Alyssa Milano literally grew up in front of the world
on ABC's long-running comedy "Who's the Boss." For eight
years, she brought the character of "Samantha Micelli"
to life on the top-rated series. After the show completed its' last
season in 1992, she continued to hone her talents on both the big
and small screen.
After two seasons playing "Jennifer Mancini" on the
hit Fox show "Melrose Place," Milano re-teamed with Spelling
Television last year in The WB series "Charmed." Now in
its second successful season, Alyssa stars with Shannen Doherty
and Holly Marie Combs, as one of three San Francisco sisters who
discover they are Witches with magical powers. "Charmed"
series debut had the highest Nielsen rating of any premiere on The
Milano recently wrapped production on Destination Films' "Buying
the Cow." The romantic comedy is scheduled for release in the
spring of 2000.
Milano has done several highly rated telefilms, most recently,
"Gold Rush," which aired as part of ABC's revival of "The
Wonderful World of Disney." Also for ABC, Alyssa starred in
"To Brave Alaska" and "The Surrogate," and for
teh Showtime Network, Milano starred in the "Confessions of
a Sorority Girl" episode of "Rebel Highway," directed
by Uli Edel. She was also seen in "Casualty of Love: The Buttafuoco/Fisher
Story," playing Amy Fisher; HBO films "Conflict of Interest,"
and "Candles in the Dark," directed by Maximiliian Schell.
Milano's feature film career includes the title role in the comedy,
"Hugo Pool," which debuted at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival.
The film, directed by Robert Downey, Sr. and co-starring Sean Penn,
Malcolm McDowell and Richard Lewis, chronicled a day in the life
of a Bel Air pool cleaner (Milano).
Milano made her executive-producing debut in the thriller, "Body
Count," in which she also starred opposite actor/recording
Milano's additional feature credits include the Imagine Entertainment/Universal
Pictures' feature, "Fear," directed by James Foley. In
this psychological thriller, Milano co-starred with Reese Whitherspoon
and Mark Wahlberg as "Margo," a seventeen year-old going
on twenty-five who is involved in a dangerous "fatal attraction"
relationship. Other feature films include the action-thriller "Double
Dragon," "Where the Day Takes You," "Commando,"
starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and "Little Sister."
Milano got her thespian start in 1980 with the national touring
company of "Annie." Besides this beloved musical, Alyssa
has starred in "Tender Offer," a one-act play written
by Wendy Wasserstein; "All Night Long," directed by Andre
Gregory, and the first musical adaptation of "Jane Eyre."
She returned to the theatre in 1991 when she starred in and produced
a Los Angeles-based production of "Butterflies are Free."
"I think we're in a time when everyone's afraid
to have sex. But I was raised being beautiful and healthy."
"It's hard enough to go through puberty. Everyone's embarassed
about their youth, but if just happens that the '80s were particularly
disgusting. Flock of Seagulls is not cool."
What Turns Alyssa Milano On?
"Wearing a boyfriend's underwear - like men's little 34 Jockey's
with the flap. They can be a bit dirty."
"I've dated the sweet mama's boy, the musician rocker, the
struggling artist - basically a lot of people without jobs."
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