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Alyssa Jayne Milano.

 

Alyssa-Milano-2014     Born in Brooklyn, New York, on December 19, 1972, Alyssa Jayne Milano is the daughter of Thomas, a film music editor, and Lin, a fashion designer.

After seeing the Broadway play Annie at the age of 7, Alyssa Milano knew she wanted to become an actress. One year later, she made her acting debut in the same musical and toured for 18 months. After that time, Alyssa left Annie to star in off-Broadway productions and TV commercials.

Alyssa Milano joins who’s the boss?

Alyssa Milano made her television debut in 1984 with her role as Tony Danza’s daughter on the popular sitcom Who’s the Boss?, which ran for eight years. And only one year into the sitcom’s run, Alyssa nabbed a small role playing Arnold Schwarzenegger’s daughter in 1985′s Commando.

While her role on Who’s The Boss? continued to garner her millions of fans and allowed her to create a best-selling exercise video in 1988 called Teen Steam, Alyssa Milano also starred in a bunch of forgettable TV movies, including The Canterville Ghost (1986), Crash Course (1988) and Voices That Care (1991).

In 1989, a picture of Alyssa Milano served as the inspiration behind Disney’s The Little Mermaid and was used to create the image of Ariel in the classic movie.

Alyssa Milano releases albums

The ’90s were a time when Alyssa Milano wanted to shed her little-girl image and prove that she was a sexy adult woman. She did so by starring in Casualties of Love: The Long Island Lolita Story (1993) and the sexually charged Embrace of the Vampire (1994) and Poison Ivy II (1996). It worked, as popular men’s mag FHM voted her onto its 100 Sexiest Women in the World list four times.

But Alyssa Milano didn’t stop at TV and movies. In fact, she also released seven albums including Alyssa (1989), Look In My Heart (1989), Best In The World (1990), Locked In a Dream (1991), and Do You See Me? (1992) — in Japan.

 

Alyssa Milano on melrose place

On the big screen, one of Alyssa Milano’s most important roles came in 1996 when she starred alongside Reese Witherspoon and Mark Wahlberg in the surprise hit Fear (1996). Also in 1996, she appeared in To Brave Alaska, a made-for-TV flick about a couple fighting for their lives while abandoned in Alaska.

In 1997, Alyssa Milano returned to television full-time as troublemaker Jennifer Mancini in the primetime Aaron Spelling soap Melrose Place. She was cast as a regular for one season and became the enemy of fellow beauty Amanda, played by Heather Locklear.

Alyssa Milano on charmed

While her role on Melrose Place was hot in 1997, Alyssa Milano attended the Sundance Film Festival where her new movie, Hugo Pool, also starring Robert Downey Jr., Sean Penn and Patrick Dempsey, premiered. At the festival, Alyssa was given the Spirit Award for women.

In 1998, Alyssa Milano began portraying a witch on the WB’s Charmed alongside fellow witches Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs and, later, Rose McGowan. She stayed on the show for eight seasons, leaving only when the show came to an end in 2006.

In January 1999, on New Year’s Day, Alyssa Milano wed musician Cinjun Tate (lead singer for the rock group Remy Zero), but she divorced him in November of that same year.

Alyssa Milano in dickie roberts

Alyssa Milano’s major role in Charmed didn’t stop her from appearing in big screen projects. In 2003, Alyssa starred alongside David Spade in Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, and the following year, she did voice work for Dinotopia: Curse of the Ruby Sunstone.

Alyssa Milano also continued doing TV commercials; she was well-known as the spokesperson for 1-800-Collect and for her very provocative commercials and print ads for Candie’s perfume.

In addition, Alyssa Milano got seriously involved in humanitarian work; in fact, she is a National Ambassador for UNICEF and she works with PETA.

Alyssa Milano is named no. 80 in 2008 top 99

In November 2007, Alyssa Milano began making regular appearances on the hit TV show My Name Is Earl.

In 2008, Alyssa Milano ranked No. 80 on AskMen.com’s Top 99 list, proving that this child star has turned into a desirable Hollywood starlet who’s here to stay. She also had a role in the film Pathology, alongside Milo Ventimiglia.

Film

Year Film Role
1984 Old Enough Diane
1985 Commando Jenny Matrix
1986 The Canterville Ghost Jennifer Canterville
1988 Crash Course Vanessa Crawford
Dance ’til Dawn Shelley Sheridan
1989 Speed Zone! Lurleen
1992 Little Sister Diana
Where the Day Takes You Kimmy
1993 The Webbers Fan
Conflict of Interest Eve
Casualties of Love: The Long Island Lolita Story Amy Fisher
Candles in the Dark Sylvia Velliste
1994 Confessions of a Sorority Girl Rita Summers
Double Dragon Marian Delario/Power Corps Chief
1995 Deadly Sins Cristina
Embrace of the Vampire Charlotte Wells
The Surrogate Amy Winslow
1996 “Jimmy Zip” Francesca
Poison Ivy II: Lily Lily Leonetti
Fear Margo Masse
Glory Daze Chelsea
To Brave Alaska Denise Harris
Public Enemies Amaryllis
1997 Below Utopia Susanne
Hugo Pool Hugo Dugay
1998 Goldrush: A Real Life Alaskan Adventure Frances Ella ‘Fizzy’ Fitz
2001 Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure Angel
Diamond Hunters Tracey Van der Byl
2002 Buying the Cow Amy
Kiss the Bride Amy Kayne
2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Cyndi
2005 Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone 26
2007 The Blue Hour Allegra
2008 Wisegal Patty Montanari
Pathology Gwen Williamson
2010 “DC Showcase: The Spectre” Aimee Brenner
My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend Jesse Young
2011 Hall Pass Grace
TV series
Year Title Role Seasons
1984–92 Who’s the Boss? Samantha Micelli 1–8
1997–98 Melrose Place Jennifer Mancini 6 & 7
1998–2006 Charmed Phoebe Halliwell 1–8
2007 Reinventing the Wheelers Annie
2008 Single with Parents Lou
2010 Romantically Challenged Rebecca Thomas 1
Studio albums
Year Information
1989 Look in My Heart 

  • First Studio Album
  • Released: March 25, 1989
  • Formats: Vinyl, Cassette, CD
1989 Alyssa 

  • Second Studio Album
  • Released: October 25, 1989
  • Formats: Vinyl, Cassette, CD
1991 Locked Inside a Dream 

  • Third Studio Album
  • Released: May 21, 1991
  • Formats: Vinyl, Cassette, CD
1992 Do You See Me? 

  • Fourth Studio Album
  • Released: September 18, 1992
  • Formats: Vinyl, Cassette, CD
Compilations
Year Information
1990 The Best in the World: Non-Stop Special Remix/Alyssa’s Singles 

  • Remix/Hits Album
  • Released: February 21, 1990
  • Formats: Cassette, CD
1995 The Very Best of Alyssa Milano 

  • Hits Album
  • Released: 1995 (Promo Only)
  • Formats: CD
Singles
Year Single Album
1989 “What a Feeling” Look in My Heart
“Look In My Heart”
“Straight to the Top”
“I Had a Dream” Alyssa
“Happiness”
1990 “The Best in the World” The Best in the World
“I Love When We’re Together”1 Single Only
1991 “New Sensation” Locked Inside a Dream
“Voices That Care” 1 Single Only
1992 “Do You See Me?” Do You See Me?
1993 “No Secret” 2 Locked Inside a Dream

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