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Overview (4)

Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameAlyssa Jayne Milano
Nicknames Lyssa
Conan
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Alyssa Milano comes from an Italian-American family; her mother Lin Milano is a fashion designer and father Thomas Milano is a film music editor. Alyssa was born in a working-class neighborhood in Brooklyn and grew up in a modest house on Staten Island. One day her babysitter, who was an aspiring dancer, dragged Alyssa along to an open audition for the first national tour of "Annie". However, it was Alyssa and not the sitter who was chosen from 1500 other girls for the role. So at the tender age of seven, with her mother in tow, Alyssa joined the tour as July, one of the orphans. After 18 months on the road Alyssa, who had begun to garner a reputation as an energetic and charismatic young actress, left Annie to be featured in off-Broadway productions and television commercials. Then in 1983, at age 10, she landed her breakthrough role on the sitcom Who's the Boss? (1984) as Tony Danza's saccharine sweet daughter, "Samantha Micelli", a kid whose native Brooklyn accent rivaled her TV dad's. In order for Alyssa to accept the gig, the Milano family had to uproot and move 3,000 miles to Hollywood.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: A. Nonymous

Family (4)

Spouse Dave Bugliari (15 August 2009 - present)  (2 children)
Cinjun Tate (1 January 1999 - 20 November 1999)  (divorced)
Children Bulgliari, Milo Thomas
Bugliari, Elizabella Dylan
Parents Lin Milano
Thomas Milano
Relatives Cory Milano (sibling)
Emily Ann Lloyd (cousin)
Eric Lloyd (cousin)

Trivia (57)

