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Alyssa Milano

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Alyssa Milano
Birth name Alyssa Jayne Milano
Born December 19, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York, USA
Notable Roles Samantha Micelli in Who's the Boss?
Phoebe Halliwell in Charmed
Notable Episodes Charmed: Morality Bites
Awards 1986 Best Young Supporting Actress, Young Artist Awards



Alyssa Milano was born on the December 19, 1972 to Lin Milano and her husband. She was born in Brooklyn, New York. She first gained fame when she was cast as Samantha in Who's the Boss?.

After Who's the Boss? Alyssa did not have much of a career until she was cast as Phoebe Halliwell in Charmed in 1998 . She was cast because of the departure of Lori Rom who played the role in the original pilot. She was voted the most famous cast member despite having Holly Marie Combs who had starred in the just ended Picket Fences in the cast. Despite being older than Holly, Alyssa played the role of the younger sister.

Alyssa was married in 1999 but divorced just shortly after. Now she lives alone in the San Fernando Valley with her pets. Alyssa lives a few miles away from Charmed co-star Holly Marie Combs and they have become best friends,though Holly knew Shannen much longer before the three appeared together on Charmed.


Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Who's the Boss? Samantha Micelli 1984–1992 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Melrose Place Jennifer Mancini 1997–1998 6
Charmed Phoebe Halliwell 1998–2006 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Romantically Challenged Rebecca 2010 1
Mistresses Savannah Davis 2013–2014 1 2

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
MacGyver Penny 4x09 - Cleo Rocks February 6, 1989
The Outer Limits Hannah Valesic 1x17 - Caught in the Act July 1, 1995
Melrose Place Jennifer Mancini 5x28 - Deja Vu All Over Again April 14, 1997
Melrose Place Jennifer Mancini 5x29 - All Beths Are Off April 21, 1997
Melrose Place Jennifer Mancini 5x30 - Ultimatums and the Single Guy April 28, 1997
Melrose Place Jennifer Mancini 5x31 - Going Places May 5, 1997
Melrose Place Jennifer Mancini 5x32 - Secrets and Lies and More Lies May 12, 1997
Melrose Place Jennifer Mancini 5x33/34 - Who's Afraid of Amanda Woodward? May 19, 1997
Spin City Meg Winston 2x11 - They Shoot Horses, Don't They? December 10, 1997
Fantasy Island Gina Williams 1x02 - Superfriends October 3, 1998
Spin City Meg Winston 5x17 - Rain on My Charades February 28, 2001
Family Guy Herself 3x03 - Mr. Griffin Goes to Washington July 25, 2001
My Name Is Earl Billie Cunningham 3x06 - Frank's Girl October 25, 2007
My Name Is Earl Billie 3x18 - Killerball April 24, 2008
My Name Is Earl Billie 3x21 - Camdenites May 15, 2008
Castle Kyra Blaine 2x12 - A Rose for Everafter January 11, 2010

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
The Canterville Ghost Jennifer Canterville 1986
Crash Course Vanessa Crawford January 17, 1988 NBC Sunday Night at the Movies
Dance 'Til Dawn Shelly Sheridan October 23, 1988 NBC Sunday Night at the Movies
The American Film Institute Presents: TV or Not TV? Sarah August 31, 1990
Casualites of Love: The Long Island Lolita Story Amy Fisher January 3, 1993 CBS Sunday Movie
At Home with the Webbers Fan April 1993
Candles in the Dark Sylvia Velliste December 3, 1993 The Family Channel Original
Confessions of a Sorority Girl Rita Summers July 29, 1994
The Surrogate Amy Winslow October 22, 1995 ABC Sunday Night Movie
To Brave Alaska Denise Harris November 3, 1996 ABC Sunday Night Movie
Goldrush: A Real Life Alaskan Adventure Frances Ella 'Fizzy' Fitz March 8, 1998 ABC Sunday Night Movie
Jimmy Neutron: Win, Lose and Kaboom April July 9, 2004 Nickelodeon Original
Reinventing the Wheelers Annie Stevens 2007 ABC Movie of the Week
Single with Parents Louisa 2008
Me and Everyone Else Mia Stevens 2008 ABC Family Original
Wisegal Patty Montanari March 15, 2008 Lifetime Original
Sundays at Tiffany's Jane Claremont December 6, 2010 Lifetime Original

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The New Hollywood Squares December 21-25, 1987
Maury December 6, 1991
The Rosie O'Donnell Show September 26, 1996
The Rosie O'Donnell Show March 6, 1998
Late Night with Conan O'Brien November 18, 1998
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno November 22, 2001
Revealed with Jules Asner July 1, 2002
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno September 3, 2003
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno September 4, 2003
Good Day Live January 21, 2004
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest March 4, 2004
The View October 4, 2004
The Tony Danza Show October 5, 2004
The Ellen DeGeneres Show October 29, 2004
The Tony Danza Show November 25, 2004
The Tony Danza Show July 26, 2005
Isaac December 3, 2005
The Reichen Show April 19, 2006

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Young Artist Awards

(3 Wins in 5 Nominations)

Album History

Album Name Release Date
Look in My Heart 1989
Locked Inside a Dream 1991
Do You See Me? 1992


  • Her mother, Liv is a fashion designer and talent manager, and her father Thomas is a film music editor
  • Sister of Cory Milano
  • Is of Italian ancestry
  • Was married to Cinjun Tate from January to November 1999.
  • Married to Dave Bugliari since 2009; they have two children: son Milo (born in 2011) and daughter Elizabella (born in 2014)
  • Started out making $55,000 to $80,000 an episode for Charmed and by the end, she was making $102,000 per episode
  • Was raised Roman Catholic
  • Was a source of inspiration for the character of Ariel in the 1989 Disney movie "The Little Mermaid"
  • Has a phobia of water
  • Is dyslexic
  • Dated Corey Haim from 1987 to 1990
  • Was engaged to Scott Wolf in 1993