie would later expand in 1993 when Milano made a cameo appearance in Bloom's film The Webbers. She produced a teen workout video, Teen Steam, and achieved some fame outside the USA with her music career, which lasted until the early 1990s. Even though she scored platinum in Japan, Milano had no interest to pursue a music career in the United States: "I'm not interested in crossing over. I'd much rather have it released where it's appreciated than laughed at." Simultaneously, she wrote a weekly column called "From Alyssa, with love" for the teen magazine Teen Machine.
  • 1989
    Age 16
    The body type and personality of Ariel, the main character in the 1989 animated film The Little Mermaid, were based upon Milano.
    More Details Hide Details On stage, she starred in Tender Offer, a one-act play written by Wendy Waserstein, All Night Long by American playwright John O'Keefe, and the first American musical adaptation of Jane Eyre.
  • 1984
    Age 11
    In August 1984, Milano made her film debut in the coming of age drama Old Enough, which she recalled as a "great" way for "starting out".
    More Details Hide Details The film was screened at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won First Prize. Milano was flown to Los Angeles to audition 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 September 20, 1984. Throughout Who's the Boss?, Milano developed a close relationship with co-star Danza. Commenting on their early years together, "She was just the sweetest little girl of all time She became much like my daughter." The series established Milano 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. At age twelve, Milano co-starred in Commando as Jenny Matrix, the daughter of John Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1972
    Born
    Milano was born on December 19, 1972 in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, the daughter of fashion designer and talent manager Lin Milano and film-music editor Thomas M. Milano, (who had been an early member of the band Sleepy Hollow but left in 1972).
    More Details Hide Details She and her brother, Cory, who is seven years her junior, are of Italian ancestry. Her family remained in Bensonhurst until a neighborhood shooting prompted them to relocate to Great Kills, Staten Island. Milano began her career at age seven, when her babysitter, without notifying her parents, took her to an audition for one of the four principal parts in a national touring company of Annie. Milano was one of four selected from more than 1,500 girls. During the course of her work in the play, Milano and her mother were on the road for 18 months. After returning to New York, she appeared in television commercials and did several roles in off-Broadway productions, including the first American musical adaptation of Jane Eyre. When accompanying a friend from the Annie production to the office of a New York agent, Milano 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."
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