Awarded $230,000 in a default judgement against a web designer who allegedly posted nude pictures of her. [December 1998]
Wore colored contact lenses in some episodes of Who's the Boss? (1984).
Alyssa has seven tattoos. She has a sacred heart on her behind, a fairy kneeling in grass on her hip, rosary beads on her back, an angel on her left ankle, an Ouroboros (a snake biting its own tail) on her right wrist, an "om" on the other wrist and a garland of flowers around her right ankle.
Plays piano and flute.
Older sister of Cory Milano. Cousin of Eric Lloyd and Emily Ann Lloyd. Surrogate granddaughter of Katherine Helmond. Ex-wife of Cinjun Tate (lead singer for Remy Zero).
Caused a stir with two of her Candies Print ads, one of which shows a man perfuming Milano's cleavage, while the other shows her standing before a medicine cabinet stocked with perfume and condoms. Both ads were turned down by youth-oriented magazines Seventeen and Teen People. Also, her "Anywhere You Dare" TV commercials for the same product, which featured a black-lingerie clad Alyssa and a goateed man, were rejected by networks such as WB and FOX. [2000]
Attended the Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California.
Caused a commotion with her television father, Tony Danza, when she posed nude in the 1993 pages of Bikini magazine. "I worried about her, but it wasn't my place to say anything," explains Danza. "I played her father, but I wasn't her father.". Alyssa answered to the press that she already had an Italian father at home, and that she didn't need another one.
Is an accomplished recording artist whose five albums were released in Japan and each sold at least a million copies, going platinum. They are titled, "Alyssa", "Look In My Heart", "Best in the World", "Locked In a Dream" and "Do You See Me?".
Lost out to future Charmed (1998) co-star Shannen Doherty for the role of "Rene" in Mallrats (1995).
Voted #4 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women list in both 2001 and 2003.
During the animation of The Little Mermaid (1989), her picture was used to create the lead character, Ariel. Coincidentally, her character on the WB television series, Charmed (1998), temporarily turned into a mermaid at the beginning of the fifth season.
Ranked #5 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).
Her family once suffered a tragic fire. Her father went back into the house to save the dog, risking his own life. He injured himself by jumping out of a second story window after the search for the dog became impossible due to the heat. The dog unfortunately did not survive.
Ranked #28 on VH1's list of "The 100 Greatest Child Actors of All Time" and #30 among the 100 Greatest Teen Stars.
Holly Marie Combs and Shannen Doherty were her bridesmaids at her wedding to Cinjun Tate.
Has played two different characters who both rode on a horse naked: Phoebe Halliwell in Charmed (1998) and the mayor's daughter in Spin City (1996).
Named #6 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement, then ranked #22 in the 2006" supplement.
Was ranked #5 in E's 50 cutest child stars all grown-up (2005).
Was an Indianapolis Colts supporter in Super Bowl the XLI.
Is an active member of UNICEF.
Out of what she called "necessity", Milano teamed with G-III and MLB to create her own signature "touch" line of team-logo fashion for the female fan, which was released for sale on-line on April 13, 2007.
Has a phobia of water, making her underwater scenes in the Charmed (1998) episodes, Charmed: A Witch's Tail: Part 1 (2002) and Charmed: A Witch's Tail: Part 2 (2002), very hard.
Has played four different characters named "Amy". In the movie The Surrogate (1995), she played .... Amy Winslow; in Buying the Cow (2002), she played .... Amy; in Kiss the Bride (2002), she played ... Amy Kayne; and played the female lead Amy Fisher in Casualties of Love: The Long Island Lolita Story (1993).
Her favorite sport is baseball. A New York Yankees fan growing up in Brooklyn, she became a huge fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers when she moved to Los Angeles at age 12, and remains a Dodgers season-ticket holder. Writes a blog for Major League Baseball's website, and is friends with pitcher Carl Pavano, who pitched for the Montreal Expos, the Florida Marlins and the New York Yankees.
Has appeared in underwear along with Yasmine Bleeth, Jamie Luner, Melissa Joan Hart, Garcelle Beauvais, Carmen Electra, Peta Wilson and Jeri Ryan on the cover of and inside the October 1997 issue of Details magazine.
She stated on the DVD extras for her movie Pathology (2008) that she is an amateur photographer.
Alyssa met Hollywood agent Dave Bugliari in 2006. They became engaged in December 2008, and married in August 2009.
Her dogs' names are Lucy, Ripely, Stella, Hugo and she has four cats named Simon, Lucy, Daisy and Miles.
Attended the wedding of Reese Witherspoon to Jim Toth (26 March 2011); she had co-starred with Witherspoon 15 years earlier in the film Fear (1996).
She has been tremendously successful in using Twitter as a tool to raise money for Charity: Water, a nonprofit working to supply clean water to those in need. On her birthday, she asked her followers to donate money to the charity instead of purchasing birthday gifts. Today she has raised $92,568 for the charity. These achievements garnered her a "Do Something" Twitter Award in 2010.
Along with her co-stars Owen Wilson, Jenna Fischer and Christina Applegate, Milano is one of four actors from the film Hall Pass (2011) to become a first-time parent the same year the film was released.
Was 4 months pregnant when she completed filming on New Year's Eve (2011). Named the child, a boy, Milo, after fellow Pathology (2008) actor, Milo Ventimiglia as he had helped set Milano up with her now-husband David Bugliari. Milano returned to work 7 months after giving birth to begin filming Mistresses (2013).
She was a source of inspiration for the character of Ariel in The Little Mermaid (1989).
Her favorite song is "Blackbird" by The Beatles.
Celebrity spokesperson for ProActive. [February 2009]
Dubbed into French by Magali Barney for most of her films and all her series since Who's the Boss? (1984).
When future costar Shannen Doherty left Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), Alyssa was a strong contender for replacing her before the role eventually went to Tiffani Thiessen.
Ranked #34 on Maxim's "Hot 100" of 2014 list.
In Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), the spaceship "The Milano" is named after her.
On August 15, 2009, she married her boyfriend of 2 years Dave Bugliari at his family home in New Jersey following a 7-month-long engagement. In 2009 she suffered a miscarriage while pregnant with their first child. The couple has two children with her husband Dave Bugliari -- a son, Milo Thomas Bugliari, and a daughter, Elizabella Dylan Bugliari.
When Shannen Doherty left Charmed (1998) in 2001 after three years, it caused great controversy since both Shannen and Alyssa confirmed that there was a rift. Rose McGowan replaced Shannen on the series, which ended five years later in 2006, and Alyssa would always call it her most favorite series. In 2013, Alyssa tweeted to Shannen and Holly Marie Combs and Rose McGowan, whether they would do a Charmed (1998) reunion movie, since she would love to do it, Doherty responded that she would. Although no movie was ever made, it was the first sign that they were both willing to mend their rift. It would take another two years to fully mend their rift, when in 2015, Alyssa tweeted to Doherty (who was battling breast cancer): "Sending you love, light, and strength". In October 2016, Alyssa said that she continues to tweet or direct message Shannen once a week offering words of support and encouragement, and in turn, Shannen has been appreciative.
Was 7 months pregnant with her daughter Elizabella when she completed filming the 2nd season of Mistresses (2013). To disguise her pregnancy, she would often carry large purses. Returned to work 18 months after giving birth to begin filming What Goes Around Comes Around (2016). She left the series at the end of the same season due to production being moved from Los Angeles to Vancouver. She explained that having her husband and two small children already settled in L.A. would have been too much of a move.
Despite nailing her audition for the role of Heather in Where the Day Takes You (1992), producers feared putting a former child star in a lead role. Therefore they gave Alyssa the smaller role of Kimmy. The lead role would be given to Lara Flynn Boyle.
Endorsed Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential election of the United States.
Her acting mentor is Tony Danza.
Filed a $10 million lawsuit against her former business manager Kenneth Hellie and his firm, Hellie, Hoffer & Co., for severe misconduct specifically forging her signature on checks, failed to pay her overdue bills and taxes, and coerced her into making bad investments in a business in which he was also an investor without disclosing the conflict of interest.[June 2017].
In 2009, she suffered a miscarriage.
Was reportedly considered for the role of Jane Rizzoli on Rizzoli & Isles (2010).
Reunited with her ex-fiance Scott Wolf (to whom she was briefly engaged in 1993) in Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (2001).
She & Commando (1985) co-star Rae Dawn Chong appeared in different episodes of The Outer Limits (1995).
Born on the same day (and has the same height) as Rosa Blasi.
Born at 7:00 AM (EST).
Took private lessons from Donna Brandefine of Brandy's Dance Unique in Staten Island, New York..
Donated a signed "Who's the Boss," collector's item to the "Building for the Future Campaign" fundraiser that helped get the South Shore YMCA in Staten Island, New York built.
Lived in the Great Kills/Eltingville area of Staten Island, New York as a kid before her family moved to Los Angeles for her to appear in the tv series "Who's The Boss?".

