Alyssa Milano : Biography
Alyssa Jayne Milano was born on December 19, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York to Lin and Tom, a fashion designer and a film music editor. She grew up on Staten Island with her sister, Cory Milano. When she was 7 years old, her babysitter, a dance student, took Alyssa with her to an open audition for the first national tour of Annie. As it turned out, Alyssa got the part of an orphan, and the babysitter wasn't cast at all. Alyssa joined the Annie tour in July and stayed with the group for 18 months. She left to work off-Broadway and in television commercials.
On top of her acting career, Alyssa has also released 5 music albums in Japan: Alyssa, Look In My Heart, Best in the World, Locked in a Dream, and Do You See Me?. All of the albums went platinum. Alyssa is also well known as the 1-800-Collect girl, and the spokesperson for Candie's perfume.
Alyssa Milano: Career
Alyssa Milano started acting on the stage in a national tour of Annie at the age of eight. She rose to teen stardom as the tomboyish Samantha Micelli on the ABC sitcom Who's the Boss, which ran from 1984-1992. Never really making the transition to feature films, she appeared in sleazy made-for-TV movies, provocative ad campaigns, and nude photographs. In one of her more prominent TV performances, she portrayed Amy Fisher in Casualties of Love: The "Long Island Lolita" Story on CBS in 1993. Her few feature film credits include the quirky romantic comedy Hugo Pool and the thriller Below Utopia, starring Ice-T. She joined the cast of Melrose Place on FOX for the 1997-1998 season before moving over to the WB for Charmed, co-starring Shannen Doherty and Holly Marie Combs. In the late '90s, she released several pop/rock albums, which did quite well in Japan. She also married and divorced rocker August Cinjun Tate from the post-grunge band Remy Zero before embarking on a series of other well-publicized celebrity relationships. Since the popularity of Charmed, she's appeared in major television ad campaigns and the comedies Kiss the Bride, Buying the Cow, and Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star. After winning several legal battles involving her nude images on the Internet, Milano helped to launch the index /safesearching.com
Alyssa Milano: Movies
Attack Pack (2005), Kiss the Bride (2005), To Brave Alaska (2005), Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003), Buying the Cow (2002), Kiss The Bride (2002), Diamond Hunters (2001), Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (2001), Body Count (1998), Hugo Pool (1997), Public Enemies (1996), Glory Daze (1996), Fear (1996), Deadly Sins (1995), Poison Ivy 2: Lily (1995), Casualties of Love: The Long Island Lolita Story (1993), Confessions of Sorority Girls (1993), Conflict of Interest (1992), Little Sister (1992), Where the Day Takes You (1992), Speed Zone (1989), Dance 'Til Dawn (1988), Teen Steam (1988), The Canterville Ghost (1986), Commando (1985), Old Enough (1984)