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Actress, television producer, film producer, singer Alyssa Milano (pic) pictures and photo gallery
Birth name: Alyssa Jayne Milano
Born: December 19, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Height: 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m).
-Lissy-girl (childhood nickname).
-Cinjun Tate (1 January 1999 - 20 November 1999) (divorced).
Alyssa Milanon biography (bio):
Early life and career:
Alyssa Milano was born in Brooklyn, New York to Italian parents Tom (a music editor) and Lin Milano (a fashion designer). She has a younger brother, Cory (born 1982), who is also an actor. She and Cory grew up on Staten Island. She began her career at the age of eight 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 11, she earned her first major role in the television program 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. When Alyssa won the role, her family relocated from Staten Island to Hollywood. Alyssa produced a teen workout video in 1988 called Teen Steam. Alyssa also appeared in the Josie music video by blink-182.
At the beginning of her career, Milano was known mainly for her role as Samantha Micelli 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 Berkley. 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 Charmed (1998-2006). Both Milano and Holly Marie Combs became producers for Charmed during the show's fifth season. Milano played the role of Eva Savelot in MCI's 1-800-COLLECT commercials.
On stage, she starred in Tender Offer, a one-act play written by Wendy Wasserstein, All Night Long, and the first American musical adaptation of Jane Eyre. She returned to her theater roots in 1991, when she starred in and produced a Los Angeles production of Butterflies Are Free.
In 2007, Milano began appearing on television commercials for the shaving cream "Veet".
Outside of acting, her hobbies include photography, humanitarian work and spending time with her 4 dogs; Ripely, Stella, Hugo, and Lucy. Her other pets are birds and horses. Milano suffers from Dyslexia. In an interview in 2004, Milano explained how she deals with her Dyslexia:
"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 an avid fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 2007 she created her own signature "Touch" line of team apparel for female baseball fans, currently available on Major League Baseball's website.
Milano was recently appointed Founding Ambassador for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases. 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 that are afflicted by NTDs, and the importance in controlling and preventing this global health crisis.
Milano became a National Ambassador for UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund). She traveled to India, as well as Angola, to work with UNICEF field officers there. In the fall of 2004, she launched UNICEF's "Trick or Treat" campaign as an official spokesperson. She raised approximately $50,000 for South African women and children who have AIDS by selling her own photo work and a school's photo work.
Milano is also a supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
-Samantha Micelli in Who's the Boss?.
-Phoebe Halliwell in Charmed.