Personal Quotes (15)

Alyssa's favorite saying is "It's nice to be important, but it's important to always be nice."
Every time I decide I want a child I get another pet. I have 3 dogs, 13 birds and 3 horses, what does that tell you?
I've always believed in experiencing everything in life. When you walk out with blinders on, you cut yourself off from the angels and the fairies.
We were in Brooklyn and we stopped by a neighbor's house ... there were these dogs there and I guess they had puppies, she was going to keep one but said she may have to put the rest to sleep if she couldn't find homes for them, so if we knew anyone that wanted puppies to let her know. I asked what she meant by "putting them to sleep", so I asked and my mom being as subtle as possible said it means they are going to kill them. So we took home one named Pluto.
Animals, they are one of the most beautiful gifts we have and, you know, if there are people that have compassion, there are very few people that put their money into animal rescue organizations. And if there is someone that has that passion, animals need all the help they can get.
"I turned vegetarian after 9/11. A friend of mine came back from New York and said that he couldn't stand the smell of burnt flesh. It immediately reminded me of a barbecue." - On her decision to become a vegetarian.
I'm a big believer in individual responsibility.
First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn't so great.
I had to deal with a certain amount of guilt that accompanied being successful at a young age. The guilt that my parents gave up their dreams, friendships, and the only life they knew to make *my* triumphs a possibility. The guilt that my brother had to deal with having a famous sister. It was not easy, but thank God I had them to remind me what is important in life.
Baseball is, in many ways, like a boyfriend or spouse. You can love him, you *should* love him, but you need to learn that he exists without you, and you without him. You need to learn the same thing about baseball, that as much as you care, you need to be able to step back.
In my book, the number-one sign that you're all grown up is when your baby brother's giving YOU piggyback rides!
[open letter] Dear Matt Damon, It's the micro that makes the macro. We are in a 'culture of outrage' because the magnitude of rage is, in fact, overtly outrageous. And it is righteous. I have been a victim of each component of the sexual assault spectrum of which you speak. They all hurt. And they are all connected to a patriarchy intertwined with normalized, accepted - even welcomed - misogyny. We are not outraged because someone grabbed our asses in a picture. We are outraged because we were made to feel this was normal. We are outraged because we have been gaslighted. We are outraged because we were silenced for so long. Sexual harassment, misconduct, assault and violence is a systemic disease. The tumor is being cut out right now with no anesthesia. Please send flowers. [Dec. 2017]
If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted, write "Me Too".
[on continuing to deal with symptoms months after her COVID-19 diagnosis]There are still lingering effects, like I still have shortness of breath. I still have heart palpitations. I have, like, a high-pitched noise in my ear. My hair is falling out.
My very first date was with Kirk Cameron. I was 13. His mom picked me up at my parents house and dropped us off at Stanley's in Sherman Oaks. He wore too much cologne.

Salary (1)

Charmed (1998) $90,000 + an episode(2001)

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